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Cupido alcetas, female

Cupido alcetas, female
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: 2012-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 5:39
Viewed: 2113
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Provençal Short-tailed Blue
Südlicher kurzgeschwänzter Bläuling
Azuré de la faucille

This is the second picture of this tiny Lycaenidae-species, this time a female. This side-view allows to see partly the underwings and also the typical brown upper-wings of the female.

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hello Anne
this is a super good composition with good details and beautiful colours
i like also the soft BG
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne, lovely tiny butterfly on beautiful flower, fine details, splendid sharpness, great light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A lovely macro of the Short-tailed Blue, Anne.
The short tails can be easily made out in this well balanced composition.


What can I say....another beauty....
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Lovely colors, perfect exposure and the superb light. This is a very tiny species of butterfly flying very near to the ground and feeding from very small flowers. Difficult to take a image at this very low level....
Thanks for sharing and useful photographers note.

Hi Anne,
really nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing natural colours. Great composition.
Have a nice week,

Excellente photo, superbe composition et très bonne gestion de la lumière.



Hello Anne,
Nice Presentation of a butterfly with perfect clarity of subject,within a soft background.
With regards,-Joy

Ciao Anne. Good compo and colours for the interesting specie in action.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-10 12:45]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Great DOF, POV and composition.

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-11 3:28]

A beautiful picture with an excellent execution. Impressive control of the light on the yellow color of the flower that is contrasting perfectly with the gray color of the butterfly. Good focus on the butterfly and the top of the flower. Perfect composition and deep of field. A cute and nice photo. Congratulations Anne. Kind regards.

Hello Anne,

You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see the butterfly stopping on the yellow flower. It's good at the tone contrast between this front butterfly/flower and blurred background, too. And, the curved stalk line at left side draws out a good impact.
Have a nice day,

Kind regards,

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