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Green one

Green one
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/338 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-16 12:51
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
They live not in North - and the West-Netherland, where I live. So I had the honour to meet this one, in the Belgium Gouvy.

They lives to the edge of heath, and poor grass countries. On all foodless sand grounds the green one occurs. A rather home fast type. It's family of the blue ones (LYCAENIDAE) The status of the green one is not threatened. The fly time: by the end of April - mid- august, especially 1 - 15 June. Flies always 1 generation.

The caterpillar are up to 20 mm. Body and covers clearly yellowish greenness with slanting yellow lines with small hair. The caterpillar grows in the spring. Headstock, already virtually the butterfly entirely with in this developed, they overlives the winters in a straw bed.

The food plants are: holly, bilberry, and heather.

The characteristics are: The butterfly is unmistakable. wing length plm. 14 mm. By old butterflies the green colour on the lower part of the wings has partly disappeared.

It was for me a honour to meet this little one. And I must run for it, because every time I was there with my camera, for a shot , he flys away. But at last, but not least, I was lucky to made this one. I like it, and I hope you will like it to.

Callie, willie, Fisher, Signal-Womb, ellis49, Luc, marhowie, rlortie, jhm, christophe, red45, gerhardt, sandpiper2, phlr has marked this note useful
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Very good macro Jaap.
The green hairstreak is small but very beautiful,
it's quite common here. I have post one earlier under your "vacation" from TN.;-)
Very good colours, pose and composition.
Very well done my friend

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-16 13:24]

Pragtige vlinder, Jaap, mooi komposisie en skerp diagonaal. Die wit randjie om sy vlerke lyk asof hy uitrafel.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-16 14:52]

Very good macro Jaap. The colours are very nice. I like it. Good work

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-16 15:26]

A beatiful capture, just like a painting. Well done on this capture. I find it pleasing to the eye. "Artistic"


Very nice Jaap. Good composition and great looking butterfly. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-16 16:01]

Surprising butterfly, Jaap. Those colors are unique.
Excellent composition, DoF and PoV.
Welle done and thanks for sharing this great picture with its instructive note.

Jaap, Very nice capture of this elusive & tiny butterly. Color looks like pistachio ice cream! Good details & composed well..Great catch!

Beautiful pastel colors Jaap. I like this picture especially for the subject and the composition. Well done!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-01-17 2:24]

Opnieuw schitterend macro foto Jaap, die echte herkenbare "carper" kleuren, in uw grootste stijl, de houding en de cropping is perfect Jaap.

I am impress by the color and textures of the wings, very great shot Jaap
In a friendly way Christophe

Indescribable photo! The colours, the pose, the subject!!! I love it. Just perfect.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-17 5:04]

I've never saw this one before. Great colour of wing - green and shinny. But most of all I like its big and dark eye - like alien from sf movie :-) Great composition also. Very good work Jaap!

Composition: ***
Sharpness: **
Color: ****
DOF: **
POV: ***

Nice shot, nut the light is not really good on the wings.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-17 15:13]

Pragtige foto Jaap! The green here is almost Lime green and it is the first time I have seen it in this color. The image is very sharp and the DOF excellent.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-17 22:46]

Jaap, lovely shot. The butterfly has beautiful colors, and, through your job, we can see them well. Nice POV.

Very well done, Jaap.

This critter looks as if someone applied paint to his wings. Very lovely creature and a great macro shot.

Very nice composition, the colours textures are particularly interesting and appealing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-23 20:41]

Very good Macro. I love the colour of his wings, so different against the green leaves. Good details and composition. Well done.

its very nice photo
what a colour...

Good work

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-11 16:37]

Wonderful butterfly!
Perfect details and sharpness!
5* photo!
I never saw this species in Portugal.

I don't think I've ever seen a green butterfly, very nice.
Really fine detail and exposure is perfect.
To me it feels like the photo should be rotated clockwise, the leaves pointing upwards looks un-natural.

Hi Jaap, Your photo of this green Hairstreak is very nice! I know they are very hard to photograph and your persistence paid off with a beautiful photo. TFS!

How beautiful and well captured.

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