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Holly blue


Holly blue
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 12:09
Viewed: 1797
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Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily:Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Celastrina

Species:C. argiolus

The Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), is a butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family and is native to Eurasia and North America. In India, it is known as the Hill Hedge Blue. The Californian subspecies Celastrina argiolus echo is called either the "Spring azure" or the "Echo blue".In Europe, the first generation feeds mainly on Holly (Ilex aquifolium) but the second generation uses a range of foodplants. The butterfly's Latin name is Lycaenopsis argiolus. Woodmason. Found in Eurasia and South Asia, it occurs from Chitral in Pakistan to Kumaon in India.

Lunghezza ala anteriore: 13 -17 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Tutta Italia isole comprese.
Habitat: margine dei boschi e radure dal piano basale a quello montano, sino a 2000 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: due, con sfarfallamento in aprile-maggio e luglio. Una terza generazione parziale, in settembre.
Piante nutrici: Spartium junceum - Eunymus europeaeus - Cornus sanguinea - Calluna vulgaris - Frangula alnus - Hedera helix.

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Hi Roberto,
beautiful butterfly and the insect. What a nice composition and presentation. AMazing colours.
Have a nice evening,
Maciek

Ciao Roby,sembra dipinta da secoli,infatti ha perso un po' di brillantezza come i quadri affumicati,avresti dovuto spingere un po' il contrasto perche' sia come composizione che come dettagli è davvero eccezzionale,bellissimo anche il celestino molto difficile da cogliere al meglio,forse abbiamo i monitor regolati diversamente...eheh...io tengo il contrasto molto basso perche' mi sto giocando la vista.Buona serata! Luciano

Ciao Roberto, deliziosa farfallina in gran contrasto con lo sfondo scuro, bello il celeste non facile da rendere così bene, perfettaente a fuoco anche la mosca in primo piano, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Roberto
I really like your the composition of this photo. The placement of the butterfly the flower, its angle and the BG. Super colour and detail. The insect is a bonus.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards
Colin

Hi Roberto. It's interesting to see two insects at the same time. Love the blue and the purple. It's a nicely framed shot that's got good clarity and soft light with pleasant colours. A well place shot! TFS Trevor

Great photo Roberto! Interesting composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness and the DOF are impressive!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-12 23:53]

Ciao Roberto,
Nice capture of both the holly Blue and the bee on the flowers.
Great composition, sharpness and natural colours with a contrasting Bg.
Thanks and best regards,
Ciao,
Ivan

Hello Roberto,
Excellent composition of duo captured with an outstanding sharp details.
TFS and my regards,
Joy

Ciao Roberto, spettacolare accoppiata con una luce veramente splendida, molto bello inoltre il lavoro in post-produzione. Un caro saluto, Paolo

Bom dia Roberto
Fantastic macro my Friend.Superb composition.wonderful colours and light and impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Have a nice day!
Um abraço
J.Diogo

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-13 5:08]

Hi,
Beautiful perch for this lovely species, well captured..some more brightnes will help. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-13 6:02]

Hello Roberto,
Great macro of this butterfly in a fantastic perspective and composition. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Roberto,
An excellent macro with such fine colors, details & timing. Very nicely composed & presented. Great work...MF. TFS & best wishes!

Umar

hallo Roberto
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Roberto
Superb photo, excellent exposure and detail, perfect focus.
Beautiful setting for the butterfly and good background.
regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2013-02-14 2:18]

Bonjour Roberto,
Une image toute en subtilité présentée de manière artistique. Joli trio, fleur papillon et mouche. De fines et belles couleurs aussi.
Amicalement
Anne

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