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Strymon istapa (Reakirt ,1867)

Strymon istapa (Reakirt ,1867)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tokina AT-X 100 Pro-D Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 11:16
Viewed: 3321
Points: 44
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Strymon istapa (Reakirt ,1867)

Hello TN Friends!

There are no words! ... They are a loving pair of tiny angels!



Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily: Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family: Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Genus: Strymon
Species: istapa (Mallow Scrub Hairstreak)

Other Common Names:
Modest Hairstreak
Columella Hairstreak

Synonyms and other taxonomic changes:
Strymon columella modesta

Underwing gray with 2 black spots near base of HW, prominent postmedian band, and short tails. Male has a dark patch on dorsal side of each FW. Florida individuals more boldly marked than ones in Texas. Compare with Disguised Hairstreak (S. limenia).

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
F-Stop: f/16.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 100 mm
Date Taken: 2011-11-19 10:06
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 231 kb

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-19 11:38]

another excellent macro with your new camera! thanks for sharing

Ciao Jesus. Scatto eccezionale per questo momento d'amore. Impressionanti dettaglio e nitidezza. Buona domenica amico mio.


perfetto punto di ripresa con ottima focalizzazione di queste piccole licenidi
in copula
buon w.end Jesus!

Ciao Jesus, fantastica coppia di piccole amanti, dettagli e nitidezza magnifici, deliziosa, hai ragione una foto cosě non ha bisogno di tante parole, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-19 13:32]

Hello Jesús,
Another beauty today. Great in all aspects. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF, blurred BG, POV and composition. Very beautiful natural colours.

Hello Jesus,
Great momemt captured with amazing sharp details and nice colours from a good POV. Excellent composition and OOF BG, too. Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-19 14:38]

Eh...Jesus, che bella!
Un'immagine, dolce, delicata e piena di poesia. Belle le tue parole!
La foto č perfetta, in tutti i sensi. Meraviglioso lo sfondo, che mette magnificamente in risalto le farfalline.
Complimenti per questa fantastica composizione!
Ti auguro una buona domenica.
ciao e grazie! Vanda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-19 15:42]
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Hi Jesus,spectacular situation and fantastic capture,i like the super sharpness everywhere,very impressive details and pov,maybe a little undersatureted? Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Exquisite picture of mating Blues, Jesus.
The sharpness is incredible and the colours true to the nature.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Jesus
Another great butterfly photo with excellent composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness. Interesting species very similar to our Chilades galba.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-19 22:19]

Hello Jesús,
A superb macro of these two tiny Lycaenids in copula.
The sharpness and DOF are perfect to provide top clarity against a clean BG in a pleasing composition suitable for the fine lateral POV.
Interesting to see that the male is, as usual, worn and older, while the female is fresh and beautiful!
Thanks and best regards,

Perfect pose and focusing, excellent detail and light. A lovely pair. regards yiannis

wonderful mating shot of the butterflies. tfs.

Hi Jesus,

Excellent macro shot of these little butterflies with good details, light & colors.
Captured from a nice POV & great sharpness. The BG is stunning here. Well done & TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-20 2:07]

Hello Jesus.
Thanks for posting this courting couple. They stand out well against the BG and show very natural colours.Superb exposure and sharpness.Best regards Siggi

Lovely picture of these mating Lycaenidaes;-) the details are very good and exposure is spot on :-) lovely

hello Jesus
great sharpness composition with great details amd beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jesus,
very nice photo of these twins :)
Perfect point of view. Nice colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jesus,
Impressive capture of a pair in love, with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.
I love the excellent clarity, the perfect focus and the superb contrast against the background.
Wonderful composition and perfect shoot as usual.

Hello Jesus,
fine capture of these mating butterflies with good timing And perfect sharpness. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-20 11:15]

Hi Jesus,
Another very very nice photo. Excellent macro work, perfect composition and sharpness details.
Superb background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-20 23:00]

Beautiful image of this lovely mating pair of butterflies, fine details. tfs.

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