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Polyommatus daphnis

Polyommatus daphnis
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-18 21:46
Viewed: 785
Points: 14
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Polyommatus (Meleageria) daphnis

Denis & Schiffermüller 1775

Nome Volgare: Dafne azzurra

Famiglia: Lycaenidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 15-19

Maschio: colore blu azzurro lucente con bordo nero. Ali posteriori leggermente dentate verso l’angolo anale.

Maschio Rovescio: ali anteriori di colore biancastro con disegno puntiforme nero. Posteriori generalmente bruno chiaro con sfumatura basale verde, disegno puntiforme nero contornato di bianco e spazi submarginali arancio più o meno estesi.

Femmina: colore bruno nerastro in genere ricoperto da una estesa velatura blu, dalla quale restano scoperte le nervature, l’area submarginale e l’area costale delle ali anteriori. Ali posteriori fortemente dentate.

Femmina Rovescio: simile al maschio, ma di colore bruno chiaro e con disegni neri più estesi.

Distribuzione: tutta Italia ad esclusione dell’isola d’Elba e della Sardegna.

Habitat: specie xerotermofila, prati e radure dal piano basale a quello montano sino a circa 1800 m s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento in luglio-agosto

Piante nutrici: Coronilla varia, Astragalus sp.

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Hello Silvio,
Excellent image with such nice details and colors.
A lovely butterfly specie.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-19 2:47]

Hello Silvio,
Outstanding shot!! Beautifully composed while showing exceptional detail and well saturated colors!

Ciao Silvio
Magnificent capture of this beauty almost if in studio conditions. Perfect composition,great light management,wonderful colors and details and a wonderful dark BG. Well done my Friend!
Have a great day!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-19 9:29]

Ciao Silvio,decisamente meglio del maschio,qui la qualita' è davvero impressionante,dettagli perfetti ovunque,grande macro senza dubbio. Buona serata,Luciano

Hi Silvio,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details of the Polyommatus daphnis butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Silvio a beautiful minimalist composition and a luxury the details that you have captured on the wings of this little wonder. I make a single observation, but knowing that it surely has to do with my taste and, therefore, not necessarily with that of others (pardon my madness) but is that seeing only the bare flower steak I feel a strange sensation of artificiality, as if the flower were placed in a vase. The presence of some minimal complementary elements, like the appearance of one, two or three leaves, or other flowers that accompany the background, I think they would eliminate that feeling of artificiality, which I clarify, Silvio, is just a sensation. Well, I hope you take this contribution as well, since it is more than well-intentioned, and then ... discard it, hahaha, I'm an old crazy ... A big hug of this descendant of Italian !!!

Hernán Ernesto Bortondello

Hello Silvio,
Beautiful Butterfly photograph. Excellent BG and composition, although I would like to crop bit left portion. Excellent details and exposure.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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