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Lampides boeticus

Lampides boeticus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-29 5:18
Viewed: 2794
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus 1767). Feeding on the flowers of Cistus creticus.
Long-tailed Blue

Lampides boeticus is a small butterfly (wingspan of 22-35 mm) in the family Lycaenidae
It is a butterfly with a very wide range, found in all areas of the world with a temperate climate. It is also a known migrant species.

In Cyprus it is on the wing from March until November in successive, overlapping broods. Also recorded in very small numbers during the winter. It is a very common species, distributed throughout Cyprus. It inhabits a wide variety of habitat and has been recorded in phrygana, garrigue, maquis, forest glades, river valleys, agricultural land and gardens from sea level to the summit of Troodos.
The larval host-plants are various species of the Leguminosae family. The larvae feed on the contents of the young seedpods, often invading various crops such as black-eye beans and broad beans. Also observed in large numbers ovipositing on Medicago sativa.

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great sharpness of the butterfly and the anthers, TFS Ori

...and great image too ;)
George Veltchev

Hi Chris,

Wow what a beauty my friend, very striking image with impact, impeccable and crispy detailed sharpness, love the wonderful patterns on the wings, splendid exposure/white balance control that compliments these beautiful colours, superb camera skills and well done,
Best regards Chris and have a nice day,


Hallo Christodoulos,
to day we are neighbours; a fantastic macro shot of the Long-tailed Blue taken from an excllent point of view showing perfectly the underwing markings, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, a wonderful composition with a lovely pose of the butterfly on a splendid flower
Best regardss

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-29 5:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful photo in perfect sharpness. So beautiful...

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely little butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

great macro. wonderful clarity. thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb close-up on this small butterfly, impressive depth of field, details and sharpness, beautiful composition and point of view, an excellent image,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hi Chris,
very nice butterfly, great colours and composition!
Very good contrast of colors and high level of detail!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-29 6:58]

Fine portrait of this lovely blue, good texture and fine lighting. tfs.

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent close up in razor sharp and perfect contrast. Superb light and colours.


Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive capture of a lovely species.
Amazing details and very good sharpness as usual.
Exceptional focus, very nice POV and perfect light.
Wonderful contrast against the background.

Hi Christodoulos.
Amazing composition. Nice colours. Very good point of view. Suitable background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos,

an suburb macro taken by you with good pov, sharpness, details and bg.
Fine colors.
Well done.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-29 11:06]

Hello Christodoulos!
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! incredible shot with this impressive butterfly ! What great details and excellent sharpness...wow! Amaizng ! TFS
best wishes from,

hello Christodoulos
Great picture !!
super details and very nice light
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beautiful butterfly and how pleasant are the colours and patterns on its wings to admire. Also beautiful flower, wonderful composition and clear BG. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-29 14:46]

This is the top..i know these littles butterflies and i understand how is great your macro.Impossibile to make better,truely a great masterwork.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and many details. Well chosen POV and vivid colours. I do also like the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

great sharpness and composition. great capture.

Hi Christodoulos,

Great photo! Excellent detail and beautiful contrast of the colours.


Hello Christodoulos, another masterpiece in this picture, high quality standards. Another great image. All the best, paul

Nice composition.Excellent point of view. Beautiful colours and good details.Well done
vijeesh babu

fantastic capture Chris, excellent details, lovely colors and very beautiful licenide, congratulations !

ciao, tino

Excellent macro photo!! Amazing details and colors!! Thanks for sharing!!

Beautiful butterfly in excellent condition showing the full tails. Perfect photo. regards yiannis

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-01 6:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb macro of this pretty little butterfly that we don't have in Sweden. Excellent sharp details and beautiful colours against the soft background. The Cistus flower is a perfect perch too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-01 13:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
Awesome macro!!
The detail is exceptional as you can see the soft texture of it's wings easily. Perfect exposure and shown in a pleasing soft light. I think butterflies with small delicate tails like this are very attractive. Superb photo!!

Hi Christodoulos friend!
I have no more words to express admiration for the quality of these photos! ... Excellent technique, beautiful species of Lycaena!

Hi Christodoulos,
Impressive and fantastic!
All perfect.
Thanks for sharing

great close up of boeticus

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro photo of this butterfly over
his flower, shot with fine POV, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


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