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Common Blue

Common Blue
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): European butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-15 16:28
Viewed: 3614
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A male Common Blue Polyommatus icarus, on Cuckoo flower, Cardamine pratensis. This is by far the most frequently encountered Blue - as its vernacular name implies. The caterpillars live on various legumes, and are NOT associated with ants, as Plebejus argus and others are.

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Superbe photo, Philippe. Même si le sujet est courant, la présentation est très belle; les couleurs et la profondeur de champ englobant les deux antennes permettent d'en voir tous les détails. Je vous ai filtré l'image (voir le WS) pour éliminer le grain de l'arrière-plan.

Nice shot Philippe,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Good exposure and DOF.
Thanks for posting

Great shot. It is very nice when the butterfly is parallel to the camera as this allows you to enjoy it all in fine focus. Great colors, and composition.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-16 2:53]

Fragile and colorfull. I like patterns on its wings and details of body. Good composition with this flower.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-16 3:16]

Very lovely picture, Philippe. The butterfly is exquisitely portrayed. Amazing sharpness, soft beautiful light, excellent composition. TFS. : )

Hi Philippe!
This is just wonderful shot! Light, warm, beautiful... amazing!

DOF and POV are great! very nice shot..

Well done, on this delicate and lovely photo, Philippe. In fact there is a calming quality to it as I look over the fine details, and composition. Thank you.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-19 4:01]

Belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour ce superbe papillon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Nice & Well Done !

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-14 14:04]

Wonderful photo of this Lycaenidae!
Also common in Portugal!
Very beautiful colors!
Great details and sharpness!
5* photo!

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