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Maculinea arion

Maculinea arion
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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: 2013-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-21 4:33
Viewed: 1817
Points: 38
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Large Blue
Azuré du serpolet

Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Phengaris
Wingspan: 33-42mm
Habitat: Dry meadows, heath, hill sides
Distribution: Temperate zones from Western Europe to East Asia

Uncommon throughout its range this butterfly became extinct in the United Kingdom in 1979, but has since been reintroduced by conservationists. Conservation efforts have, until recently, been hindered by very limited knowledge of the butterfly's complicated life cycle.(Wikipedia)

I already have shown this species, but only showing its underwings. Here the very blue side of this beautiful species.

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Dear Anne,
A glorious view, like a veil with this "sprinkling " of silver dust. The details are amazing. The fine hair on the body, and the fringe on the edge of the wings...

Your focus and control of depth field are impeccable, the luminous colours irresistible .

Thank you for sharing
Warm greetings

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-21 6:11]

Salut Anne,une espece tres rare et tipique des montagnes,montree' pas souvent sur TN.Et aussi tra difficile a capturer avec les ailes ouvertes! Excellent travail et couleurs magnifiques.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

How fortunate to find a Blue with its wings open, Anne!
And you have done a splendid job of capturing it that way.
The frontal POV offers a clear view of the details and colours on its wings.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Hello Anne,
Captured with fine details and lovely natural colours saturation.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-21 7:35]

Liebe Anne.
Schöner Schmetterling schön präsentiert mit großem Vielfalt an Farben und Licht,
Hervorragende Sicht und Details,sehr scharf und klar. Kompliment! Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-21 7:36]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic macro of this Large Blue with open wings. Great sharpness, details, DOF and splendid natural colours.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-08-21 7:43]

Hello Anne,
very good capture butterfly,nice details species,thanks..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-21 7:52]

Hi Anne.
You have pictured common for us species at a very attractive upper POV, impressive wingspread and many nice details of the insect. I like precise DOF and wonderful right blurred BG which demonstrates luxurious surroundings. TFS and best regards.

hallo Anne
super good sharpness and great details of this beauty
very nice pose to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Anne,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of butterfly. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. I like very much the colors of this nice specie. A splendid contrast against the background. Pin sharp photo.....I never meet this gorgeous butterfly in my area.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Anne
Beautiful opening Large Blue.
Good colour and clarity.
nice PoV also.
best wishes,

Hallo Anne
It's really amazing photo. Colours and pose... just superb. Blue butterflies are the most beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-21 11:01]

Hi Anne,
Amazing colors and excellent pearl on the wings.
Nice composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Anne. TFS the small beauty! Very good details fantastic colours.


Hi Anne,
Blues with wings open is always a challenge to shoot, but you have done a wonderful job here.
Best wishes from India,
Goutham Ramesh

Dear Anne,
照的清晰 真是漂亮的蝴蝶
翅膀的色彩很美 照的栩栩如生 光線柔合美麗
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with good composition, fantastic lighting and good sharpness. Interesting butterfly too!

Hello Anne,
Beautiful picture.Like its pose with details.Colour is really attractive and natural.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Liebe Anne,
wunderbares Porträit des seltenen Ameisenbläulings,
sehr schön die Pose der geöffneten Flügel aus ideal gewähltem Blickwinkel. Feine Details, subtile Farben - eine Freude zu betrachten. Muss ein schönes Erlebnis gewesen sein, diesen besonderen Falter zu erwischen.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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