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Aricia agestis

Aricia agestis
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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: 2013-07-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 5:04
Viewed: 2304
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Brown Argus feeding on Mentha longifolia subsp. cyprica

Aricia agestis is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 21-29 mm in the family Lycaenidae. It is a species with a very wide range, present throughout all of central and southern Europe, North Africa, west and central Asia to Siberia.
In Cyprus it is a relatively rare and local butterfly found mainly on the mountains from March to November.

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Extremely judicious utilization of forced fill flash, Chris. This small butterfly looks extremely beautiful in your macro shot. The magnification is flawless and colours and details a feast for the eye.
Kudos and regards!

Hello Christodoulos,
An outstanding capture with great perfection,remarkable PoV.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-26 6:18]

Hello Christodoulos,
High quality as usual. What a perfect macro! Fantastic in all aspects. Even the flower is splendid.

Hello Christodoulos,
Wow what a splendid species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice species of butterfly with lovely colors. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV. Fantastic colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Chris,

Excellent capture of this Brown Argus with supreme hues and professional sharpness. The mauve florets on the white flower provide subtle contrast to the strong orange-brown range of this insect's coat. Perfect pov, suberb lighting. Bravo!



Hello Christodoulos!
Really a very nice shot with great colors and so beautiful details.Bravo!TFS
Regardes from,

hallo Christodoulos
this is super good
i like the great sharpness the good light and the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-08-26 7:36]

Hi Christodoulo,

What a lovely butterfly - flower combination, bringing out the beauty in both. Outstanding!

Have a pleasant evening,


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-08-26 8:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
good capture butterfly,nice details species,thanks..

Hello Christodoulos,
照的清晰 真是漂亮的蝴蝶
構圖美麗 背景好看

Hi Christodoulos,
beautiful butterfly. A lot of details. Perfect presentation and composition.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent capture.Top class photograph.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-26 11:08]

Hi Christodoulos,
A marvellous capture from close range with excellent
sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Carlo, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos. Great vertical stunning details best colours results. Bravo!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-26 12:14]

Hello Christodoulos.
What a fantastic photo you got here with this beautifull butterfly. The colours are really great, and the DOF too. The background seems to emphasize the object of your shot. Well done.
Regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this butterfly over its flower,
fine lateral POV to show its patterns, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-26 15:12]

Hi Chris,great macro of one of the most common specie of my country too,great details and colors,fantastic exposure till the magnificent tiny flower below.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

ποιότητα σε ένα εντυπωσιακό κοντινό πλάνο!
χειμώνα στη Κερκίνη για σπάνια είδη...

Hi Christodoulos,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Brown Argus butterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-30 3:23]

Uauhhh! Great picture of this beautiful one!! Amaizing sharpnes, light and details. Congratulation and thankyou for sharing it. Saludos.

nice capture, on Mentha sp??
TFS Ferran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-31 12:02]

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive powerful apparition of this tiny butterfly, perfectly shown with this excellent picture. Perfect sharpness and well composed, beautiful grey background too.
As usual well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-31 23:39]

Hi Christodoulos.
Amazing subject, fine butterfly and top quality of execution. Simply brilliant reproduction of every tiniest detail of the butterfly and flowers, blameless composition and stunning BG. My compliments and warm greetings.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-09-11 1:33]

Hello Chrisotoulos !
Outstanding capture ! Someting so great in every aspect ! but what I like more is the clarity, colors contrast, sharpness ...Great work ! TFS Tina

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