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Polyommatus icarus

Polyommatus icarus
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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: 2009-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-30 1:50
Viewed: 3206
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my backyard:

The female Common blue (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae; Polyommatus icarus Rott. 1775; Hauhechel-Bläuling; Azuré commun) has a wing span of 28 mm. It reproduces in my backyard thanks to wild growing Fabaceae (here: Lotus corniculatus).

The species occurs in all of Europe, Canary islands, Northern Africa and Asia right down to the Pacific.

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Hi Dietrich MF,

Amazingly beautiful close up taken from unusual but great POV.
Simply perfect! İ lov the wing position you caught here so much.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-30 2:03]

Hi Dietrich,
Excellent macro photo of this Butterfly and Flower, great colors and fine details, TFS!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-30 3:02]

Beautiful image with fine viewpoint showing the wings interestingly. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-30 4:25]

Lieber Dieter,
Ein nicht seltener Schmetterling, aber sehr gut fotografiert, seine beiden Flügelseiten ideal präsentierend. Dazu kommt, dass es ein Weibchen ist, die werden weniger fotografiert. Einfaches und schönes Naturdokument.
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Dietrich
very interestig image of butterfly, sharpness, POV, and light perfect. A beautiful picture. Regards, Paolo

A lovely shot of this butterfly with its wings spread!
I love the timing with this one!
The shot is so sharp,it could cut!
Love it, bro!

Ciao Dietrich, beautiful female of P. icarus, good DOF, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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