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Polyommatus icarus

Polyommatus icarus
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-25 1:47
Viewed: 2020
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Blue Polyommatus icarus is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. Male uppersides are a beautiful iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the edges. They usually have some blue at the base of the wings and quite often are blue and have reddish spots at the end of their wings.There are about a dozen black centered white spots on the hind wings, nine on the forwings.

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Ciao Rimantas, lovely composition with little butterfly and nice ant on beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-27 10:08]

Hi Rimantas.
You have shared an amazing shot. Vivid colours of the flower and blur butterfly are fine as well as the whole subject with so cute creatures. I am also very pleased with details of the butterfly, small bee and all flower petals. Great DOF. Composition is spot on too. Well done.

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