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Female Upperside

Female Upperside
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 100, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-06 11:00
Viewed: 3322
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cupido minimus female.

This is the last of my Small Blue postings from the foray a few days ago. This shows the brown upperside of the female, devoid of blue scaling and with slightly more rounded fore-wings.

The picture was hand-held in good sunlight, with a small amount of fill-in flash to help get the depth of field required from this angle.

Thanks for looking.


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Hello alan,
Always is difficult to see the lycaenidaes with open wings! ... good job! ... with excellent technique also... I was astonished to see that this picture was made with f/22 and still has an attractive background and a commendable level of contrast. Best of all: "the POV" ... is fantastic! congratulations!

Ciao Alan, beautiful female of Cupido minimus with open wings, excellent details, splendid light and colors, wonderful sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-06 14:00]

Hi Alan,
It's very good shot. The wings are exactly sharp, saturated colours. this species isn't known for me.
Regards, Pawel

Primero gracias Alan por tu ayuda en la id de mi mariposa.
Tu trabajo es interesante, donde valoro especial mente el artístico trabajo conseguido en la composición del conjunto.
Preciso enfoque, aunque esos colores y texturas hagan que pueda parecer que esté fuera de foco.
Buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

I love this small butterfly.
Superbly captured.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-11 3:41]

Hello Alan,
A very fine and natural shot of Cupido minimus female. I have seen some too the last days and it's always a pleasure to look at these fine and small creatures. Well presented with a decentred composition.
Kind regards

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