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Apharitis acamas 2

Apharitis acamas 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 4:55
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Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Apharitis acamas (Klug, 1834)
Synonym Cigaritis acamas.
Levantine Leopard

Apharitis acamas is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 25-35 mm in the family Lycaenide. It is found in the Middle East from Turkey to Iraq, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The population in Cyprus has been described as an endemic subspecies, Apharitis acamas cypriaca. Riley, 1925.
The adult butterflies are on the wing for May to November in three generations. Eggs are laid near colonies of Crematogaster ants. The caterpillars spend much (all?) of their life in ants’ nests living on ants' brood.
In Cyprus Apharitis acamas is a rare and localized butterfly. It prefers phrygana on degraded, ground with small bushes, mostly of Sarcopoterium spinosum and various herbaceous plants. Perches on top of small bushes, dried grass and sometimes on rocks. Not easily put to flight, even if closely approached. It has a fast and erratic flight and often returns to its original perch.

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The Levantine Leopard resembles our Common Silverline found in India, Chris. However, its colouring is different.
A wonderful capture indeed from your versatile hands. The brown BG is a charismatic choice about which you must have been consciously aware.

Ciao Christodoulos, my today neighbour, great macro of fantastic little butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

tremendously beautiful and effective .....
a fantastic species
great work,Christodoulos!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-09 7:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing clear macro in fantastic sharpness and details. Great composition, wonderful colours with a perfect matching background.

hallo Christodoulos
this is top classe
great sharpness good details and nice BG
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Tiny one-but you have showed us nicely.Beautiful colour and sharpness.Pose is really majestic.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Almost like a Nature Morte photo, excellent macro
of this butterfly, with fine POV and framing,
excellent light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hi Christodoulos,
I hope you are doing well.
This is a very good picture of the Levantine Leopard, never seen it but maybe in this autumn.
The picture is sharp with good details, well exposed and the colour tone is simple but beautiful.
Well done, mf.

Hi Christodoulos,
very good photo of this butterfly. Really nice colours. Great composition.
Thansk for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-09 12:16]

Hi Chris,absolutely fantastic! What a BEAUTIFUL pic,I read that the spread of this species is quite large, but I've seen very few times on TN.The quality of this macro is the best as possible,direct on my prefered to don't forget.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
MASTERPIECE photograph of Apharitis acamas 2, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Christodoulos,
角度也棒 構圖美麗
用一種暖係列的竭色 很美 很和諧共映

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-09 23:49]

Perfection...beautiful species balancing on the perch..as usual good details and colors...beautiful image. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and fantastic details. I also like the excellent clarity, the splendid light, the beautiful colours and the matching background.
Best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-10 5:18]

What a beautiful butterfly and what a great macro!! Amazing! First time that I see this species. Thank you very much Christodoulos for sharing it and receive my congratulation. Saludos.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-10 5:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent macro species acamas,great details levantine leopard,regards..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-06-10 7:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
How fine these earth-tints, so subtle your shot, and so well framed. What a beautiful butterfly!For sure a pleasure for the eyes.

Hello Christodoulos,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details. Lovely composition with amazing natural colors. Excellent capture taken from a nice low POV with lovely light and best clarity. A very interesting specie of butterfly with outstanding and amazing colors and texture of the wings.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos,
picture de excellence.
best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-10 9:05]

Hi Christodoulos,
Gorgeous macro photo in nice colours. Excellent detail and focus. Very good composition and background nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Christodoulos. Bst compliments for the professional macro shot! Stunning details amazing colours/tones. TFS.


Hi Christodoulos,Apharitis acamas is my favorite butterfly.
What a great shot of this wonderful Papilio machaon!!
Amazing sharp details and colors.(we will soon visit to Vretsia area with Hasan for Apharitis acamas.I found Apharitis acamas before but Hasan not)
Best regards

Superb photo of an amazing butterfly.
Excellent composition and harmonious colours.
Perfect detail and background.
regards yiannis

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-11 19:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
I don't know when I viewed such an awesome image of a butterfly. This particular specimen is simply gorgeous and the quality of your photo is outstanding. The silver flecks in it's wings are quite unique and are definitely an eyecatcher. Stunning!!!!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-11 21:30]

Hi Christodoulos.
What a wonderful subject. Small butterfly on a dry leaf is looked amazingly. I have not met this species. It is fine and you have presented its features perfectly. Composition of the shot is the best. TFS and best wishes.

Hello Christodoulos,

Perfect !!!


Excellent capture & POV, Best regards!!!

hi Christodoulos,
Well done to you.
I love the colors collection.
lovely composition.

Best Regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

Excelentes tonalidades y una buena pose del insecto.
Bien captados también los detalles.
Saludos Chris,
J. Ignasi

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-06-19 3:40]

Hello Christodoulos ,

Your picture is one of my favorite ! Outstanding piece of work ! Really really enjoyed looking at your picture! The composition , light, clarity, details ....are just perfect ! TFS Tina

Hi Christodoulos,

The leaves are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the Levantine Leopard butterfly. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Christodoulos,
Exceptional details and clarity,wonderful colours scheme and very well exposed shot.

Hi Christodoulos,

what a beautiful image! Sharpness, exposure and composition are superb.

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