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Satyrium ilicis

Satyrium ilicis
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 913] (3795)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-04 7:16
Viewed: 4420
Points: 28
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Ilex hairstreak - Satyrium ilicis (Esper, 1779)

AT Brauner Eichen-Zipfelfalter
BE Bruine eikenpage
CZ Ostruháček česvinový
DK Egesommerfugl
FI Ruotsinnopsasiipi
FR Thécla de l'Yeuse
ES Querquera serrana
NL Bruine eikenpage
IE Ilex Hairstreak
LU Bruine eikenpage
LV Ozolu astainitis
DE Brauner Eichen-Zipfelfalter
PL Ogończyk ostrokrzewowiec
SK Ostrôžkár cezmínový
SE Krattsnabbvinge
TR Buyuk Sevbeni
HU Tölgy farkincás-boglárka
UK Ilex Hairstreak
IT Tecla della quercia

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: Late May - Early August

Size: 32-36mm

Altitude: 0-1600m

The Ilex hairstreak is very similar to the false ilex hairstreak. Generally, the female has an orange flush on the upperside of the forewing, but so do some false ilexes. According to the books, you must look carefully at the marginal and submarginal markings on the underside of the hindwing. In the ilex hairstreak, especially the female, the orange spots are branded internally and externally with black. They don't mention, but they usually show in the pictures, a further internal pale edge to the black. In addition, the marginal white line is generally more or less complete.

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Hi Marx,

Congratulations, the luminosity of this picture is perfect. The details and the angle to catch the show bug in a very price. Good management of optics, together with a good composition.

good job!



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2009-07-04 8:21]

Hello Marx,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly. Excellent contrasting and clear colours against a beautiful OOF BG. Great sharp details, composition and POV.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-04 8:28]

Hi Marx
Congratulation!The image is perfect and your note is great!!!

Excellent capture, sharp details, nice colors and light and great BG,
TFS and regards,

Hello Marx,

A beautiful capture with excellent colors, sharpness & details. Well done.



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-04 12:28]

Hi Marx. A fine close up of the Ilex Hairstreak which looks 3D on my computer. You have taken it with first class detail and natural colours. A good POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-04 23:38]

Hi Marx !
Magnific shot.
Bardzo dobrze wykonane i graj!
Piękne kolory z doskonałym kontrastem.
Have a pleasant weekend

Fotka bardzo ladna ale jest lekki szum w tle Mysle ze warto sie z tym pobawic bo reszta zdjecia jest idealna. super ostra, ladnie naswietlona a tlo rozmyte Super

Hi Marx,
A nice capture of this beautiful Ilex hairstreak. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 496 W: 115 N: 1535] (9513)
  • [2009-07-05 2:59]

Witaj Marx,
Mysle, ze ten gatunek nie spotkalem dotychczas a na pewno z bliska. Bardzo dobra ostrosc i kompozycja.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-05 7:14]

What a fine capture, beautiful portrait. tfs.

Hi Marx. Great claryty shot in perfect details and good DOF. Veri intersting BG.


Hello Marx,
Beautiful macro and perfect composition. This specimen is really beautiful and the blurred background works well. Congratulations,

Hello Marx
a very fine capture of this Satyrium Ilicis, the colors are wonderful as well as the pose on this pretty white flowrer, each detail on the butterfly are crisp clear sharp
great POV, DOF, blurred BG and note
Have a good night

Hello Marx
wonderful shot of this beautiful little Lycaenidae with very impressive sharpness, colours and details. Great hand of light with an excellent focusing optimally contrasting on the neutral background.

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