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Curetis thetis (female)

Curetis thetis (female)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 22:13
Viewed: 4213
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Sunbeam, Curetis thetis is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.

The butterfly occurs in Peninsular India, south of the Himalayas, but not in the desert tracts or in areas with a scanty rainfall; parts of Assam; Saurashtra; Bengal, Sylhet onto Myanmar. It is also found in the Nicobar islands.

It is also found in Sri Lanka, Java, Philippines, North Sulawesi and Selajar.

Source: Wikipedia

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This is my first sighting of Indian Sunbeam, HP.
The greyish white underside of its wings shows some fine markings in this well controlled shot.
The partially visible upperside wings hold the promise of a spectacular view. Hope you will get that too.
This is yet another exotic species of Indian butterflies you have brought forth. Thanks!

Hi Haraprasan,

always nice to see an specie that are unkow are for me.
Very good sharpness and detailed photo, good pov, dof and bg.
Fine colours andthe only thing are that the butterfly misses a piece of the wing.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-02 23:10]

Namastay Haraprasan,
Great sharpness with practically no noise, a fine POV, excellent composition against a clean BG combine to make a first class portrait of this species of Lycaenid resting with the wings closed.
Thanks for sharing this beauty and kind regards,

this is a great photograph.the inside of the butterfly is most beautiful.where female and male differs.thank you for sharing. i am looking for this species now.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-03 1:02]

Helo Haraprasan,
Excellent photo of this butterfly. I'm not an expert, but I think I didn't have seen this butterfly before. Great sharpness, details and natural colours. Beautiful OOF BG and composition.

Hello Haraprasan,

Broad wings of a butterfly with a very nice type.
Point of view, a successful shot with dataylar and sharpness.
Thank you for sharing.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-03 1:16]

Hi Haraprasan,
Splendid macro work.Details,sharpness,exposure and 3D effect are perfect.Excellent work!have a nice sunday,thanks for sharing..

Hello Haraprasan,
another excellent image, details, colors, sharpness and light, fantastic. A very beautiful picture. regards, Paolo

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-03 1:40]

Hello Haraprasan,
a superb picture of Curetis thetis, a beautiful butterfly taken with its delicate colours from an excellent POV, good sharpness, very well composed.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-03 2:54]

Hello Haraprasan,
What a great close up of this beautiful butterfly with excellent sharp details and colors.TFS.

Superb macro taken from lateral POV my dearest firend Hara! Great DOF choice for separation. Excellent focus and composition too!
TFS and have a nice new week!


Hello Haraprasan,
What a splendid shot of this pretty butterfly! The details are simply great with wonderful control of sharpness and good DOF. The POV and BG are perfect. Well done!

Ciao Haraprasan. Another magnificent one taken with stunning details and perfect sharp.


Ciao Haraprasan, great macro of lovely little butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello haraprasan,
Wonderful close up shot of this marbled butterfly with excellent sharpness and composition.
TFS and regards,

A beautiful shot of this ageing butterfly, HP!
Very sharp and well detailed!

Interesting low POV, good comp & detail HP. Stands out well too.
I see some artifacts from selective over-sharpening at the wingtip is all.
TFS & have a great Sunday! :)

Buen manejo de la luz y formas del conjunto, incluyendo el fondo.
Saludos Haraprasan.

Hi Haraprasan. Great macro photo of this beautiful butterfly.
Details, POV and composition are impressive.
Best regards

Hello Haraprasan.
Perfect, is a beautiful butterfly and the white balance is superb in it! .. Congratulations & Thanks for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-10-03 11:58]

Hi Haraprasan . I see your next picture will be a big one for you. I think this is the first time i have seen this Indian Sunbeam butterfly so thanks for posting it on TN. Taken with good detail and bright natural colours. well taken TFS.

Another fine lesson from a man who started as an advanced student and came to TN where you crafted this art so well. Fine example.

hello Haraprasan
super pose with great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-03 18:30]

Hello Haraprasan,
You can't improve on a superb shot like this one. The detail is exceptional and the colors are simply gorgeous. Awesome Macro!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-03 18:56]

Hello Haraprasan,
very nicely presented butterfly in good colour. The sharpness is well defined.
The close up is so well shown with smoothness.
I like this simple presentation.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-04 4:33]

Hello Haraprasan,
At first Congratulations for your 500th picture. Having not commented this beautiful picture, I would congratulate you for this marvellous shot too. Simple and fine composition, perfect sharpness and a fine combination of colors make this picture very attractive. Thanks and kind regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-10-06 17:19]

Hola Haraprasan.
Exelente la nitidez lograda en esta Macro. Finos y elegantes detalles en toda la imagen. El enfoque de gran clase y la pose no puede ser mejor, asi como el angulo desde donde se logra esta obra de arte.

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