WOV’s Insectarium: Gaika Butterfly

Written and photographed
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  • Vhincci Subia
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    Photographing the tiniest in Ilocos Norte

    [Gaika Blue: The half-inch butterfly in the lush farmland of Bangui overlooked by many locals.]


    By just taking this photo of a particular grass blue butterfly species, I can say that a lot of passers-by there have ignored another marvel of nature because of its size comparable to the nail of your (schoolage children) smallest finger. Yes, they are really tiny that it took me some time to find the proper angle of my poor point and shoot camera for this dream macro shot. Why blue anyway? This is simply because the upperside wings (the hidden part when the wings are held together) are amazingly colored with blue.


    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
    Order: Lebidoptera
    Family: Lycaenidae
    Genus: Zizula
    Species: Zizula hylax
    Common Name: Tiny Grass Blue


    Robert Cascayan said...

    Ang cute!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Rob | Tama! But my photo of the pale grass blue butterfly last August is better! :)

    Robert Cascayan said...

    Nag try kong kumuha ng picture ng mga ganyan, pero wala eh, ayaw sa akin. :P Haha

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Rob | Oh! I see! Pangit pa nga yan kasi wala akong DSLR...

    Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

    wow tomotodo ka na talaga sa macro ngayun ah

    suggest ko sayo get an sx series na canon then buy a raynox dcr-250 macro conversion lens. mura lang yun!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Christian | Oo nga eh! Sige, I'll try to buy pag employed na ako. Hopefully next year! Haha!

    LV said...

    You did some great photography work on this butterfly. Nicely done. Sorry I have not been around lately. Was out of town and then when I returned I was faced with so much sorrow and grief. I will get back in the swing soon. Take care.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    LV | Thanks! I didn't know... That must be hard for you... But I will wait for that sweet come back... :)

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    Wow!Your blog is getting better and better. the slide show is amazing. I love it.

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    Soooo beautiful! You are amazing.

    P. S. I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a blogfest. If you have time, I'd love it if you want to join.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Diamond | Thanks! :)

    Elisa | Sure, I will join... :)

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