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Grass Jewel

Grass Jewel
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A 580
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-31 23:31
Viewed: 1766
Points: 16
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Name : Grass Jewel
Scientific Name : chilades trochylus

Male upperside: brown, somewhat variable in tint. Specimens from dry localities are much, paler than those taken in areas with a comparatively heavy rainfall.

Forewing : uniform, with a very ill-defined anticiliary dark line in some specimens. Hind wing: a subterminal series of round black spots crowned with pale ochraceous, the posterior four spots generally well defined and outwardly edged with white, the anterior spots obsolescent and without the interior edging of yellow or the outer edging of white; a well-marked, slender anticiliary black line. Cilia white, basal halves brown.

Underside: pale silky brown. Forewing: with the following white markings:a short line on the inner and outer sides of the discocellulars ; a transverse, slightly curved, discal series of small, more or less incomplete rings; a transverse postdiscal series of disconnected slender lunules; a subterminal series of similar but more regular lunules and a terminal broken line, followed by a dark unbroken anticiliary line; the groundcolour between the two short discocellar lines, that enclosed within each ring of the discal markings, and between the sub-terminal lunules and the terminal line slightly darker than on the rest of the wing. Hind m ing: two short white lines on the discocellulars ; the discal, poatdiscal and terminal markings as on the fore wing, except that enclosed between the subterminal series of white lunules and the terminal white line is a complete series of dark spots, the posterior three or four jet-black sprinkled outwardly with metallic-green scales and encircled with pale ochraceous. In addition there are a transverse subbasal series of four white-encircled black spots and a similar subcostal spot in middle of interspace 7. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown, the shaft of the antennce speckled with white; beneath: palpi, thorax and abdomen white.

Female upperside and undersides : ground-colour and markings as in the male, but the latter larger and more clearly defined; on the hind wing the yellow crowning the black spots on the tornal area on the upperside and surrounding the same on the underside, wider and more prominent. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male.

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Hello Arun,
For you and Mr.Silvio I can see different types of Butterfly.Nice picture and its name.I like its colour and sharpness with blurry BG.Five dots on wing really glittering.Well done.Have a nice weekend.
Kind regards,

Despite cluttered BG, the subject has turned out to be distinct and sharp in this image, Arun.

蝴蝶照的很美 有很清楚
第一次看這種圖案彩色 很新奇

Hello Arun

Beautiful ground environmental photo for this butterfly,
with fine POV, DOF and framing, very beautiful light, TFS


hello Arun
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-01 7:56]

Hello Arun,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in a beautiful enviroment. Good sharpness and composition.
Have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-01 12:42]

Hi Arun,magnificent capture of this small lycaena,very rare to see on TN,the wings design is really beautiful and i like a lot the best details to see that so well,magnificent composition too whit the red flower.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-01 17:44]

Hello Arun
the four jewels on the wings are shining and glittering. Well presented and well shown.
I like the color and the pose so much.


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