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Holly Blue

Holly Blue
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-16 10:53
Viewed: 1901
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) is a butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family and is native to Eurasia and North America.
The Holly Blue is a beautiful butterfly, with pale silver-blue wings spotted with pale ivory dots. In Europe, the first generation feeds mainly on Holly (Ilex aquifolium) but the second generation uses a range of foodplants.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Siggi,
Impressive macro of this beautiful butterfly excellent compozition,great details sharpness against ont of background.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-16 11:41]

Hello Siggi,
Beautiful macro of this butterfly taken from the best possible POV in great sharpness and a wonderful white balance. Good DOF, blurry background and composition.

Czesc Siggi,
doskonala kompozycja kolorow pomiedzy zoltymi kwiatami i niebieskim motylem. Dobry punkt widzenia. Takze swietnie rozmyte tlo.

I love the detail in this shot, and the wonderful contrasting colors with the yellow flowers. Spot-on exposure, great DOF. The only thing I would have perhaps considered is leaving a hair more room at the top above the wings in the cropping. Splendid shot!

Hello Siggi
Excellent photo of the butterfly.
Perfect detail and correct exposure.
Nice background and composition.
regards yiannis

Hello Siggi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Siegfried,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice saturated colors. The exposure and the superb light makes a wonderful photo. This species of butterflies are gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Siegfried. Good contrast and colours. Perfect DOF. Stunning details in the lovely compo.


Soberbio primer plano Siegfried.
El contraste de colores es precioso y el fondo muy acertado: buen trabajo!

Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

hallo Siegfried
super pose of this beauty

with great sharpness and good details
i like the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi,
A terrific macro with fine colors, sharpness & pose. Well composed & presented with a fine POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-17 8:53]

Hi Siggi,magnificent macro of this holly blue,very common but always nice to see,especially when taken whit this impressive quality,a very professional light management,details and colors,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Thank you for this beautiful picture macro. all qualities are obtained
Congratulations my friend

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