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Common Blue

Common Blue
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-25 2:00
Viewed: 1941
Points: 8
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Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)

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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W O W !!! This is pure excellence..a macro of pure excellence..right down to the fuzzy's on the flower!

Hello Marx,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Merry Christmas to you and family.

Hi Marx,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good composition, good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the colorful butterfly with spotted pattern to wings. It's harmonized well with the yellow flower and blurred green background.

Kind regards,

hello Marx
very good sharpness and nice details
the colours are beautiful to
i like this picture
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-25 12:33]

Hi Marx,a beautiful capture of the most common lycaeneide of Europe,i like a lot your beautiful composition,the yellow of the flowers is perfect to complete the blue of wings,great quality of details and colors in an excellent exposure.Merry Christmas and thanks for share,Luciano

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