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Common Blue

Common Blue
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D + Grip BG-E3, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro, Sandisk Ext III 4gb, 62 mm Skylight Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 2:46
Viewed: 3434
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken on the same day as the Brimstone, this Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) gave me the opportunity to capture it on top of this complimentary plant. Its common in grassy places and widespread in mainland Britain and parts of Ireland. It flies from April to September in successive broods. The male has blue upperwings, females being generally brown.

This has been cropped, levels adjusted, and a high pass filter (2.8) applied.
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Dear William

I don't know why we haven't met yet here on TN. Today, during the lunchbreak at my office, I have visited your gallery and discovered a lot of beautiful pictures. Their quality and diversity is impressive. I have stopped at your last post because it would be difficult to make up a choice. I like the vertical composition in this picture very much, it suits the subject. The butterfly is shown in a pleasant manner with quite good sharpness.

Kind regards


Hi William,
A nice capture of this beautiful common blue over the nice looking flowers. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-11 11:14]

Hello William.
I like the light and pastel like colors, well done. Well composed with good detail, POV, and a very pleasing BG.Best regards Siggi

hello William
very good pose on this beautiful flower with good details and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello William,

this blue one are very good and sharp framed in the picture.
Good pov and bg with fine colours.


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