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Polyomatus icarus female Fam. Lycaenidae


Polyomatus icarus female Fam. Lycaenidae
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-26 2:59
Viewed: 989
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyomatus icarus is a small size butterfly of cretan flora. Here female pumps nectar from oreganon flowers. It has many host plants e.g. Trifolium sp, Ononis sp etc.. It lays eggs on plant shoots. It hibernates as larvae and it can complete three broods per year in Crete. It starts to fly in May visiting flowers for nectar

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To kinglove: Thanks for commentsNikosR 1 05-28 04:22
To Silvio2006: Thanks for commentsNikosR 1 05-26 19:54
To lousat: Attention to my photoNikosR 1 05-26 19:52
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Ciao Nikos, welcome on TN, good macro of lovely butterfly, may be better with more DOF, splendid light 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)
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Hi Nikos,welcome on TE.A nice capture of this common polyommatus from Heraklion,the detail are a bit soft,but i like the warm colors made by the light of the moment.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

nice shot
wonderful.....

Hello Nikos! Wonderful butterfly. Amazing scene, scenery and background. Marvelous lightness and natural colours. Good work. Splendid effect. Regards!

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