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Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak


Posted by Craig Lipski on Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:30 pm

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Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii

On, of course, Lantana.

National Butterfly Center
Mission, TX

In the U.S, found only in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Tiny and drab, they're easily overlooked - unless you get a glimpse of their topside.  I got a peek here.

5DIV
100-400 4.5-5.6 IS L II
1/200, f5.6
ISO 400
Hand held, natural light

Comments and suggestions welcome.
Good light,
Craig

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by Tom Whelan on Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:41 pm
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by david fletcher on Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:26 am
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A very clean and detailed image Craig. Large view shows this off perfectly. Nicely done.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:48 am
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Lovely detail and so nice to see that bit of pretty blue. I think this might look nice rotated 90 degrees to the right too. But that would be pretty conventional, I suppose. I do like the diagonal line from the flower through the wings.
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by Darren5907 on Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:31 am
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Really nice capture. They as always have nice colours in their top sides. 

I enjoy this view but a 90deg rotation is fine too. 
 

by Mary Brun on Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:25 pm
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Darren5907 wrote:
Really nice capture. They as always have nice colours in their top sides. 

I enjoy this view but a 90deg rotation is fine too. 

I agree with Darren.
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by Craig Lipski on Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:36 pm
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Mary Brun wrote:
Darren5907 wrote:
Really nice capture. They as always have nice colours in their top sides. 

I enjoy this view but a 90deg rotation is fine too. 

I agree with Darren.


Me too; not sure which I prefer, and this is how it appeared, so this presentation won. 
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by ADKShooter on Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:51 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Lovely detail and so nice to see that bit of pretty blue. I think this might look nice rotated 90 degrees to the right too. But that would be pretty conventional, I suppose. I do like the diagonal line from the flower through the wings.



+1. Nice looking image that I agree may look more natural with a rotation.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:53 am
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I have to agree that it is a beautiful capture, Craig - but wish it was rotated to a more conventional 90Deg upright. I only say this as my first action on opening the image was to tilt my head and view it sideways!

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