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Almost Blue Morpho :-)

Almost Blue Morpho :-)
Photo Information
Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-06 9:11
Viewed: 4119
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lesser Purple Emperor, or Apatura ilia, is a species of butterfly native to most of Europe and Asia. It is named for its similarity to the Purple Emperor butterfly.

The wingspan is 55-60 mm. The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.

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Ciao Greg, wonderful butterfly with fantastic purple reflections, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Grzegorz,
Great capture of this quite rare butterfly. Amazing blue on a wing. Good presentation. Cheers,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-06 10:20]

Hello Greg,
Very beautiful photo of this splendid butterfly. Great colours, sharpness, details and POV. Nice contrasting BG.

hello grzegorz, woderful and rare butterfly, and a fantastic shot, thanks a lot...
kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-06 11:21]

Hello Greg,
A fine close capture of a male A. ilia, a species absent from my country:(!.
The technical standard is excellent and you had just the right angle to show the purple iridescence of the wings.
Great to view anD thanks for sharing this,
Best regards,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-07-06 11:25]

Hello Grzegorz,
nice point of view and nice presentation of the blue iridescence.
Best wishes, Peter

Hallo Greg
Absolutely beautiful. It is really great and there are just too much to mention that is pleasing to the eye. So I’ll rather say:
Bravo! Bravo! Congratulations for a great image. The detail captured is spectacular, and I envy you for this one. This is really fabulous photography. A well deserved 10/10 and more. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.

Helo Grzegorz,
Good POV and good result. Handle the exposure with butterflies posed over rock ground always is difficult. You've managed it very weel and archieved a macro well balanced. TFS. regards, Jesús

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-07 4:00]

Beautiful species, simple image, interesting to see the purple color on left side of the wings. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-08 3:32]

Hi Grzegorz.
Wonderful presentation of an amazing specimen/ Simply great texture and colouration reproduction. I like diagonal composition of the image, precise DOF. Butterfly is sharp but BG is blurred nicely too. Perfect job/ TFS and kind regards.

Hi Grzeg,

Beautiful macro of the "halfly purple" Apatura ilia. Sharpness is excellent (so is the compo), and the monochromatic background helps a lot to isolate the main subject. Top class photo. Bravo.

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Friendly regards, László

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