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Pale Grass Blue

Pale Grass Blue
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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: 2009-01-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 21:46
Viewed: 2713
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pale Grass Blue
Pseudozizeeria maha
Lycaenid family

I am not sure of the ID as its always difficult with these grass blues, they look different in different seasons.

Please correct me if this is not Pale grass blue.

This one I captured in my backyard one fine morning in good lighting conditions. Well this looks like good specimen with full colors and good markings but I had almost go prostrate to capture this beauty. Slightly cropped image for this presentation.

crs, haraprasan, eqshannon, Argus, siggi, vral, jusninasirun, maurydv has marked this note useful
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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-14 22:43]

Hello Nagaraj,

Your photo has a very nice composition. The colors of the butterfly are nicely rendered with a recahness of color tones. Ther is a fine match between the colors of the insect and the background. Image quality is very good, the sharp image showing very good details of the insect.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Nagaraj,

This is such a beautiful nature colour.Nice compo. and detail.Real smooth image overall.TFS and have a nice day.


Ciao Nagaraj, elegant little butterfly, good macro with fantastic blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Nagaraj,
A lovely capture of this beautiful pale grass blue. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I can readily see they are not named for the colour..unless they change or morph somewhere along the line of life...Very nice Nagaraj. Glad to see your still posting and from a place which one doesn't have to use archives as I...so sub tropical works well eh?

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-15 8:20]

Hello Nagraj,
A fine simple closed-wing portrait of a Pale Grass Blue taken from an ideal POV with excellent sharpness and lighting against a fine neutral BG.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-15 8:29]

Hello Nagaraj,
A very fine capture of this little Blue butterfly in a lovely composition. Great focus, sharp details and lovely colours against the soft background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

hello Nagaraj
super composition
with good details
great colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-15 9:20]

Hello Nagaraj,
the composition is very beautiful and the BG is great.Excellent sharpness and POV.
Best regards Siggi

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-15 12:44]

Hi Nagaraj,
a superb shot of this Pale Grass Blue.
Excellent level of detail.
Great DOF.
Well exposed too.

Superb work!


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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-16 2:11]

Hello Nagaraj,

Awesome macro of this Grass Blue. Composition, colors and details are superb. BG and POv are great.
Thanks for sharing

good macro..

Hi Nagraj,

You have utilized the lens well in the way you like them. Very sharp focus with stunning shallow depth. I would prefer closing up the aperture a bit (f/11 maybe)in keeping the antennas in focus but it is just my preference. Very well silenced background and TFS.

Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-18 21:50]

Hi Nagaraj,
simple straight forward shot but indeed very lovely. The natural atmosphere and excellent and total isolation really gives the beauty its place,


Hello Nagaraj,
a wonderful macro shot of Pale Grass Blue, ypo have captured from an excellent POV with great sharpness, i like the lovely pose of the butterfly on the flower against a splendid neutral BG, very well composed.
Best regards

Hi Nagraj,
Yes, I think you are right that this is maha. Very well captured, fine detaiks and excellent plain background. Thanks.

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