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Celastrina argiolus

Celastrina argiolus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 11:37
Viewed: 1163
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
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.
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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Hello Luciano-Useful and precise NOTE of this Beautiful Butterfly.Well captured and nicely processed.Excellent details and good sharpness.The colour is very nice but to me dangerous and I never handled this colour well......most of the time get Overexposed....!But you have done well.Thanks for sharing.Regards-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-10 12:20]

Hello Luciano,
Gorgeous macro in beautiful colours and white balance. Exceptional sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful bright colours.

hallo Luciano
very nice picture of this beauty
good sharpness and beautiful colours also the flowers
thanks gr lou

Bonsoir Luciano,
superbe couleurs et une belle composition. J'aime surtout le rose et violet délicats
bonne semaine

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-08-10 13:44]

Hi Luciano,
that's a marvel, .. stunning DOF management as usual and superb colour palette drawing up the quality of this superb take, .. effective expo and framing too; .. well done mate


nuri :)

Hi Luciano,

Splendid capture of the holy blue, great job my friend.
Perfect details and sharpness, the sharpness is amazing.
TFS, very good note too.
My best regards.

Another beautiful photo Luciano! Good composition and very good sharpness! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Ciao Luvciano, delicatissima, hai reso molto bene l,azxurrino della piccoletta che tanto spesso in foto diventa bianco, poi fa vedere anche uno spicchietto dell'interno delle ali ed anche il posatoio e' molto bello, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano!
A fine shot of this white butterfly sitting on an attractive bunch of pink flowers. Antennae are down which is showing it is fully busy in feeding on these little flowers. I see few problems in your shot, white seems a wee bit overexposed but it is not at all distracting, shot is a bit noisier and left side of wing has few curls at the edges indicating inappropriate cloning. Hope you wont mind me sharing my observations,
Best Regards,

Hello Luciano,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶
光線很特別強烈 很前衛的照法 也看到你多元化對光線的詮釋
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Beautiful shot!Bravo.Good control over white wing.Sorry no reward!My critiqe option closed.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-11 6:37]

Hi Luciano.
Stunning reproduction of the butterfly wings texture. Ultimate details and precise exposure. I also am impressed with beautifulness of the small flowers. Impressive cold colours and fine natural BG. Excellent job. Warm regards and best wishes.\

Hello Luciano,
A very nice specimen....As I see you post a splendid specie with perfect focus and details as you usually do. Excellent contrast and fantastic sharpness. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Luciano
I really like this image as both the subjects, the butterfly and the flower is beautiful and well captured. Details of the paws, the big eye and the zebra striped antennas is really seen with great clarity. I do however find noise in the background that is somewhat distracting, but it cannot take away the fact that you captured a beautiful butterfly. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-12 4:49]

Bonjour Luciano,
Un papillon assez commun, mais une photo intéressante car elle nuos montre les ailes inférieures de C. argiolus tout en laissant deviner la couleur de ses ailes supérieures. Belle netteté comme d'habitude.
Bonne journée

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise d evue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Celastrina argiolus. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-13 18:46]

Hola Luciano, hermosa foto, me gusta el contraste del blanco con el fondo verde y bella composición...saludos.

Eccellente. Dettaglio e colori davvero ottimi. Forse un po' di rumore.


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