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Green-Underside Blue (Klöverblåvinge)

Green-Underside Blue (Klöverblåvinge)
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-27 7:51
Viewed: 2683
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for all the nice comments of my previous post.

Today’s post is a small blue one, the Green Underside Blue is a pretty rare butterfly in Sweden but can show up in big numbers locally as in our Butterfly Road just outside my town.
This spring we have seen lots of them despite the cold spring.
It is sitting on a Geranium sylvaticum, Swedish name: Midsummer flower.

The wingspan ranges from 27 to 36 millimetres, and in different individuals.Green-underside blue male is blue on top and gray underneath. The female has a broad brown border around the blue wings on the top and underside is light gray. The larva is green and up to 15 millimetres long. This butterfly occurs on drier meadows and mountain slopes.
Green-underside Blue range is in Europe and on through Central Asia to Mongolia and northern China. The prevalence in Europe is in much of Europe except the Netherlands, British Isles, Iceland, northern Russia, Sardinia, Cyprus and some other smaller areas.

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This picture is sheer magic, Gert!
I love this very colourful picture of a Blue perched atop beautiful purple flowers.
The picture is a treat for the eyes.

Hello Gert,
Beautiful picture.Nice colour combination with great detailes.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hallo Gert
super sharpness composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2013-05-27 8:11]

Hi Gert,
Amazing macro. the colors and sharpness are incredible.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-27 8:29]

Hello Gert,
Fascinating macro of this butterfly on a splendid flower. Perfect sharpness, details and very beautiful light and colours, also in the blurred background. Great composition. Gorgeous photo.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-05-27 9:21]

Hej Gert,
Especially, the composition of liked it very much ..
Very good shot of this beauty butterfly. Superb POV, good details and nice and smooth BG.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-27 10:20]

Hi Gert.
What a lovely subject and superb reproduction of all its details. I like wide DOF and crisp sharpness of all parts of the flowers and beautiful butterfly. BG and colours are simply splendid. Excellent job as usual. Thanks a lot fort pleasure.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-27 10:45]

Hi Gert,
Fantastic lose-up of this butterfly and flower.
Amazing colors and excellent detail and focus.
Background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Gert, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful flower, fantastic colors, splendid light, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-05-27 12:32]

Hi Gert
Beautiul closed up ,excellent point of view .Sharp image with beautiful colours.Back ground colors is outstanding
TFS Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-27 15:09]

Hi Gert,absolutely perfect! What a pic and what a specie,i never seen in my country and this is very rare to see on the TN gallery too,the quality is over the top,no needs comment but only a long and big standing ovation coming from all the butterflies fans of TN as me! A big thanks and have a nice day,Luciano

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

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-27 22:19]

amazing image..wish I could make something like this one day..beautiful composition for the flowers and lovely butterfly..so much details. tfs.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-05-27 23:53]

Hello Gert,
It's very beatiful photo so modest small butterfly.These flowers add charm to composition.
Regards, Pawel

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-28 5:11]

Hello Gret,
Outstanding composition ! Superb colors and details ! Really enjoyed your capture! TFS Tina

Hello Gert
Pure beauty!!! Fantastic colour combination,wonderful clean BG and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Kind regards

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