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So Small

So Small
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Copyright: Theodoros Limitsios (limier) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 4:59
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some weekends ago I was for one more time in Almiri of Korinthos.
The sun was shining, so I decide to go for a walk inside the forest.
In my way to it, I saw a strange stone in the path and I try to pick it up.
There in the age of the path, two small butterflies trying to continue the mystery of life.
My C-50 camera isnít so good in macro shots such as this, and I try for one clear shot over fifteen minutes. And this one is one of the best,because I have forty others.
Iím happy because my card is very big and I want to say thanks to these two small creatures for not leaving and helping me to shot them.
Now I want some help for the ID

leboistoo, horia, momos, nardophoto, phlr, cecilia, elefantino, pablominto, peter_stoeckl, Biswarup, sgo, Christopher_PL has marked this note useful
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To peter_stoeckl: Thankslimier 1 07-21 04:46
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Hi Thodoris, what an exquisite composition. Great subjects, both have truly beautiful colours and tones. The background is blurred just right; I guess it was difficult to find background to contrast a little more. (A true nature shot doesnít use false backgrounds..) well done! I really like the foreground focus, and DoF just fab.

Regards Tim.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-20 5:27]

Great capture, Thodoris!
Splendid colors and POV! I like the BG and the sharpness, too. Very good work.
Bravo and TFS

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2006-07-20 6:00]
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Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία Θοδωρή. Για τα ονόματα ρίξε μια ματιά εδώ σε μια αντίστοιχη περιπτυξη ; -)


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-20 8:48]

Hi Thodoris,
A clear and sharp capture of this lovely moment!
TFS, Josť M.

Wow, what a shot. only you can take them like this.
Perfect colours,bg, details and composition.

Hi my friend, what a great close-up, here!
Light is excellent, colors and compo are superb.


Hi Thodoris,
Beautiful butterflies so well depicted!
Superb macro work, and a good point of view is resulting in a fine classical composition...
Excellent colours and fine details, DOF spot on!
Pablo -

Hi Thodoris,
Lovely couple in lovely act. Excellent picture. Sharp and clearly seen. Great composition, pov and dof. Well done and cheers.

Hi Thodoris,

charming picture of a couply of tiny Lycenids in lovely pose, with good details and the colours of grassland in dry heat of summer. And a very charming story, too.

Details are really good, considering the very small size of these Lycaenids.
The species is very likely to be:

Freyeria trochylus (Freyer 1844)
E: Grass Jewel,
wingspan: 18 - 20 mm.
distributed from a few places in Greece through Turkey into subtropical and tropical Asia and Africa.

With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Thodoris,
A nice and sharp capture of this lovely moment!


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-21 10:13]

Hi Thodoris,
Great picture of this tiny butterfly. This Freyeria trochylus is very commom now in Israel. You can see a bigger picture at my site:
http://www.achva.ac.il/butterfly/info.asp?id=78 (In Hebrew).
Great color and BG


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-21 13:48]

Great shot Theodoris!
Very beautiful and small Lycaenidae on mating!
Very good POV, BG and colours!
Also very good on details!
5* and TFS!

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-07-22 1:43]

Hi Thodoris,
I think I like this one the best of the two you've put out lately. It's a very good capture of the two blues going for a regeneration! Not too intrusive but discreet and intimate enough to offer a holistic view of butterfly life with a good background, sharp details and bright colours. Thank you very much for this contribution,

Peter Stoeckl is right - it's Chilades trochylus. Very rare butterfly - I don't have ANY picture of these species in my database (European Butterflies and Moths).
I have to ask if I could add this picture to my database please?


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