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For Shelly (AROBN54)
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Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 27 N: 497] (1788)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 17:38
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)

One of Europe's most widespread butterflies it is found from the edge of the Sahara to northern Scotland and northern Scandinavia to Greece. It occupies many habitats and is found from sea level to high mountains (upto 3000m). Not surprisingly there are many variations across this range. The constant feature that greatly helps separate this species from several others is the presence of a black spot in the underside forewing cell. This distinguishes it from the otherwise very similar Chapman's Blue, A. thersites, and the larger brighter Escher's Blue, A. escheri. In northern Greece the Phalakron Blue, P. andronicus but this is so rare and local that it is unlikely to be encountered without specific expeditions to look for it. It is much larger than icarus. Confusion with other species is unlikely.


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beau cliché avec des superbe couleurs - de + tres interessant la nature de ce cliché


Oh, it's marvelous! It's like the colors of the two get reversed and suit the color of the plant they are on perfectly. The burring of the backgound make them stand out just incredibly. What a shot!! Thanks for sharing... Shelly

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-08-21 22:18]

Hola Eduard:
Magnìfica captura! Hermosos colores, de tonos muy delicados, sobre un fondo borroso. ¡Exelente! Felicitaciones.

Hello Edward
Excellent, very good close up. The details, colors, illumination and composition are superb.
The focus is incredible, surely perpendicular perspective aid too much.
best regards

Excellente photo aux qualités techniques irréprochables. Très belle composition pour cet instantanée de vie de papillons

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-22 3:47]

Salut Eddie
Foarte reusita poza ta!
Imi place POV-ul perfect paralel cu subiectii, culorile foarte vii si frumoase, un BG foarte bun si blurry care scoate si mai mult in evidenta fluturasii si niste detalii excelente.
Pe langa toate acestea, o compozitie superba!

Bravo si TFS

Hello Eduard,
Composition, pov, dof are great. I like the color tone and this caught in action.
Very well done.

very nice one Eduard,
two in one shot, a very nice composition and a good point of view, the quality is good, well done.
gr. jaap

Hi Eduard,
Excellent shot on this two Common Blue Butterflies. The colors and detail look great. Your composition and framing are perfect here. Nice seperation from the beautiful OOF backround. This looks great!

Hello Eduard, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, excellent work, TFS Kyle

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-22 9:06]

Bonita imagen con agradable POV y uso de la diagonal del tallo.
Nítidos colores y buen DOF, permiten disfrutar del apareamiento de las mariposas con total detalle.
Es agradable la posibilidad de ver el dimorfismo sexual en el colorido de ambos especímenes.
Buen trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Nice image with pleasant POV and use of the diagonal of the stalk.
Clear colors and good DOF, they allow to enjoy the mating of the butterflies with total details.
It is pleasant the possibility to see the sexual dimorphism in the coloring of both specimens.
Good work.
Greetings... Ricardo

just splendid.

Hi Eduard

Excellent work here. Love the diagonal placement. The OOF BG compliments the shot well. Nice work.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-22 13:48]

Hello Eduard , A very good shot , good compositie colours details sharpnes bg and framing , tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Hi Eduard,
congratulations to this wonderful shot.
I love the moment, realy lovely.
Thanks for sharing, excellent
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Eduard,
Excellent compostion. Very good POV, color, light, detail, and DOF. Well seen from this great BG as well :)
Very well done.

Nice picture of these pair. Very good colours and composition.
Nice background and DOF. Thanks


Amazing shot, Ed!!!
Great compo with excellent colors and details.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-23 11:18]

Hello Eddie,
A very nice shot and a nice dedication. Nice composition, great colours and good DOF. Nice light and colour in the background too. I think the detail is just a little soft, a slight sharpen would fix that though. Nice work.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-08-24 22:51]

Hi Eduard,
Great capture of these butterflies who in love:)
I like your pov,dof,colors,framing,note and blurred bg.Well Done.TFS

Hi Eduard,
Explicit material here:-).
Better than most other mating butterflies.
Completely on focus (almost:-)
Great compo and wonderful colours.
Well done

Dear Eduard ,
nice shot with good BG.
i ilike it.
Very well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-02-11 22:37]

beautiful shot!
great colors, focus, details.
nice composition.


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