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Common Blue(3)

Common Blue(3)
Photo Information
Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-02
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 'Blues' of the Butterfly World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-02 9:00
Viewed: 4466
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 (the butterfly in the picture is a male). 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.

Male in close wings:
Female in close wings: http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Middle_East/Israel/photo53510.htm

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Beau contraste de couleurs. Le résultat est excellent.
Bonne journée.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-02 10:03]

Hello Oz,
A fine presentation of the male Common Blue with good detail, colour and composition.
TFs and best wishes, Ivan

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-02 10:26]

Your photo gives a fine example of the Common Blue. The green tones in the background help the blue to ccome out well. Good composition and sharpness, too.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-02 10:48]

Hello Oz,
Beautiful capture of the Common Blue with all in focus and sharp details. Nice colour too and I like the composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-03-02 11:01]

Hello Oz !
This is truly a splendid picture ! Wonderful sharp details, natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, and a very beautiful pose of the butterfly. I love the vivid blue color if the insect. very well done !

joli specimen,vous l'avez bien presenté sur ce tapis de verdure.
excellent details et belle couleur.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-02 11:49]

Hello Oz
Vibrant colors in this excellent capture of Icarus with sharp details! I love the nervures in the wings and the shaggy body.
Wonderful composition!
My compliments and TFS.

Hi Oz,
Beautiful and luminous capture of this butterfly!
I like so much the POV and all the details got, the little hairs on the body, and the subtle light blue colour of their wings.
You took really good advantaje of the great light with a very appropiate exposure.
The crossing leafs at the background makes a nice and soft effect.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Common Blue is one of the most pleasant looking butterflies in the world and you have shot it very well, Oz.
Fine perspective, DOF and colours.

hi oz,
nice shot of blue butterfly,
lovely colour tone, sharpness is good, nice contrast with the bg,
pov gives view of both open wings,
tfs & regards

Great focusing work.
Highly educative notes too.
Look forward to see your registers.

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