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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-30 5:27
Viewed: 3100
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gram Blues are often seen with several other blues, such as Pea Blue, Common Cerulean and Zebra Blues. Another blue, Catachrysops strabo (commonly called Forget-me-not), is confused with Gram Blue. However, both are rather distinctive in morphology as well as behaviour.

Forget-me-not, as it is commonly called, is a comparatively larger butterfly than Gram Blue.
The upper wings of male are silvery blue which are distinctively different from that of Gram Blue whereas the females have a predominant thick blackish brown border with white elsewhere and light blue near the thorax.
The hind wings are quite different from Gram Blue, with less dominant two black spots on the hind-wing and a small spot at the margin of (closer to the apex and far from the head) fore-wing.

It is distributed throughout India.


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Ciao Ram. Beautiful brilliant blue indeed and excellent details. Good management of the difficult POV. Well done.


hello Ram
a beauty with great details
the composition and sharpness are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend,
ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-30 9:50]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful sharp detailed macro in very nice contrasting colours and a pleasing composition.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-04-30 12:28]

Excellent sharpness, light, and a beautiful blue color. Congratulation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-30 15:02]

Hi Ran,i think that isn't easy to take this specie in this wings position like the Polyommatus,a very great capture whit beautiful colors,sharpness and pov,i like the beautiful wedding between blue and yellow.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ram

wow, wonderful capture of this blue with wings spread showing their beauty. Excellent composition and sharpness


Hello Ram
Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful soft lighting and good sharpness.

ciao Ram, this little butterfly is fantastic!!Beautiful brilliant blue and excellent composition

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-01 4:33]

Hello Ram,
Charming natural picture from your archives. Amazing that this Blue is called Forget-me-not, this being a flower in Europe. And we will not forget you either :-)
Simple and well presented butterfly-shot with beautiful color-combination and excellent sharpness.
Herzlichen Dank

Dear Mr. Thakur.
open wing blue, a marvelous piece of work from your rich archive, great sharpness and good natural colour.
best regards,

Hello Ram
Very beautiful butterfly and wonderful capture.Great POV and composition,wonderful soft colours and sharp details.
Thank You
Have a nice day!

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