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Lycaena virgaureae and Aricia agestis

Lycaena virgaureae and Aricia agestis
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-19 5:08
Viewed: 2670
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

These two butterflies were resting peacefully on the same grass-blade. The upper one is a female of Lycaena virgaureae subspecies montanus, with the white spots on the hindwings. This species lives mostly in the alpine areas over the altitude 1600m. I already have presented this butterfly in a former posting.
The small species is Aricia agestis, a more often shown species on this site.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-19 5:40]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful double portrait in great colours, excellent sharpness and a very good composition. Nice POV and OOF BG.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-19 6:25]

Its double delight, one with opened wings the other closed, nice lighting and colors. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-19 6:28]

Hello Anne,
I don't know how you managed to save this one for so long - it is a marvellous capture! This Copper is so beautiful and the little Argus below is great for comparing the size. Both are very nicely in focus and details sharp. Lovely colours too against a fine soft background. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-19 6:51]

Bonjour Anne,
A fine capture of TWO lycaenids on the same grass stem!
I like the composition and both L. virgaureae and A. agestis are shown with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a pleasing clean BG.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

hello Anne
very good picture with 2 beauty,s
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-19 8:56]

Hi Anne
What a great chance for you to catch this lovely butterflies!
Details and colors are perfect!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-19 9:43]

Hi Anne,

Excellent photo of this two species, TFS!

Hello Anne,
great composition with very good details. A really nice image. Regards Paolo

Hi Anne,
A lovely capture of these beautiful butterflies in one frame. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-19 12:42]

Hallo Anne,
Interessantes bild und gute Gelegenheit die zu vergleichen. Traumhafte Komposition und wunderbare BG. Leider langsam geht unsere Schmetterlings zeit zu ende.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

Hello Anne,
Beautiful macro with excellent colors, details, composition and BG. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-19 14:58]

Et bien ma chere,une nouvelle fois une grande chance et une photo merveilleuse! C'est pas facile avoir une nettete' si parfaite sur les 2 papillons,travail de classe...comme d'habitude! Mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

Bonjour Anne,
Une belle composition avec ces dux papillons bien détachés sur un BG bien dilué, bravo por ce posting

Ciao Anne,
fantastica doppia cattura di due splendide farfalle, oltrettutto la Lycaena virgaureae montana si osserva raramente, magnifica composizione con un'eccellente prospettiva di ripresa, ottima nitidezza e bellissimi colori luminosi.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine di settimana
Con amicizia

Bonjour Anne
excellente photo, ces deux papillons d'espèce, de couleurs et de taille différentes ont une chose en commun : l'impeccable netteté avec laquelle tu as su les photographier
le fond vert et la profondeur de champs sont également sans reproches
Passe une bonne nuit

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