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Leptotes cassius


Leptotes cassius
Photo Information
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-27 14:26
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After having shown an old exemplary , today I present a young representative of this species ...

Dopo avervi mostrato un esemplare vecchio,oggi vi presento un giovane rappresentante di questa specie...

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaenidae

Subfamily: Polyommatinae

Tribe: Polyommatini

Genus: Leptotes

Species: L. cassius

Binomial name
Leptotes cassius
(Cramer, 1775)
Synonyms
Lycaena cassius
Papilio cassius



Underside patternThe Cassius Blue or Tropical Striped Blue (Leptotes cassius) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Florida and the Keys, Texas south through the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to South America. Strays can be found in New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri and South Carolina.

The wingspan is 20-35 mm.

The caterpillars feed natively on Fabaceae. Foodplants on record are Amorpha crenulata, Woolly Rattlepod (Crotalaria incana), Galactia regularis and Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus). It can also successfully develop feeding on Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata), an ornamental plant of the Plumbaginaceae that is neither native to the Cassius Blue's range, nor (among the eudicots) closely related to its usual foodplants.

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Hello Luciano,

An excellent macro with nice colors, sharpness & details. Great POV, pose & BG. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & best wishes for the coming New Year.

Regards

Umar

Ciao amco mio Luciano,

Stunning macro of this beautiful Dominician Leptotes on a green leaf from wonderful POV with great DOF and exposure! Great timely and incredible shot in all around.
TFS and heve a nice night and new week MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

Ciao Luciano,
sei andato fino a Bayahibe per sole sette specie di farfalle o hai il "tesoretto" da estrarre dal cilindro al momento opportuno ...., ti lamenti degli uccelli ..., ma secondo te certe cose che passano su TN, anche se prendono molti voti, pensi veramente che siano valide sul piano naturalistico (lasciando perdere quello fotografico ...) più degli uccelli ...... (secondo me la Maniola jurtina che ho presentato, senza presunzione, se fai un giro per tutto il 2009 su TN di questa specie per un confronto vedrai che merita il podio ... allo stesso tempo dico che ognuna delle tre foto di uccelli dell'ultimo collage che ho presentato è un'ottima foto e sicuramente tutte più difficili della farfalla gratificata dal sole); discorsi inutili da cancellare .... più importante invece questa tua immagine decisamente bella sotto ogni aspetto e tecnicamente perfetta.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona settimana
Ciao Maurizio

Wonderful creature lost in paradise. The colors are great, and so is the framing. Good job, congratulations!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-27 20:44]

Hello Luciano,
A wonderfully composed image showing excellent detail and gorgeous natural colors. Love the intricate patterns and two eye spots on the wings. Super image!!
Ron

buongiorno my friend Luciano,
your beautiful photos from East, colors and light have a great output in this, with very good sharpness, beautiful composed macro scene!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

Hi Luciano. An excellent POV of this butterfly, very good composed with nice colors.
TFS and Kind regards,
Özgür

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-27 23:09]

Ciao Luciano,
A very fine macro of a fresh specimen of Leptotes cassius. The closed wing position is taken from a perfect POV with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting against a fine blurry BG.
Thanks and I wish you a happy and healthy 2010!
Ivan

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-12-27 23:23]

At truly nice specimen, very well captured.

have a great week, Luciano!

Ishi

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-27 23:35]

Hello Luciano,
Very good macro shot of this beautiful butterfly. Nice POV and composion, sharp details and good BG.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano, bella piccoletta in versione tropicale, poi è anche fresca e giovincela, ottima macro con splendidi dettagli e magnifica nitidezza, mi tocca dir sempre le stesse ciaole, che una con un po' di difetti per farti una critica come si deve non la posti mai, fai come me che ogni tanto qualche ciofeca la metto per farvi divertire un po':), buon ultimo lunedì del 2009, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-28 1:22]

Luciano
Great capture this lovely Lycaenidae!
New for me, is a great butterfly and amazing capture!
Congratulation!
Horia

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-28 1:27]

