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Common Blue(2)

Common Blue(2)
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Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-21 4:40
Viewed: 4137
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I wrote in:

This Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is the most abundant and widely disterbuted of all European Blues. It can be found in all the tempered areas in Europe, North Africa and Asia. In Israel it can be found in the Mediterranean region from March to November.
The male is always blue on the upperside and most of the females are brown with orange stains in the side of the wings. The color of some females is a mixture between the male show and the female show. In the back side, the male has orange stains only in the hind wings while the female has orange stains also in the fore wings.
Wing span: 30 - 35 m"m.
Host plants: vetches, clovers, restharrow and other plants from the leguminous family.

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Hi, Oz,

A very nice shot. Perfect focus and DOF, and I like the composition. Very well done.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-06-21 4:56]

Very good picture, Oz. I like the colors, DOF and details very much. Thanks for sharing! Keep them comming.

Hi Oz

The composition is great with perfect exposure, good lighting and clear details. This is a great shot.
Well done! :-)

Great DOF and focus! Lovely butterfly. I think he is looking very soft

TFS Greetz Kristies

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-21 6:01]

Hi Oz,
Beautiful shot with excellent composition and ideal POV. Colours are magnificent and the kighting outstanding. Well blurred BG emphasizes the subject perfectly.
[and for informative note]

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  • manibj (168)
  • [2006-06-21 6:34]

Nice shot, good POV and DOF. good light and details too!
Well done.

Very nice clear picture. Good composition, colours and sharpness. Nice flower and background ;-D


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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-21 9:39]

Hi Oz,
A lovely image of the common blue!
details and colors are superb and BG is beautifull!
keep up and TFS!!

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-06-21 15:03]

great shot with stunning detail and colours,


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-22 3:53]

So beautiful Oz!
Perfect photo of this beautil blue Lycaenidae!
Also very common in Portugal too.
Keep on going and TFS!

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