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Polyommatus coridon


Polyommatus coridon
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-17 0:53
Viewed: 3027
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
POLYOMMATUS (LYSANDRA) CORIDON (Poda, 1761)

Chalkhill Blue
Silbergrüner Bläuling
L'Argus bleu-nacré

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily:Polyommatinae
Genus: Polyommatus
Size: 30-35mm

One or two generations from June to August

Males have silver-blue wings with white and black border, females are rather dark brown with white and black border too.
We can find this butterfly in Europe, especially in the southern parts (Spain, Italy, Alps). In the North they are rather seldom, but can be found in Germany or the South of England for example.
They like dry meadows and chalk grounds.
Food-plants are Origanum, Lotus corniculatus, Scabiosae and different Centaureae.
Source: Wikipedia (German)

Heaven, maurydv, mayuresh, mariki, MMM, eng55, Necipp, nirmalroberts, hester, Jamesp, AiresSantos, pierrefonds, Tamrock, jusninasirun, Alex99, iris, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Stupenda composizione per questa piccola e bellissima farfalla sospesa sulla spiga della graminacea, eccellente POV, ottima nitidezza e straordinaria definzione dei dettagli nella zona a fuoco, magnifici i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti

Hallo Anne!

Mir gefällt der Name auf Französisch sehr: L'Argus bleu-nacré! Der Begriff trifft sehr gut auf diesen wunderbaren Schmetterling zu. Seine recht unauffallenden und trotzdem prächtigen Farben machen ihn zu einem begehrenswerten Beau...

Schön inszeniert, gut beschrieben!

Grüessli

Markus

Hi Anel - What a beautiful butterfly!! Well captured with beautifull flowing colours!
Regards
Betsie

Hello Anel,
superb close-up shot with excellent sharpness,wonderful lighting,
well done.
TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-06-17 2:05]
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Liebe Anne,
das sieht echt nach Sommer aus. Das typische Hellblau der Flügel
ist exakt wiedergegeben. Du hast präzise auf den Körper fokussiert.
Die Ringel-Antennen liegen in derselben Ebene.
Schöne Grüße,
Peter

P.S. Bei uns gibt es in diesem Jahr relativ wenig Tag- und auch Nachtfalter. Dafür treten einige wenige, sonst eher seltene Nachtfalter in größeren Mengen auf. Wie sieht's bei euch mit den Schmetterlingen aus?

Bonjour Anne,

Très belle composition. Excellent angle de vue et profondeur de champ. Très belles couleurs douces. J'aime beaucoup le bleu du poil sur le corps.
Bonne journée,
Mariki

Hi Anne

Good shot of this lovely blue.
Good DOF but there appears to be some noise around the antenae
Good composition

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-17 7:21]

Bonjour Anne
Belle composition.J'aime beaucoup le PDV .L'image comme a l'habitude est bien en focus avec d'excellent détails.J'adore l'arriere plan hors focus au jolie couleurs.
Merci Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-17 8:15]

Hello Anne,
This is a splendid capture of the Chalkhill Blue on the grass and against a dark background. Excellent details and colours and a lovely composition. I have only seen this in England and it is very special!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-17 8:56]

Hi Anne,
Excellent close up.POV,details,colors and BG are wonderful.I liked especially lighting a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-17 10:10]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic photo with excellent sharpness, details and composition. The butterfly contrasts perfectly with the beautiful OOF BG.
Great POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-06-17 10:34]

Salut Anne
Toi aussi tu pioches dans les archives...
Très belle capture, excellentes couleurs et détails, très beau sujet, bravo.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Anne,
Thank you for such a beautiful posting of Coridon!
very good closeness of it in perfect sharpness, wondeful colouration and details
the dark bg makes it so oustanding as a subject!
well done
Tony

Hello Anne, wonderfull quality good focus DOF and nice colour. Great image rgds Necip

Hi Anne,
Very delicate and lively picture. Good sharpness and nice POV.
TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-17 12:08]

Hi Anne

This is a very delicate and beautiful portrait of the butterfly. Nice sharp details, perfect DOF and beautiful natural colours. Lovely.

TFS

Karan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-17 14:35]

Hi Anne

Lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly - great POV and detail.

James

Hi again Anne, elegant butterfly with fantastic details, beautiful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Anne
wonderful tones and details !
Fine view of this butterfly. I like the DOF.
TFS and greetings
Aires

Bonsoir Anne,

Une belle image rapprochée du papillon l'Argus bleu-nacré sur l'épi, la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'insecte. La photo est claire et précise. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. bonne soirée.

Pierre

hi anne!
a fine close-up with good
sharpness and fine exposure!
good work!

Hello Anne. Excellent detail and perfect perch in full spread wings. I like the clear markings on the wings and well muted background. Well done and regards. Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-20 9:57]

Hi Anne.
I like your picture of the beauty. You managed to show all its charming features and first of all fluffy costume. Very impressive upper POV, great lighting and wonderful colours as well as an amazing BG. My kind wishes and compliments.
Alexei.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-20 20:43]

Hi Anne,

I have taken a larger liking for blue ever since i satrted observing them flying low in the ground and also while patiently while waiting for them to open wings and do a nice pose for me.I got a couple of shots, but i'm not really satisfied with the quality of those.I also started theme on blues and would love to add this one to my theme.

As for the picture, this one you have is a fine capture.The shiny blue looks wonderful like a bed of blue velvet.I can almost feel the thick tuft rich blue in the centre on its body.The shot has wonderful clarity and sharpness and is a real pleasure to look at despite the fact that there is a slight OOF in the right wing.The muted BG sets off the subject very well.
Thanks for sharing this one.
Cheers

Liebe Anne,
sehr schön komponierte Aufnahme von Lysandra coridon, von eleganter Schlichtheit und Verhaltenheit der Farben, die nach hoher Bewölkung oder bedecktem Himmel aussieht.
Auch in der Umgebung von Wien bin ich heuer diesem hübschen Falter wiederholt begegnet. Und auch bei uns hat es in den Monaten Mai und Juni ungewöhnlich viel geregnet. Der Pflanzenwelt im trockenen Osten Österreichs hat die viele Feuchtigkeit einen enormen Wachstumsschub gebracht, und Mangel an Schmetterlingen haben wir keinen zu beklagen. Habe heuer bereits etliche seltene Arten zu Gesicht bekommen, und an den im Tempo verlangsamten wolkenverhangenen Tagen gelegentlich auch vor die Linse. Nun ist wieder subtropisch schwüle Hitze mit Mittagstemperaturen über 30 Grad eingekehrt, die uns nach kühler klarer Gebirgsluft sehnen lässt.
Einen schönen, sonnigen Sonntag wünscht Dir herzlich
Peter

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-21 22:20]

Hi Anne,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Blue butterfly with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. Superb lighting and exposure and you have captured a magnificent open-winged pose here. The darkish BG helps in highlighting the subjects. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-07-08 5:27]

What a beauty! I like a lot the way you captured the hairy texture of this delicate angel. Thanks for sharing.

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