- Silvio2006 (102024)
- [2010-12-24 9:43]
Ciao Peter, seems to me Plebius argyrognomon, but is very sdifficult, is very similar to Plebejus idas too, lovely little butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, I like a lot, Merry Christmas to you, my friend, ciao Silvio
- accassidy (2454)
- [2010-12-24 10:42]
Happy Christmas. If I had to bet I'd put my money on idas in view of the very noticeable metallic blue scales on the hindwing margins. I think these would be less obvious in argyrognomon. The image is very sharp and detailed, although perhaps a little dark. Maybe its the time of year. Thanks.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-12-24 10:44]
i also think about the ID that this one is P. idas, very similar to P. argus, because it differs in lacking a hook on the foreleg tibia (here, IMHO i do not see it, but it is useful a magnification). Unlikely P. argyrognomon, in P. argyrognomon the orange band of the forewings is broad
all the way to the apex and it does not curve strongly near the apex.
A very good macro shot, fine detail and splendi natural colours
Merry Christmas to you and your family
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-12-24 23:13]
Beautiful species of butterflies, adding some brightness will be good. Yes, I agree with you about identifying the Lycaenidae butterflies. tfs.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-12-25 4:30]
very lively capture with sharpness so well defined. The hairs on the wings are so exciting. You have composed so well to see the patterns and colours so lively.
A well presented shot.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2010-12-25 4:53]
I wish your Happy New year and Merry Christmas. Not using flash you managed to get crisp sharp images without sunlight always. This is not exception. Blameless POV and composition. I also like natural nice colours of the shot. Kind regards and TFS.
- euroblinkie (64211)
- [2010-12-30 12:30]
super good pose with great sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful
sorry i have no more smile,s