|Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF)
|Date Taken: 2014-06-25|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 5:17|
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|I took this shot of Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya) in a park in Kuala Lumpur. I had to adjust my camera's exposure as it was getting dark. A slight over-exposure is present because of it on outer lining of wings but that is not too distracting. Some details from Wikipedia are as under:|
Junonia orithya is a nymphalid butterfly with many subspecies occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia. In India its common English name is the Blue Pansy, but in southern Africa it is known as the Eyed Pansy as the name Blue Pansy refers to Junonia oenone.In Australia this butterfly is known as the Blue Argus.
Male upperside : somewhat more than half the fore wing from base velvety black, apical half dull fuliginous ; cell-area with or without two short transverse orange bars ; a blue patch above, the tornus; the outer margin of the basal black area obliquely zigzag in a line from the middle of costa to apex of vein 2, including a large discal, generally obscure ocellus, which, however, in some specimens is prominently ringed with orange-yellow. Beyond this a broad while irregularly oblique discal band followed by a short oblique preapical bar frm costa ; a small black orange-ringed ocellus beneath the bar, a subterminal continuous line of white spots in the interspaces and a terminal jet-black slender line; cilia alternately dusky black and white. Hind wing blue shaded with velvety black towards base; a postdiscal black white-centred orange and black-ringed ocellus in interspace 2, a round minutely white-centred velvety black spot (sometimes entirely absent) in interspace 5; the termen narrowly white, traversed by an inner and an outer subterminal and a terminal black line ; cilia white.
Underside fore wing: basal half with three black-edged, sinuous, broad, ochraceous-orange transverse bands, followed by the pale discal baud ; ocelli, preapical short bar, subterminal and terminal markings much as on the upperside; the discal band margined inwardly by a broad black angulated line which follows the outline of the black area of the upperside. Hind wing irrorated with dusky scales and transversely crossed by subbasal and discal slender zigzag brown lines and a postdiscal dark shade, on which are placed the two ocelli as on the upperside; sub terminal and terminal faint brown lines, and a brownish short streak tipped black at the tornal angle below the lower ocellus.
Female. Similar, with similar but larger and more clearly defined ocelli and markings ; the basal half of the fore and hind wings on the upper-side fuliginous brown, scarcely any trace of blue on the hind wing. Antennae brown, head reddish brown, thorax and abdomen above brownish black: palpi, thorax and abdomen beneath dull white.
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Ciao Akbar, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wondrful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2014-07-21 7:02]
Excellent macro in great sharpness and details. Beautiful clear colours and a pleasant diagonal composition.
- [2014-07-21 8:33]
Great macto of a fantastic butterfy, vivid and clear colors, fine details, splendid sharpness and very nice composition
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb macro with amazing clarity. Lovely contrast against the background.
this is a beauty with great sharpness and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2014-07-21 16:28]
Hi Akbar,a bit old but always a great spectacle,how is nice this beauty with its magic desing and fantastic colors,a perfect capture from the top with the best detail,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
- [2014-07-22 0:47]
such a lovel shot of this blue pans from the top. Nice saturated colors and very clear and sharp details.
照的很漂亮 很美丽的蝴蝶 也很清晰
- [2014-07-22 5:57]
A very nice close-up of this beautiful butterfly.
Good sharpness details and amazing colors.