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POLYOMMATUS DAMON


POLYOMMATUS  DAMON
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 5:45
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POLYOMMATUS (AGRODIAETUS) DAMON (Denis&Schiffermüller, 1775)

Damon Blue
Weissdolch-Bläuling

Family: Lycaenidae
Size: ca 30mm
Altitude: 1000-2100m
Flight-time: July-August. One generation
Distribution: Europe, espl. North of Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey
Foodplant: Onobrychis (Sainfoin, Esparsette)

This rather seldom Blue is quite small and can be easily overlooked. It took ma quite a while to notice it. The males are blue (Philippe MONIOTTE, pgmoni) has presented it,the only picture of P.damon on TN. Females have brown upperwings. The specimen showed here is a female, I could make a picture of the brown upperwings.

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Anne, your rich sense of aesthetics is amazing. You have framed this shot is such a way that the Damon Blue looks most elegant in it.
Excellent compostion, details and colours.
Thanks and regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-28 6:14]

Hi Anne,
superb detail you have captured here, with great clarity and exposure - well done!
tfs
Paul

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-28 6:21]

Hola Anne,
perfecta macro con hermosa iluminación y pov.
detalles y efectivo foco y color.
saludos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-28 6:34]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic sharp-detailed photo in splendid contrasting colours. Excellent composition and POV.
Kind regards,
Peter

Hola Anne, buen macro, nitida y buenas texturas, color natural y agradable y buena luz. Un saludo

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-28 7:40]

hi anne,
what i like here is the textures and colors. excellent work. tfs.
nagraj.v

hello anne,
fine macro of this tiny beauty, the details on the wings look superb, good lighting, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

bonjour anne
c'est extra,avec vraiment un excellent piqué sur l'ensemble du sujet.
bien vu.
laurent

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-08-28 11:27]
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Liebe Anne,
hier einmal eine nicht so oft präsentierte Bläulingsart mit dem charakterstischen weißen Streifen
auf den Hinterflügeln! Die Flügelzeichnungen sind scharf und gut wiedergegeben, ebenso die flauschige Behaarung.
Beide Antennen liegen im Schärfebereich, von der Wurzel bis zur Spitze! Spitze!
Stammt der auch aus deinem Garten?
Schöne Grüße, Peter
P.S. Wie ist die Wetterlage bei euch?

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-28 12:12]

Hi Anne,
This is a beautiful butterfly and very well captured,
excellent composition and brilliant colours,
sharp and clear image and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-28 13:12]

Hi Anne. Once again a good close up of a butterfly from you . this time with a good side view. You have captured it with fine detail and natural colours. stands out well from the dark BG. well done TFS.
Nick..

Hi Anne.
Wonderful butterfly... Picture idem!
Excellent colors, sharpness and contrast.
Impressive texture; the dark background enriches the composition.
Well done!
Regards,
José Roberto

Hello Anne,
Compliment for this fine presentation of the Damon Blue!
the pose is great with perfect sharpness, nice colour and superb details in this shot
well done
cheers
tony

How VERY sharp this one is...and the last colours of summer are fading for us..as seen on this perch in colour saturated so well..but we know that the peak means that there shall be a downturn,...a wonderful image of nature as it REALLY is.
Bob

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-28 23:49]

Hi Anne!

Congratulations for this posting. It's a pleasure to see that TN members still discover new or rather seldom species. You have captured the butterfly in a perfect manner with great details and a good lighting. Bürchen is a never dwindling source of fascinating subjects...

Kind regards

Markus

Hello Anne,
The details of this photo are nice, clear, sunny and sharp. The colours are lovely and pleasant. The image is well composed with very good detail, exposure and sharpness.
TFS and regards
Alina

Hello Anne,
Beautiful butterfly. Excellent picture. TFS.
- Nirmal

Ciao Anne, elegant butterfly, good macro with great details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, brava, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Anne,

Très belle photo de ce petit papillon rare. Excellente netteté. Superbe composition sur le chardon. Très bonnes couleurs.
Bonne journée,
Mariki

Bonjour,
Arrière-fond et netteté sont impeccables et les teintes harmonieuses. Bravo.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-29 6:58]

Hello Anne,
This little Blue is new to me and very nicely presented here on the pretty lilac flowers! Excellent composition showing its fine sharp details and colours against a dark background.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-30 4:08]

Salut Anne,une espece que j'ai jamais vu chez moi,des couleurs et des details extraordinaries,une point de vue super ,mes plus gros compliments pour l'excellente qualite' de cette photo,bonne soiree',Luciano

Hallo Anne,
wirklich kein alltäglicher Gast auf TN, dieser Bläuling. Du hast ihn sehr gut ins Licht gesetzt (vielmehr der Falter sich selber). Das schafft viel Kontrast und erhöht die Aufmerksamkeit für den unauffällig- grauen kleinen Bläuling. Toll gemacht, Anne. Ich sehe, die Bürgleischen Jagdgründe sind noch längst nicht ausgeforscht.
Beste Grüsse
Dieter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-31 7:00]

Hello Anne,
How marvellous to have this species coming into your garden! The closed wing capture of this female Damon Blue is taken with fine sharpness and standing out well in the ambient light against the dark natural BG.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
Best wishes,
Ivan

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-09-06 1:58]

Dear Anne!
This style of aesthetics has become so characteristic of yours, that I could guess that it is your shot even from the thumbnail without reading the name. You have mastered a great way of capturing the beauties of nature, hidden from the common eye. Thanks for sharing.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-09-06 13:03]

Too bad this year no Walllis for us, but great to see your portfolio. Nice composition, clear colours and sharpness. Here in Holland its not the best year for the butterflies in general.
TFS Reina

Contraste de colores insuperable...nitidez extrema...

Hello Anne
I have seen many species of Polyommatus. In first view it is similar others of this genus. But I have never seen this very beautiful species. You captured it with a great macro-shot. Superb colors, sharp details of focus, POV. Nicely composed. Thanks. best wishes
Ahmet

Liebe Anne,
entdecke gerade den seltenen Weissdolch-Bläuling unter Deinen Beiträgen! Der auffallend gezeichnete kleine Falter ist von Dir in einem gut komponierten Ausschnitt trefflich dargestellt. Kenne diesen quirligen und entsprechend schwierig mit der Kamera einzufangenden Bläuling nur von einer einzigen Stelle im Süden von Wien (Denis & Schiffermüller ...), wo es mir auch erst im Sommer 2008 gelungen ist, ihn zu einem Porträit zu bewegen.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,
Peter

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