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Indian Cupid

Indian Cupid
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 6:41
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Indian Cupid
Everes lacturnus syntala Cantlie
Lycaenidae family
wingspan: 22-28 mm.

Wish every member a Happy New Year.
Hope and wish coming year will be vibrant and peaceful.

Today morning I captured this beautiful Cupid covered with dew and waiting for the sun to warm up. But strangely even when the sun fairly lighting everything around (look at the background and perch), this one aligned itself in such a way that the exposure of its wing surface almost was nil. I spent considerable time with this but he kept his position just like this and left it wondering how could he do this.
There is no end for surprises in Nature.

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hello nagraj,

lovely capture of this blue butterfly, i loved the lighting and the bg, the composition is pleasing and the details are fine,
well done,
tfs & regards

Happy new year 2009 to you and your family

Hello nagraj,
Your capture is so beautiful, with a good background.
Very well done.

hi Nagaraj,

Today i am waiting for your post and this is wonderful capture as always.Beautiful natural colour and composition with nice light and BG.Ya very nice setting and dept.


Happy New Year

Hi Nagaraj,
Excellent shot of this BF,well composed with good lighting.

ciao Nagaraj!
Good catch year-end with the insects that fly in your lands still.....
best wishes for a perfect 2009

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-31 8:54]
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Hello Nagraj,
I fine capture of a resting dew-covered Indian Cupid. The lighting and composition are fantastic and the technical standard great.
A lovely shot to end the year with. Thanks for sharing it and my best wishes for 2009 to yo and your family,

Hi Nagaraj good capture of butterfly. Good sharpness on the subject. Light & background is attractive. Well done.

Happy New Year to you.
Cheers - Adil.

great composition , beautiful colours and exposure!
Happy New Year!

this is a very sharp photo. Good Background too...

'''Happy New Year !!'''


Great detail and lovely golden background, which really brins out your butterfly.

Hi Nagaraj, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely little butterfly in a fantastic gloden BG, splendid sharpness and fine details,
I like a lot

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-01 3:31]

Hello Nagaraj!

Fantastic macro shot! I love golden BG with dried grass and of course main subject. Light is also fantastic, drops of water on insect look amazing.

Hello pal,

The back ground looks like painting,I like the way its bringing life to the picture, its like butterfly on the canvas.well done.

Seasons greetings:)

Hello Nagaraj,
Some delicate structures in the perching in addition to its already delicate appearance. Good overall lighting...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-02 0:58]

Hi Nagaraj,
thanks for your support and encouragement in my posts. Really appreciate that.
This shot is special with its brownish soft background. It echoes the colour of the branch the butterfly is perching. All these give a good contrast to the cute butterfly in silvery rendition.
Nicely composed and very appealing.


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