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Polyommatus coridon

Polyommatus coridon
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Things III, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-24 5:03
Viewed: 6016
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 64
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Chalkhill Blue
Silbergrüner Bläuling
Argus bleu-nacré

Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Polyommatus
Wingspan: 30-35mm

This is the male with its wonderful silverblue wings. The females are dark brown, but they have also the Black/white borders on the wings like the male.
This butterfly lives on my meadow in the mountains and I have the pleasure to see it every year again.

boreocypriensis, Miss_Piggy, bahadir, Heaven, cataclysta, oanaotilia, siggi, meyerd, eqshannon, sandpiper2, maurydv, uleko, Argus, buscape, KOMSIS has marked this note useful
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very nice shot, good focus and beautiful subject

Hi Anne,

Amazingly beautiful close-up capture of this beauty, indeed a jewel. Perfectly focussed and composed. Great POV and details.
TFS and have a nice day!


hello Anne
GREAT picture with very good details and great sharpness beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hallo Anne
I agree with Bayram. A jewel indeed. Unfortunately my purple theme is full and I have to create another when I have more time, but this one will definitely go there too.
The details captured are super. The colours wonderful and soft on the eye, the texture of the wings appears smooth and soft. It was indeed a pleasure to look at and appreciate such a beauty. Focus, sharpness and composition is tops. I like it a lot. Best regards.

Hello Anne,

A great capture with lovely colors, sharpness & fine details. Very well done & TFS.



Superb close-up shot of this beautiful butterfly Anne.
i loved this one.
TFS and regards,

Hi Anne,

Without words, this is the "perfect blue"... excellent job, this type of pictures do to understand that God is!... Thanks!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-24 7:42]

Very nice shot, great colors and details!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-24 7:51]

This is a wonderful capture,excellent sharpness,details and great POV,BG.
Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Anne, great capture of elegant little butterfly, wonderful natural colors, perfect focus and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Anne!

Da ich zur Zeit nur 50% arbeite, surfe ich zwischendurch auch auf Treknature. Heute ist mir dein wunderbares Bild aufgefallen, welches das Favoritensternchen bestens verdient. Ich bin vor allem von der Farbgebung, von der Schärfe und von der Ausstrahlung des Bilds beeindruckt. Einfach schön...

As liebs Grüessli


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-24 8:17]

Wow... Anne... splendid!
The colour combination is amazing. Perfect sharpness, details and a wonderful composition. POV, DOF, OOF BG it's all so beautiful. You have to make a poster of it. A masterpiece.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-08-24 8:41]

Hi Anna,
great shot, the colours have been caught very well here, great details and a excellent composition too, well done.

Hi Anne
It is beutiful. I like the POV and perfectly blured background. Maybe you could do a little highlights reduction
Best wishes

Hy Anne
Beautiful! In fact, a perfect capture with this butterfly. Congratulations!
Regards, Oana

Ciao Anne. Very good details and perfect focus here. Nice natual colours. Indeed a special POV today.


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  • Skye Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (72)
  • [2009-08-24 10:52]

Compliment, you did an excellent shot with a perfect natural color and I like that most of the animal is in focus.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-24 10:53]

Hallo Anne,
wow, was für herrlichen Farben , der wunderschöner kleiner Silbergrüner Bläuling
hat sich so richtig breit gemacht und posiert für das fantastisches Foto.
Liebe Grüsse

Superbe close-up Anne!
J'aime beaucoup cette symphonie de bleus, les ailes délicates et la belle "fourrure" du corps de cet Argus. Très jolie composition. Amicalement,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-08-24 11:29]

Hallo Anne,
es ist mein grausames Schicksal: denselben prächtigen Falter wollte ich in Oesterreich mit der Compact photographieren, aber kein einziges Bild ist scharf geworden. Dazu kommt, dass keines meiner "Abverheiten" bezüglich Komposition an dieses hier heranreicht.Perfekt gelungen, wirklich wahr, eine Augenweide!
Herzlich grüsst Dich

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-08-24 12:25]
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Liebe Anne,
ein echtes Macro! Der Falter ist fransenrein und schuppenscharf. Die Farben sind perfekt reproduziert.
... Natur natürlich dargestellt!
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-24 12:58]

Hallo Anne,
ich bin wieder da! Was kann ich noch sagen über deine super makro?
Nichts, einfach Spitze!
Schönen Abend,
P.S. Ich hätte auch eine Überaschung für dich.

