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Umbrian Hairstreak

Umbrian Hairstreak
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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/6.7, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 12:48
Viewed: 2584
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple Hairstreak? Quercusia quercus

Again I seek assistance from my friends in Italy to confirm whether this delightful Hairstreak is Q. quercus or a different Italian delicacy. I found this solitary bush, low down in a clearing which was being visited for early morning refreshment by several of these small butterflies. Getting close was difficult, so there was always about 3 metres between myself and the insect. This made it difficult to get in enough light and keep my hand steady enough. Anyway, this is the result, and I'm sure that I will be corrected if the ID is erroneous.

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ciao Alan
The odiern name is Favonius quercus. This Licenidae is very common in Umbria, and flyng also in this day of October.I love this butterfly and also your beutiful picture

Ciao Alan, lovely litle butterfly from my country, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-06 23:19]

Bonjour Alan,
Jolie mise en scène de ce papillon avec une excellente netteté et une belle composition.
Bien fait.

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