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Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-19 23:55
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Points: 28
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Local names
PL: Zieleńczyk ostrężyniec
UK: Green Hairstreak
SK: Ostrôžkár černicový
CZ: Ostruháček ostružníkový
ES: Cejialba
FR: Thecle de la ronce
DE: Brombeer-Zipfelfalter
SE: Björnbärssnabbvinge
NO: Gronnvinge
FI: Kangasperhonen
DK: Gron Busksommerfugl
NL: Groentje

Small butterfly - like others from family Lycaenidae. Not typical is the colour of back side of the wings: it's grassy green. There are no possibility to confuse this species with any other.
It's not hard to find this butterfly on forest borders, or clearings but I've no luck to this time ;-D
It's my firt time when I've meet this butterfly.
There is only one generation in year - you can find this species only in May and June.

Caterpilar foodplants
Frangula alnus
Vaccinium myrtillus
Vaccinium uliginosum
Cornus sanguinea

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-20 0:31]

Hello Chris,
a well-composed picture with nice point of view and pretty good focus. Sharpness could be a bit better. Beautiful natural colours!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-08-20 1:11]
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Czesc Krzysiek!

Z tego co pamietam, narzekales kiedys, ze nie udalo ci sie zlapac tego motyla nigdy. Gratulacje wiec :-) Bardzo ladne kolory, kontrast z zoltym kwiatem i neutralne tlo. Jak zawsze ciekawa notka.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-20 1:39]

Hola Chris,
bella macro y original pov,
colores excelentes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-20 2:10]

Hello Chris,
I love spotting this beautiful green butterfly in the early summer when it's fresh. But I find it hard to photograph.
You've done very well here: I like its pose on the yellow flowers showing sharp details and fine natural colour. Beuatiful composition too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

hello chris,
fine butterfly shot, nice pov, well composed shot, beautiful colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Czesc Krzysiek
Bardzo ladne eleganckeie zdjecie, fajny zestaw kolorow zielony motyl na zielonym tle i zolty kwiat dodajacy energii. Tlo ladnie rozmyte.
Bardzo mi sie podoba

Don't think I've seen this species on TN before. I don't thjink there are too many green butterflies, its quite attractive. Good capture.
Good sharpness and well composed.


Hola Chris,
Preciosa imagen de esta bella mariposa, bonita composición, buena nitidez con detalles, bellos colores, luz y fondo agradables. Saludos

Hello Chris,

Wow! I've never seen a green butterfly! I assume the green color is just an iridescence visible when the light falls under a certain angle! Very beautiful!
The composition is very good. I like the way you avoided the boring middle by placing the vertical plant slightly to the left. This also allowed for a larger empty space in front of the butterfly. The colors look natural and the darker outline on the butterfly's wings creates the necessary contrast to make the green subject stand out from the green background. The very good exposure preserved excellent details in the subject. Very well done! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

It's really an unusual green color. Good focus and flower. Nice background. Well done.


Hello Chris !
This is a wonderful butterfly ! I love it green metallic color, and his pose is beautiful too, with the head down. Excellent etails, beautiful composition and a wonderful blurred BG which makes the insect stand out nicely. Very well done !

Hello Chris
Cheer cheer: you us offers magific a specimen. your photography is remarkable
Thank you

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-09-29 0:43]

Piękny gatunek motyla. Bardzo ładne kolory, zwłaszcza kolor motyla bardzo mi się podoba. Rewelacyjnie komponuje się na tym żółtym kwiatku.


Hello Chris,
a very beautiful picture of the Green Hairstreak taken from a good POV with fine details and beautiful metallic colours, well composed.
Best regards

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