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Blue Spot Hairstreak

Blue Spot Hairstreak
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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: 2012-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-02 11:11
Viewed: 1625
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Satyrium spini

Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: Late May - July

Size: 34-36mm

Altitude: 0-2000m

The Blue-spot Hairstreak is a butterfly of central and southern Europe, where it frequents hot dry areas of scrubland, grassland and woodland edges and clearings. Its favoured habitats range from sea level to 2000m and include bare or lightly wooded mountainsides as well as upland plains. The white streak across forewing and hindwing plus the blue spot on the edge of the hindwing are clearly visible.


Satyrium spini is very common in Portugal, where the specimen shown above was photographed. It is widely recorded in Spain, southern France, Germany and Poland, and across the Mediterranean region its range extends through Greece and Turkey into the Middle East.

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Hello Marx,
Splendid photo with perfect details and exceptional sharpness.
Regards, Valerian!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-02 11:56]

Hello Marx,
Excellent photo in great sharpness, details and DOF. Very beautiful colours and composition.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-02 12:41]

Hi Marx,
well done , beautiful photo of this little butterfly, not easy to catch ! TFS

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-02 13:23]

Hi Marx,
Really excellent photo. Composition and light are very good.
Nice colours and sharpness details.
Very good work.

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