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Zizula hylax

Zizula hylax
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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: 2013-02-03
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: 2013-02-03 5:27
Viewed: 1902
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zizula hylax,
Gaika or Tiny Grass Blue
Lycaenidae family

Today morning I found one of the smallest butterfly, Tiny Grass Blue, my favorite in lalbagh. The wing span of the adults is about 1.5 cms (0.59 in).The specimen is good and captured this one with morning direct Sunlight. The wild plants were dry and grass too that's the reason I got this brown background.
Hope you will like this one...there was not much species these days to capture in Lalbagh.Summer just round the corner.

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Ciao Nagaraj, great macro of lovely little butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Sir,
What an impressive picture it is.
perfect sharpness with matching BG make this wonderful.
with regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-03 5:54]

Hello Nagaraj,
A fine specimen of this little lycaenid taken from an ideal POV with top sharpness and natural colours against a fine contrasting plain BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-03 6:08]

Hello Nagraj,
Very beautiful macro of this butterfly in splendid colours including the fine matching background. Excellent sharpness, details and composition.

nice and delicate picture of this butterfly - good work

Nagaraj, Sarkar Gee,

Namastay, Sein kiya tasveer le hai is khubasurat titlee ki. Hazoor hum aap kay ilm aur photography ki daad deitei hein and aur aap jasei sahib-e-ilm ki qadar kartei hein and tasveer kay intizar mein rahtei hein.
Shukria, salam bhai.....Abid

Hello Nagaraj,
Lovely capture with excellent sharp details and an outstanding presentation of beautiful composition having an unique colours scheme.
TFS and my regards,

Respected Mr. Nagraj,
Nice picture of this species.Beautiful sharpness and colour.It is an example of good Macro.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Brown on brown; nice presentation! Great detail

Hi Nagaraj,
really nice colours. I also like the background.
Great presentation and composition.
Have a nice week,

Hello Nagraj

Beautiful composition of a beautiful scenery
and with the brown color tones, very fine POV
and the way you framed it, TFS


Ciao Nagaraj. Razor detaisl and shapr against the blured BG. The best POV. Wonderful colours.Very well done. TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-03 14:03]

Hi Nagaraj,magnificent composition,only the brown everywhere,looks like a pic come from 1930..hehee..spectacular details and the best exposure to show us so well this small lycaena,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-03 18:49]

Hello Nagaraj,
I love the earth tone colors in this shot. Exceptional detail and great DOF. Your composition couldn't be any better and the exposure is superb!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-04 1:25]

Hello Nagaraj,
Love the subtle tints here and the pose of this small butterfly is cute and acrobatic. A most fine shot from yours. Bravo!

Hi Nagaraj
Very beautiful photo. The things I really like about it is you POV and how your BG compliments the butterfly's colour. Excellent detail and composition.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Nagraj,
Nice capture of this small butterfly. the BG is also very good. Just a bit on DOF, but fine overall..... Nitin

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-04 6:27]

Hi Nagraj.v,
I have not seen before ..
Very good sharpness and beautiful natural colors.
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-04 9:27]

Hello Nagaraj
Excellent closed up.Good point of view and sharp image with great details.Also beautiful natural colours.
TFS Michel

excellent tones and details for this butterfly, congrats Nagraj !

ciao, tino

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-05 0:53]

Hello Nagaraj]
really a lovely composition of brownish harmony. Exciting view of the feeler. Splendid sharpness...how i like the stripes of the feelers.
The pleasant and soft the view is.
Nice composition .


Hello Nagaraj
A fine photo with a good setting and nice background colours suitable for this subtle butterfly. Excellent detail and exposure.
regards yiannis

Hello Nagaraj!
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic soft lighting and very good sharpness.

Hello Nagraj.
This is a beautiful shot of this tiny butterfly. Lovely details of the closed wings with harmonious colors.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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