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Argiades spawning

Argiades spawning
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-25 16:17
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the picture a Cupido Argiades female while lays her eggs.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Cupido

Species: C. argiades

The Short-Tailed Blue or Tailed Cupid (Cupido argiades) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found from Central Europe to Japan. The butterfly flies from May to September depending on the location. The larvae feed on Fabaceae species, especially Lotus uliginosus.

Cupido argiades è una farfalla della famiglia Lycaenidae. Vive dall'Europa centrale al Giappone. Vola da maggio a settembre secondo la località.Nella foto una femmina intenta a deporre le uova.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-08-25 17:13]

Cattura perfetta e la composizione impeccabile. Congratulazioni; Luciano Gollini, "il padrino delle Farfalle" :)

Il tuo amico

Hernán Bortondello

Lovely composition in addition to superb sharpness and clarity in this image of a Blue, Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-25 17:48]

Hello Luciano,
Not every day you get to witness a butterfly laying it's eggs. Great timing on your part and good use of the camera in capturing this excellent image. This is definitely a keeper!!

Hello Luciano

Great macro of this insect over its flower/plant, fine POV, beautiful light,
superbly focused with great sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 0 N: 434] (8571)
  • [2014-08-25 21:29]

Hello Luciano,
great capture cupid,nice details species,thanks..

Hello Luciano,
Brilliant in all aspects.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this superb butterfly. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing....
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Luciano, gran bella macro di questo licenide raro dalle mie parti, interessante la cattura in ovoposizione, macro di qualita' fantastica come tuo solito, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano-Useful information of this beautiful coloured butterfly Short-Tailed Blue.Nice BG and composition.Details on stick,as well as butterfly are very good.Even tail is well focused and sharpened.Well captured and presented.Regards and thanks for sharing-Srikumar

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-08-26 4:48]

pure elegance with stunning detail, .. beautiful take here Luciano


nuri :)

Hi Luciano!
Beautiful composition featuring this little butterfly in great details and excellent sharpness. Great contrast with a lovely greenish background and very good framing. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Great details with a great writeup :) Super awesome

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-26 6:24]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic macro of this eggs laying Short-tailed Blue in great sharpness, details and splendid contrasting colours. Beautiful background. Excellent POV and composition.

hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture to see very good details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

FANTASTIC details here......

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-08-26 11:38]

Ciao Luciano

Perfect image of this lycaenid in a diagonal align, excellent clarity, splendid sharpness, fine details either two antenae, excellent composition



Hello Luciano,

Hope you are doing fine friend. This is a wonderfully focused photo with fine colours. Yes, you are right brother, the butterfly is laying eggs in this shot.The various shades of green contrast beautifully with the colours of the butterfly, excellent effort, thanks for sharing,take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hi Luciano
What a great shot. Butterfly laying eggs.Sharp and clear.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-27 4:45]

Bonjour Luciano,
Un joli petit papillon que je n'ai pas vu cette année chez nous. Mais il pleut , il pleut..
Parfaite netteté, pose classique, intéressant de l'avoir photographié en train de pondre des oeufs.

It looks like that this is a time of Butterly....looking at your gallery.

Indeed good shot.


Altro incontro sempre gradevole da fare. Dettaglio molto buono bei colori naturali.


Fantastic photo Luciano! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent! Beautiful and interesting butterfly too!

I should post a butterfly soon for you. This reminds me a butterfly from Malaysia with a tail like this and they are amazing :)

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 2 N: 140] (1451)
  • [2014-10-07 22:53]

Hi Luciano
Nice contrast between white and green. Pleasant colors.
Fine details on both the butterfly and the little branch.


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