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Peek-a Blue

Peek-a Blue
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterfly, I love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-03 2:45
Viewed: 3204
Points: 10
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Polyommatus icarus Male
Here is the male to go with the fmale I pictured two days ago. I chose this picture simply because the vivd blue of the upperside is just visible on the left forewing, confirmning this to ba a male.

This is another hand-held, flash-lit shot with an underexposed (Vinny!) background. I quite like the way it lets the eye concentrate on the detail of the insect without being distracted by the surroundings, but would be pleased to hear the views of others.

Thanks for looking. I just noticed I cracked the 2000pt mark today. Thanks to you all for your kind comments.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-03 6:34]

Hi Alan
What a great shot of this lovely little P. icarus!
Great details and colors.
Perfect POV and BG.

Ciao Alan, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely little butterfly, splendid colors, wonderful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Wing's colors are amazingly beautiful.
Great shoT! Very sharp and great details.

hello Alan nice to look at this photo; interesting and great details and colours

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-04 3:22]

Hello Alan,
You posted photo Polyommatus icarus taken in May 31 and I send the same species taken day later. Yours is perfectly sharp in vivid colours and nicely composed on dry stalk against dark blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

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