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Leptotes pirithous


Leptotes pirithous
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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 2:58
Viewed: 4108
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus 1767)
Common Zebra blue (inglese)
Azur de la luzerne (francese)

Ordine Lepidoptera
Superfamiglia Papilionoidea
Famiglia Lycaenidae
Sottofamiglia Polyommatinae
Genere Leptotes

Licenidi

Leptotes pirithous
E un comune Licenide di piccole dimensioni (ali anteriori 12-13 mm.) e porta il nome di un leggendario figlio di Zeus. Le ali superiormente sono nei maschi azzurro violaceo bordate di scuro, nelle femmine bruno grigiastro con macchie violacee. La superficie inferiore in entrambi i sessi di colore biancastro, con macchie brune disposte secondo un disegno geometrico complesso. Le ali posteriori, che hanno una esile coda in corrispondenza della seconda nervatura cubitale, presentano due caratteristici ocelli scuri seguiti da una serie submarginale di macchie brune.

Compare in marzo e compie il suo ciclo fino a 3 generazioni all'anno con sfarfallamento degli adulti in maggio, luglio-agosto e ottobre. Sverna come larva.
I bruchi si nutrono di Leguminose erbacee, quali Medicago, Calluna e Lythrum.

Il suo areale si estende dall'Europa meridionale all'Asia centrale. Presente anche in Nordafrica ed Asia Minore. In Italia specie ovunque diffusa, dal piano fino ai 1400 m. di quota; frequenta i prati e le radure e predilige i luoghi caldi.

La fotografia
E stata scattata con il teleobiettivo 300 mm., con misurazione della luce spot, regolazione manuale del tempo e del diaframma, ISO400. Anche questa immagine di Leptotes pirithous femmina fa parte della serie di farfalle (Vanessa cardui, Colias crocea,Pieris rapae,Lycaena dispar,Lycaena phlaeas,Vanessa atalanta,Polyommatus icarus male ,Polyommatus icarus female ,Pieris brassicae) fotografate posate su astri selvatici (aster diffusus).
In WORKSHOP un crop della stessa immagine con un maggiore dettaglio della farfalla.

Adanac, eng55, eqshannon, flashpoint, lousat, boreocypriensis, zulfu, cypturk, Pearl, bahadir, xTauruSx, goldyrs, uleko, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-04 3:22]

Hello friend, a very nice shot and a good one indeed. Well done ganesh

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-04 3:23]

Hello Maurizio,
What beauty you bring us with each posting. This butterfly composition is outstanding, with bright, cheery colors and superb details. Thank you for sharing Maurizio.
Rick

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-04 5:26]

Hi Maurizio
very nice colors and composition of butterfly
well done.

Ciao Maurizio, bella piccolina e soprattutto splendidi colori, meravigliosa come al solito l'ambientazione con gli astri, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-04 7:41]

Hi Maurizio,
Lovely close up.I liked POV,colors,composition and visual effect a lot.
Thanks for posting.

A very pretty shot. Your images such as this are amazing as they are decorative..Well seen from here ..
Bob

Ciao Maurizio,
I love this tiny butterfly so much, it has a lovely small tail.
I only saw this one a single time - also in Italy - in the south of Lago di Garda.
Very pretty, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-04 9:32]

Hello Maurizio,
Very good presentation of this Zebra blue. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Very nice light and colours.
Best regards,
Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-04 9:46]

Hello Maurizio,
A very fine closed-wing capture of L. piritous taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and in a pleasing compositiion with the white flowers. This is also a fine fresh specimen beautifully showing the eye-markings on the hindwing.
Well done and thanks for sharing this delight,
Ciao,
Ivan

Un altra bella cattura tra gli astri,Maurizio e una nuova specie di farfalla............una piccola Lycaenidae sulle cui ali spiccano due piccoli ocelli azzurri.

buona serata sERGIO

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-04 11:30]

Hola Maurizio,
estupendo trbajo,
fina compo.
detalles y excelente foco.
bonitos colores,
saludos

Delicada, preciosa y llena de vida. Un buen encuadre.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-04 15:10]

Ciao Maurizio,questa non l'ho mai vista,piccina piccina ma tanto carina,mi piacciono molto i due pallini azzurro metallizzato sull'ala,l'alta qualita' della foto ne risalta i dettagli,mi sa che l'anno prossimo semino un po' di questi fiori..ehehe...ciao e complimenti,Luciano

Hi my friend Maurizio,
Great macro capture of this beautiful commopn zebra blue perched on a beautiful white daisy in a fine composition. Details, sharpness and BG are also perfect my friend.
TFS and cheers,

Bayram
Ps. In this season, every Monday and Tueasday I have got so many obligations in both diurnal and nocturnal education. therefore, in these days I have limited time for the feedback. Hence I can make my comments/critiques at the night time after resting. sorry for the delaying...

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-05 0:04]

Hello Maurizio, wonderful shot of this beauty. Fine composition with good lighting and colours.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

Ciao Maurizio
Another astonishingly perfect close up of this beutiful butterfly. Details are sharp, colors and BG are superb.
TFS and kind regards,

Cypturk

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-05 3:12]

Hello Maurizio,

Very lovely capture once again. The focusing is excellent, Lovely colora and BG. The details are superb and a very pleasant and beautiful BG and composition. TFS.

Pearl.

Hello Maurizio, superb close up shot of this beutiful butterfly. Details and sharpness are wonderful.
TFS and regards,
Bahadır

Hello Maurizio,excellent close up shot of this beauty.
TFS and regards,
Deniz

Hi Maurizio,
Very nice colorful capture with a well captured DOF and details.

TFS

Kirti

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-05 15:39]

Hello Maurizio, what a beautiful butterfly with those false little eyes on the wing. Sharp and clear and well composed. Grazie!

Mario

Hello Maurizio

Excellent focus and sharpness.
The markings show well,the colours are natural and well saturated.
Lovely detail in the small patches of blue on the tail.
Very good POV and DOF.
TFS
Wolf

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-11-06 12:11]

Ola Maurizio
Linda foto desta incrivel borboleta suascores so cativantes e a nitidez excelente, a luminosidade esta otima
Parabens
Nilson

Superb shot, Maurizio!
Very well done!
This is a very sharp, and well detailed macro!
Bravo!
Goldy

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-10 8:24]

Hello Maurizio,
Wonderful composition showing this lovely little butterfly on the daisies. Excellent focus and details and beautiful colours. A very fine soft background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Maurizio

lovely image of this butterfly with the beautiful flowers,
fine POV and DOF, i love the framing leaving spaces
to view the butterfly's envrionment, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

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