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blue lady

blue lady
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, sigma 70 300 apo macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-12 1:33
Viewed: 4271
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus icarus.

It’s a small butterfly with gleaming blue upper part, narrow black line near the edges and white tassel. The lower part is grey brown with black, wit rim spot and a range orange spots along the edges of the behind wings. Females are of above brown, with some blue and orange spots. The span of the wings is about 25 mm. In the Netherlands they live everywhere in the country. You must seek them, but if you do, you will find them. In one year comes 1 till 3 new generations out of the eggs.

The butterflies and the caterpillars suck nectar. They get it from flowers from difference sorts of spice. Some of the caterpillars try to over live the winter, and comes in spring out of the cocoons. The further development goes afterwards very fast, of generation on generation. There very many blue ones exist and it is often a laborious work, distinguish them of each other. A lake or less clear blue colour to the upper part, and small spots around the eyes, is to base is all types own. The caterpillars of some types become by fiddle visited, because the sweet juice which they break away.

It's a while ago that I have post a photo here, but that's because I am to busy on trekearth. so you must excuse me. I hope you like this macro.
gr. jaap

Ena, Royaldevon, phlr, Juyona, mariki, uleko, JoseMiguel, wuta, nirmalroberts, marhowie, Alex99, vanderschelden, red45, Pentaxfriend, jhm, dkaved, ellis49 has marked this note useful
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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-12 1:37]

Hi Jaap,
Very nice shot!
Beautiful composition and framing!
Nice colors.
Good POV!

Hello Jaap,

The quality of this shot is just stunning!
Excellent sharp focus and the details of colour and texture are also excellent!
Great pov and composition!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your comments on 'Feeding-in-the-rain'.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-12 2:17]

Hola Jaap,
preciosa macro,
excelente foco y color,
detalles excelentes,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-12 2:29]

Wonderful capture Jaap!
I haven't seen you around here for ages!
I'm glad you were able to post today :)
Fantastic colours and lighting.
Exceptional parallel POV giving us a crystal clear view of this pretty butterfly.
Razor-sharp with great clarity.
Superb DOF as well.
Well done,

Hello Jaap,

Very nice composition. Good POV and sharpness. Very beautiful colours.
Well done,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-12 2:51]

Hello Jaap,
Lovely to see a blue butterfly again and a very fine capture of this Common Blue sharply in focus. Excellent details and colours and I like the soft background. Very well composed too.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-12 3:18]

Hello Jaap,
a perfect picture of the icarus female in every respect.
So, further words are not necessary, perhaps except one: superb!
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Jaap,
This is a very clear capture of this blue lady.
I like the POV and proper focus on the insect, that let us have a great view of its proboscis and antennas.
You've made an excellent composition with the yellow flowers and the insect's wings direction.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-01-12 5:35]

Hoi Jaap , Schitterende compositie ,prachtige kleuren licht details pov en dof en mooie framing , groeten Teunie .

A fine image of your blue lady Jaap.
Excellent color, expoure, and details.
A very pleasing composition, I like it very much :)
Nice to see a post from you again,

Hello Jaap,
Sharp details. Nice composition. Nicely blurred BG. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-12 8:34]

Hi, dear Jaap.
Thank you for new picture so much. I am very busy too to trek on other sites. Perfectly composed colourful picture of the wonderful scene. I like your the best POV and framing. Flowers and butterfly are reproduced excellently. DOF, details and sharpness are great. Smooth and richly coloured BG is fine too. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Jaap,
Oh, this is nice to see a new post from you and what a beautiful one! As always this is a high quality capture with superb composition, colors, details and background. You were very close! Thanks,

Hi Japp,
I like it very much. Thanks.

Hello Jaap,
Nice to see you here with your hallmark square format and beautiful compositions. Splendid macro shot, crisp focus, beautiful colours. Very nice!
I shall take some time to explore your gallery here.
Have a nice Sunday!

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2008-01-12 16:46]

Hi Jaap, very good sharp macro photo, very good composition, Juan

even for macros you use square format ;)
very fine quality, sharpness, natural colours
you did it very well

Hallo Jaap,
Heeeeeel lang geleden!:-)
Mooie plaat. Kleurrijk en de compositie mag er zijn;-).
Goed gedaan!
De groeten...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-01-13 2:44]

Hello Jaap!

Nice to see new photo from you! Perfect photo to remaind warmer and sunner days! Great details, sharpness, colours and POV. BG is nicely blurred and note as always very interesting.

Bonjour Jaap,
Mon fils (5 ans) me demande d'écrire " quelle photo ravissante" ! C'est donc fait. Voilà une composition parfaite, avec une netteté d'ensemble extraordinaire. Bravo !

Hello Jaap,
A fine composition with a great 3-D effect!
Attractive details in the insect, sharp fine pattern of colours...
A very fine macro work, a pleasure for my eyes!
Pablo -

Hallo Jaap,

Het doet me goed weer eens een post van je te zien.
Deze heb je veel te lang in je archief laten liggen.
Prachtige warme kleuren Perfecte scherpte uitstekende POV, DOF en BG en een prima compositie en framing

TFS Thijs

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-01-14 23:56]

Dag Jaap,

Ik weet dat ik nog veel moet leren in macro werk, maar de zomer was ook geen echte zomer om alles eens goed te bekijken, maar ik hoop op beter weer dit jaar.
Zoals u dit presenteerd dit is gewoon een beauty.
Pracht werk jaap.
Bedankt voor uw bezoek.


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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-01-15 12:05]

Hi Jaap,
Its a great macro!You've managed to capture the detail just great and the delicatness of the subject is clearly shown.Very nicely composed on the flower top and the simple frame isn't at all imposing.Well done and take care.
Regards, David

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-15 15:40]

Hello Jaap ! Very nice shot, the details are very sharp, the background is well blurred and the exposure and colors are fantastic ! Thanks !


Hi Jaap,
I almost missed your post ;-(
It's great to see you postiing again, old friend.
Lovely colours and fine lighting. The details and sharpness are superb and the DOF too,the Buttefly standsout well form the BG.
Great work.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-26 13:36]

Hi Jaap,
lovely picture, beautiful warm colors and great details captured,
nice work,
best regards, Dejan

Hi Jaap,
Lovely capture macro picture of this butterfly , a well composition and great colors and sharp picture .very well done and great shot my friend.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-07 1:26]

Hi Jaap,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly with such lovely colours and details on its wings. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and exposure. Nice pose captured on those flowers. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-19 7:32]

Hello Jaap

A beautiful capture of this butterfly.
Well illuminated with lovely rich ,colours.
The focus is spot on with lovely texture and detail.


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