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Umbrian Argus


Umbrian Argus
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, Digital ISO 100, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-20 8:43
Viewed: 2276
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aricia agestis Brown Argus, female.

A female agestis quietly feeding in a flowery meadow at, perhaps, 800m elevation near Colfiorito.

The Brown Argus can have up to 3 broods per year in Southern Europe and was plentiful in the first few days of September. In the same meadow were many Common Blues (P. icarus) and some well-worn examples of a larger species that I will post in a few days with a tentative identification.

Camera hand-held in good natural light. Flash may have fired but has probably made no impact on this exposure at 1/250th. Cropped and sharpened a little in Photoshop Elements 6.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-20 9:34]

Hi Alan,very nice pic from your umbrian trip,the land of Silvio and Stefano so rich of butterflies.Very nice result in a difficult position,brilliant colors and excellent sharpness too.Have a nice evening 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)
  • [2011-09-20 10:57]

Hello Alan.
Great POV and pose which allow to see the difference of the both sides of wings. Colors, sharpness and DOF are well managed.Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-20 11:25]

Hi Alan,
Excellent light and colours. Good composition with sharpness detail.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-21 6:53]

Hi,
Very good composition and colors for this beauty. Wonder why they drop there antennae like this, some times, I too observed and captured butterflies like this. tfs.
nagraj.v

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