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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-05 7:55
Viewed: 1444
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

So named due to the silvery blue metallic spots on the underside hind wings. The upperside are a rich, deep iridescent blue in the males with a black border and the characteristic Lycid white fringe. On the hindwings there is a row of inconspicuous black spots along the bottom edge. Females are dark brown with orange spots at the edges. On some sites the female has blue colouration but never as extensive as the male and she always possesses the orange spots. The undersides are a typical "Blue" design. The ground colour is silvery grey with blue suffusion at the base of the wings in the male and brown in the female. There are a number of black spots, each outlined in white and a row of orange spots along the outer edge of the hindwings, extending onto the forwings in the female. It is next to these orange spots that the "silver-studs" can be seen. Most easily confused with the Common Blue, it is generally slightly smaller and in the male the blue is a darker shade. The Common Blue also has an additional black spot at the base of the underside forewing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-05 8:20]

Hello Marius,
Awesome macro of this mating butterflies. Splendid colours against a fine blurred background and superb sharpness and details. Excellent composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

Wauwh this is super good
i like this shot Marius

great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Marius,
Excellent macro photography.Details are really splendid.Blurry BG is special here.I like color and sharpness also.Well captured.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

Hello Marius,
Impressive capture,outstanding clarity,excellent sharpness and details,lovely composition.
Thanks and best regards,

amazing capture, great composition, greetings Ori

Hello Marius
Superb photo, perfectly focused, excellent detail, good composition.
Wonderful to see this species and all the fine detail
regards yiannis

Un moment impresionant, surprins.Weekend placut,Cosmin.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-05 11:06]

Hi Marius,
Fantastic photo of this beautiful butterflies.
Excellent detail and focus in very nice colours.
Perfect composition and blurred background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Marius
This is a great shot of these two mating butterflies. Sharp details, beautiful colours. I particularly like the way the butterflies seem to complement each other, with the different wing colours. Excellent composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-07-05 12:27]

Hello Marius
Perfect and my congratulations. Colour of BG very suit to this frame.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Marius, nice scene with lovely maiting couple on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Marius. They look beautiful together with both patterns. I love the colours and the details. I'm surprised you framed it on the right, but I like it. The colours remind me of the 1970's colours. Very cool! TFS Trevor

Hello Marius,
蝴蝶照的很清晰 也很漂亮
兩隻顏色都鮮豔 構圖美麗 謝謝分享

Hello Marius,
Awesome macro of this mating butterflies with fantastic detail.
Splendid colour with great composition make this one beautiful.
best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-07-06 3:49]

Hi Marius.
Thanks for breathtaking picture of an amazing subject. All is brilliant including precise exposure and exactness of colours, ultimate sharpness of the charming butterflies on a so nice stem/ear, blameless composition. Well done and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-06 4:23]

Ciao Marius,
Very nice mating shot. Good timing and a nice pose you captured. I liked the patterns and details on the wings, lighting, POV, background and the composition.
Regards Siggi

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-07-06 23:23]

Perfect capture of a beautiful mating pair!

Enjoy your Sunday, Marius,


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-07-07 9:23]

Buna Marius,
Fantastic composition ..
Very nice presentation of this butterfly couple in good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Marius. Just a professional pic MF! Colours and light are perfect. Excellent details against the blurred BG.


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