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Lysandra corydon

Lysandra corydon
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-20 7:43
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows the butterfly
- Polyommatus corydon (= Lysandra coridon)
- family: Lycaenidae

Species information
This member of the family Lycaenidae shows a unique light blue wing upperside. Also the wing underside is characteristic. It looks smooth with colour pattern elements appearing slightly blurred.
Polyommatus corydon is widespread in middle and south Europe, from northern Spain eastwards to the Ural Mountains. It is absent in north Europe and large parts of Italy.
Foodplants of the caterpillar: Hippocrepis and Astragalus.
Wingspan about 30 mm.

Bayrische Alpen, Wettersteingebírge, Wettersteinwald. Flower-rich margins of forest paths.

- bright natural light
- ISO 400
- handheld

* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Higgins LG & Hargreaves (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Collins, London.

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hello Peter
this is SHARP!!
great details and beautiful colours with nice light
great shot Peter
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-20 8:17]

Hello Peter,
A fine macro of the male of one of my favourite species of butterfly, coridon, even if it absent from my country.
Though total sharpness was difficult, you have almost achieved it despite the raised wing and the composition with the limestone BG is very appropriate in this wellcomposed portrait of a fine specimen.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hello Peter! Amazing blue butterfly. Superb background. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Excellent light and bright. Good shot. Well done!

Hello Peter!
Very nice capture of this Polyommatus corydon butterfly. I like especially perfect sharpness and natural (but very vivid) colours. Natural composition with insect resting on the ground among stones.
TFS and have a nice evening!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-20 10:08]

Hello Peter,
A superb macro of the Chalkhill Blue showing its beautiful blue colour and markings very sharply. The natural background makes it stand out very nicely too! I'd love to see it in real life again!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Excelente conjunto Peter y de un gran impacto visual por la luz general y los bellos colores tan fielmente captados. El enfoque es casi perfecto y el fondo muy adecuado.
Saludos Peter: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Peter. The best details for this intrigant coloured butterfly. Good DOF. Many thanks for correct id for Pyronia tithonus. Have a nice Christmas week!


ciao Peter!
classica cattura di polyommatus corydon a terra tra le rocce
cromatismo e dettagli delle ali e del corpo davvero reali

complimenti sERGIO

  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-21 1:41]

Hello Peter.

A great shot of this butterfly. The blue colors is beautiful and the sharpness is perfect.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Peter, great macro of beautiful butterfly with wonderful blue colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-21 4:33]
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Lieber Peter,
Ja, diesen Schmetterling kenne ich gut..und gratuliere Dir für diese feine Aufnahme. Einfaches und subtiles Bild mit feiner Farbgebung und, wie immer, bester Bildschärfe.
Ich möchte Dir und Deiner Familie recht "Fröhliche Weihnachten" wünschen. Wir begeben uns morgen ins Chalet, Schnee ist auch schon da:-)
Herzlich grüsst

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-21 13:34]

Excellent macro with great sharpness and very beautiful colors.Fine details and POV.

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