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Polyommatus coridon

Polyommatus coridon
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-08-18
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): My Dedications, Art of Procreation [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-11-06 11:19
Visto: 4011
Pontos: 32
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
This time again a photo from Poland (from Ponidzie). I want to dedicate this shot to Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99). Dear Alex thank you for all your great photos and great technical notes ;-)

Polyommatus coridon Chalkhill Blue

Family: Lycaenidae

The sexes are strongly dimorphic. Males have pale silvery-blue wings with black and white border. Females are dark brown, also with the black and white borders.

Wing span: 33-37mm
Flight period: one generation June to October
Habitat: dry grassy areas, clearings (often on chalk and limestone)
Caterpillar host plants: Coronilla varia and various species of Vicia
Distribution: southern and central Europe

Similar species: Polyommatus caelestissima, Polyommatus hispana, Polyommatus albicans

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-06 11:24]

Hallo Krzysztof,
Zasluzona i dobra dedykacja!Twoje motylki w akcji (Przypuszczam ,ze nie przeszkadzales)w naturalnych kolorach i delikatnej ostrosci.Dobrze rozmyte tlo.Pozdrowienia

  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-06 11:31]

Hello Krzysztof,

You are showing us this butterflies in a very good photo. There is such a fine light in your image keeping the main subject in a soft one and the background well lit. The sharpnes of the butterflies is realy special showing so well the pattern and texture of wings.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Krzysztof,
Nicely done. The aspect ratio is definitely okay.
Excellent depth of field and point of view. Beautiful butterflies involved of course...
I think Alexei will be happy with his Chalkhill Blue butterflies.
Thanks for sharing

  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 583 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
  • [2008-11-06 11:37]

Hello Krzysztof,
excellent, this couple of Blues in the subdued light of shadow and against the bright background. The technique is unusual but ohh soo successful here. Brilliant!
My best regards

Hi Krzysztof,
this shot is beautiful, I love this moment to see them together, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Krzysztof, great capture of maiting couple, wonderful details and great sharpness, fantastic macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Krzysztof,
well composed this capture of mating
excellent sharpness and perfect colors

greeting from Bergamo

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6154 W: 89 N: 15275] (63934)
  • [2008-11-06 15:33]

Hi Chris,a wonderful scene perfectly taken,i have a pic like that in my gallery,i like a lot your choice of point of view and the soft colors whit perfects details,thanks for your photographic class,have a nice day,Luciano

Wowww... what a great time:) you captured this event perfectly my friend. I liked colours and details so much. Also this species is novelty for me. TFS and cheers,

He is a good man and a well deserved person for a dedication..I think Alexei underestimates his great talent which you do as he would in this image...SUPER! sharp...almost a pastel take to it...and a softness for the moment captured..just well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-11-06 17:24]

hi krzysztof,
excellent capture, good composition and great colors. the balance of the light is perfect. how beautiful these butterflies are, what a match. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-11-06 22:29]

Hello Krzys,
What a splendid capture of this beautiful couple both very sharply in focus. Excellent details and very beautiful and natural colours. A fine background too and very nicely composed.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-11-06 22:30]

Hello Krzysztof,
You are lucky to have this beautiful species of blue, P. coridon in Poland!
This is a an excellent sharp macro of a mating pair taken from a fine lateral POV and well composed on the leaf.
With its beauty and technical excellence this is a fine tribute to our friend Alexei.
Thanks for sharing this delight,

  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-06 23:25]

Hi Krzysztof.
Terrific, simply outstanding image f the fine scene. Bokeh, details and sharpness of a cute pair, framing and composition of the image, selected POV and scene at last are amazing. Bravo.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2008-11-06 23:46]

Hi Krzysztof,
Soft lighting, warm color tones, focus, sharpness, POV, background and details look lovely.
Best wishes,

Hi Krzysztof

Excellent shot of this pair of 'blues'
Great composition and DOF
Excellent sharpness and pattern detail


  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2008-11-07 5:27]

hello Krzysztof,
Very fine-colored picture showing a pair of Polyommatus coridon, which is a species I see a lot in the Valaisans Alps. I like your framing which leaves space around the butterflies. A beautiful shot, indeed.
Best regards

Hello Krzysztof
greats the colors of the composition. the butterflies perfectly in focusing on a background much neutral one that very puts in prominence the depth of the photo. optimal contrast and clear details.
Well done

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-07 10:32]

Hello Krzysztof! Wow, fine capture. I love the composition here and the perfect quality of your shot. The color of the soft background is fantastic, well done!


  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2008-11-07 10:37]

miałeś to szczęście zastać parę tak zajętą sobą, że fotka (pewnie jedna z wielu...) wyszła Ci perfekcyjnie. Nie ma do czego się "przyczepić". Jestem pod wrażeniem i gratuluję!

Hi, Krysztof. This is a perfect documentary image of a pair of coridon, with gentle lighting showing all the subtleties of colour and the differences between the sexes. All the technicalities are perfect. I might have cropped it a little differently, but that is personal taste. Excellent photograph!
Regards, Nigel.

  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-08 14:37]

Hi Krzysztof,
what a fine capture of these mating butterflies.
Excellent detail.
Very well composed.
Perfect lighting.

Well done,

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of these beautiful chalkhill blue butterflies mating. Superb details with a very goo POV and top class composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Krzysztof. En primer lugar deseo que tengas una buena estancia en España, además Valencia es una Ciudad preciosa: disfruta de una buena paella !!. Mi ciudad, Lleida, esta a unos 130 Km. al NO de Barcelona y hace poco estuve yo en Valencia visitando la feria "Iberflora".

Tu toma ronda la perfección por la claridad que tiene junto con una excelente iluminación. Los colores son naturales y eso se agradece :-)

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-10 21:46]

Hi Krzysztof,
Outstanding shot of these mating Blues with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours and details on their small wings. Superb lighting and I like the way they hang their precariously. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-11-10 23:53]

Hi Krzys

Lovely composition with superb pose and detail.



Witaj Krzysztof,
Pieknej jakosci parka motyli. Siedza na sporym listku jakby czekaly na sesje zdjeciowa :). Badzo ladne pastelowe kolory tla dodaja wyrazistosci motylom.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

Two flyers wonderful!Polyommatus coridon is a species which hardly see one, but as you two are in the picture something very rare.

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