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Polyommatus semiargus

Polyommatus semiargus
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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: 2012-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-20 8:27
Viewed: 2229
Points: 50
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Mazarine Blue
Azuré des anthyllides

Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Polyommatus
Size: 28-34mm
Habitat: meadows, grasslands, humid places. Can be found even on altitudes over 2000m
Distribution: N'Africa, Continental Europe, Asia
Foodplants: Red Clover and other Trifolium species
Flighttime: May to August

Here a male specimen, characterized by his beautiful blue upperwings. The females have a brown coloration.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-20 8:36]

Salut Anne,une espece qui ne vive pas chez moi,une capture de tres haut niveau,pas facile avoir des details si parfaits avec cette position des ailes,magnifiques coulers aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-20 8:36]

Hello Anne,
Impressive photo of this splendid butterfly. Fantastic sharpness, details and gorgeous bright colours. Very good DOF and composition. A beauty!

Fantastic photo Anne! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hello Anne,

A wonderful macro with fine colors, sharpness & details. Well composed & presented. Great work & effort.

TFS & best wishes!



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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-06-20 9:23]

Liebe Anne,
ein 1A-Bild vom semiargus! Alles perfekt - mehr muss ich dazu nicht sagen. Ein schöner Gruß aus dem Wallis.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hi ANne,
what a nice photo. Beautiful colours. Great sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Anne,
tolles Bild von diesem Bläuling mit guter Schärfe und schön geöffenten Flügeln. Das Blau der Flügel ist wirklich wunderschön und dazu noch ein guter Kontrast zu der grünen Umgebung. Gut gemacht.
Viele Grüße,

Ciao Anne. Razor details and top sharp. Magnificent colours.


Ciao Anne
molto bella nei dettagli e nei colori. Il nome attuale è Cyaniris semiargus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Mazarine Blue
(Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini)

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely little butterfly with open wings, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-06-20 14:23]

Salut chère amie Anne!
Cette photo est vraiment superbe!L´effect 3D est fantastique...wow!!!
Les couleurs, l´arrière plan la composition...et aussi l´object principal- le papillon - tous sont parfaits dans ta photo.Bravíssimo!
Un grand merci de nous le fait partager.

PS: mes vacances sont presque là!Je vais t´écrire prochainement!

The open wing view like this one proves why Blues are given that name, Anne.
If it is a hand-held shot, you have rock steady hands.
Looking at a picture like this is better than actually watching the subject with one's own eyes.
A truly marvellous image.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-20 19:12]

Hello Anne,
I love the little blues, but don't have much luck photographing them for some reason. This is a superb angle which allows us to view the gorgeous wing markings and powder blue colors in exceptional detail. Very attractive POV and perfectly exposed.
I must admit, I didn't realize that the females had a brown color to their upper wings...thanks..I learned something today!! Great work!!

Hello Anne
A beautiful photo, perfect background and point of view. Good depth of field and focus.
Excellent light and detail.
The butterfly really stands out well from the background.
regards yiannis

Hi Anne....Amazing ....Amazing indeed! Taken from a difficult angle you had managed to separate this tiny blue creature from the destruction of the background perfectly fine. Love the soft light and the shallow shadows which brings some mystery in this simple scene. Blue & Green ..what can be better!? Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-20 22:50]

Hello Anne,
Amazing photo of this beautiful Butterfly, splendid composition, TFS!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-06-20 23:47]

Hello Anne,
I like such composition especially very beautiful colours. My last post is very similar species but I don't known its ID.
Regards, Pawel

had a quick moment..ventured onto Trek..and WOAH immediately had to get a closer look....this is BREATHTAKING..truly remarkable and just love this! TFS!

Bom dia Anne
Excellent capture of this wonderful bfly.Great POV and composition,wonderful colours,light and contrast.Excellent sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a nice day!
Kind regards

hello Anne
super good sharpness picture with great details
i like this blue colour very much
thanks gretinglou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-21 6:26]

Good use of the leaves for the composition, the open wings of the blue are beautiful also the texture of the wings. tfs.

Hello Anel

Beautiful use of shallow focus and placement of this velvety blue beauty within the trimvarate of those leaves makes for a stunning composition. Fantastic.

Witaj Anno,
A beautiful a butterfly. The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-21 19:52]

Hola Anne, maravilla de foto con un contraste ente el insecto y el fondo fenomenal; excelente luz, color, enfoque y entorno...saludos.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-23 8:45]

Hello Anne,
A magnificent composition, light and colors ! TFS Tina

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-25 11:04]

Hi Anne,
Fantastic "3D" photo. Excellent composition, colours
and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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