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Cyaniris semiargus

Cyaniris semiargus
Photo Information
Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 70-210 Nikkor
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-18 0:57
Viewed: 2407
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mazarine Blue's population is distributed throughout continental Europe, even reaching into the Arctic Circle, Asia, the Middle East,[3] and Morocco.[4] There was a large native population in Britain in the early part of the 19th century, which disappeared before the 20th century,[5][6] though single vagrants have been spotted,[7] and some estimates of British resident extinction are as late as 1906.[8] In 2009, UNESCO was researching a possible British reintroduction of the Mazarine Blue to Britain.[9]
Recently, the Mazarine Blue's numbers have been declining in European range (particularly Scandinavia) and the reason currently remains unclear.
The main plant the butterfly feeds off of is Red Clover and other species of Trifolium. Its habitats are meadows, pastures, grasslands and flowery areas. It seems to prefer places which are not fertilized and not used for fodder production.

Thank You Silvio for the right ID!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-18 2:30]

Hello Jozsef,
A cute butterfly on a beautiful blue flower. I'm not so sure that it is Cupido minimus, experts may tell you if you are right. Good vertical framing, on my screen the flowers appear a little overexposed however.
Kind regards

Szia Joska,
Édes kis boglárka,sajnos a fonákjáról nehéz meghatározni,de ez semmit sem von le a kép értékéből,amely mindennek ellenére kitünően muttatja be a fajt.-Gratula
Kellemes ,napos hétvégét!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-18 6:28]

Beautiful cupid and more beautiful flowers, fine colors. tfs.

hello Jozsef
super goodpicture with great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jozsef,
amazing colours. Great composition. A lot of details. ALso nice background.
Thanks for sharing,

Salut Joska,
O captura foarte interesanta cu detalii si culori excelente. O specie frumoasa si foarte mica. Numai bine!

Ciao Jozsef, great macro of lovely little butterfly on a beautiful flower, I think it's Cyaniris semiargus, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-05-18 20:01]

Hi Jozsef,

Very pleasing vertical of this blue butterfly on blue flower. The green bokeh provides perfect contrast for this fine composition in superb lighting. Well done!



Preciosa toma, compitiendo en belleza la flor y la mariposa!
Saludos Szabo: J. Ignasi.

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