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Polyommatus icarus

Polyommatus icarus
Photo Information
Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H10, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-06 1:39
Viewed: 2977
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My struggles with a compact camera:

The Blues are nervous little critters and focusing is the hard part with a compact. But I start getting the hang of it.

ID: Blues are difficult to ID on picture, they form many species, you have to have pictures with the under- and the upper side. Males and females look quite different, and there is variation. I decided this one to be a female Common blue (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae; Polyommatus icarus; Hauhechelbläuling).

Technical stuff: Cybershot DSC H-10, antishake, Zeiss Tessar Zoom with macro lens attached, no flash , no tripod, ISO 100.

I will be absent for a while. See you again at the end of August.

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Hello Dietrich,

Great macro capture of the female Common Blue!
The sharpness and POV are well chosen with nice control on DOF. The colors of the butterfly are well shown and they are so soft and natural. The blurred BG is simply adorable. Great composition overall.

Thanks for sharing!

Paras Bhalla

Bonjour Dietrich
Excellent résultat avecce genre de boitier
bonne netteté, couleurs et arrière plan.
Amicalement Robi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-18 5:17]

Lieber Dieter,
Denke, dass Du jetzt zurück bist mit reicher Ernte :-). Hat mich gefreut, dass Du wärend Deiner Oeterreichreise schnell vorbeigeschaut hast!
Was das Bild betrifft, hast du wohl Recht mit der Bestimmung dieses Falters. Deine Formulierung finde ich so witzig! Das Bild ist mit viel Natürlichkeit präsentiert, der Falter ideal in diagonaler Pose dargestellt.
Auf bald. Herzlich grüsst

Bien captada esta bonita especie Dietrich. Me gusta que quede espacio alrededor, cosa que en ocasiones no hacemos por querer ampliar demasiado. Esta especie me encanta particularmente.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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