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Zebra Blue

Zebra Blue
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature and Eye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 7:04
Viewed: 4646
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the summer of 2008, my wife and I went visiting our friend in Gurgaon -- a satellite town in the national capital region of Delhi. Our friend has a house at a nice location surrounded by low Aravali Hills and there is plenty wild life available there.
So when I set out one afternoon hunting for some bugs and butterflies, this Zebra Blue turned out to be my first subject of the day.
Hope you like this picture from my last year's archive.

Here is a brief note on it from Wikipedia:

The Zebra Blue (Tarucus plinius) is a species of blue butterflies found in India.
It is found in the N.W. Himalayas upto Kumaon, the plains of Northern India, Central and Western India, Sri Lanka, Assam, Myanmar and Java.

Source: Wikipedia

Thanks for looking.

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Good immage of this butterfly.Interesting colours and nice composition.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-23 7:13]

Hello Ram,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in a very beautiful surroundings. The colours in the OOF BG are great. Excellent sharpness, details and diagonal composition. A beauty!

hello Ram!
a splendid capture of this tiny butterfly
excellent sharpness and beautiful composition
in it's natural green

greeting sERGIO

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-23 7:34]

A real beauty Ram that you kept too long in your archives!
This capture of the Zebra Blue, shown with its wings closed to reveal the reason for its name, is a real classic: the sharpness, POV, composition and BG contributing to a really fine image.
Thanks and have a good week,

hello Ram
tres belle compo en diagonal
une bonne nettetee une tres bon POV
a tres bientot

Hello Ram,
that's a lovely one and the composition with the diagonal grass is very pretty.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Ram, lovely diagonal composition with beauitiful little butterfly, splendid blurry BG, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
a fantastic picture of the Zebra Blue taken from an excellent POV with very good POV and marvellous colours, i like very much this wonderful and harmonious composition.
Best regards

Dear Thakur Sir ji,

Great macro capture of the lovely Zebra Blue butterfly with superb details!

The blurry BG is making wonders here by giving great contrast to your subject. The colors are very natural, captured with great sharpness and from a well thought POV.

Thanks for sharing such a great capture!

best regards,

Hello Ram,

This is a beautiful "small miracle of God," You've captured with excellent light and flawless coloration. It looks a bit like one of our letoptes, but this is most beautiful colors. Excellent composition.



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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-23 10:40]

Beauty photo Ram. The location of the insect in the frame and it`s "suport" are great as well the BG. Very 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)
  • [2009-11-23 10:58]

Hello Ram,
A very nice capture of Zebra Blue taken from a fine POV to show its closed wings with good sharpness and colours against a pleasing OOF natural BG.
Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-23 11:06]

Hi Ram,
Lovely macro shot of this Butterfly.Looks like a ropedancer.Details are crisp clear,exposure is spot on.Well caught and composed.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-23 11:43]

Hola Ram,
perfecta captura,
buen foco y composición,
atractivo pov.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-11-23 11:57]

Hi Ram!

Many thanks for sharing this fine picture wih us. I like the composition with the haulm that separates the picture very much. Moreover, the picture explains well why this butterfly is called the Zebra Blue.

Kind regards


Again a beautifully executed capture from your rich archive Ram, this finely focused lateral aspect demonstrates the salient features of this lovely Blue rather well, TFS it indeed my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-23 15:32]

Hi Ram,not only a perfect portrait of this little lyceaneid,but a beautiful composition too,a very artistic pic whit top sharpness and beautifuls lights and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-23 17:43]

Hi Ram

A great capture of this little Zebra Blue. The blade of grass dissecting the shot on
the diagonal line worked well for the composition. Lovely sharp detail is visible.

Well done and TFS.

Wow Ram, what a lovely capture of this Zebra Blue butterfly. Superb focus and nice clarity. Very nice positioning and framing. I liked this composition. Great work


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-11-23 22:23]

Harika bir fotoğraf, tebrikler Ram.

Hello Ram
i like the composition very much, only the butterfly and the grass where he is posing against a totally blurred BG, so this Zebra Blue stand out very well
wonderful colors, lighting and POV
Have a good night

Hello Ram,
It must be your great day with this beauty as your first subject. The zebra blue is beautifully floating from the background. POV and composition are great.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-25 12:56]

Hello Ram,
I remember you posting this species some time in the past and it is really a stunning little beauty! I love your POV and your composition. Details are very clear too and the colours beautiful and natural.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hallo Ram
These tiny butterflies are such beautiful insects and are always a pleasure to look at and appreciate. Detail, focus and sharpness in your image are all great. I like the almost upside down pose, this way showing some detail of the body. I also like the clarity of the stripes captured on the antenna, and the big black eye. It was a pleasure to stop by such a beauty. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Ram,

A lovely subject in a fine composition!
Good details in the butterfly, with a fake eye even more impressive than the real one...
The straw makes a fine diagonal in the composition, DoF spot on isolates the butterfly well..!

Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-17 4:34]

Hello Ram,
Looking at your last pictures, I noticed that I missed this wonderful shot of a cute Zebra Blue. Great composition, simple and fine and lovely pose of the butterfly on the grass-blade. The backround is perfect and unifies the whole picture. We have very cold weather now here, no insects around. So I have to dig too in my archives.
I wish you a nice evening and hope to see soon some more picture from you
Kind regards

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