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Polyommatus icarus

Polyommatus icarus
Photo Information
Copyright: Nicolas Moulin (nimou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak DX6490, Raynox DCR250
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-31 7:33
Viewed: 3060
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Camara Kodak DX6490 con Raynox DCR250. Flash Difusor.
Campo de Tarragona - La Mussara
Common blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Family: Lycaenidae

Appearance, behaviour and distribution
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, especially in Ireland and Scotland, are mostly blue but always have the red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings (extending onto the forewings though generally fainter, particularly in the males where they are sometimes missing altogether). There are about a dozen black centered white spots on the hind wings, nine on the forwings. The white fringe on the outer edge of the wings is not crossed with black lines as it is in the Chalkhill and Adonis Blues, an important difference when separating these species, particularly the females. It is Britains (and probably Europe's) commonest and most widespread blue, Found as far north as the Orkneys and on most of the Outer Hebrides. Males are often very obvious as they defend territories against rivals and search out the more reclusive females. A range of grassland habitats are used: meadows, coastal dunes, woodland clearings and also many man made habitats, anywhere where their foodplans are found. It is Widespread in Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-07-31 7:41]

Hello Nicolas,
you show a beautiful frontal view of the small beauty. Depth of field and focus are just right. Excellent natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Excellent details with amazing colours. It is wonderful image with great sharpness.
Best wishes,

Belle netteté pour l'ensemble.
Bonne journée.

Hi Nicolas,

Excellent shot of this Female
Sharpness, POV, DOF and lighting are Perfect
details are SUPERB

TFS Thijs

I love the POV! What a lovely little creature! Great capture!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-31 13:09]

Hola Nicolás,
bonita macro,
detalles nítidos,
me gustaría me quedasen mis trabajos así con tan buen foco, y los detalles de los ppelitos de las alas... estupendo trabajo,

Hola Nicolás,
Una excelente foto la que nos presentas!
Me gusta mucho el punto de vista y la pose captada en la mariposa, que con las alas entreabiertas deja pasar la luz que produce estos brillos en el ala izquierda, mientras que en la derecha podemos ver unos preciosos patrones y colores, así como la textura tan peculiar que tiene.
Excelente el nivel de detalles y el foco en el sujeto, la profundidad de campo fue muy acertada.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-01 1:37]

Bonjour Nicolas,
Très beau ton portrait de Polyommatus icarus. J'aime beaucoup cette belle petite lumière qui tombe sur l'intérieur de ses ailes. Belle pose et bonne netteté aussi.
Bonne journée

Hola Nicolás,
Extraordinaria la definción, textura y detalle, Saludos
José Ramón

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