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Amanda's Blue

Amanda's Blue
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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: 2009-06-20
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: 2012-01-29 6:52
Viewed: 1887
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus (Polyommatus) amandus (SCHNEIDER, 1792)

(Plebicula amanda)


(Prächtiger Bläuling)

Amanda's Blue

This is one of the most attractive blues, probably the most.
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 (not borne out by these photos, though). 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.

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Hello Marx
Crispy macro shot of this beautiful butterfly. Wonderful colors and sharp details.

hello Marx
super composition with beautiful colours and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-29 8:38]

hello marx

what a macro it is!
rarely i seen it here.
well composed and focused.
very atractive colour too.

Hello Marx,
A Splendid macro with exceptional clarity, sharpness and detail, light balance, perfect POV and excellent POV my friend. Extremely well done.
Best regards,

my favorite today! If i could critique you i would, but i guess i made to many "comments" and don't have smiley faces to choose so i will continue making my own! :/ :0 :0)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-30 5:44]

Beautiful color, blue and well composed image. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-30 20:10]

Hi Marx,
Beautiful photo of this beautiful butterfly. Nice colours good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • fapple (38)
  • [2012-01-31 6:27]

Wow, Marx, you're quite right about its attactiveness. Superb clarity and nice composition. Nice specimen also and helpful note. Tfs.

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