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Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) virgilius

Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) virgilius
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-31 4:02
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Points: 54
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Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) virgilius

Oberthür 1910

Nome Volgare: Virgilio

Famiglia: Lycaenidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 14-19

Maschio: colore bianco azzurrognolo con sfumatura basale azzurra ed esile linea marginale bruna. Aree basale e discale delle ali anteriori con una visibile peluria androconiale bruno chiara.

Femmina: colore bruno scuro con nervature nerastre. Tratto discocellulare nero nelle ali anteriori e punti neri marginali nelle posteriori.

Maschio-Rovescio: colore biancastro. Ali anteriori con tratti discocellulari e punti della serie postdiscale neri contornati di bianco. Posteriori con disegni neri più minuti. Stria longitudinale bianca tra la terza e la seconda nervatura mediana presente in una percentuale variabile di individui a seconda delle popolazioni.

Femmina-Rovescio: simile al maschio ma di colore bruno chiaro.

Distribuzione: Appennini centro-meridionali.

Habitat: prati del piano basale e montano da 400 fino a circa 1500 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento degli adulti in luglio.

Piante nutrici: Onoobrychis vicifolia.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-31 4:09]

Hello silvio,
outstanding view...really outstnading composition. How i like the graphical composition of the small branches criss crossing the frame. The butterfly in fine details are well shown...the hairs, the nice tint of blue and the shines.
Very well presented shot.


Hi Silvio,
A very good capture of the beautiful little butterfly. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-31 5:10]

Its the colors that I like and ofcourse the well spread wings with lot of details of the blue. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-31 5:15]

Hello Silvio,
Very beautiful photo in splendid colours. Great sharpness and details. Beautiful matching surroundings.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Silvio. Ottimo lavoro! Detaglio e sharp al top cosi' come la profondità. Per nulla facile da questo POV. La resa della peluria blu è di notevole impatto.

ps. Per accordi circa il 4 pomeriggio ti chiamo sul cell.


Those sharp lines around the delicate wings are fantastic addition to the frame Silvio! Impressive artistic approach ! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Silvio,
splendida immagine di questa bellissima farfalla, in questo caso un esemplare fresco, eccellente nitidezza e bellissimi colori, pur con un POV impegnativo, il risultato è una magnifica composizione, complessa ma ben bilanciata.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine di settimana
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Silvio,
Very impressive capture of this unusual Lycanid. Colors, details, composition are really excellent. Great job! Cheers,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-31 7:01]

Hello Silvio,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful butterfly with immaculate sharpness and colours. Great lighting and a precise DOF isolates it from the BG. Wonderful pose captured and I like this composition. Best regards Siggi

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-07-31 7:33]

Witaj Silvio,
Very interesting tone of colours this photo. there isn't green colour. It's remind for me modern art painting.
regards, Pawel

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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-07-31 9:14]

Hi Silvio!
What a magnificent sight. The colors are perfect fit, the quality is perfect!
Sincerely, Robert

hello Silvio
very nice picture
good details and great sharpness
he colours are beautyful
greeting lou

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-31 10:28]

Hi Silvio,

What a magnificent capture this is of the beautiful butterfly. I love the pose showing off the wide opened wings and the fantastic turquoise body. Colors and details are outstanding and the composition is superb.


Ciao amico Silvio,

Superb macro of this pretty b-fly which i saw it firstly thanks to you! The colours looks nice and bold, and it seems to stand out against the dark background. Well done my friend.
TFS and have a nice nigth and Sunday!


Hello Silvio,
Wonderful picture with very sharp details and perfect focus.
It is a very interesting composition.

Hola Silvio,
Cada mariposa mas bella que la otra!...esta me ha hecho girar la cabeza y sonreir al verla!... usted hace fotos con alma amigo! eso es innegable! Bravo!... las mariposas son suyas!
Saludos, feliz Domingo, gracias por compartir!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-31 13:03]

Hello Silvio,
What a beauty this is and captured very nicely on a Thistle and against a fantastic soft brownish background. I love the colours and the details of the butterfly are very sharp. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-31 15:12]

Ciao Silvio,
What a great macro shot of this beauty in excellent sharpness,colors and wonderful details.TFS.
best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-31 16:54]

Hi Silvio
Beautiful composition.Nice POV ans razor sharp image with amasing detail,BG light and colors are beautiful
TFS Michel

Magnífico trabajo Silvio!!
El juego de colores es de gran delicadeza; además creas un ambiente fantástico. Es uno de tus mejores trabajo a mi modesto entender.
Buen Domingo: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Silvio
Straight from the carnival in Venice:-)) the gorgeous uniform, the brilliant colours!

Presented in an interesting surrounding, the sharp thorns emphasising the fragile insect!

Beautiful image, grazie Silvio. Your part of the world, including Assissi appears to be a paradise for butterflies!

Buona notte et buona settimana
Ciao Ingrid

PS Today Ferrari did better :-)))

Ciao Silvio,
interessante farfalla, mai vista dalle mie parti, anche stavolta hai realizzato una gran bella macro, ottimi dettagli e gestione della luce cosa non facile in queste situazioni, bravo!

Buona serata

Hola Silvio

Una pequeña y bonita mariposa, con esos tonos azules excelentes, vaya cantidad de pelo que tiene. Perfecta nitidez y Pov excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-08-01 20:58]

Bonsoir Sylvio,

Nice picture of this beautifull specimen. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Sufficient DOF for the main subject. Nice saturated colors. Excellent shot and TFS.


Hi Silvio

Lovely POV on this shot, soft colours and beautiful composition. Very artistic, great sharpness.


sorry out of smilies

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-02 5:46]

Bonjour Silvio,
Quelle image splendide! La coloration est si spéciale et le papillon aussi!
Voilà encore une espèce que je n'avais encore jamais vue. Tu dois vivre près du ciel paradis pour papillons!
Un grand merci encore

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2010-08-02 7:15]

Hello my friend,

Excellent macro of this beautifull Argus, the details and colors of the wings are splendid.
Great sharpness and perfect light, very nice composition.
Have a good week.

This is really fantastic Silvio! Not only the over all exposure, but most importantly the way the entire frame is filled will very appealing detail. The soft gentle nature of the butterfly is surrounded by an inhospitable sinister environment which creates a fantastic contrast. Well done. :)

Gosh, I'm out of smileys :(

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-08-03 4:48]

Qui ci vuole un WOWWWW!! che composizione!!
Non solo il POV, la nitidezza, i dettagli, ma l'armonia dei colori, esaltata dal gioco di luci e ombre !! : grandiosa!
Complimenti, amico mio, sei grande!
Ciao! Vanda

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