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Eumedonia eumedon


Eumedonia eumedon
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-07-02 5:46
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Va be', ho sbagliato tutto, sesso e specie, merito proprio un impreparato:(

Grazie Ivan (Argus)per la doppia correzione e grazie anche Maurizio che ci aveva provato ad avvisarmi della toppa, maschietto di Eumedonia eumedon non di Cupido minimus, novitÓ per me , chiedo scusa per la padella doppia stavolta:), per˛ son contento che Ŕ abbastanza rera e non l'avevo mai vista dalle mie parti, per l'esattezza Ŕ l'87 specie diversa di farfalla che riesco a fotografare, tutte vicino casa mia.

La nota in inglese la ricopio da Marcello, il bravissimo marcellir chhe purtoppo ci ha abbandonato, ma io continuo a sfruttarlo:)

Famiglia LICENIDI

Eumedonia eumedon (Esper,1780)

The Geranium Argus (Plebeius eumedon = Eumedonia eumedon - Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) is an upland species only rarely flying below about 900m apparently.
It is basically all brown on the uppersides but the underside of the hindwing has a characteristic white stripe falling almost exactly between the cell spot and the post-discal row of white-ringed black spots.
The butterfly seems thoroughly preoccupied with sitting on the large geranium flower heads of its larval host plant which makes searching for and identifying the species relatively easy.

It flies May-Juli in a single brood, at low levels in Fennoscandia; in western and sud Europe this species is confined to the higher mountains, at altitudes of 1200m, rising to 2000m.

Widespread in Fennoscandia to 70░N, and in mountainous districts of Central and Sud Europe, from Spain, Pyrenees, Central France and the Alps, to Carpathians, Appennines and Balkans, Greece.
Absent from NW Europe and from the Mediterranean islands except Sicily.
In this island is present Plebeius eumedon nebrodensis.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-02 5:49]

Hi Silvio,
what aharmony and what a continuity. the repetition of the shapes make this shot so different and so special.
Very unique presentation.

regards,
Foozi

Ciao Silvio,
credo che per l'ID tu abbia utilizzato un'altra immagine e probabilmente il lato inferiore delle ali, perchŔ delle lunule nella parte superiore, che descrivi nel testo, non c'Ŕ pi¨ traccia; ottima definizione e splendidi colori luminosi, molto bella anche la composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Silvio, superb image of this butterfly from dorsal side.
TFS and regards,
Deniz

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-02 7:06]

Hi,
Fine colored flower and the butterfly having nectar with opened wings. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Silvio,

A beautiful capture with great natural colors & fine details. Well done & TFS.

Regards

Umar

Hi Silvio
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.
Congratulations!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-02 9:38]

Hello Silvio,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly. Excellent clear colours and very good sharpness and details. Great contrasts and POV.
Regards,
Peter

Il buono silvio di amico. Spero che io non l'ha ignorata! Lei Ŕ una fonte quotidiana di nuove informazioni su tutto il mondo di insetto. Molti di noi siamo venuti piacere da lei sopra gli anni. I also like the flora...a sort of pastel if you will...all in all a nice side lighting image.
Bob

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-02 10:38]

Ciao Silvio, thank you!
Your photo is very nice with naturell colours, good details.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-02 11:23]

Hi Silvio. One more to your fine colection. I like the shadow on the flower. You have taken this with your usual fine detail and sharp focusing.and rich colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

Hello Silvio, wonderful shot of this brown butterfly with wonderful composition.
TFS and greetings,
Bahadır

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-02 12:09]

Hello Silvio,
This time the butterfly in very strong light. Good sharpness and fine composition.
Regards, Pawel

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-02 12:09]

Ciao Silvio,

Excellent capture on this malva! Wonderful composition!!!
Great technic!

Cheers
TFS

brigitte

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-02 12:27]
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Ciao Silvio,
A fine capture of what is definitely neither a female nor a P. Idas. Both the females of idas and argus have orange spots on the border of the hindwings.
The shape of the body with the blunt and not pointed tip suggests a male. As there are only a few species of brown males with a sprinkling of blue scales, I suggest that this is a male Cupido minimus, nicely taken on the Malva flower with good sharpness, colours and lighting.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

insomma il signore delle farfalle
che ha la possibilita di gestire innumerevoli specie di farfalle che mi toppa ancora una volta!
va,be' graziato per stavolta perche'questi licenidi sono insidiosi!!!
ottima cattura e bella anche l'immagine del WS.

coma stanno andando i preparativi per il meeting?pienone??

buona serata sERGIO

Bravisimo Silvio amico!

Guarda come si catturato l'ombra sul fiore, ottimo effetto, buon occhio. Sei veramente un maestro a rendere interessante foto. Grande composizione e colori verticalmente fuori dal comune, bel lavoro, molto approfondita e piacevole.

Grazie Silvio,

Jes˙s

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-02 16:36]

Hi Silvio,

I don't remember seeing this elegant looking butterfly. The pose on the pretty flower enhances its beauty even more. I love the elegant colors, the opened wings, and the white border around the butterfly. The details are superb. A perfect background and composition.

Jane

Ciao and Good Morning amico Silvio,
Great macro capture of this beautiful b-fly which i have not seen before from wonderful dorsal POV showing both two pair of wings with excellent details, great DOF, wonderful sharpness and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day!
Cheers,

Bayram

Namaste,

Good picture with wonderful composition, The colors are good too. The Lighting seems to have been a bit harsh and the flower is slightly Over exposed.

TFS,
Goutham R

Hi Silvio,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Noisette Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
  • [2009-07-03 14:52]

Hello Silvio
ery nice pose of this Geranium Argus, his brown wings makes a beautiful contrast against the pink flower and tha green BG, sharp detailed shot with wonderful colors
Have a good night
Jacqueline

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