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Aricia nicias

Aricia nicias
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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: 2008-07-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 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: 2008-08-31 5:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
ARICIA NICIAS (Meigen, 1830)

Silvery Argus

Distribution: Pyrénées, Andorra, NW of Italy,Valais and Engadin (Switzerland) Some places in Scandinavia and Russia
Foodplants: Geranium sylvaticum, G. pratense
Flight-time: July to September, One generation

This small butterfly likes humid and warm meadows covered with flowers, mainly close to woods.

Thanks to Peter Roos (batu) to have given me the right ID.
It is not Polyommatus damon, like i supposed at first.

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Hi Anne
Beautiful damon. Good sharpness and DOF, nice not disturbing background but unfortunately with nise. Also nice diagonal composition
Best wishes

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-31 5:54]

Hello Anne,
the small Polyommatus butterflies are very beautiful.
The details are very good and the DOF is good too, the subject standout nicely from the BG.
Very well done.

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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 6:53]

Hell Anne,
This is an excellent illustration of the male of a species of butterfly that I have never seen in real life, A Damon Blue.
This is beautifully presented with fine sharpness, good focusing to make the best use of the DOF and an Excellent composition on the clover flower.
Merci pour le partage,
Bon soirée,

Great shot. The colours and composition look amazing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-31 8:14]

Hello Anne,
What a beauty this is - its markings remind me a bit of the Holly Blue. Excellent capture showing it with wide open wings and all sharply in focus. I like its pose on the Clover too and the soft backgrond. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Anne!
NIce capture of P. damon! At forst view I believed that it is some much common species. NIce POV allow to see upper side of butterfly's wings.
The only thing I would change is to reduce a little noises (especially visible in the part of BG). Anyway, this interesting and nice capture!
Best regards from Lodz!

Hola Anne, bonita composición con una acertada exposición y tonos de color naturales. Un saludo

Bonsoir Anne,

Très bonne composition. Excellente netteté de ce très beau papillon. Les couleurs sont splendides.
Bonne soirée,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-08-31 9:56]

Hello Anne, wonderful close-up of this butterfly with soft natural colours and clarity.
TFS and G's, Mehmet

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-31 9:58]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo in great sharpness and clear colours. Good DOF and composition.
Kind regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-31 11:13]

Hi Anne. Once again a fine close up of this butterfly. I like the silvery blue colour you have captured it with good detail. and sharp focusing. with a nice pose on the flower. well done TFS.

Ciao Anne, an other beautiful macro with this lovely little butterfly, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-08-31 11:47]
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Liebe Anne,
ein wunderschönes Bild dieses kleinen Bläulings mit der typischen grau-blauen Färbung.
Die feinen Schuppen sind gut zu erkennen. Eine solche Färbung ist untypisch für Agrodiaetus.
Es dürfte sich hier um Aricia nicias handeln. Das zeigt auch der breite dunkle Flügelsaum.
Beste Grüße, Peter

Hi Anne, a superb close-up shot of this beautiful butterfly! Perfectly focused and composed with nice pose.
Many thanks for sharing this excelent shot! Have a nice new week!


Hi Anne.
Splendid shot!
Wonderful butterfly with magnificent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and details.
Congratulations by nice work!
José Roberto

Hello Anne,

Wow what an amazing capture, the colours and detail are just outstanding, excellent framing and composition, just a beautiful shot, t.f.s

All the best Rick :)

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-08-31 22:57]

Un joli point de vue qui nous fait voir les détails de ce charmant papillon.
Bonne journée.

Hi Anel
You must be the lady with the most photos of butterflies on the site :-) - every one that you take is more beautiful than the previous one! well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-31 23:44]

Hi Anne

Alovely, very artistic shot - you always seem to take shots which 'describe' the species well, but are beautiful too.

Lovely work.


Hallo Anne!

Du zeigst uns eine wunderschöne Aufnahme, farblich ausgeglichen, sehr gut beleuchtet und mit ausgeprägten Einzelheiten. Ganz einfach eine Augenweide...



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-01 4:14]

Salut Anel,simplement parfaite,pas facile avoir un telle qualite' depuis ce point de vue avec les ailes pas paralleles a l'objectif,vraiment une petit oeuvre artistique,mes plus gros compliments,bonne semaine,LUCIANO

Hello Anne,
Excellent capture of this lovely butterfly. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hi Anne,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Silvery Argus. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-02 2:41]

Hi Anne,
this one's a real beauty, the rich dark tones and detail are very effective. Great POV too so we can see the delicate markings, well done!

Hi Anne,
Fine capture of male nicias. Very sharp with fine colours and composition. Perhaps a little noise in the BG could be removed with Neat Image or similar. Thanks.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-09-04 23:21]

Hallo Anne,
ein Wundebild ist Dir von diesem mir ganz unbekannten Bläuling gelungen. Die Belichtung, die Pose des Falters, die Komposition mit den verhaltenen Farben sind perfekt. Ich sehe, Du hast noch vieles in der Büchse!
Beste Grüsse

Tout est parfait dans cette capture. Tres proche. Tres detaillee. Parfaite DOF. Tres bien composee. Pas le moindre petit defaut.

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