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Polyommatus Amandus

Polyommatus Amandus
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 11:50
Viewed: 2336
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amanda's Blue (Polyommatus amandus)

It is distinctly larger than most blues, which is quite apparent when they are on the wing. The male upperside is a silver-greyish blue, often, but not always, with a darker upf border of broadly consistent width.
The female upperside is brown often with a near-full set of uph orange lunules and sometimes some vestigial ones on the upf, although not always so. The male underside is quite characteristic and cannot really be confused with any other species.
The female underside is similar with a consistent rich creamy brown colour and the same strong unh lunules and black post-discal series of spots often touching, and usually forming a clear right-angle. It is a spring butterfly in my experience, emerging at the end of May and not being apparent after early June.

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Hi Marx,
it's so pretty and wonderful, I like this shot, good light, excellent sharpness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-14 12:37]

Hello Marx
Excellent macro capture with great details and natural colors


Bonjour Marx
Magnifique photo de ce joli macro de ce beau papillon! Les couleurs et la composition sont superbes. La netteté est parfaite.Le bg est super beau. Merci de partager!
Bravo et au revoir....JP

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-14 23:58]

Hi Marx
Wonderful capture this lovely Amanda's Blue !
Details are fantastic!

Ciao Marx. The best light and superb bright natural colours. Razor details for this little buterfkly. My compliments!


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-15 13:55]

Hello Marx,
I liked a lot the crisp result of your super shap shot.
Colours and light are also good.
TFS and see you at TN.

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