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Polyommatus dorylas


Polyommatus dorylas
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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: 2007-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 7, Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 9:01
Viewed: 4345
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this member of the family Lycaenidae at the same place as the insect-trio on my last picture. A really wonderful flower and butterfly rich place where I spent several hours and took numerous pictures.

The species shown is
- Polyommatus dorylas (= Polyommatus argester)
- Turquoise Blue
- German: Steinkleebläuling

P. dorylas occurs in Middle ans South Europe, Turkey and Transcaucasia. It is not known whether it occurs in Sicily (? a question for Marcello!).
In mountain regions it can be found up to 2300 m altitude.
Foodplant of the caterpillar: Anthyllis vulneraria.
The larvae live in symbiosis with the ant species Lasius alienus, Myrmica scabrinodis and Formica cinerea.

- 'ultra'-bright sunlight
- ISO 200
- handheld

REFERENCES
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Huemer P. (2004) Die Tagfalter Südtirols. - Folio Verlag, Wien - Bozen.
* Higgins LG & Hargreaves (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Collins, London.

Alex99, fartash, wallhalla15, MMM, Maite, fiyo, Patleboss, phlr, haraprasan, Silvio2006, peter_stoeckl, mariki has marked this note useful
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hello peter,
beautiful capture of the Turquoise Blue butterfly. nice lighting, well exposed shot, the image is sharp with good details, well saturated colours, the wing pattern is displayed with good clarity,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-14 9:11]

Hi Peter.
I like classic POV and composition of this amazing butterfly picture. Combination of fine yellow colour tones of the flowers and light blue-silver colour palette of the butterfly is superb. The quality of the reproduction of the flower petals and texture and smallest details of the butterfly are excellent and impressive as well as the blurriness and quiet tones of the BG. TFS and best wishes.
Alexei.

Hello Peter
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,lighting and POV,Welldone.

Regards
fartashphoto.com

Hallo Peter,
hervorragend scharfes Foto vom Bläuling. Es kann sein, daß ich diesen Kameraden auch abgelichtet hatte. Habe da nur sehr große Probleme die einzelnen Arten zu unterscheiden. Hier würde ich sagen: ein etwas blasses Ikarusmännchen. - Technisch beherrscht Du Deine E1 auf höchstem Niveau. Ein perfektes Foto! Die ganze Geschichte rundest Du wie immer wunderbar mit einer sehr guten Erklärung des Fotos, hier der Falter, ab. Danke Dir und ich freue mich auf mehr tolle Fotos.
Gruß
Heinz

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-14 10:59]

Hi Peter
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image whit good detail.Very nice light and DOF.
TFS Michel

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-14 12:51]

Hello Peter
A great and beautiful picture with excellent details and very good composition. I love both the little P.dorylas and the intense yellow flowers.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Greetings
Maite

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-14 12:59]

Excellent macro,Peter
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-14 13:02]

Hello . very short of time just got home from work so just saying a great picture well done TFS.
Nick..

Hello Peter,
this shot is splendid, with a perfect focus and a great deeph of field, wonderfull colors and excellent background,
great work,
cheer and thanks,
friendly,
Pat

Ciao Peter,
un bellissimo primo piano di questo licenide, che è presente in tutta Italia, ma manca in Sardegna ed in Sicilia.
Complimenti,
Marcello

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-15 0:46]

Hi Peter,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly with very impressive sharpness and lovely colours. Superb lighting and exposure and the yellow flower adds such brightness to the shot. Excellent POV and the DOF is absolutely perfect here in blurring the BG and letting the subjects stand out. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hi Peter,
A beautiful capture of this T.blue. Lovely composition with excellent details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Peter

Great shot of this blue.
Great sharpness and pattern detail.
Well composed and good contrast with teh yellow flower.

Chris

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-15 5:05]

simply perfect and nice the colours of flowers too,thanks master,Luciano

Hi Peter, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors and great details, excellent sharpness, lovely composition with beutifu flowers, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Peter,
ein sehr ergiebiger Sommer im Martelltal, immer wieder neue Arten, die Du uns hier vorstellen kannst. Eine schöne Bereicherung unserer Lycaeniden-Sammlung ist dieser sehr detailreich und duftig ausgeleuchtete P. dorylas.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,
Peter

Hello Peter,

Very nice composition. Beautiful detail of the wings. Superb natural colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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