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Lampides boeticus

Lampides boeticus
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 11:45
Viewed: 1757
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Lampides

Species: L. boeticus

The Peablue, Pea Blue, or Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) is a small butterfly found in Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia that belongs to the Lycaenids or gossamer-winged family. The wingspan is 24–32 mm for males and 24–34 mm for females. The larvae feed on flowers, seeds and pods of many Fabaceae species, including Medicago, Crotalaria, Polygala, Sutherlandia, Dolichos, Cytisus, Spartium and Lathyrus species. It has also been recorded on Crotolaria pallida.In Australia, the larvae are occasionally attended by ants in the genera Froggattella, Iridomyrmex or Campanotus

Lampides boeticus (LINNAEUS, 1767), è un lepidottero appartenente alla famiglia Lycaenidae; è diffuso in Europa, Africa, Asia meridionale e sudorientale ed in Australia.

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Hello Roberto,
An excellent macro with fine colors, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented...MF. TFS & best wishes!


Ciao Luciano.
Bella macro di questo esemplare di Lampides boeticus,grande nitidezza con ottimi dettagli,stupendi i colori,ottima composizione ben curata.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Roberto,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very unusual colors and perfect exposure. Nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. As usual a exceptional image. This butterfly has outstanding brown colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Roberto,a fine composition and very good detail against a most suitable BG.
Regards Les.

Ciao Roberto, deliziosa piccoletta, fantastica nitidezza e bei colori naturali, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-01 13:47]

Ciao Roby,una specie sparita dalle mie parti catturata alla grande,i soliti dettagli eccezzionali e molto bello il verde di sfondo che non si vede spesso con questa tonalita'.Buon weekend!! Luciano

Boa noite Roberto
Very beautiful my Friend.Superb composition,wonderful colours and contrast with the clean BG.Excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Um abraço

蝴蝶美麗 光線很柔和 清楚

Hello Roberto
Wonderful photo of the butterfly, very nice setting and background colours. Excellent detail and light.
regards yiannis

Hello Roberto.
Beautiful underside perch of this beautiful blue butterfly. Details and markings on the wings are fabulous.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-01 22:44]

Ciao Roberto,
Superb macro of boeticus taken with great sharpness, contrasting dark Bg and excellent natural colours. Nice fresh specimen and pleasing composition too.
Thanks and best regards,

the pose the composition are wonderful, great capture!
regards Roberto

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-02 0:05]

Beautiful composition and contrast for this lovely Pea blue..excellent work. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-02 2:29]

Hello Roberto,
Superb macro in splendid light and colours. Fantastic sharpness, details, POV and composition. Perfection all over!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-02 4:38]

Bonjour Roberto,
Il y a beaucoup de bijoux dans tes archives. Une autre image typique, ton style on le reconnait bien maintenant.
Bon dimanche

Another great photo Roberto! Very good compositionm wonderful BG and impressive sharpness! The lighting is fantastic!

hallo Roberto
super good picture
great details good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-02 9:46]

Ciao Roberto,
Nice framing ..
Well composed, nice colours and good details.Excellent work.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-03 4:26]

Hello Roberto
exciting capture in excellent composition. The details are really splendid. The soft green background really make the view so arresting.
Excellent presentation.


Hello Roberto,
An impressive capture,outstanding sharpness of the subject,nice colour scheme and well balanced composition.
Thanks and my regards,

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