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Polyommatus icarus

Polyommatus icarus
Photo Information
Copyright: MohammadReza Ehssani (mrehssani) (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 14:12
Viewed: 2612
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It's widespread over much of the Palaearctic. The male has bright blue upper sides and the female is primarily brown, with a highly variable amount of blue.This species is found in a wide variety of habitats, including unimproved grassland such as roadside verges and waste ground, downland, woodland clearings, heathland and even sand dunes.

Flight time: May to October

Resource: NatureSpot website

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-10 14:20]

Hi Mohammad
Perfect macro with great sharpness, dof and bg

Hello Mohammad
Splendid butterfly, one of my favourite
Excellent photo, perfect background very good sharpness

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-03-10 23:17]

good macro of the butterfly with nice clarity. tfs.

Ciao Mohammad, lovely butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-03-11 6:44]

Nice close up, .. colours seem genuine, and light effective. Nevertheless a little regret about partly unaesthetic nebulous detail in the fg, .. but this a strict personal POV. :-))



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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-12 3:29]

Yes this is a beatiful picture of this icarus. The light, composition and presentation are excellent, also the background is perfect. Congratulation.

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