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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-06
Categories: Macro
Camera: Sony Alpha 200, Minolta AF 70-210 f/4, SanDisk Ultra ll 4GB
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 1:43
Viewed: 1472
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The common blue is a butterfly every watcher should commit to memory - blues are readily identified by how they differ from this standard species. The upperside of the male has a narrow black border (though it is wider in some forms)and is otherwise largely unmarked. The underside of both sexes is a typical jewelled 'polyommatine' pattern, with a spot in the middle of the cell. Females are generally brown, with some blue scaling towards the bases of the wings and orange submarginal lunules. However, in some places very blue female forms may be found.

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Hi John,

A blue butterfly it is really rare to see in my city, very charming and attractive, nice pov caught.


Abid Changazi

Bonjour John,
élégante composition aux couleurs pastel.
Belle netteté. Superbes détails.
Bonne journée. Yolande

Hi John
so delicate and fragile.
good close up shot. clear details. beautiful soft colors. nice bg.
a wonderful image.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-08-11 4:18]

Hi John...
Nice shot with beautiful focus...
Beautiful soft colors...

you are showingf off now John this is a excellent image never seen a common blue till i looked at your shot truly a lovely species you have captured it very well good colurs and well presented
tfs regards bryan

  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-08-11 13:33]

Ciao John

The silky-crisp texture of the wings is very appealing!
Otherwise I notice the fine colour reproduction in this lovely macro, a delightful flashback to a summer now long gone...



Hi John,

You are lucky to find Common Blue butterfly and that too in a lovely pose! Well, yesterday I was lucky enough to find even a pair of them but unfortunately I didn't had my camera with me and I was bit sad afterwards :(

The shot gives a great summer look, a perfect color contrast and nice clarity. The textures on the wings of the butterfly are so well shown. The colors are original and well depicted. Well done!

Best regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-08-11 21:12]

Hi John,
beautiful macro of elegant butterfly.Perfect light and clarity.TFS.Necla.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-08-13 5:29]

Hi John!
What a nice composition it's very elegant and delicate.
Splendid soft pastel colours and soft details too. Beautiful light and very well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

Excellent soft and delicate colors, very nice composition. Good dof with clear sharp focus. You did a wonderful job, tfs.

Beautiful done
Have a good day

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