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Eastern Tailed-Blue


Eastern Tailed-Blue
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Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-29 9:26
Viewed: 4176
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Tailed-Blue is the only tailed blue in the Eastern part of the US. It flies Spring to Fall and usually has 3 broods in a season. It can be found in meadows and flower gardens with flowers and seeds of legumes as food for the larva.

I took this photo in early May of this year and as you can see it is a fresh Blue as the tails are very much intact. As time goes on these tails are usually broken off from battle or just plain old worn off. This is a male as the female is more of a blackish color.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-29 10:34]

A sweet shot of a beautiful b'fly, lovely compo. Thanks for posting, Lesley

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2004-08-29 10:47]

Lovely colourful, crisp image, Lesley.
It sure is a hansome butterfly.
Well spotted!

  • Great 
  • natbug (30)
  • [2004-08-29 11:17]

Wonderful colour, Lesley. Also great DOF and well composed. You were lucky to get such a co-operative subject ;-P
Thanks for sharing!

Really good image, colours are very good, and the background compliments the blue of the butterfly. Excellent.

Looks like he is posing for you.. Lucky you..

Very pretty..

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-29 12:35]

Lovely shot Lesley,
I had today also the honour to see this kind of butterflies. Very good composition, great dof, very good colours, exelent note, very good job you did

Comment is almost superfluous but thanks for sharing.

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  • urban Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
  • [2004-08-29 13:30]

great colors LEsley. The details are sharp and the dof is placed perfectly.

Lesley, Great shot of this blue one. Good sharpness, lighting and colours. Very well done. If any suggestion is to be made it could be to have a look at a closer crop. Cropping parts at borders could gve the shotmore focus. On the other hand I would like to maintain the small rock on the left in the shot.
Really nice shot.
greetings, Jan

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-30 5:54]

Stunning image. The DOF is great and the colors wonderful. The above is all good, but what I like the most is the composition. Excellent work and thanks for posting

Beautiful capture of this chap with a background to set him off nicely. Great colours and details on the wings. Only small nit would be that the head seems to be slipping slightly outside the DOF range.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-30 10:47]

La jolie couleur bleue de ce beau papillon est très bien restitué dans cette excellente photo.
Well done !

Very nice blue color nice contrast

What a beautiful butterfly (and excellent shot). Nice details - especially the furry body of the Blue. Very pretty post. Thanks.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-24 0:18]

Lesley, this is a beautiful picture.

Great composition, bg, contrast and sharpness.

I have the feeling the butterfly is about to take off.

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