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Hemiargus ceraunus

Hemiargus ceraunus
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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: 2017-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-31 2:54
Viewed: 727
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Hemiargus
Species:H. ceraunus

Hemiargus ceraunus, the Ceraunus blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the southwestern United States, southern Texas, Florida and the Florida Keys south through the West Indies, Mexico and Central America to South America. Strays may be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Kansas and Nevada. The habitat consists of open woodland, desert scrub, dunes, pastures, road edges and vacant lots.
The wingspan is 20–30 mm. The upperside of the males is light blue with a darker narrow border. Female are dark brown, often with blue wing bases. The underside is gray. Both wings have a row of dark postmedian dashes on the underside. Adults are on wing year round in Texas and southern Florida and in late summer in other parts of the range. Adults feed on flower nectar.
The larvae feed on the flowers and seedpods of various woody legumes, including Cassia brachiata, Abrus precatorius and Prosopis species.

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  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-01-31 6:10]

Well lit nice catch, me calculating the shutter speed as many flash don't fire above 200/ 250 sec.

  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-02-01 13:52]

Hi Luciano
Long time that I do not open Treknature and the first picture that I see is your great picture.
What a beautiful butterfly in an excellent picture Luciano!
Quality, light, sharpness and composition great.
I like it, yes.

Ciao Luciano, perdo colpi, brutta la vecchiaia ero convinto di averla già commentata, somiglia un po' alla nostra Leptotes, ma in versione gran lusso, solita macro che non gli trovi un difetto neanche se la passi al microscopio e che te critico io, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-02-07 17:25]

Hi Luciano
Perfect focus and exposure on this hemiargus, also the DoF is quite favorable for an aesthetic presentation. Great work, in my opinion.

Tfs & regards

Bonjour Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Hemiargus ceraunus. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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