Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hi Paulo ! Such a cute butterfly ! I love its beautiful blue color so much, and its striped antennas are very nice too. Excellent sharpness and details, wonderful composition and POV, excellent DOF. Good note too, as usual from you. Very well done !
It Is so pretty butterly.Colors is so good. I haven't seen it before.Well done!
excellent shot, I specially like the well saturated blue, DOF and sharpness are spot on. There's nothing you could've improved on the POV, a different colored leaf would have been even better though.
I enjoy reading and learning from you with your notes.
Esto si que e azul!!!
Nunca vira unha con ista cor. E moi bonita.
Fai uns dias estiven a ver unha reportaxe pola TV de Maria Joâo Pires e botaron unhas vistas dos aredores de Castelo Branco, lembreime de ti :)
E unha terra mais verde do que tihna pensado.
Saudos meu amigo.
I never saw such an intensive blue on a butterfly, it's wonderful.
Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda
I like to see your job.
This one is beautiful and unknown to me again.I like the blue on this green leaf,the details,the BG and your,for one more time,useful note.
TFS and see you
Beautiful blue coloured butterfy shot. Good sharpnes, details, colours, light and POV. Also good note
Well done Paulo
Really lovely,a true beauty!I'd be happy to see one near.
nice image pity is not a perfect lateral view, i just made one in my last trip but decided to put an erebia... is one more interesting :), and also was a very hard one. Celastrina argiolus is very common also here (from sea level up to ~1700m) and is the first lycenid to see in the spring.
A nice capture of this colourful little butterfly.
Nice detail and a good composition with a clear BG.
I've never seen one of these here.
Great shot and note.
Right, very beautifull Lycaenidae. I like its delicate wings and blue colour. Good POV and details. I know these butterflies - they like to hide in shadows and they're rather hard to capture. You made great job here, my friend!
Beautiful colour, I have'nt seen one that colour...well captured.
Very pretty species, Paulo.
Nice picture with a fine POV, DOF, colours and sharpness.
An adorable picture of this shy and easily scared little creature! You really got a very good close-up here with wonderful colours (I've never seen it with this bright hue of blue before) and excellent clarity of details. Thank you very much for this super macro and for the informative and interesting note (however, subfamily is Lycaeninae and tribus is Polyommatini),
this is a lovely butterfly in the blue tones, even the legs are blue.
Good details, well composed and nice POV.
The exposure are spot on.
Beautiful work, my friend.
we mis them here, Paulo,
We, teunie my wife and myself have seen a few of this blue ones with our holydays, but is was not enough for taking shots of them. I like youjr, well taken shot, good pov and nice composition, well done.
i'm really happy to see your new shots! That's great you can still capture butterflies with your cam. Another beautiful butterfly here. Great shot!
Another perfect shot. I'm really glad that sometimes you upload pictures of butterflies that are available also in my country ;-D
Very handsome Lycanid photogrphed very well with delicate colors, great details and beautifull BG!!
Very well done and TFS!!!
Very nice sharp and beuatiful colored picture. Never saw them in real, i find the blue beautiful. Thanks.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2006-07-13 3:41]
A beautiful butterfly is this "Holly blue", great colors and composition. I like the directional space that you have provided in this shot.
- arfer (0)
- [2006-07-13 22:20]
Beautiful colour and DOF. An amazing shot.Very nice composition and exposure .Congratulations.TFS
- snowfalken (1788)
- [2006-07-14 17:24]
An very nice picture of a blue butterfly! I wish I could meet a blue butterfly myself. The composition is great and the colors are brilliant. Sharpness and DOF also are very good. Very good work! TFS!
- microversed (194)
- [2006-07-15 22:27]
Hello, Paulo. Fantastic capture! The colours and detail are marvellous! Great POV, composition and DOF. TFS!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-07-19 10:45]
You have shared a very colorful and impressive picture. Your butterfly is superb because of its coloration, sharpness of details and allocation in the flatness of shot. BG is very interesting of its own two plans. Very good 3D effect. Well done and TFS.
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2006-07-20 9:43]
Welcome back from you vacation. This is really beautiful Holly Blue. Very good POV and composition. Great sharpness and exposure. Well done.
- peter_stoeckl (11490)
- [2006-07-20 12:57]
very pretty, lucky capture of that heavenly blue little Lycaenid!
We have that species in Austria too, but I met it only once this year.
- Kaszek (1451)
- [2006-07-20 17:31]
Superb shot. Great POV. I like his blue wings (polish blue sky in summer) ;)
- Biswarup (6146)
- [2006-07-21 9:11]
Very nice capture of this small one. Nice color and details. Last week I also tried it and may be post later.
- OzBY (1355)
- [2006-07-22 18:11]
Very good picture of this beautiful butterfly.
Great color, light, BG, POV, DOF and sharpness.
- izler (44)
- [2006-07-25 9:44]
very beautiful butterfly and intereseting colours for me. blured background, depth of field, details and note are great.
thanks for sharing
- Etka (514)
- [2006-08-02 7:32]
Przepieknie ujety "modraszek". Wspaniale kolory i detale.
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-08-13 7:14]
Excelente macro Paulo con gran nitidez y un exacto DOF.
La belleza del color del insecto impacta aun más por el contraste producido contra el fondo verde.
Aunque la imagen fue captada a mayor distancia, son muy bonitos los detalles del ojo, las antenas y patas de la mariposa.
Hermosa presentación... sin dudas.
Macro excelente o Paulo com grande claridade e um DOF exato.
A beleza da cor do inseto iguala imprensa mais para o um contraste acontecido contra o fundo verde.
Embora a imagem foi capturada a mais distância, eles são mesmos bonito os detalhes do olho, as antenas e patas do borboleta.
Apresentação bonita... sem dúvidas.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2006-10-08 7:03]
Fantastic colours, light and interesting perspective.
- funkycowgirl (9)
- [2006-10-11 5:28]
What a beautiful butterfly. Great POV and DOV, I think. and what a beautiful shade of blue...
- rousettus (19810)
- [2007-07-08 16:11]
what a nice capture with excellent coloration. Composition, details and focus wonderful. TFS. well done.