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The Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus)

The Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-12 0:52
Viewed: 1871
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus)is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

So named due to the silvery blue metallic spots on the underside hind wings. The upperside are a rich, deep iridescent blue in the males with a black border and the characteristic Lycid white fringe. on the hindwings there is a row of inconspicuous black spots along the bottom edge. Females are dark brown with orange spots at the edges. On some sites the female has blue colouration but never as extensive as the male and she always possesses the orange spots. The undersides are a typical "Blue" design. The ground colour is silvery grey with blue suffusion at the base of the wings in the male and brown in the female. There are a number of black spots, each outlined in white and a row of orange spots along the outer edge of the hindwings, extending onto the forwings in the female. It is next to these orange spots that the "silver-studs" can be seen. Most easily confused with the Common Blue, it is generally slightly smaller and in the male the blue is a darker shade. The Common Blue also has an additional black spot at the base of the underside forewing.

When I found this colony it was a beautiful sight, they were everywhere in the tall grass, blue as sapphires !

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nice photograph of the blue butterfly. good angle, background and lighting. tfs.

Ciao Miroslav, great macro of lovely little butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-12 1:42]

Hi Miro,excellent capture in a classic pose of this specie never seen by me,perfect point of view,sharpness and colors as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-07-12 3:17]

Hello Miroslav,
Excellent makro with this Butterfly, many colors and details, fine sharpness to, TFS!

Ciao Miro. Beautiful colours and perfect detaisl for the small one against the blurred BG.


Ciao Miroslav.
Splendida macro con ottimi colori ed una buona nitidezza bella la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

hello Miroslav
super good sharpness and great details
nice pose to see this butterfly very good
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-12 12:29]

Hello Miroslav,
Beautiful macro of this butterly in nice colours and good sharpness.

Hello Miroslav,
Again a wonderful butterfly species. The colors, details and focus are great. This is a lovely butterfly living also in Romania. I meet it often in my county. You take a nice image from a perfect POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Miroslav
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful soft lighting, and good sharpness!

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  • ABAL (38)
  • [2012-07-16 13:43]

hi miroslav,
well exposed, a nice photo,

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