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Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-200L + ext. tubeKenko 36mm, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-19 10:29
Viewed: 2099
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae, widespread over much of the Palaearctic. Recently, Polyommatus icarus was discovered in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada by Ara Sarafian, an amateur entomologist who observed the butterfly from 2005 to 2008. He contacted the Canadian National Collection of Insects in Ottawa where the butterfly was identified as P. icarus, a new alien butterfly to Canada and to North America. The butterfly seems to be well established and is extending its range from year to year.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-19 10:36]

Hi Pawel,beutiful wings position for one of the most common butterflies of Europe,excellent capture whit bright details,colors and excellent exposure,very original pose too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hello pawel
super good sharpness and nice details of this beauty
the composition and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Czesc Pawel,
bardzo ladne zdjecie. Super kompozycja. Lubie te kolory.

Hello Pawel
Love the softness of the colours on this pic.Perfect composition and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-19 13:59]

Hello Pawel,
A fantastic macro in splendid light, colours and great sharpness and details. Very beautiful composition and background.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-12-19 14:22]

Merhaba Pawel,
çok güzel bir yakın çekim; kompozisyon,renkler ve netlik çok başarılı.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

Hi Pawel,

You're capruring well this butterfly by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the butterfly which has stopped at the posture perpendicular to the petal of a purple flower. It's impressive as for the spot pattern of black and an orange, to brown feather. Thw whole is harmonized beautifully by a good soft/bright tone.

Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-20 5:00]

Lovely natural colors..beautiful Blue on cute flowers...excellent background. tfs.

THIS is AMAZiNG..color, POV, when one speaks "Butterfly" THIS image comes to mind. What a beauty, perfect Fstop making the background BOCA PERFECT!

Ciao Pawel.
Stupenda macro con dei colori meravigliosi,ottima nitidezza come la splendida composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hallo Pawel
There are a lot of things that I fancy in this image, and would you believe me if I say that your blurred background attracted my attention the most. It is really beautiful and very eye-catching. Further to that I like the lovely pink flowers that is seen with great clarity. The fine details of the zebra-striped antennas and paws of the butterfly is super sharp and beautifully seen. I also like the powder blue colour on the outer wings. Thanks for sharing a super macro. Best regards.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-06-26 14:05]

Hi Pawel,
excellent capture taken from interesting POV,
well composed, I like the details and colors of the butterfly !
Best regards !

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