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mountain jewel

mountain jewel
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Butterflies II, European Butterflies 2, European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-07 8:13
Viewed: 6148
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lysandra coridon (Poda, 1761) - Chalk-hill Blue
Lycaenidae, Subfamily: Polyommatinae

It is a widespread species of chalk and limestone hills and mountains across most of Europe. It is missing from all but northern Spain, UK (except the southern chalk hills), Scandinavia and north Africa.

This jewel like butterfly I photographed when hiking in Durmitor Mountains near Zabljak town, some 2000 meters above sea level on the edge of a beech forest. There many of this butterflies blinking blue among the dark green mountain grasses.
The larvae feed on various herbs and are carefully attended by ants, almost like aphipds.

dew77, Phoki, red45, wishnugaruda, phlr, Luc, Janice, HaBeMa, blakitan has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-07 8:17]

Hello Michal!
Perfect close up.Colors,BG,lighting,POV,crisp clear details,DOF and composition are wonderful.Very well done!TFS...:-)

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  • Phoki Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
  • [2005-10-07 9:52]

Very nice pic!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-07 14:03]

Piekny motyl Michale. Nigdy takiego nie widzialem na zywo. Podoba mi sie rozmazane tlo i ostre skrzydla. Zaloze sie, ze to jeden z tych, co caly czas wachluja skrzydlami ;-)

Hi Michal

You have done a great job here. Good POV, nice colours. Sharpness, detail, light and exposure are all spot on. Well done. TFS.

Hi Michal,
this is such a beautiful butterfly with excellent sharpness. The colour is so wonderful and I like the small hairs all around. You're right, this is a jewel and you had the great luck to see it, this is amazing.
Thanks for sharing it with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-10-07 16:17]

great picture with beautiful blue colour! Nice butterfly!also great sharpness. Good work!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-10-07 16:42]

Excelent shot of this lycaenidae!
Very good details and color!
Doesn't exist in Portugal.

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-10-07 16:46]

what a splendid photograph of a wonderful butterfly very beautiful work hands in you. nicely of colour and compositie also terrible beautiful groetjes Lia are

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-08 2:58]

Beautiful butterfly, Michal. I like that blue and gray scheme on his wings. Sharp details and good composition. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-08 21:12]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Michal. Splendid work!

Hi Michal Grabowski ,
Very Perfect close up Of Lysandra coridon .Colors very bright.Infomative note,thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-11 2:46]

I love the colours of this one's wings, especially how the blue changes to grey and black then to the white edges. Such a pretty pattern. Well captured Michal. I'd love a jewel like this. Well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-11-05 8:31]

beautiful insect. very well done. lovely composition. tfs

very striking image here well seen and caught
well worth posting this

Hello Michal;Wooovvv this wonderfull a butterfly,good color and best shot-frame.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-23 5:17]

Hello Michal , Great shot from this butterfly , good sharpnes pov details colours light and bg ,good job ,Merry Cristmas and Happy New Year , Teunie .

Hi Michal,
Great DoF, well focused on this beautiful butterfly.
Great sharpness, nice details, and very neat blurry BG.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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