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Polyommatus semiargus female


Polyommatus semiargus female
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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: 2007-07-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-05 5:32
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here we have again a Lycaenidae butterfly, which I saw on the Moosalp, at ca 2000m altitude. It was sitting on this pretty Helianthemun (Rockrose). I must admit that I have again some problems with the ID. It might look like Aricia eumedon, but there are several others quite similar .
I guess that I have to count on some help again. In advance thanks a lot.

Thanks to Ivan and Hervé for their help.

The butterfly is a female Polyommatus semiargus (Lycaenidae)

and the flower is a Potentilla and not a Helianthemum

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hello anne,
lovely capture of this little butterfly resting on the yellow flower, very good pov as we can see the butterfly with open wings as well as the beautiful flower, good contrast between the yellow flower and the butterfly, liked the composition too,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Bonjour Anne,

Très beau contraste entre le papillon et la fleur, le tout parfaitement cadré avec une excellent profondeur de champs, très réussi
merci
Bonne journée
Jean-Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-05 5:59]

Hello Anne,
Lovely capture of this Blue butterfly in a fine pose on a yellow Rockrose that makes it really stand out. Excellent details - it looks very furry - and fine colours. Very well composed too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-05 6:15]
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Hello Anne,
Fine capture of what I think is a female Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus).
The body shape tells us that this is a female. A female A. eumedon has some orange spots on the hindwing and as there is no other totally brown Lycaenid in your area I would suggest a second generation Mazarine Blue.
The image is sharp and well composed on the Rock Rose that contrasts beautifully with the butterfly.
Well done and TFS!
Ivan

Dear Anne

Striking capture. Warm colours both butterfly and flower. Fine details.
I appreciate your posting. Well done.

Kind regards
Aaltjie

Hi Anne

Very good shot. I like the double presentation - a brown butterfly versus vivid yellow flower (Good composition) sharpness is also great

Best wishes
Krzysztof

Bonjour Anel,
What a colorful picture!
I like so much the contrast made here and the bright yellow of the flower.
Details caught on the butterfly are so clear and sharp.
You made a very good looking vertical composition.
Felicitacions et merci du partager.
Mes amities,
JM

Hello Anne
Excellent shot of this tiny Butterfly,
Perfect details,BG and lighting,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Regards
Fartash

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-05 8:47]

Bonjour Anne
Tres jolie composition.l'image est nette et les couleurs sont tres belle.Le detail est excellent et j'aime l'arrieere plan .
Bravo et a bientot.
Michel

Precioso y fuerte contraste con excelente enfoque al insecto. Buenos formato y encuadre.
Saludos de nuevo.

Hello Anne,
Truelly beautiful indeed with perfect sharpness, vivid colour in butterfly and flower, with very details captured!
well composed and well seen
cheers
Tony

bonjour anne
une tres belle et bonne photo,rien a dire sur les couleurs ni l'exposition.le papillon est net et detaillé.super.
laurent

Bonjour Anne,
Warm colours,great details
cheers

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-09-05 10:51]

Hi Anne

Lovely capture.Like the POV.Gppd composition and details.the colours work really well with the brown of the buuterfly and the yellow opf the flower.Nice sharpness.
TFS
Anita

Bonsoir Anne,
Une bien belle image, toute en contrastes (luminosité, textures, couleurs), avec une composition très bien équilibrée.
Je n'ai aucun avis sur l'identité de la bestiole... par contre, j'ai l'impression que le papillon se régale d'une potentille, davantage que d'un hélianthème (incorrigibles, ces botanistes !!!).
Très bonne soirée,
Hervé

Bonjour Anne, quelle superbe macro, les contrastes entre le papillon et la fleur sont formidables très bon focus et très belle composition, dommage que l'image soit si petite on en aurait mieux profité, un tout grand bravo,
amitiés,
Pat

salut anne
un papillon qui se mélangerai presque aux pétales de la fleur, un cadrage parfait l'ensemble servi par une netteté nickel
gilbert

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-05 12:55]
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Guten Abend Anne,
nach einem arbeitsreichen Tag genieße ich einen Trip durch TN. Da findet man allerlei schöne Falter. So auch diesen semiargus, der gut getroffen and scharf abgebildet ist. Das Bild lebt vom scharfen Farbkontrast zwischen gelber Blüte und dunklem Falter.
Schöne Grüße, Peter
Gibt es bei euch schon Schnee?

