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Plains Cupid

Plains Cupid
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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: 2018-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 BG, Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-25 5:07
Viewed: 295
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have now got the knack of taking macro pictures with my new Nikkor 40mm lens mounted on Nikon D7200. The picture was taken today afternoon. This is the wet season form of this butterfly from the Blues family.

Chilades pandava, the plains Cupid or cycad blue, is a species of lycaenid butterfly found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, United Arab Emirates, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines. They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad class.


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Hello Ram,
Nice specie with lovely colors. Despite that he is small he has very nice colors. Excellent DOF and sharp details with your new lens.....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-25 9:35]

Hi Ram,a very difficult perspective but a great capture of this very small lycaeneide,a new positive surprise from your new camera! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ram,
I agree with Luciano the perspective was very difficult to capture the butterfly from, but you solved the the problem quite well. Great focus, nice dose of blue (it immediately gains the viewer's attention), and the mish-mashed, slightly overexposed background fits the image well, too, contrasting the above mentioned blue. Nice work, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-26 1:30]

Excellent composition and a very good picture.
The point of view is great to see the blue inside its wings.
Thanks for sharing.

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