I have set this to theme as well as made it my computer backdrop. It is the best photo I have seen from your camera or eye...perhaps it is the blue but I am completely drawn into this image Anne. It is just simply wonderful!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-25 3:47]

Hi Anne,
thanks for your comment on my dragonfly shot. Really appreciate what you see and nice words. Well, i always like painting but a very poor artist..i can draw naive art.
Well this shot of your is so lovely...the continuity of the purple of the flowers and butterfly is an opportunity you never wasted. The moment is well captured, well presented in great clarity and the technical skills are really oustanding.
Nothing can be said against it...simple exciting and captivating.


Hi Anne

Woow, one of teh most beautiful shots I've seen on TN. I just love that pastel blue colour, with silvery white edge. What a great shot. Perfect DOF, stunning sharpness and details, great OOF background and great composition.
Excellent work.


Ciao Anne,
bellissima immagine di Polyommatus coridon, una farfalla di cui ho avuto la possibilità di fotografare più volte, ottima la definizione, eccellente il punto di ripresa per una composizione superlativa.
Grazie e complimenti.
Buon pomeriggio
Con amicizia

Bojour Anne,
Superbes couleurs et piqué,j'adore

Hi Anne!

There are not too many images that are smooth altogether while still sharp where it has to be. With the unique color of the butterfly and the perfect composition it makes such a nice image..
About your question on my post, I didn't have time to write critiques just for a quick upload, still I was surprised too it was not critiqued.. So it was even more nice to see after a day your kind words on it.. Thank for that and for sharing this beauty!

Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-08-25 12:18]

Hello Anne,
This is gorgeous!!!!! The most beautiful of blue butterflies in a perfect post on the pretty flower. The pastel colours are sublime and details very sharp. Definitely a favourite of mine!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-25 12:37]

Bonsoir Anne,
Quelle prise!
This is a wonderful capture of a male L. coridon, the POV and technical quality being perfect!
I very much like how the shadow of the wings on the Scabious flower creates a 3-D effect.
Merci pour le partage,

Hallo Anne,
diesen silbergrünen Bläuling hast du wirklich toll getroffen. Die Bildkomposition ist erstklassig und mir gefallen vor allem die natürlichen Farben und die genaue Fokussierung. Viele gut erkennbare Details und auch der verschwommene Hintergrund ist gelungen. Gratulation zu diesem schönen Bild.
Viele Grüsse,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-08-26 4:50]

Hi Anne,
A very nice composition ...
Light use, the colors are excellent.Great sharp details.
Best wishes,

Liebe Anne,
den silbergrünen Coridon in seiner exquisiten Färbung hast Du mit vortrefflicher Präzision in sehr schöner Pose festgehalten. Mit ihren bei Blütenbesuchen so gewinnend halb geöffneten Flügeln zählen Bläulinge auch für mich zu den besonders erfreulichen und immer wieder aufs Neue entzückenden Motiven.
Sehe mit Bewunderung, wie produktiv und erfolgreich Du in den letzten Tagen hier veröffentlicht hast. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Mit herzlichen Grüssen,

Danke für Deinen Besuch und die freundlichen Worte zu Selene.
Vor Kurzem aus Rügen heimgekehrt. Die Kreideküste nördlich von Sassnitz zählt um Schönsten, was wir an Mehrküste auf Erden je gesehen haben. Und im über den Klippen gedeihenden prächtigen Buchenwald von Jasmund fühlten wir uns zurück in den Wienerwald versetzt, was den Blick aus dem Waldesdunkel auf die in der Tiefe schimmernde Ostsee für uns besonders prickelnd machte. Es muss dort im Frühsommer (Mai/Juni) noch zauberhafter sein als nun im Spätsommer, da dann auch noch Maiglöckchen und Orchideen in Blüte anzutreffen sind.
Die bunte Hanseatische Backsteingotik der Dome von Stralsund lässt auch die an Kunst Interessierten jubeln. Die an vielen Orten angebotenen höchst leckeren frischen Fischbrötchen besorgen den Rest.

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