Excellent image. Sharp and colorful and well composed. Well done.

TFS!
Reid

Hola Anne,
Preciosa composición, bonitos colores bien contrastados con el fondo, gran nitidez y detalle, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Anne,
Splendid shot!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and contrast.
Register rich in details.
Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations!
José Roberto

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-06 0:33]

Hi Anne.
Colourfulness of your wonderful shot is amazing as well as the diagonal composition and superb reproduction of all details of the pictured subject. Great sharpness and details of the picture, excellently selected DOF, impressive upper POV. Fantastic lights and colour palette. Bravo. Perfect job and my best regards.
Alexei.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-06 1:51]

Hola Anne,
preciosa captura,
bella macro y colores,
buen pov,
saludos
pt

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-06 2:07]

Hi Anne,
Today is the day for Lycaenidaes I suppose, a lot of them got posted today by many TNers. This is absolutely a fantastic shot with vivid colours and sharp details. The lighting and exposure is superb with a classical pose captured. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Excellent composition indeed in perfect sharpness, great POV.
Best wishes,
Achim

Bonsoir Anne,
ce mélange de couleurs est vraiment à mon gout.
je vois que ta collection de papillons est bien complète aussi
Merci
Amicalement
Laurent

Ah! Comme c'est beau la compositoin où le papillon semble prolonger la fleur est extraordinaire.
Bravo
Marie

hello anne
oh quelle super macro, et bons détails, les couleurs sont superbes et tu as réussi la mise au mpoint sur les 2 sujets en même temps , bravo et merci
edith

Hello Anne,

You have here a very good composition! I love the way you arranged the subjects around the center! The butterfly and the flower are facing each other keeping the eyes of the viewer inside the picture.
I like the contrast between the butterfly and the yellow Potentilla flower. This helps emphasizing both of them! The small aperture allowed you to record a deep DOF. The details are sharp and well exposed. Great job! TFS!

With friendly Regards,
Eddie

Hi Anne, lovely composition with beautiful butterfly and splendid flower, excellent sharpness and great details, good colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-09-09 12:42]

Salut Anne
Alors là c'est très fort ! très belle composition, excellente gestion des couleurs, contraste et très bonne netteté. j'aime beaucoup
Amicalement Robi

Hi Anne,
Beautiful colors and outstanding composition and POV. Very well captured. Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,
Jim

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-10 1:29]

Hi Anne,
whata beautiful and well composed shot, the focus and DOF are spot on with perfect exposure. That yellow is so vivid.
tfs
Paul

The beauty of this composition is irrestible, so I am going for it at the moment, Anne.
You have been really fortunate to find this great combination of colours and capture it so well.
The image of the butterfly is sharp and clear, but its appeal is enhanced manifold in combination with the yellow flower.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece and best regards.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-09-11 14:28]

nice repeat motif here between the flower and the butterfly...shapes are good and clear
colours compliment and sharpness reigns..
god bless
geof

Bonjour Anne.
Ta photo est vraiment belle avec une belle netteté et des ton superbes.Amitiés.
Antonio.

Guten Abend Anne,
einladend schönes, herlich beleuchtetes, schlicht komponiertes Bild mit ideal gesättigten Farben, die besonders in den dunklen Schattierungen der Falterflügel zur Geltung kommen. Weibchen des Semiargus-Bläulings in idealer Pose festgehalten.
Mit Dank und schönen Grüßen,
Peter

Hello Anne,
It is a fine colour contrast!
Easy to understand why the butterfly was attracted to this shining flower...
I like the framing, subjet(s) are captured with sharp fine details!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Bonjour,
Une jolie juxtaposition bien contrastée.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-04-21 3:28]

Brilliant colours Anne - that yellow flower is so vibrant. And the fluffy butterfly looks so happy to be on it,
Well captured
Janice

Hello Anne,
Beautifully composed photo with wonderful color contrast - although it's very pity You posted it in such small size. Very interesting specie, never seen something like this - but You know I'm not so good in butterflies than in fungi. Everything's superb on this pic except for its size and some little background noise. Without the latter and with correction of the first it may be a fabolous image.
Tfs, best regards from Hungary, László

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