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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-04 0:15
Viewed: 768
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) is a butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or blues family and is native to Eurasia and North America.

The holly blue has pale silver-blue wings spotted with pale ivory dots. In Europe, the first generation feeds mainly on holly (Ilex aquifolium) but the second generation uses a range of foodplants.

This species was originally described as Papilio argiolus by Linnaeus in 1758, and refers to the examples flying in Europe.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-04 0:18]

Hello Marius,
A very nice shot on this Holly Blue. You managed the bright sunlight very well. Colors and detail look very good.Regards Sigi

I like this species of the Blues, Marius.
You have done a great job of capturing it on a beautiful floral perch.
Such an eye-catching composition!
Thanks and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-04 8:42]

Hello Marius,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this Holly Blue. Beautiful natural colours, also in the blurred background. Taken from a very good POV in a great composition.

Hello Marius,
Excellent detailed Photograph of this Holy Blue. Well managed BG too. Good light and splendid sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Marius
super good sharpness picture with nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Marius, old butterfly but beautiful macro, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, 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)
  • [2015-08-04 12:29]

Hi Marius,maybe a bit oversharpened but truly beautiful this capture of this common specie,very abundant in this year in my country too.Nice composition and classic pose.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius

Beautiful photography of this butterfly over its flower,
fine lateral POV, beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-04 19:30]

Hello Marius,
Eye catching image and a winner in my book. The detail is outstanding and white balance perfect rendering beautiful natural colors. A tiny butterfly and displayed so nicely on it's flowery perch. I like the blurred BG.

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