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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Butterflies of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-06 7:29
Viewed: 4111
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Varied Dusky-blue ( Candalides hyancinthina) is a small butterfly with a wingspan of only 28mm. They are uncommon and local in their distribution through coastal south-eastern Australia. The upper surface is not really blue at all, but rather a brownish-purple that fades as the adult ages. There are several generations each season, with adults flying from late August to April. The species inhabits open woodland and forest and the larvae forage on parasitic vines. Males frequently perch in sunny spots on the ground like this one and defend their territories vigorously.

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Hello Cris, excllent use of light with shadow effect , perfect colors, Bg, POv DOf icly composed and great details, Nice work, TFs kyle

Prêt au décollage !
Bonne journée.

Hello Cris,
Superb composition and pov. With a bit worn out wings this one may be in adulthood and going toward the end of life cycle. Very well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-06 11:32]

Hello Cris,
Your shot is an interesting study in brown, despite that is shows a species of blue! Fine sharpness of the head and antennae.
TFS and the info.
Regards, Ivan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-26 22:45]

Hi Chris

Good clear shot of this butterfly.Excellent DOF and POV.Excellent detail in the eye area and antennae posts.Well composed.TFS


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