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Callophrys rubi

Callophrys rubi
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-07 21:28
Viewed: 3590
Points: 54
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Callophrys rubi

Family: Lycaenidae
Flight Time: April - July
Size: 26-30mm

Altitude: 0-2300m

AT Brombeer-Zipfelfalter
BE Groentje
CZ Ostruháček ostružníkový
DK Gron Busksommerfugl
EE Rohetiib
FI Kangasperhonen
FR Argus vert
ES Cejialba
NL Groentje
IE Green Hairstreak
LU Groentje
LV Avenu astainitis
DE Brombeer-Zipfelfalter
NO Gronnvinge
PL Zieleńczyk ostrężyniec
SK Ostrôžkár černicový
SE Grönsnabbvinge
TR Zumrut
HU Zöldfonákú csücsköslepke
UK Green Hairstreak
IT Tecla del rovo

This is a Spring butterfly in the Poland. It is univoltine (only one generation of adult butterflies per year) but records of fresh specimen span from the end of March right through till the end of July.

Widespread across Europe and North Africa and eastwards through Asia well into Siberia. The upperside is a uniform dull brown with two paler patches on the male's forewings made up of scent scales. The undersides are a bright green with a thin white line, often reduced to a faint row of dots or even missing altogether. They never rest with their wings open.

Alex99, ramthakur, zetu, micica, KOMSIS, anel, cloud, Juyona, NinaM, nglen, cataclysta, goldyrs, peter_stoeckl, cicindela, Miss_Piggy, horia has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-07 21:41]

Hi Marx.
Amazing macro shot of great quality. You have pictured simply beautiful specimen. I have not met this species and like it a lot. Sharpness and details of the insect and plant are brilliant too and BG is very nice in smoothness and colours. Excellent job. My compliments and TFS.

The green colour of this butterfly belonging to the family of Blues is just amazing, Marx.
The image is super sharp with wonderful details on the entire subject.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-07 22:24]

Hello Marx,
The combination of high technical quality, and ideal BG and a fresh specimen set in a fine composition have made this a top class portrait of C. rubi that would make a fine illustration for a butterfly book!
Well done and thanks,
Best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-05-07 23:02]

Looks simple but very beautiful with good details and fine colors. excellent work. tfs.

hi markx, what a beautiful picture of this butterfly. the colors are so special. nature is just amazing and you caught it at best. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-08 1:05]

Hi Marx,
a great beauty ...
Hard color this little butterfly, in a beautiful composition.
Excellent colour,sharpness and details.
best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-08 2:15]

Hello Marx,
Brilliant sshot of callophrys rubi, one lof my favourite butterflies. Excellent sharpness, beautiful simple composition and a wonderful green color. I'm still waiting to see one this year..
Really well done!
Have a nice day

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-05-08 2:58]

Ladnie uchwycone z dobra ostroscia i na czystym BG prezentuje sie znakomicie. Taki sam umiescilem na TN troche wczesniej. Chyba ulubione ich miejsce to krzewy czarnej jagody, gdyz tam bylo ich kilka.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hello Marx.
Excellent close-up with great light and sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-08 4:59]

Hello Marx,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly. Excellent quality: the details are amazing, splendid colours against a superb BG and a fantastic composition.
Have a good weekend,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-05-08 6:14]

Hola Marx,
preciosa macro y color,
buen pov y estupendo foco,
atractivo trabajo,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-08 6:49]

Hello Marx
Wonderful capture with excellent details and beautiful colors.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-05-08 7:31]

This is beautiful, Marx. I really like the sharpness, the nice light, the beautiful background and the star of the picture, the beautiful butterfly. Its colour is amazing, many thanks,


Fotka jest fantastyczna. Ostrosc, kolory, tlo, kompozycja, wszystko super Bardzo mi sie podoba

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-05-08 10:34]

hi mrax,
excellent picture.. amazing colors, brilliant composition with nice details

hello Marx!
this Callophrys rubi for me is difficult to find....your macro is very good
a close up rich of details...

best sERGIO

Hi Max

A wonderfully sharp and vivid photo of this hairstreak!

Thankyou for sharing


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-08 12:54]

Hi Marx. This is a first class close up ofthe green Butterfly which you have taken with fine detail and bright colours. You have sharp focusing and used the light to its best. A good POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Ciao Marx, superb macro of little butterfly with fantastic colors, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, bravo, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

You have a great collection of butterflies, Marx. It is hard to decide on the one I prefer. All your photos are sharp, nicely composed and well exposed. This one caught my attention because of its usual green colour, sharpness and pleasant background. Well done.

How can I say this...?
Is this beautiful? Yes
Is this technically precise? Yes
Is this visually appealing? Yes
This is a superb shot, very few shots would compare...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-11 6:28]

Hi Marx,
this shot is really beautiful. The colours is splendid and you showed it very well. Details and beauty comes together and it gives such an exciting effect.
Well presented with the positioning complements the beauty.


Hello Marx,

an excellent presentation of C rubi, isolated by a contrasting background showing its marvellous lustre in a perfect way! Not that easy, at all. With its habit of sitting deep down in vegatation, that pretty species is quite hard to approach. And even when successfully captured, that brilliantly lustrous butterfly would often look surprisingly inconspicuous in the picture, just well camouflaged among the green.

PL: Zieleńczyk ostrężyniec, AT: Brombeer-Zipfelfalter - such an exciting variety of different words for a simple beauty in common.

With thanks, and best regards,

Witam serdecznie!
Jest to bez watpienia jedno z najladniejszych zdjec tego gatunku jakie na TN widzialem. A co wiecej, fakt, ze motyl siedzi na czubku galazki sprawia, ze musiales wykazac sie duzym refleksem i "celnym okiem" :)
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam!

Hallo Marx
This is really super. Not only the photography but the butterfly itself is marvellous. It has the most striking colours and the details is striking. This one's powdery appearance stole my heart. I like it a lot. An image with great focus, sharpness, clear detail and just right composition. A lovely macro worth a definite 10 out of 10. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hi Marx
Nice capture.
Clarity and detail flyers are great.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-05-28 1:32]

Hi Marx

Looking at your latest photos, this one really popped in my eyes.
What a superb macro shot! I just love the vibrant colors of the butterfly and how well they stand out from the uniform BG.
The perfectly parallel side POV is also terrific and thanks to it you managed to keep the entire subject in great focus.
Well composed and exposed, this is a terrific photo!

Bravo and TFS

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-06-17 15:30]

Hello Marx,
fantastic capture of this little beauty!
excellent details and colors.

Hi Marx. This is a real lights and colours show! Stunning details and nice compo. nerver seen before. TFS.


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