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Zebra Blue

Zebra Blue
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Copyright: kv vral (vral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D DSLR, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 1:11
Viewed: 3308
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,

This is second “Zebra Blue”. A male with more details.

Fore wing: with the following brownish-black markings:—an irregular edging along the costa to near the apex from which extends downwards a subbasal band, broadened across the cell and below it; an irregular band that extends along the discocellulars and below them to interspace 1 where it ends in a point; an upper discal curved band of more even width but dislocated below vein 4, the lower portion of it shifted inwards forms a large quadrate spot in interspace 3, below vein 3 the band is continued downwards by two small inconspicuous spots, beyond this is a very short acutely-pointed comma-shaped mark; a very regular evenly curved complete transverse lunular line, a transverse series of subterminal spots and an anticiliary slender line.

Close to the base of the wing extended obliquely upwards and outwards from the dorsum is a triangular mark, the edging of white colour left near the base forms above the apex of this mark an acute angle; between the band that crosses the middle of the cell and the transverse discocellular band is a more or less slender, irregular, similarly-coloured line; and between the discocellular and upper discal bands another much shorter line that extends from the costa downwards but does not reach vein 4, this is slightly clavate anteriorly and posteriorly.

Hind wing: mottled with brownish black that leaves only basal, subbasal, medial and discal transverse lines or bands of the ground-colour; the medial and discal bands, which are highly irregular, enclose here and there small brownish markings, the bands themselves coalescing above a very irregularly shaped brown mark that is placed on the posterior half of the middle of the wing; terminal markings as on the fore wing but the subterminal spots larger, the apical one especially so, the tornal two spots jet-black and each encircled by a glittering slender ring of metallic green scales.

Cilia of both fore and hind wings, the antennae, head, thorax and abdomen much as in T. theophrastus.

Underside: similar to that of its own male but the brown bands less broken, more regular. Cilia, antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male.


Image was converted from RAW to JPEG., cropped, resized and slightly sharpened.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-16 1:14]

Hello! Excellent capture with fine details and beautiful colors. Well done.

nice capture. I found one of these butterflies flying near my garden.

Fantastic bokeh, focus spot on.

good details..

Hi KV,
Thanks for clarification to my previous confusion. A nice capture of this beautiful zebra blue. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-16 5:40]

hi kv,
beautiful image of this fine specimen of zebra blue, good use of the leaf for composition and what a background, i love it. lighting is very special here. tfs.

hello kv
great macro
so sharpness
very nice details
great colours
super shot
greeting lou

Hello KV
super shot of this zebra blue, wonderful sharpness with a lot of fine details and great colors
I like also the lighting and the blurred BG
very well done

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-16 11:07]

Hi Vral.
Superb close-up. I like it at technical and esthetic aspects. POV is wonderful, beauty of the butterfly as well as the leaf are amazing too. DOF and crisp sharpness of both objects are ultimate and looked on so delicate BG greatly. Bravo. Well done.

Hello KV.
A true marvel!
Very good perpective, excellent framing.
Splendid coloration and very well detailed.
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-16 15:35]

Superb shot!
Really sharp with great detail.
Well composed and a good parallel POV.

Well done,

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-11 4:12]

thanks for the ID of the metallic green beetle.
this shot of blue is really beautiful and exciting. the stripes and patterns are well seen and the details are very nice.
well presented in excellent shot.


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