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Eumedonia eumedon female

Eumedonia eumedon female
Photo Information
Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-08 5:42
Viewed: 3616
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dovrebbe essere una femminuccia di Eumedonia eumedon, il maschietto l'ho postato qualche giorno fa.

Sperando di non prendere l'ennesima padella, ma gia Krzysztof mi dice che non Ŕ vero, la nota in inglese la ricopio da Marcello, il bravissimo marcellir chhe purtoppo ci ha abbandonato, ma io continuo a sfruttarlo:)


Eumedonia eumedon (Esper,1780)

The Geranium Argus (Plebeius eumedon = Eumedonia eumedon - Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) is an upland species only rarely flying below about 900m apparently.
It is basically all brown on the uppersides but the underside of the hindwing has a characteristic white stripe falling almost exactly between the cell spot and the post-discal row of white-ringed black spots.
The butterfly seems thoroughly preoccupied with sitting on the large geranium flower heads of its larval host plant which makes searching for and identifying the species relatively easy.

It flies May-Juli in a single brood, at low levels in Fennoscandia; in western and sud Europe this species is confined to the higher mountains, at altitudes of 1200m, rising to 2000m.

Widespread in Fennoscandia to 70░N, and in mountainous districts of Central and Sud Europe, from Spain, Pyrenees, Central France and the Alps, to Carpathians, Appennines and Balkans, Greece.
Absent from NW Europe and from the Mediterranean islands except Sicily.
In this island is present Plebeius eumedon nebrodensis.

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Hi Silvio
I am not sure about the ID - I think it is P. icarus but I am 100% sure that this is not P. eumedon You have to change the ID Your photo is sharp, with good exposure in a strong sun and nice blured background

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-08 7:00]

Ciao Silvio !
Super immagine!
Ben fatto e ha svolto, congratulazioni.
Un bel giorno,

Hello Silvio, a fine close-up shot of this buttefly. The position is wonderful:) but i have to turn my head:) to see beter. Lovely one.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-08 7:28]

Hello Silvio
Nice composition, great details and beautiful colors,

Hello Silvio,

This is a beautiful capture with love colors, details & sharpness. Well done as usual ... Silvio.

TFS & Regards


Ciao Silvio,
anche in questo caso l'ID Ŕ controversa, personalmente propendo per Plebejus eumedon, sempre che come per l'altra ID tu abbia osservato anche la parte inferiore delle ali, comunque per me va bene eumedon anche solo sulla base di questa immagine e come ulteriore spiegazione (non scientifica) un eumedon mi ha detto: "ho una predilezione per questo fiore", scherzi a parte immagine piena di colore e di luce con ottima definizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-08 10:03]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent close-up.Precise sharpened details,wonderful colors and superb BG.Composition and pose on blossom is fantastic.Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

hello Silvio
very fine capture,beautifully litted up are elected the very good colours of scene
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-08 11:23]

Ciao Silvio,tieni duro,stavolta la padella va data a Cristoforo.Girando sul web non posso che darti ragione riguardo all'ID,ottima qualita' ancora una volta con ottimi dettagli e colori..certo che con tutte queste nuove specialita' stai creando un casino mai visto..eeeeh....complimenti e buona serata!! Luciano

Hello Silvio,

Fantastic macro.
Natural colours with beautiful details.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Good note.

Ciao amico Silvio, what a lovely capture of Geranium Argus from nice POV with excellent lighting, details, great DOF and fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-08 12:04]

Hi Silvio. I could not help with the ID on this one. But it a fine close up all the same. I like your top POV so we can see the full open wings. which has good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-07-08 13:14]

Hi Silvio
Another great composition.Perfect POV and very sharp image.Fantastic colors whit perfect OOF BG.
TFS Michel

Now mind you I am not saying this is bad in any way, but the two colours make me have to take off my reading glasses and move further away from the monitor..and I wonder at why...maybe my ophthalmologist might know...could I have a problem with my colours????? Sometimes I worry too much...but sharp it is...yet I cannot get my mind off of those two distinct colours..they make me dizzy! My mother used to tell me "Bob....You were born dizzy"...I am sure of course she was joking.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-08 16:48]

Hi Silvio,

Another new butterfly for me! This is a beauty in a wonderful pose on the violet flower. Colors, shadings and details are all superb. I love the vertical composition.


Ciao Silvio,

Una signora piacevolmente sottovalutati ed elegante, bella posa catturato in senso inverso, con eccellente luminositÓ e una serie completa di una buona base e un buon fiore che aggiunge elementi di colore!



hello Silvio

beautiful composition of this butterfly with his wings
open like a flower's petals, fine POV and framing,
beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details,



Hallo Silvio
You have captured this beautiful golden brown butterfly in great light emphasising the colour and detail of the wings and the furry body to its best. The top view is great against the pink flower, this way also showing the actual size of this beauty. Like always this is great photography from your hand, and has a soft effect to the eye. Great viewing pleasure indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Silvio,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very good composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello Sivio
great composition with good sharpness andbeautiful colours
greeting lou

ciao Silvio
a fine capture of this Geranium Argus taken in full sunlight, the great natural luminosity illumated this shot very nicely
the POV and the pose of this purple flower are excellent
Have a good night

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