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Lime Blue (DSF)

Lime Blue (DSF)
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Copyright: kv vral (vral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D DSLR, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 2:59
Viewed: 3349
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,

Presenting a Lime Blue today.

The Lime Blue (Chilades laius) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

Dry-season brood :
Closely resemble specimens of the wet-season brood, but can always be distinguished by the somewhat paler ground-colour of the upperside, while on the underside both sexes bear a large nebulous brown patch on the hind wing posteriorly. Sometimes the ground-colour on the underside is much paler, almost white, especially in the female.

Species:C. laius

Food plants include Glycosmis arborea. "Pale green at all stages, on the shade or the young leaves of the lime and pummelo bushes on which it feeds. When full-grown it is about seven-sixteenths of an inch in length, onisciform as usual; the head "black, smooth and shining, with a somewhat dark green dorsal line down the body, the whole surface but very slightly shagreened and covered with extremely fine and short downy hairs. The constriction between the segments slight. There are traces of two pale subdorsal lines, and there is a pale lateral line below the spiracles. The usual extensile organ on the twelfth segment short. This larva has no distinctive markings by which it can be easily recognized; it is altogether a very plainly coloured and marked insert.

"Green ; of the usual Lycaenid shape, with a dorsal and lateral series of somewhat obscure conjoined brownish spots on the upperside. Attached to the underside of the leaves of its food-plant in the usual manner."


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-09 3:46]

Hello Vral, Nice shot and a good composition. you have left on the top very good space and I like that composition. Sharp picture and good focus. Nice use of light and colors. Ganesh

Hi KV,
A very nice capture of this beautiful lime blue in dry season form. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-09 5:00]

Hi KV,
Outstanding shot of this tiny Lime Blue in its dry season form. Very neat and sharp image with clear details and lovely colours. Nice pose captured and the BG looks superb. Perfect illumination and DOF and very nicely composed.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-09 7:11]

A very fine picture you show here! What a great harmony of colors.
And a very cute little butterfly. May be the little grass in the background is disturbing a little bit.
Thanks a lot
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-09 11:12]

Hola amigo,
buena macro con exquisitos detalles y foco.
saludos KV.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-09 11:25]

Hi Kv,

A nice capture of this small butterfly portraited agains a clean BG,thanks


Hi Vral, lovely little butterfly with fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-02-09 14:57]

Hello KV,
great pic, I love the colors, beautiful!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-10 4:28]

hi kv,
perfectly composed with good background, i always love these blues, they are very photogenic, are they not. beautiful patterns and colors of the lime blue. good image. tfs.

Hello Vral,

Nicely composed picture of this tiny butterfly, with lovely colours and back ground. tfs.

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