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Little Beauty


Little Beauty
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-18 9:08
Viewed: 3178
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows the small butterfly
- Plebeius optilete (=Vacciniina optilete)
- family: Lycaenidae
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English: Cranberry Blue
German: Moor-Heidelbeer-Bläuling

Species information
P. optilete occurs in the Alps and north-east Europe. Additionally it is also found in Japan and North America (Northwest Canada and Alaska).
Foodplants of the caterpillars are Vaccinium species, Erica tetralix and Oxycoccus palustris.

Location
A steep open slope with lower vegaetation and bushes at about 2100 m, Wannihorn (Wallis, Schweiz).

References
* Pro Natura – Schweizerischer Bund für Naturschutz (1997) Schmetterlinge und ihre Lebensräume. Arten – Gefährdung –Schutz. – Fotorotar AG, Egg.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Scott J.A. (1986) The Butterflies of North America. - Stanford University Press, Stanford.
* Kawazoe A. & Wakabayashi M. (1982) Colored Illustrations of the Butterflies of Japan. - Hoikusha Publishing, Osaka.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-08-18 9:39]

Hello Peter,
This small species look here very well. Although colours are dark but wings are in good light and beautiful pattern is perfectly visible.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Peter, my today neighbour, beautiful macro with lovely little butterfly, I never see before, thanks, fine details, wonderful blurry BG and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,

Amazing macro capture of this l'il pretty fellow.
I liked your POV and the light effect and DOF here.
The exposure, focus, clarity and compoosition ara all flawless!
TFS this new species (at least for me!) and have a nice evening!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-18 12:42]

Hallo Peter,
A really fantastic photo in very clear, gorgeous colours. The butterfly is splendid in this light. Great sharpness, details, POV, OOF BG and composition.
Regards,
Peter

WAUWH Peter ,this is very good
i like this picture with the great sharpnessgood light and beautiful colours
super shot
greeting lou

Hello Peter,
Very pretty mountain species, with nice markings including metallic blue. Sharpness is impressive. Well done! Cheers,
Catherine

Hello Peter,
fantastic sharpness and details, beautiful light fot this butterfly. Compliments, Paolo

Hello Peter,
Very nice image of this little beauty, its quite sharp ,complementary background, well done.
Anil Purohit

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful Cranberry Blue butterfly. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-19 4:41]

Lieber Peter,
Freude diesen kleinen Bläuling zu sehen! Ist ein eher seltener Gast auf TN. Klassische und feine Darstellung! Ich konnte dieses Bild gut mit meinen Aufnahmen der gleichen Spezies (Moosalp) vergleichen und somit die ID bestätigen.
Herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüsse
Anne

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-19 6:05]

Hi,
Beautiful species this blue is, well captured. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
  • [2010-08-19 12:21]

Hallo Peter,

Du eilst zu neuen Höhepunkten. Die Art habe ich noch nie gesehen. Der Bläuling ist eine grosse Schönheit, kein Zweifel. Aber "wo Bartli de Moscht holt", das ist das raffinierte Licht. Meisterlich!
Herzlich grüsst Dich
Dieter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65293)
  • [2010-08-20 2:15]

Hi Peter,beautiful macro whit the best quality,i like a lot this dark light for the best blue effect,great sharpness and composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Peter, gibt uns Ihr Bild viele Details über dieses kleine Schmetterling, dass ich je getroffen habe.
Dies ist ein Schuss verdient eine Enzyklopädie ...
Vielen Dank und herzlichen Glückwunsch,
Freundschaft.
Laurent

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