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Plebejus argus

Plebejus argus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 7:46
Viewed: 2982
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Plebejus argus (Linnaeus, 1758). Male
Silver-studded Blue

Plebejus argus is a small butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.The male has an iridescent blue upperside with black border and white fringe. The female upperside is dark brown with orange spots at the edges
It is a widespread and common species across Europe and Asia as far as Japan.

In Greece Plebejus argus is also common and widespread but it is absent from the most islands.

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No wonder Ivan uses "Argus" as an alias on TN, Chris!
This is such a beautiful butterfly from the Blues family.
Your composition with it in vertical orientation is a masterpiece.
The colours on the plant and the subject are a veritable feast for the eye.
This is yet another hats-off image from you.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent vertical compo for the brilliant blue. Top sharp and details. Great light MF.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-04-01 8:00]

Hi Chris,

Stunning phot! You're not only specialised in birds but also in butterfly's :)
The combination of blue and green is wonderful. Well done.


Hi Christodoulos.
Amazing photo of this butterfly. Great sharpness and details. Perfect composition.
Have a nice day,

Hello Christodoulos,

All that coruscate with resplendence may not necessarily be auriferous - then it must be lepidopterous! Amazing capture.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-01 8:16]

Hi Christodoulos.
I am impressed with vivid colours of the surroundings and cute small butterfly. Its pose and wingspread as well as details of the ear are superb and BG in its smoothness and colourfulness is simply splendid too. Kind regards and TFS.

Great shot of this pristine male Christodoulos, well done!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-04-01 8:47]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo in nice colours with excellent details.
Excellent blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Chris,
Wonderful shot with excellent technical quality and pleasant composition. Probably the color tone's a bit too dark, but with adding more brightness the white parts on the edge of the b-fly wings might be blown out, so better under than over, I mean the exposure... Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

Hi Christodoulos,
What a great shot of this wonderful butterfly,
Excellent composition and lighting,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-01 10:43]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Harbinger of spring ..
The colours and sharpness are amazing. Nice composition too .
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-01 11:15]

Hi Chris,it's nice to see your class used on my prefered world,the butterflies! This pic is a great beauty,magnificent composition,elegant perspective and top quality of sharpness and details,really magic the blue of the wings.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-01 11:20]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent on colour. Wonderful blue tone.Perfect DOF and stunning on details.
Excellent POV and BG.Best regards Siggi

great shot! very nice and fine details!
best whishes!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-01 12:18]

Hello Christodoulos,
The splendid saturated colours make this photo to another masterpiece. Contrasts, sharpness, details and special the composition are marvellous.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely little butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, good DOF, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Exceptional capture with superb colors, details and very good focus. It is a wonderful species of butterfly with nice colors. The light, exposure and WB are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2012-04-02 1:09]

Hello Christodoulos,

Excellent macro work. The details are amazing with great sharpness and clarity. Good exposure and DOF. the colors are beautiful, good OOF BG, adds beauty n contrast. TFS.


απόλαυση χρωμάτων, πανέμορφη σκηνή κάδρο και απόδοση!
καλή σου μέρα Χριστόδουλε

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-02 4:35]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
An original vertical and narrow composition, well chosen with this subject. As usual technically high standard, I just do have the feeling that the colors are a little too dark.
Have a nice week
Kind regards

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness and good details the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos

Beautiful photo with fine POV and appropriate framing,
beautiful light, excellent contrast, the pose
of the butterfly brings dynamism to the image,



Hello Christodoulos.
I is always pleasurable to see fine butterfly in natural setting like this one. Beautiful light and details are well observed on the wings. The tall frame choice is excellent and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-08 7:21]

Hello Chris,
excellent capture in wonderful colors. The intense view is so pleasant and very lively composition.


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