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Heliophorus epicles (purple sapphire)

These are small butterflies, but this particular one was very patient with me being close by. It has a beautiful purple dorsal side, but it didn't show it to me.


Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
Camera: Nikon D800
Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:38 PM
Exposure: 1/800 sec at f7.1
Exposure Compensation: 851 ev
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor
With cropping (you see 58% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 137mm lens on a 35mm camera
Location:
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Region: East Asia, Asia
Scientific Name: species related to Heliophorus epicles (purple sapphire)
Tag: Hong Kong, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, ventral
Larger image: 1333 x 1999
Raw image: 3757 x 5635

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