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The Common Blue


The Common Blue
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-06 7:45
Viewed: 2802
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the common
- Polyommatus icarus
- family: Lycaenidae

English: Common Blue
German: Gemeiner Bläuling

Here, a specimen is shown in the evening light on its over-night resting place. Further specimens could be observed nearby in a similar position.

The species is often shown at TN and well known so that sufficient general information is available on this site.

Locality
Germany, Ruhrgebiet, an abandoned industrial site where lower plants try to recover the area.
The species has become rare in the last 50 years in our region but currently it tends to propagate.

Conditions
- pleasant natural early evening light
- slight wind only
- ISO 400
- handheld

References
* Zielaskowski H (1951) Die Großschmetterlinge des Ruhrgebiets. - Mitteilungen aus dem Ruhrlandmuseum der Stadt Essen Nr. 176, Essen.
* Higgins L, Hargreaves B (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. - Collins, London.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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hello peter,

beaware, my mantis is very close to you butterfly:-), we are neighbours today,

this is a fine capture of Polyommatus icarus where you have managed with good results, the sharpness and the details look lovely,p[recise dof, pleasing composition,

well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-06 8:00]

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful photo of this Common Blue against a lovely soft coloured BG. Incredible sharp details and a fantastic DOF and diagonal composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-10-06 9:25]

very good sharp and nice colors, tfs

A fine Common Blue Peter, captured in high detail against a pleasantly OOF BG. TFS this beautiful macro-image my friend.
Cheers,
Mehmet

Hi Peter, splendid P.Icarus, beautiful diagonal composition with great colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-06 12:22]

Nice shot Peter,
Very good colours and details. Good POV, DOF & BG. Nice composition and good exposure.
Well framed, good notes.
Thanks for posting
Siggi

Ciao Peter,
splendida macro di questa comune e bellissima farfalla, eccellenti POV e composizione con uno stupendo OOF BG, straordinaria definzione dei dettagli, molto belle le tonalità dei colori.
TFS.
Maurizio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-07 4:51]

Hello Peter, Beautiful shot and an excellent view. Well done Ganesh

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-07 11:51]

Hello Peter,

The colors look so fine in the soft light you have used. There is a fine contrast between the blury background and the sharp image of the butterfly. Wings pattern is shown in great detail and even texture can be well seen.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Hola Peter, buen macro, buena definición y detalle, suavidad en tonos de color y una exposición acertada. Un saludo

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