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Plebeius eumedon / Female

Plebeius eumedon / Female
Photo Information
Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/313 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 7:01
Viewed: 5107
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 40
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Plebeius eumedon (Esper, 1780)

Geranium Argus

In western Europe this species is confined to the higher mountains .
Plebeius eumedon prefers flowering clearings near bushes and trees, forest clearings, grassy areas where flowers are plentiful and hayfields, both on dry and wet terrain. It is often found on slightly dry, open, southern-facing slopes in birch forest, possibly along forest edges and in the mountains at altitudes op to 1300 m along with many other “blues” wherever Geranium is plentiful.
My photo shows a female (hindwing upperside with 2-3 orange lunules).

Underside and more information: here.

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hello marcello,
very nice capture of this small butterfly, the pov is suitable, lovely colours, sharp image with good details, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-30 7:08]

Bellissima e coloratissima, ma sopratutto conoscendo la dimensione del fiore,anche difficilissima da fare cosi' bene..complimenti,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-01-30 7:11]

Beautiful, the word ends and I wish to say more about hence my feeling can't turn in voice or words just I say, TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-30 7:29]

Hello Marcello,
Brilliant capture of the Geranium Blue on a lovely Geranium flower. Excellent focus and sharp details too. A beautiful composition!
It's rare here but there is one place near the south coast where it is present.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Marcello,
Nice colours. Good sharpness.
Framing is a bit personal in my very humble opinion...;-)

Hi Marcello

This butterfly is so beautiful! You have captured with an excellent perspective, the colors are brilliant and depth and focus are spot on. Great shot!

TFS and Best

Hi Marcello,
Eexcellent work with this beautiful composition. Super focus, color, and BG separation. Well done, TFS

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-01-30 10:35]

Bonjour Marcello
Très belle composition, excellente netteté, couleurs et lumière, très beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

Grande festa dei colori della tua Scilia, Marcello, magnifica la nitidezza e splendida la messa a fuoco, ancora bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-30 13:55]

Hola Marcello,
espléndida macro y color,
bello pov y composición...

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-30 15:12]

Ciao Marcello,
Molto carina la farfalla!
Colori belli definiti e foto nitida!

Hi Marcello,
Great shot of an unusual species. Good colours and a greta BG. Nice wing detail. Keeping in my favourites. Thanks.

Detalhes maravilhosos Marcello!
Fantástica composição e cores.
Um belo trabalho, parabéns!

Hi Marcello,
Superb. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Marcello,

Wonderful composition. Good sharpness. Great light and colours.
Well done,

Hi Marcello

Great shot of this butterfly on his host plant.
Great sharpness and composition.


Hi Marcello,
Wow, wonderful colors. Beautiful flowers and the butterfly. Sharp focus that capture fine details. POV and composition are great.

Great capture of a rare open wing moment for these little guys!! Just wonderful detail, and background is great for setting it's beauty off. I'm gonna love your photo collection! Thanks for the welcome and the comments.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-01 1:17]

Hello Marcello,
This is a fine capture taken from your archives to show us a female Plebeius (Aricia) eumedon. The POV and composition are excellent to include the Geranium flowers. This species is well distributed in Sweden but rare in the very south where we live.
Grazie mille,

Hallo Marcello
I really like the scene you have captured here. Altogether four attractions in one photo.
1. Such a lovely butterfly. I like the frilly sides of the wings. It is not smooth like the most butterflies I am used to. The details of the antenna are very clear and the orange spots at the bottom of the wings are a real eye-catcher.
2. The pink flowers are beautifully open, displaying the violet anthers and the violet veins on the petals in full detail. The semi opened buds is a special addition to this photo.
3. I cannot make out what bug appears on the flower, maybe some kind of fly, whatever the case may be, you caught two insects with one catch. Good stuff.
4. I like the way you have blurred the background, still leaving it colourful and sunny.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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