<< Previous Next >>

Maculinea arion

Maculinea arion
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: 2012-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-03 5:08
Viewed: 2025
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Large Blue
Azuré du serpolet

Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Phengaris
Wingspan: 33-42mm
Habitat: Dry meadows, heath, hill sides
Distribution: Temperate zones from Western Europe to East Asia

Uncommon throughout its range this butterfly became extinct in the United Kingdom in 1979, but has since been reintroduced by conservationists. Conservation efforts have, until recently, been hindered by very limited knowledge of the butterfly's complicated life cycle.(Wikipedia)

Maculinea arion is not very frequent either in our surroundings. I had seen it posed on a Sainfoin-flower (Onobrychis viciifolia).
For me the first time I show this species.
In WS the special blue upper-wings

williewhistler, marius-secan, maaciejka, Marco2010, buscape, goutham_ramesh, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Anne, the shallow DOF means that part of the wings are rather soft but the important areas around the head and antennae are sharp and clear as is the flower.It`s a lovely shot.
We are hoping for a renaissance of this pretty Butterfly here.
Regards Les.

Hello Anne,
What a splendid image with exceptional details and outstanding sharpness.
Absolutely amazing vivid colors and nice composition. The light and exposure are great.
It is a lovely little species of butterflies. The flower is also lovely with such superb pink colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Anne,
beautiful colours. Great sharpness and details. Perfect composition. Also nice background.
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-03 9:44]

Salut Anne,c'est une espece tres tres rare,jamais vue chez moi.Une capture excellente dans une lumiere pas facile et aussi une position pas parallele a la camera,mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

hello Anne
beautiful coloured composition with nice light and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hello Anne,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & sharpness. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Nice work & TFS. regards & best wishes.


Ciao Annel.
Una foto veramente eccellente,grande nitidezza di ambedue i soggetti, splendidi colori con le loro rispettive sfumature bella la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hallo Anne,
nettes Bild von diesem Schmetterling mit gutem Focus auf das vordere Drittel des Schmetterlings und die Blume. Schön wäre es gewesen, wenn der hintere Teil auch noch scharf gewesen wäre, aber eine deutlich höhere Blendenzahl war wohl nicht drin und ich vermute Mal, dass der Schmetterling auch keinen besseren POV zugelassen hat. Mir gefallen an diesem Bild vor allem die herrlichen Farben.
Viele Grüße,

Bom dia Anne
Such wonderful capture my dear.Almost like a painting.Wonderful soft colours,elegant and beautiful composition.Amazing light and details.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a nice day!
Kind regards

Hi Anne,
Lovely image , the butterfly is beautiful and the flowers are even more special. Its nice to look at and its good that you have included the flower :-) How is Suisse? its been some time.. i have not been there recently :-) .. Would love to visit sometime :-)
Goutham R

Beautiful photo Anne! Interesting subject, very good composition and good sharpness. The lighting, the colours and the …flowers are fantastic!

Bonjour Anne

Une très jolie photo de ce papillon sur sa fleur,
très belles couleurs, excellent focus, netteté,
détails, et contraste, TFS


Calibration Check