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Callophrys rubi

Callophrys rubi
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-11
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterfly, I love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-08 11:42
Viewed: 3496
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly with strong green wing underside and the brown upperside clearly belongs the 'BLUES'.
Its name is
- Callophrys rubi
- family: Lycaenidae

German: Brombeerzipfelfalter
English: Green Hairstreak

Species information
C. rubi is widely distributed in the palaearctic region including whole of Europe and North-Africa.
Forewing length: about 14 mm.

Slope above the treeline in the Säntis-Area, Switzerland.

* Pro Natura – Schweizerischer Bund für Naturschutz (1997) Schmetterlinge und ihre Lebensräume. Arten – Gefährdung –Schutz. – Fotorotar AG, Egg.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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Hello Peter,
Perfect POV and focus. The colour contrast between the butterfly and the flower is quite stunning. A great image. Thanks.

hello Peter
super sharpness and great details with beautiful colours
very nice pose to see al very good
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-08 12:15]

Hello Peter,
This is a the freshest specimen of Callophrys rubi that I have seen! Well portayed with almost total sharpness, fine natural colours and set in a pleasing composition on the blue flower.
Thanks and best wishes,

Incredible clean capture with the most astonishing velvet colors of the butterfly and carefully chosen color balance, Peter! Great detail and sharpness! A professionally executed shot I think!
George Veltchev

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2010-06-08 12:39]

Hi Peter!

Wow, that's a great picture! The colours are superb, the lighting is perfect.

Hello Peter,
Amazing vivid colours! Very impressive details of this C. rubi which can have so many tones. Cheers,

bonsoir Peter
C'est bien de rencontrer le Callophrys, d'une couleur uniformément verte, parfois il est un peu décoloré, avec du brun, et cela est moins impressionnant
Merci pour cette belle pose

Hi Peter.
Beautiful colors, good sharpness,
well done.
Filika Giorgos

Details on texture of the wing's surface are superb!
Pretty colors.
Excellent shot!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-06-08 18:37]

What an amazingly beautiful color on this butterfly, Peter!
And the sharpness is just fantastic!
A great shot. TFS. : )

Hello Peter,
We can say that it is better to see them in one of your photos, instead of viewing with the naked eye! ... the technique is so good, that makes us see more and better detail. Another amazing job. with a useful and concise documentation. TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-08 21:55]

Excellent photo, great colors and details, congratulations!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-09 2:47]

Hi Peter,this is the green hairstreak year like the Vanessa in 2009...a lot of this littles green everywhere,and i'm happy because is one of the most spectacular butterflies,that change colors in the differents lights,the pic is fantastic,impressive quality and very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Peter, is very difficult take a macro of this little butterfly so well as this one, wonderful Dallophyr rubri with fantastic colors, superb details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, great professional macro, ciao Silvio

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