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Escher's Blue/Polyommatus escheri


Escher's Blue/Polyommatus escheri
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): jmp *2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 4:09
Viewed: 5921
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LEPIDOPTERA, LYCAENIDAE

Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, 1823) / Two males

Common Name. Escher's Blue.

Wingspan. 28.0-38.0 mm.

Description. This is one of the more tricky species of Blue. It resembles so many of the other species in many different ways. It has a generally large feel to it. The upperside blue is bright and bold, black marginal lines narrow, fringes white, partially chequered black on hindwing.
The underside….tomorrow !

Distribution. Widely distributed in Europe.

Biology. Flies June-July, at altitudes of 800-1800m., most commonly among mountains. Local but not rare. Larval food plant Astragalus; larvae attended by ants Myrmica specioides, Formica cinerea.

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REFERENCES

* Higgins L, Hargreaves B (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. - Collins, London.

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Note in italiano

Certe occasioni ti capitano una volta nella vita e, se non fai in tempo a coglierle, non potrai mai perdonartelo.
Ognuno di noi sa quante volte non è riuscito a fissare con un’immagine un breve istante, un “attimo fuggente”, nel quale si era presentata una scena magnifica!
Anche a me è successo in un numero infinito di occasioni e non ho potuto farci nulla!
Ma prima o poi, queste occasioni, riesci a coglierle, senza sapere nemmeno come, ed è una gioia grande e indescrivibile…
La foto è stata realizzata al Piano del Valasco 1760m.

(Translated text with Babel Fish): Sure occasions you captain once in the life and, if you do not make in time to pick them, you will not be able to never pardon it. Everyone of we knows how many times is not successful to fix with an image a short moment, a "escaping moment", in which one had been introduced magnificent scene! Also to me it has happened in a number infinitely of occasions and I have not been able makes us null! But sooner or later, these occasions, you succeed to pick them, without knowing as and is not one great and indescrivibile joy...

Alpi Marittime, Terme di Valdieri, Piano del Valasco, 1760 m.

WORKSHOP . La stessa foto, meno croppata lateralmente (formato 800x600).

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Hello Marcello,

Excellent composition. Good focus and light. Wonderful colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Mariki

Ciao Marcello,

bellissima questa coppia, ottimi colori e buona composizione

Bravo!

Gio

Ciao Marcello, splendida coppia con ambo gli esemplari perfettamente a fuoco, foto di grande nitidezza, bravo, Ciao Silvio
Per le consulenze facciamo il conto a fine anno, se hai modo di capitare in Umbria una bottiglia di Sagrantino in acconto è già tua:)

Elegante pareja y a destacar la enorme y efectiva profundidad. Excelente Marcello !!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-03 6:22]

Hello Marcello
What an excellent capture with these lovely couple of Escher's blues! The image is perfectly focussed over both butterflies, showing them with sharp clean details. They are really stunning with that blue color.
I'm looking forward for the underside!
Congratulations and TFS
Greetings
Maite

Hi Marcello,
Great picture, especially well in getting such good focus on both insects. The colours are vivid and realistic. Beautifully done. My only negative thought is that I might have cropped it a bit closer on the sides to make a tall picture. The square shape does not appeal to me so much. Thanks
Alan

Hola Marcello,
Preciosa composición de estos dos bellos ejemplares, excelente definición luz y color, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Marcello,
Very good composition. Nice colours. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-03 7:28]

Hello Marcello,
Wonderful capture of these two! I'd never have guessed their identity by seeing just the upper side. I like the strong black markings in the top one. Excellent sharp capture in beautiful environment and a fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-03 7:42]

Ciao Marcello,
Excellent capture of two male P. escheri showing individual variation, the upper of the two being more typical for the species.
Excellent sharpness, colours, and composition against a contrasting natural BG.
Well done and thanks for showing us a fine image of this species!
Ciao,
Ivan

Hello Marcello,
Brilliant shot of blue butterfly. Perfect timing to get this shot. Sharp focus and very nice exposure. POV is great. Very well done.
JC

Hi Marcello,
everybody tries to have a good shot on one Blue, you unite two on the picture! In addition it's of a species we don't often see. Well done, Marcello, what a good photographer as well as entomologist you are!
Best regards
Dietrich

Hi Marcello
Great double blue presentation. Good sharpness and DOF. Pretty good exposure. Nice natural situation and good note
I like it :-)
Best wishes
Krzysztof

Ciao Marcello,
Well captured of both beautiful butterflies!
the exposure and focus is spot on with total sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well done indeed
ciao
Tony

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-12-03 11:22]

Hello Marcello,
Very nice close up. Details are crisp clear.I liked POV,sharpness,lighting and framing a lot.

ciao Marcello
stupenda accoppiata e perfettamente a fuoco
colori e dettagli veramente ottimi!!!!
ma per il macro come imposti la macchina per avere un campo di messa a fuoco cosi' profondo?
e' solo questione di diaframma?

buona serata sERGIO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-03 12:09]

Hello Marcello,
Outside the excellent colours I like the composition the most. This is perfect. Beautiful sharp details and a fantastic environment.
Regards,
Peter

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-03 12:43]

Ciao Marcello,
well reproduced blue colour nuances of the escheri wings with perfect light management. Vivid natural setting and perfect general composition. It's a very attractive picture.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-03 15:26]

Hi Marcello,
What a good capture! Pose, composition, details, colours... Congratulation!
TFS, José M.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-03 15:36]

addirittura 2 alla volta...e che perfetta messa a fuoco...meno male che ci sei tu,complimenti come sempre,ciao Luciano

Ciao Marcello,
Wonderful butterflies! Exuberant colors!
Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Pleasant composition and very good details.
Thanks for sharing!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-04 4:36]

Bonjour Marcello,
Félicitations pour avoir si bien photographié ces deux Lycaenidae. Il me semble que j'ai la même espèce dans mes archives. J'attends donc ta photo qui nous montrera l'aspect extérieur des ailes.
Merci aussi pour ta notice instructive
Anne

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-12-04 17:11]

Hi Marcello
Good shot. Good colours, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done

osse

Hi Marcello,

Good light, Good Focus, Fantastic composition and what beautiful colours.

TFS,

Karl

Ciao Marcello.
Decisamente un attimo fuggente...
Di tutte le belle fo che hai pubblicato, questa è forse quella che più mi piace!
Decisamente ben composta, con le due fafalle che vanno a bilanciare il peso dell'immagine e lo sguardo che viene attirato inevitabilmente da quella in primo piano.
TFS

Daniele

Ciao Marcello,

Molto bella.

Saluti

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