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Plebejus argus

Plebejus argus
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-23 5:12
Viewed: 3350
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Silver-studded Blue
Azuré de l'ajonc

I hope that I'm not wrong with this identification.
Until now I never have presented this species, although it is quite common. But I never was sure a 100% about the ID.
The butterfly here is perched on a bud of a Centaurea flower.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-23 5:23]

Wonderful sharpness capture, lovely colors,great POV,BG.
Warm congratulation!
ps.Your identification is ok!

This is one of the great capture of a Silver-studded Blue!
Congratulation for this shot.

Ciao Anne, beautiful macro with lovely little butterfly, wonderful natural colors, nice blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Anne
a beauty so soft and good light
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-23 7:20]

Hello Anne,
genau wie beim Sivio, deinen "Film" über Schmetterlinge geht weiter mit einem anderen schönen Teil.
Ein angenehmer Tag,

Hi Anne,

Beautiful capture of the Silver Studded Blue butterfly with great details! The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice color contrast. The picture has superb focusing and the clarity is exceptionally well done.
A well done composition!

best regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-23 9:21]

Slav Anne,
Very good macro shot with excellent sharpness and a great POV.Nice colors and composition.TFS.

Ciao Anne. Special POV today and indeed excellent DOF. Very good details an amazing BG in this nice compo.


hello Anne
very sharp output in a very beautiful composition,lovely colors in a very fine photo
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-23 11:00]

very good details, colors and sharpness!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-23 11:39]

Hi Anne. You have a picture of two beautiful things. The plant and the butterfly. The detail is first class with sharp focusing. Very good use of the light has given such natural colours. It stands out so well from The plain BG. well done TFS.

Hallo Anne
This is really striking and beautiful. The colours of the wings are very soft to the eye and stunning. It almost have a powdery appearance. Just love the zebra striped antennas and the big eyes. A lovely image with great focus, sharpness and super all around framing. Very pleasing to look at. Fascinating plant you have captured the butterfly on, as it has interesting details. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Anne,

An excellent macro with beautiful colors, sharpness & lovely details. Great POV, pose & BG.

Well done & TFS.



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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-24 0:37]

Hello Anne,
Although this species appear on TN very often yours like me very much. This plant have very interesting shape and nicely complete this composition also BG which is smooth dark green.
Regards, Pawel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-24 5:22]

Hi anne,
lovely argus in such a pretty and interesting pose. I like its dotted wings and the antenna. The whole capture is so sharp and the detailes are well seen. You have skillfully put the blurry background into a wonderful effect.


Ciao Anne,
per un aiuto significativo su l'ID di questa farfalla non si è pronunciato nessuno, personalmente penso, come te, che sia più probabile che si tratti di un maschio di Plebejus argus, certo si sarebbe più sicuri vedendolo assieme alla femmina o almeno vedendo anche la parte dorsale, che normalmente in argus ha una fascia marginale scura più ampia, anche se variabile. A parte la difficoltà di ID l'immagine è molto bella e con un'ottima definizione, la composizione come sempre è magistrale.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2009-09-27 4:20]

HI Anne, this is a top of the top macro.Excellently composed. Congratulation!
Regards Rose

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