Cupido (=Everes) alcetas
- Arjun (7593)
- [2009-09-17 10:46]
very nice macro
- red45 (31094)
- [2009-09-17 11:10]
Very nice macro of this lesser known Lycaenidae. Good side POV and perfect composition of yellow and silver blue colours. I don't know butterflies of Austria, but it looks quite similiar to Cupido alcetas. Good work!
- anemone (651)
- [2009-09-17 11:50]
Nice macro and fine shapness whit good composition.. your butterfly is very attentive..
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2009-09-17 12:21]
Sorry, Dietrich, can't help you with the identification but, I can say what a fine capture this is! I love the big, bold close-up, showing the fine details of the wings and body. The narrow dof makes an unobtrusive b/g behind the sharp image of the butterfly and flowers.
Hello again, Dietrich.
Sometimes field guides can be deceptive, as there is quite a lot of variation by geography, season and age. This is almost certainly alcetas by use of Occam's Butterfly Field Guide (apologies - field biologist humour ;) and experience. Fortunately, we have a good reference source here on TN as long as we strive to keep identifications as accurate as possible. I would point you to: -
Upperside view from Sergio.
Underside view from Harm.
Harm in particular is outstandingly accurate in his identifications.
Photographically, I cannot criticise this - nice lighting, good depth of field and nice composition - it's all good!
Best wishes, Nigel.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-09-17 14:14]
Excellent image. Very sharp and great light. I can see fine details on his wings. By the way You have an excellent photos in Your gallery my friend. Congratulations!!!
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2009-09-17 16:41]
An excellent macro shot with such beautiful coloration, sharpness & very fine details.
Great POV, pose & BG.
Very nicely done & TFS.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2009-09-17 23:53]
Beautiful butterfly, you capture so sharp. It's a wonderful shot.
- joska (22535)
- [2009-09-18 4:00]
Very good colors in yellow flowers and also on the Butterfly!
- anel (40574)
- [2009-09-18 5:12]
Ich staune wirklich über all die Spezies, die in deinem Garten auftauchen!
Du musst wahrscheinlich ein geheimes Rezept haben..
Sehr schönes und ausgewogenes Bild eines Schmetterlings, den ich noch nie gesehen habe. Beste Bildschärfe und gefällige Präsentation.
- jpdenk (333)
- [2009-09-18 6:24]
A superb image. You've filled the frame with this little beauty and its attractive perch, very sharp with excellent detail. Even though flash was used, the light has a soft quality, perfect for this subject. Did you soften the flash somehow?
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-09-18 6:28]
Ciao Dietrich, wonderful composition with lovely cupido on a beautiful flower, splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-09-18 12:07]
Excellent photo in very beautiful colours. Great sharp details, POV and composition. Very nice contrasting ark BG.
- parasbhalla (3634)
- [2009-09-21 14:14]
Beautiful capture of the adorable Small butterfly with great details!
The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice color contrast, existing within the picture. The picture has superb focusing and the clarity is exceptionally well done.
Very well done composition!
- john1 (3410)
- [2009-09-21 14:37]
Excellent macro of this common blue.
The details and colors are really wonderful. the contrast and depth are good.
Very beautiful composition with the flower.
Have a good day.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-09-29 15:19]
Hi MF Dietrich,
Perfectly composed and focussed macro -as usual:)- a beautiful b-fly from lateral POV with excellent clarity and wonderful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!