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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: 2013-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-200L + ext. tubeKenko 36mm, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-06-16 9:47
Viewed: 2255
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
Male uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown above with a row of red spots along the edges and usually some blue at the base of the wings; the upperside may be mostly blue, especially in Ireland and Scotland, but it always has red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and a more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings and extending onto the forewings, though they are generally fainter there, particularly in the males, where they are sometimes missing altogether. There are about a dozen black-centered white spots on the hindwings, nine on the forewings. These usually include one in the middle of the forewing cell, absent in Chapman's and Escher's Blues.[2] The white fringe on the outer edge of the wings is not crossed with black lines, as it is in the Chalkhill and Adonis Blues.

The Common Blue is Britain's (and probably Europe's) most common and most widespread blue, found as far north as Orkney and on most of the Outer Hebrides. Males are often very obvious as they defend territories against rivals and search out the more reclusive females. A range of grassland habitats are used: meadows, coastal dunes, woodland clearings, and also many man-made habitats, anywhere their food plants are found.

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Czesc Pawel,
Beautiful macro shot with crystal clear details and fantastic DoF. The composition's very powerful and pleasant to the eyes. A real macro masterpiece. Bravo.
Best regards, László / Wladek

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

Ciao Pawel, lovely composition with nice little butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-16 14:49]

Hi Pawel,one of the most common butterfly of Europe always nice to see,a delicate composition whit magnificent details and perfect colors,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hallo Pawel
很漂亮的蝴蝶 照的很清楚
這個角度更是漂亮 構圖美麗
STONE

Beautiful common blue. interesting lighting and contrast. nice framing. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-17 0:23]

Hello Pawel,
Splendid macro in very beautiful colours, a perfect composition and great sharpness. Nice soft background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-17 7:00]

Hi,
Very simple image of this beautiful species...the colors on the blue along with details are excellent. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Pawel,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with this beautiful butterfly. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing.....
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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