Hello Luciano,
Great photo of this butterfly in very beautiful colours and very good sharpness and details. Excellent POV, DOF and OOF BG.
The best wishes for 2010 to you and your family,
Peter

hello luciano,
excellent m,acro of this so small yet so beautiful butterfly from the blue family, excellent details captured on the wings.
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-28 3:55]

Hello Luciano,
This butterfly is really gorgeous and you've captured it very nicely on the edge of the leaf. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. A beautiful composition too!
TFS and I wish you a Happy New Year! Ulla

bonjour Luciano

un excellente photographie de ce papillon avec un excellent POV
et cadrage approprié, excellent focus netteté et détails, belle luminosité,

TFS

Asbed

hello Luciana
this is a beauty
great details with nice light and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-28 10:50]

Ciao Luciano,
Small butterfly, a beautiful composition ...
Sharp detail and color are excellent.
Best wishes, for New Year,
Seyfi

A wonderful shot, Luciano,
this tiny butterflies are so cute and pretty and I also love the blue BG.
Excellent sharpness and light, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Luciano,

Bravo amico! bella immagine di questa interessante (e molto piccola) farfalla. Qui in Venezuela è anche la sede, in effetti, sono una specie che meglio sopportare la stagione secca e può essere visto quasi tutto l'anno. La tua foto è molto fedele ai colori della specie e ha una composizione perfetta.

TFS...I miei migliori auguri per questo nuovo anno!

Jesús

Hello Luciano,
What a wonderful shot of this Cassius Blue! Really liked the sharp focus and the colours which are all very exquisite. The butterfly is a real beauty as well. I have visited your page to thank you for your support...wish you a happy new 2010....thanks for sharing this photo...warmest regards/abid

If I am learning anything...I am happy to learn you live in such a moderate climate where these wonderful creatures can live well into the fall...long gone here in the US. Have a very happy New Year Luciano!
Bob

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-28 13:33]

Slav Lûcîano,
An excellent close up with great sharpness and taken from perfect point of view.very nice colors and good details.Well composed.Have a nice night.Best regards,
Dûrzan

Bonjour Luciano
tes photos sont de plus en plus jolies, celles-ci est vraiment magnifique avec ses superbes couleurs, sa très belle lumière et un adorable point de vue
j'aime aussi la profondeur de champs et le BG
Passe une bonne nuit et une bonne fin d'année
Jacqueline

Un gran trabajo Luciano, de gran nitidez y preciosos colores; además la especie la tenemos poco vista por aquí: enhorabuena !
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-29 5:08]
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Bonjour Luciano,
Une approche presque physique de ce magnifique petit papillon..bravo pour cette magnifique image de Lycaenidae d'Amérique centrale.
Je te souhaite aussi un bon passage à l'an nouveau, ce sera la fête dans ton café certainement!
Amitiés
Anne

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-29 9:25]

Hi Luciano,

How beautiful! A perfect pose to show off the wonderful wing markings. Colors and details are superb. The background is unusual and lovely. I love the vertical composition.

Jane

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-29 14:37]

Hey Luciano,
What a beautyful butterfly and very well captured MF.
You got nice POV and light angle that show us nice texture details and good colours.
TFS and see you in TN.
Francisco

ciao Luciano!
bella piccola licenide che assomiglia tantissimo alle specie nostrane,
la composizione ben curata e gestita con buona definizione
ho sbirciato i tuoi ultimi post su T.E. e ho visto che ti stai dedicando
alle pano....ma nell'America Centrale non ne hai fatte?
ultimi giorni del 2009 e sperem chel dumelades al cumence beh
ciao sERGIO

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-12-30 6:18]

Hi Luciano,
thanks for the critique. I feel so wonderful to be back in TN and seeing friends again. Hope everything is fine with you.
I have been unable to participate lately due to many causes. hope it will end.
such a beautiful shot of this butterfly, I like the two sapphires on the wings, it is very lively. you have presented it so well, the hairs and the segments on the body is so detailed.
the slanting pose and positioning helps a lot in making this presentation an attractive one.
Well thought shot and excellent view shown.

regards,
foozi

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