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Polyommatus icarus male

Polyommatus icarus male
著作權:Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
相機:Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s):European Butterflies 2, Watle Blue Butterfly [view contributor(s)]
提交日期:2006-04-07 6:08
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Common Blue male / Polyommatus icarus / Icarusblauwtje man / Hauheckel-Bl酳ling oder Gemeiner Bl酳ling m鄚nchen / L'Argus Bleu ou L'Azur de la bugrane ou l'Argus Icare m滎e.

Distinguishing marks:
Wing length 14-18 mm. The upper side of the male is blue, the female is brown, but can vary a lot in the amount of aditional blue. On the under side of the upper wings there are two, sometimes very small, spots near the base of the wings.

Flying time:
From the end of May untill early July and from medio July untill early September.

Common on practically all kinds of grasslands.

Foodplant caterpillar:
Small Fabaceae, in particular Lotus corniculatus.

As can be read from its name, the Common Blue is one of the most common Blues in Europe. It can be found anywhere from the Canary Islands up to the Arctic areas of Scandinavia and Finland.


phlr, hansh, aido, peter_stoeckl, goutham_ramesh, coasties, limier has marked this note useful
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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-04-07 6:16]

Fraai geheel, mooie kleuren die goed afsteken tegen de achtergrond en ik vind de POV goed.
Gr. Hans

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-07 6:21]

Hi Harm,
A lovely shot, detail and colours are perfect, excellent DOF too and a nice warm and neutral background. Did you consider cropping from left and right to make a portrait format? Just a thought.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-07 6:25]

Very beautiful photo of this Lycaenidae Harm!
Excellent POV!
Excellent DOF, details amd colours!
Very good BG!
5* photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hi Harm,
excellent, sharp, clear, and very well detailed picture of P. icarus.
Perfectly descriptive, and artistically pleasing.
Thank you!
Best regards, Peter

Excellent DOF and detail. Background worsk well.


what a delicate little thing shown really well against the green BG.

the detail in the Butterfly is great perfectly balanaced on top of the flower.

Nicely done.

Wow Harm,
Nice Marco, good colors and DOF, but i would not have placed the butterfly in the center( My view not a suggestion :-)) look at my workshop and le me know what you think about it?
Goutham R

Hi Harm

A nicely composed shot. The butterfly stands out nicely against the BG. The light is spot on. Nice depth of colour, tack sharp with excellent clarity. :-)

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-05-02 10:56]

Excellent Harm for one more time
This Common Blue is the favourite butterfly of the villagers

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