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COMMON BLUE


COMMON BLUE
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29592)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D 610, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-16 7:56
Viewed: 1046
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

Male uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the edges. They usually have some blue at the base of the wings and, especially in Ireland and Scotland, are mostly blue but always have the red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings (extending onto the forewings though generally fainter, particularly in the males where they are sometimes missing altogether). There are about a dozen black centered white spots on the hind wings, nine on the forwings. The white fringe on the outer edge of the wings is not crossed with black lines as it is in the Chalkhill and Adonis Blues, an important difference when separating these species, particularly the females.

It is Britain's (and probably Europe's) most common and most widespread blue, found as far north as Orkney and on most of the Outer Hebrides. Males are often very obvious as they defend territories against rivals and search out the more reclusive females. A range of grassland habitats are used: meadows, coastal dunes, woodland clearings and also many man made habitats, anywhere where their food plants are found.

It is widespread in Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-16 8:16]

Hello Marius,
Another fantastic macro. This time of a mating pair of Common Blue. Great quality in all aspects. Very, very beautiful.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Marius- Excellent presentation of this couple. Well focus and splendid details. I like the way you have managed such good BG, as well as nice composition. Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

hallo Marius
super good picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-16 10:51]

Hi Marius,
Excellent sharpness details. Amazing natural colors and perfect blurred background.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely maiting couple, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius

What a lovely shot at the right moment, fantastic macro, excellent composition and clarity, fantastic sharpness, fine details, beautiful natural colors, BG color well managed. Thanks for sharing.

Rgds

Nikos

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2014-09-20 10:32]

What a great picture Marius. Perfect in all aspects and the moment plus the background are excellent. Congratulation. Saludos.

Hello Marius,
Lovely!Excellent details,colours,clarity and lovely composition.
Best regards....Joy

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 89 N: 15625] (65361)
  • [2014-09-23 4:46]

Hi Marius,spectacular mating moment,maybe the most common of our fields,but caught with the best quality as possible,great detail and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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