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Zebra Blue

Zebra 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: 2011-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-14 4:46
Viewed: 2436
Points: 50
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Zebra Blue
Leptotes plinius
Lycaenidae family.

We had summer rains and our backyard started turning greens from browns with lot of young plants and flowers. After a long gap I saw this beautiful blue butterfly busy visiting these Tridax procumbens and am very happy to capture, hand held, with good sunlight, the background shadow of a bush.
Last week I released my website http://nagrajv.in and hope you will visit to enjoy my images.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-14 4:57]

Hello Nagraj,
Beautifu photo in good sharpness, details and very nice natural colours. Excellent blurred BG, POV and composition.

Ciao Nagaraj, lovely little butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and splendid details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Nagaraj,
Great butterfly it's really beutiful. Nice focus and light. I tried the your website and couldn't find it. Well done.

Hallo Nagaraj,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Zebra Blue, very good sharpness and splendid soft colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-14 6:12]

Hello Nagaraj,
An excellent view of this lovely butterfly posing very nicely on the pretty flower. Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours. Also a pleasant background and well framed!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

nice capture of this Zebra blue, very sharp and well composed.

nice shot. Well focused and a nice vertical composition


simple and very beautiful, TFS Ori

Another fantastic photo Nagaraj!! The POV, the composition, the colours, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent.

Ciao Nagaraj. Great POV and razor details. Excellent contrast too.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-14 8:46]

Hi Nagaraj,magnificent zebra blue and beautiful pic,i like a lot the excellent sharpness and the contrast whit the dark background.Very well done,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

hello Nagaraj
super shot with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Nagraj,
What a fabulous and dramatic image here my friend, very clean and great detailed sharpness, superb background that compliments the Butterfly,
Amazing shot and well done, congratulations Nagraj and have a nice evening,


Hello Nagaraj,
What a lovely capture. Splendid species of butterfly.
Excellent composition with very nice details and perfect focus.
The contrast against the blurred background is superb.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Nagraj
This Zebra Blue really have some very special features to it, and how beautifully it is seen. The colours, texture and markings on the wings are pretty, the composition pleasant and the backdrop the ideal choice to bring out all its prominent features to the best. Great camerawork. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Nagaraj,
Beautiful image of this little butterfly, good details sharpness, beautiful composition and point of view, very good out of focus background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Beast Regards,

good capture of Leptotes plinius,Nagaraj
perhaps a better exposure with aperture F/11-1/30 sERGIO

Nice composition with good detail and colours. regards yiannis

A superb macro shot, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, a very harmonious compostion!!!

Brilliant sharpness, and background. Wonderful species with perfect timing. Now these species are very rare to see around Kerala once abundant all over the road side, because of clearing bushes and grasses in the name of tourism and cleaning.

perfect view, very nice picture, beautiful butterfly with very good details,

congratulations Nagraj,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-16 12:44]

Hello Nagaraj.
a superb picture of this small butterfly with its delicate and fine wing markings. Well focused and excellent sharpness.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-16 13:26]

Hello Nagaraj,
A very good close up of this beauty with great colors and elegant composition.TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-17 3:12]

Hello Nagaraj,
this is a stunning presentation of the blue. A very simple but indeed very effective. The lone flower and the single butterfly render a splendid effect.
well done.


Hi Nagaraj,
Aesthetically a very nice photo, a pity you posted it in such a small size. Incredible sharpness, beautifully blurred background, and very effective composition. Without the little disturbing double watermark (and in full size) a real winner to me. Tfs.
Have a great weekend, friendly regards, László

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