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Lampides boeticus

Lampides boeticus
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Copyright: Charalambos Christodoulou (floracy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-23 14:50
Viewed: 4240
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lampides boeticus Long-tailed blue (LYCAENIDAE)
A common butterfly widely distributed in the temperate region. In Cyprus it is one of the commonest species distributed throughout the island, inhibiting a wide range of habitats ranging from phrygana to forests, river valleys and agricultural areas, from sea level to 1950 m; it is on the wing from March to November, in successive broods, even during winter time.
The larval host-plants are various species of Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family; the larvae feed on the young seedpods, often causing damage to crops beans and other legumes.
Here resting on Rosmarinus officinalis
(Source: Makris C. 2003. Butterflies of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia.)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-23 15:12]

This pic no need comments but just a big standing ovation,impressive under all therms of valutation! My greats compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Pambos

Great combination sof this butterfly and rosemary. Good sharpness and composition.


Lovely detail! Beautiful.


Perfection! Yiannis

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2010-12-24 2:08]

Hi Charalambos
Nice composition, very sharp and detailed, the butterfly looks really good.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-24 2:16]

Hello Charalambos,
What a beauty! Both butterfly and flower make a perfect couple. This picture is literally shining!
Excellent presentation, beautiful color-combination too.
Kind regards

Πάμπο τα καταφέρνεις με τις πεταλούδες το ίδιο καλά όπως και με τα φυτά.
Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία με ωραία σύνθεση εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια και φανταστικά χρώματα
Με τις ευχές μου για Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένο Καινούργιο Χρόνο.

ciao Pambos!
beautiful play of light on the wings of Lampides boeticus
excellent detail and definition
happy Christmas with your family

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-24 5:40]

Very beautiful species and fine composition and lighting. tfs.

Ciao Charalambos, fantastic macro of lovely little butterfly on a beautiful flower, wonderful colors, nice blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Charalambos
this is a super good pose with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Pambos,
about the ID i think that this one is Leptotes pirithous; a superb macro shot, outstanding details and marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Hi Charalambos,
very nice colours and sharpness. Beautiful composition. Great photo at all.
Thanks for sharing and interesting note.

Hi Charalambos,
Very nice photo in beautiful light. Taken from an excellent POV in a good composition. Fantastic sharpness, details and blur bg.TFS

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-12-25 12:19]

Hello Charalambos

Merry Christmas
Wonderful shot with good colors and details, the composition is amazing.
Well done

Geia sou Pambo,
Very nice composition and impressive colours of this pretty lycanid. I like the golden patches of his wings. TFS. Xairetw,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-25 20:44]

Hola Charalambos.
Great super macro. Very sharp and excellent light. Fine details on wings. Love the pose and the colors of the flower to.
TFS and have a Merry Christmas and WE.

so now u r a zoologist ? :) great pic, Ori

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-26 22:45]

Hi Charalambos.
Thanks for visiting and nice comments as well as for chance to meet your nice gallery. I like your close-up so much, it's clear and clean colours, excellent sharpness of the charming butterfly and so beautiful flower. Lights are also impressive and composition of the shot is spot on too. Well done and kind regards. Have a Happy New Year.

Hello Pambos.
Good looking butterfly shot you have here. The perch and the plane of focus are well executed with vivid markings on the wings.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-27 7:37]

Hello Charalambos,
Superb close up picture of this wonderful butterfly. Perfectly executed, well composed, well focused. Sharp, clear, and very neat. Excellent shot.Best regards Siggi

Hello Pambos,

an nice picture from these flower and butterfly with good of sharpness and pov.
exellent blurred bg.
Fine colors.


Ciao Charalambos. DOF and sharp are impressive! Best compliments.


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-12-30 10:50]

Top quality picture of this beautiful lycaenidae.
Sharpness and light management are spot on.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-31 1:58]

Hello Pambos,
what a beautiful capture in excellent sharpness and details. The downwards pose is so exciting and the purple flower makes this shot a wonderful one.
Nice smooth background and good balanced of lighting.
Well done!


Hello Charalambous,
Magnificent!!! Period...full stop. TFS

hello Pambos

a great macro photo of this butterfly, with fine POV,
beautiful light, great focus sharpness and details,



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