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Celastrina argiolus

Celastrina argiolus
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 4:23
Viewed: 2434
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The butterfly I'm posting today is called "the Holly Blue". I captured it when it was perching on a fern at a slope on the Baiyun Hill.
According to the Wikipedia, the Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) is a butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family and is native to Eurasia and North America.

The Holly Blue is a beautiful butterfly, with pale silver-blue wings spotted with pale ivory dots.

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Hello John
Very well captured and composed image.
good colour and sharpness.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-26 7:32]

Hello John,
Nice photo in difficult light conditions and sharpness. But you managed it well. Beautiful matching colours and composition.

Hello John,
The colours in this image are very pleasing and the patterns and composition strongly contribute to this beautiful result. Well seen and well captured. Truly a pleasure to view.

hallo John
very nice shot with good details and lovely soft colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-26 8:34]

Hello John,
nice butterfly lycanidae,c.argiolus???,thanks..,

Hello Mr.John,
Sorry, late comment tonight.I was very busy with students exam paper.Thank you very much for your comment to about the butterfly.I will see it later.
Nice species.Well captured,although you were not fortunate to get good angle and light.But you have done your best in such different situation.I like its colour and green surroundings.
Thanks again for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-26 11:17]

Hi John,i think that this isn't a Celastrina Argioulus,but i don't know the name of this small lycaena,the details are not the best,too soft on the wings,you could be better.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao John, great macro of lovely small butterfly, I never see before and don't ricognize specie, but it isbn't the Holly Blue, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
有另一種美的詮釋 很朦朧 也很抽象 黑白有距離
樹葉也很漂亮 尤其是它的排列很整齊
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-27 1:38]

Hello John,
This species lives also in our countries, however it looks a little bit different.
Interesting the composition with the butterfly posed on the fern which gives a graphical aspect to the shot. Nice all in green shot.
Thanks a lot

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