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Common Blue

Common Blue
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 0:33
Viewed: 2216
Points: 16
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Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
common by name reasonably common in fact found through-out the UK because it`s plant food are members of the pea and bean family mainly the the Vetches and clovers.The male which this is has metalic blue tops to the wing which makes them difficult to get a clean open wing picture , the female comes in 2 forms , normal is brown with orange markings round the edge, there is also a blue winged form which still has the orange spots that the male does not.They over winter as caterpillars which then have a quick extra feed up as it warms up in the spring before pupatae at the base of the food plants. it is possible for there to be several generations in a year with each adult living for about 3 weeks. There are 13 other types of Blues found in the UK some are very rare so not often seen.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-09 1:54]

Hallo Pawel,
U mnie lataly przed miesiacem teraz prawie ze znikly.Bardzo ladne zdjecie tego icarusa one sa jedne z najbardziej ulubionych dla mnie.Jak sie do Ciebie przyzwyczaja to pozuja jak prawdziwe modelki i wcale sie nie boja.Doskonala prezentacja,idealna naturalna kolorystyka i ostrosc.
Pozdrawiam Siggi

a perfectly taken photograph of common blue. great lighting and nice angle.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-09 2:44]

Hi Pawel,
Very nice photo of this small Butterfly, natural colors and fine details, TFS!

Hola Pawel

Bella imagen de esta Polyommatus con esa postura clasica. Contrastes y nitidez perfectas. Buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Czesc Pawel.
Bardzo ladny jest ten niebieski kolor. Podoba mi sie tez kompozycja z fioletowym i zielonym. Bardzo dobre ujecie z odpowiednim tlem.

Ciao Pawel, lovely little butterfly on a beautiful flower, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pawel,
Very nice image with a gorgeous butterfly.
The composition, details and colors are great.
Wonderful capture.

hello Pawel
very nice pose with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

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