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Holly blue


Holly blue
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-30 11:39
Viewed: 1107
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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. In India, it is known as the Hill Hedge Blue .
The butterfly was earlier known as Lycaenopsis argiolus Woodmason.
It is found in Eurasia. In South Asia, it occurs from Chitral in Pakistan to Kumaon in India

Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus 1758) Piccolo argus
Ali anteriori 13-17 mm
Descrizione
Licenide piccolo caratterizzato da dimorfismo sessuale: i maschi sono superiormente di colore azzurro-cielo con riflessi rossicci e margini sottili neri. Le femmine hanno tonalità più o meno chiare (in dipendenza del tipo di generazione) e margini scuri molto larghi. Le parti inferiori sono, in ambo i sessi, biancastre con spolverature basali azzurre e una serie di punti neri talvolta evanescenti.
Biologia
È specie bivoltina con sfarfallamenti in aprile-maggio e in luglio-agosto. Le uova vengono deposte in primavera per lo più sull'agrifoglio, mentre in estate sull'edera. I bruchi sono verdi o con toni giallastri, dorsalmente con una serie di disegni triangolari rossastri. Essi danno luogo a fenomeni di simbiosi con formiche del gen. Lasius. Le crisalidi della seconda deposizione sono svernanti.
Distribuzione ed ecologia
Specie ad amplissima diffusione. Il suo areale abbraccia Europa, Asia e Nordamerica. Nel nostro continente presente ovunque eccetto Scozia e Scandinavia settentrionale. Comune in Italia, dalla pianura ai 1500 m.; da noi facilmente osservabile presso siepi e radura boschive.

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hallo Luciano
great sharpness and good details
nice pose on the ground with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-30 12:18]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent macro taken from a very good low POV in impressive sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful colours.
Regards,
Peter

Questa è fenomenale. Dettaglio perfetto e gran gioco di luce per la piccola isterica.

Roberto

Ciao Luciano, gran macro, hai reso benissimo il delicato colore della Celastrina, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

hallo Luciano
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 種逆光照法顯得很特別 也很創意
光線優美 小灰蝶很有質感 整個畫面清楚美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-30 18:11]

Hello Luciano,
A great close-up shot of this pretty little Blue. Photographed in an attractive feeding pose and displaying outstanding detail. I love the way the backlighting seems to illuminate the fringe that outlines each wing. Nice low POV and just the right exposure. Well done!!
Ron

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful Butterfly.Excellent light and low POV.Good details and sharpness too.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

Nice capture of this Holly Blue on the ground, Luciano. This specimen is neat and healthy and looks charming in the picture.
Thanks for sharing this lovely fresh image.
Ram

Superb macro shot. well captured. sharp details in the natural lighting.
tfs

karthik

Hello Luciano,

Hope you are doing fine dear brother. This is a top class photos of a new species of butterfly for me at least. I did not know Holly Blue before this, if I am not wrong. Thanks a lot for sharing an amazing shot, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Luciano,

Wonderful photo from you!

Regards,
Biswarup

Hello Luciano
Superb capture.
Optimum clarity and colour.
Good natural ambiance.
Best wishes,
Samiran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-02 5:47]

Bonjour Luciano,
Merci de ta visite chez moi. J'avais raté cette image de C. argiolus, un papillon que je n'ai pas encore vu cette année. Pas facile de faire une photo avec les créatures sur le sol...tu as bien fait, comme d'habitude. Bon après-midi.
Anne

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this butterfly posed at the ground,
with fine POV, DOF, and framing, very beautiful warm light, TFS

Asbed

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-04-02 10:28]

Ciao Lucinao,
New Season, butterfly ..
A lovely capture of this beautiful Holly blue. Good composition with sharp details.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-04-06 10:01]

Hi Luciano,
Another great image amazing colours and fantastic sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Bonsoir Luciano,
tu as toujours de très beau portraits de papillons. Belles couleurs et superbe netteté.
salutations
Pierre

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