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Lesser Grass Blue

Lesser Grass Blue
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Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-27 5:17
Viewed: 3293
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male underside

Brownish grey. Fore wing: a short, transverse, dusky lunule on the discocellulars and a transverse, anteriorly curved, discal series of seven minute brown spots, all the spots more or less rounded, the posterior two geminate, the disco-cellular lunule and each discal spot conspicuously encircled with white; the terminal markings beyond the above consist of an inner and an outer transverse subterminal series of dusky spots, each spot edged on the inner side very obscurely with dusky white, the inner line of spots lunular, the outer with the spots more or less rounded. Cilia dusky.

Hind wing : a transverse, curved, sub-basal series of four spots and an irregular transverse discal series of nine small spots black, each spot encircled narrowly with white. Of the discal spots the posterior four are placed in an outwardly oblique, slightly curved line, the middle two spots geminate; the three spots above these are placed in an oblique transverse line further outwards ; lastly, the anterior two spots are posited one over the other and shifted well inwards, just above the apex of the cell; disco-cellular lunule and terminal markings as on the fore wing, but the inner subterminal lunular line in the latter broader and more prominent. Cilia dusky. Antenna black, shafts ringed with white; head, thorax and abdomen brown, with a little blue scaling; beneath: white

Female upperside

Brown, with a more or less distinct suffusion of violet-blue at the bases of the wings, on the hind wing continued obscurely along the dorsum; both fore and hind wings with slender anticiliary lines, darker than the ground-colour.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-27 6:22]

Perfect and beauty image Des. Very good technical details. Have a nice WE and TFS. Regards,

Hi Des,

this is one hell of a good shot, particularly because of the way the light arrives and of the great sharpness where it counts (eyes, antennae etc.). Excellent composition with the background and all. The beauty of it!

best regards

Hello Des,

Beautiful capture, great composition and perfect central cut. I like the level of detail achieved with fill flash. Good work, interesting species!


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-28 3:24]

Hello Des.

Great shot of this butterfly.
Outstanding DOF wich let us see the details in a perfect way.
Thank you for sharing this.

Gr. Hans

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