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Love is in the air ...

Love is in the air ...
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 1:26
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of Europe's most widespread butterflies it is found from the edge of the Sahara to northern Scotland and northern Scandinavia to Greece. It occupies many habitats and is found from sea level to high mountains (upto 3000m). Not surprisingly there are many variations across this range. The constant feature that greatly helps separate this species from several others is the presence of a black spot in the underside forewing cell. This distinguishes it from the otherwise very similar Chapman's Blue, A. thersites, and the larger brighter Escher's Blue, A. escheri. In northern Greece the Phalakron Blue, P. andronicus but this is so rare and local that it is unlikely to be encountered without specific expeditions to look for it. It is much larger than icarus. Confusion with other species is unlikely.

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great composition of mating blues. thank you for sharing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-18 1:36]

O poza frumoasa surprinsa intr-un moment bun, culorii vii si focus perfect.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-18 1:37]

Slav Marīana,
A wonderful close up of this mating butterfly with excellent sharpness,colors and great BG.TFS.

Hi Mariana,
Great capture of these two butterflies. The colours seem so soft and fluffy against the thorns. Lovely clear patterns on the wings, well done and TFS.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-18 3:43]

O fotografie de nota 10!

Very beautifull pair, sharp details, nice colors and light, well blured BG, excellent work,
TFS and best regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-18 4:26]

hello Mariana,
I like photos with soft light where all the details and colours are perfect visible. Your composition with two butterflies on flower in interesting shape and pattern is very nice.
Regards, Pawel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-18 5:03]

Bonjour Mariana,
Magnifique!! Very lovely picture, well composed and with fine colors. Very well framed too. A pleasure to look at. You have forgetten to say of which butterfly you are speaking, I suppose it is P. icarus.
Most beautiful posting.
kind regards

Hello Mariana,

A great macro with splendid coloration, sharpness & fine details. Lovely patterns/markings, POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.



Ciao Mariana, a couple of lovers you too today:), wonderful macro with fine details, beautiful delicete colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-18 6:14]

Very beautiful mating pair of blues, interesting perch and lovely colors. tfs.

Hello Mariana,
what a wonderful picture of the Common Blue taken from an excellent POV, a very pleasing composition with very good sharpness and very beautiful colours, i like the lovely pose on this umbelliferous flower.
Best regards

hello Mariana
super sharpness composition with very good light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Hi Mariana,

Beautiful macro capture of the lovely pair with great details. The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice use of the shallow DOF. Wonderful colors are shown. The blurry BG is perfect.

thanks and regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-18 10:55]

Hi Mariana. This is so much like a picture Silvio has posted today. You have taken a first class close up of the pair together. Captured with fine detail andnatural colours on the unusual flower head. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

hello Mariana

an excellent paparazzi style photo, with fine POV at their level,
superb focus to all the foreground with great sharpness
and details, beautifully blurred background, TFS


Foarte bun momentul, detalii bune , culori superbe.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-18 12:10]

Hello Mariana,
Fantastic photo of these butterflies on a very interesting flower. The sharp details are ver good. Beautiful composition, POV and OOF BG.

Hi Marianas,

Aesthetically and technically perfect macro of this pretty mating pair on a beautifully structured flower that i wondered its name.
TFS this fiene post MF! Have a nice WE!


hello Mariana!
well composed this capture in mating of
Polyommatus icarus ...excellent
details and natural colors

have a nice w.end sERGIO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-19 4:58]

Hello Mariana,
Great shot of these two in mating. Great focus and sharp details. I love the colours of butterflies and background. A very beautiful composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Mariana

What a beautiful capture of the butterflies, that match so well with the thistle they are perched upon.

Great colours and light - very goodmacro shot.


This picture has everything.."action", both of the species, plant habit, beautiful detail, color, DOF & composition.


Hello Mariana,

A very unique picture and interesting comment. The soft colors and sharpness are really well balanced.


Hello Mariana,
Very beautiful time shot of the couple with excellent sharpness, POV & details. TFS

Hahahahaaaa, that's perfect - without knowing your shot and your headline I choosed the same title for exactly the same couple - we are friends in our minds as I see. I hope you don't mind, I haven't copied you, belief me.
I like your post very much, thanks and greetings my friend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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