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Short-tailed Blue

Short-tailed Blue
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-29 20:27
Viewed: 3270
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Provenšal Short-tailed Blue (Everes alcetas) is a small butterfly that belongs to the family Lycaenidae. First described from Austria as Cupido alcetas by Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg in 1804, it occurs locally in Southern and Central Europe, Turkey, the Urals, Southern Siberia and Northern Kazakhstan. Larvae feed on leaves and inflorescences of various herbaceous plants of the family Fabaceae (such as Coronilla sp., Galega sp., Trifolium sp., Vicia sp.and are myrmecophiles, living in association with ants of the genus Formica. Depending on the location, the species produces two to three generations annually (in May-June, July-August and in warmer regions in late September).

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-29 20:45]

Buna dimineata,
Frumoasa captura, alcetas, am fotografiat si eu aceasta specie, nu de mult.Felicitari pentru realizare$

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-07-29 21:27]

Dear Mariana!

I like your delicate picture and the beautiful butterfly you show us today very much. The butterfly and the flower form a superb couple and the little water drops on the flower clearly add to the value of the picture. Your notes are interesting, too.

Kind regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-29 23:50]

Hello Mariana,
lovely macro of this small butterfly, excllent composition with lovely point of view, sharp image with good details , very nice bg.Best regards Siggi

Hi Mariana,

A good shot, good focus showing good details, colours are good and natural. Nice pose and POV agains good oof bg.
TFS regards Bill

Ciao Mariana. Intrigant playing of light and beautiful natural colours. Perfect contrast.


Buna Mariana,
O imagine clara cu detalii foarte bune, culori naturale si o compozitie placuta,
Numai bine,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-30 6:21]

Beautiful species on the lovely flower, well captured. tfs.

Ciao Mariana, beautiful Cupido (everetes) alcetas, splendid sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and lovely blurry BG, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Mariana
great composition with very good details and good sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Hello Mariana,
It seems to me this macro meets all the requirements of a perfect shot.
There is a pleasant contrast between the BG and the butterfly in the foreground. Additionally, it is composed in a way attached to the rules and creating impressive visual interest.
Best of all is the butterfly position, excellent light, and good use of available lines.
TFS, Regards, Jes˙s

Buna Mariana,
O compozitie superba cu detalii bune si culori naturale.
Contrastul intre fluture si fundalul de un verde crud este excelent.

Hello Mariana
wonderful sharp shot with great details, the structure of the wings is so well seen, the vivid colors are superb, fine pose and POV
the water droplets on the flower are a nice a bonus
Have a good night

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