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End of summer
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 3:48
Viewed: 1825
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The taxonomy of the genus Polyommatus has recently been revised so that it now includes those species formerly placed in Lysandra, Neolysandra, Sublysandra, Plebicula, Elviria, Rimisia, Bryna, Meleageria, Agrodiaetus, Paragrodiaetus and Cyaniris. Defined thus Polyommatus comprises about 220 species, distributed variously across Europe, North Africa, temperate Asia and North America.

Despite its name the Common Blue can no longer be considered a common butterfly in the UK. It still remains the most widespread 'blue', but many colonies in marginal habitats such as woodland rides and farmland have declined or been lost. The species still occurs in moderate numbers on chalk or limestone grasslands, but even in these habitats most colonies nowadays comprise of no more than a few dozen individuals.

Males are very consistent in appearance, the uppersides being bright violet-blue with unchequered white fringes. Females vary considerably - they always have orange submarginal lunules, but some are almost devoid of blue and strongly resemble the Brown Argus, while others are heavily dusted with blue scales. The magnificent Scottish race is known as marsicolore - its upperside is almost entirely deep violet blue, and the orange lunules are much enlarged

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照的很清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
角度很棒 翅膀內外花紋都可以看見 很美麗
構圖漂亮 背景深遂

Hello John,
Beautiful specie.Well captured.Nice angle.We can see its upper and lower part of wings.Good sharpness with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao John, lovely composition with beautiful butterfly on nice flower, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-03 9:04]

Salut John,une capture excellente malgre' la position des ailes pas facile,j'aime les couleurs tres brillantes et la perspective aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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