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Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus
Photo Information
Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-13 0:04
Viewed: 901
Points: 16
[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 is a beautiful butterfly, with 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.

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hello Siegfried
voici une superbe image du Holly Blue, le fond foncé et la fleur jaune crée un décor agréable.
Bonne netteté sur le papillon et belle couleur.

Holly Blue is a pretty butterfly and it looks quite charming in your picture, Siegfried.
It's a well composed shot with great focus.
The dark brown BG also goes well in it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-13 7:02]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice photo of this Holly Blue in beautiful colours contrasting against the dark background. Taken from a very good POV in an attractive composition. Good sharpness.

Hello Siegfried,
Well captured this Holy Blue in its habitat. Well managed BG. Well sharp picture.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-07-13 23:02]

Lovely specimen, beautifully recorded.

Well done, Siggi!


hallo Siegfried
very nice picture to see
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Siggi
great composition with a good POV of the butterfly and the beautiful yellow flowers in the under corner
fine contrasting colors and superb sharpness
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-17 11:40]

Hi Siggi,one of the most common in my country,especially in this hot summer,very good capture in a classic pose,i like the dark exposure and the fine details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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