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Aricia agestis

Aricia agestis
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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: 2008-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 5:18
Viewed: 3030
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
ARICIA AGESTIS (Denis&Schiffermüller,1775)

Brown Argus
Argus brun
Dunkelbrauner Bläuling

Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aricia

Wingspan: 22-27mm
Distribution: N'Africa, South and Central Europe , From Turkey to Siberia
Habitat: Grassy and flowery meadows
Flighttime: May to September, two, sometimes three generations

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Ciao Anne,
un bellissimo controluce ricco d'atmosfera con i forti contrasti fra luci e ombre, ottima definizione, mi piace molto lo sfondo "flou", una piacevolissima composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon pomeriggio e buona serata
Con amicizia
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Anne, lovely little butterfly in a splendid backlight composition with beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-13 6:26]

Hi Anne,
besutiful argus in good light from the back. the effect is lively and the festures are shown in excellent details. The light that fall on the flower really give an outstanding effect to the photo.
well composed shot.



Hello Anne,
hope you'll be doing fine. Lovely photograph indeed and what impressed me most was the light which is coming from behind the butterfly and lightens the tips and back of its wings and its antenna, a part of the tiny beautiful flower it is sitting on and also an out of focus branch or stalk behind the object....lovely contrasts and fine, fine background......hope you did not get confused by this one long single sentence....smile.Marvelous photo IMHO. Thanks a lot for sharing this finely focused photo...take care...warmest regards/Abid

Very interesting capture with top-lit Brown Argus looking almost surreal, Anne. The effect of its wings looking transparent in the light falling from above is captivating.
As usual, this composition too is really artistic.
Thanks and regards.

hello Anne
super shot with very nice light
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Today is the Licaenidae day!
A great capture like your is very good for this day!

hello Anne,
background as drawing art distinguishes with the composition, appreciable how you use the lighting and the result, it is a particular and beautiful macro photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-13 10:20]

Wonderful capture this lovely Brown Argus!
Interesting light and lovely colors.

Ciao Anne. Intrigant transpariencies here with indeed perfect light's management and very good DOF. Stunning details.


Hello Anne,
An interesting point of view to display this beauty!
I like the subtle transparencies on its wings, as well as its lighted borders.
Low light surroundings and branches transmits an intimate feeling when looking at the pic.
Great shot and thanks for share it,

Hi MF Anne,

What a fantastic and incredible macro capture, such precise focus on the brown argus. Great composition and lighting too, the colours seem to have come out well. Great work Anne!
TFS this and also for your kind words on me which you wrote on my Asphodel flower!
Have a great night!


Hello Anne,

Accompanied by a beautiful composition has a great work. Light angle, details, point of view is very beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-14 6:42]

Hello Anne,
Very nice photo of this butterfly in excellent sharpness and details. The backlight creates a wonderful atmosphere. Great composition, POV and OOF BG.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-14 14:39]

Salut Anne,sans doute la position de la lumiere a fait la difference,une composition vraiment magnifique avec la plus belle nettete' possible et les couleurs tres naturelles,un autre beau souvenir de l'ete' valaise...bonne journee',Luciano

Excelente por el atractico trabajo con las luces y en menor medida con los colores. Creas una atmósfera misteriosa, pero llena de realismo. Muy buen trabajo.
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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