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Polyommatus damon

Polyommatus damon
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-03 6:47
Viewed: 2125
Points: 24
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Damon Blue
Sablé du sainfoin

Family: Lycaenidae
Size: ca 30mm
Altitude: 1000-2100m
Flight-time: July-August. One generation
Distribution: Central Europe, North of Spain, Greece, Turkey
Habitat: Shrub covered meadows, ravines and grassy meadows on higher locations
Foodplant: Onobrychis (Sainfoin, Esparsette)

This is a butterfly of the Lyaenidae-family which is not so common and which is only locally frequent, like in the Val d'Hérens. A beautiful appearance with the fine blue coloration of the upper wings. I have seen them mostly in dry and flowery meadows.

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hello my friend and neighbor ANNE,
what a fantastic picture of this Damon Blue. great sharpness and colour. very well composed.
best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-03 7:19]

Hello Anne,
Neighbours today.
Amazing sharp detailed photo of this butterfly in very beautiful colours and a nice matching background. Excellent composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour Anne

Avec le focus réussi sur la partie de la tête,
du corps et du bas des ailes et avec le reste
tout en flou et le POV que tu as choisis,
cela donne un superb effet d'image 3D, TFS


Hallo Anne,
diesen Bläuling hast du perfect auf den Kopf fokussiert und ich frage mich gerade, ob du manuell oder automatisch fokussiert hast. Mir gefallen auch die schönen Farben und der harmonische Hintergrund.
Viele Grüße,

Hi Anne,
really nice photo of this butterfly. Excellent composition. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Anne,
An excellent macro with fine colors, sharpness & intricate details. Well composed & presented with an attractive POV. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!


Hello Anne
Elegant composition and wonderful capture. Great POV, wonderful colours and great details.
Thank You
Have a great weekend!
Kind regards
J. Diogo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-03 9:39]

Salut Anne,une tres jolie surprise,une espece que j'ai jamais vue chez moi,excellents couleurs,les details ne sont pas le top sur les ailes mais ca depende de la position,c'est impossible faire differente.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-03 12:32]

Hallo Anne.
Ein sehr schönes Schmetterlingsfoto, herrliche Farben und eine excellente Schärfe. Ein tolles Sommerfoto.Grüße Siggi

Ciao Anne, lovely little butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, great POV, we can see both faces of wings, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne
Interesting species and beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful soft lighting!

Hello Anne,
A marvelous composition. Wonderful butterfly.....It is a perfect photo taken from a very good POV. Excellent light and dept of field. The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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