|Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska)
|Date Taken: 2011-08-03|
|Camera: Nikon D 300s, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2000 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-01-19 2:16|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Phengaris alcon, more commonly known as Alcon Blue or Alcon Large Blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family and is found in Europe and Northern Asia. It can be seen flying in mid to late summer. Like some other species of Lycaenidae, its larva (caterpillar) stage depends on support by certain ants; it is therefore known as a myrmecophile.|
The butterfly lays its eggs onto the Marsh Gentian (Gentiana pneumonanthe); in the region of the Alps they are sometimes also found on the related Willow Gentian (Gentiana asclepiadea). The caterpillars eat no other plants.
Alcon larvae leave the food plant when they have grown sufficiently (4th instar) and wait on the ground below to be discovered by ants. The larvae emit surface chemicals (allomones) that closely match those of ant larvae, causing the ants to carry the Alcon larvae into their nests and place them in their brood chambers, where they are fed by worker ants and where they devour ant larvae.
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Nem is tudom,hogy melyik szebb-a lepke vagy a virág,de együtt a kettő gyönyörű.Helyén az élesség és aszinek s jó a képkivágás meg a háttér.
- [2012-01-19 7:04]
Beautiful image, good composition, color and lighting. tfs.
very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
- [2012-01-19 10:43]
Very nice shot, Very good sharpness and nicely blurred BG. I long time wasn't here.
Ciao Jozsef, great macro of lovely little butterfly on a beautiful flower, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Lovely composition Szabo!
Nice little butterfly feeding on the tiny flower captured with fine sharpness & colors.
Taken from a good POV. Well done & TFS.