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Polyommatus coridon #3

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 7 August 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A detail of a male specimen preparing for sleep late in the evening, just before sunset. The blues always sleep with their heads facing down. When light intensity and temperature is dropping, these lovely little butterflies are less active compared to daytimes. At that moment you can carefully come close enough (without scaring them away) to make some realy detailed images.

Image: Viroinval (BE) - 24/07/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! Fantastisch Johan... ongelofelijke details in deze prachtige opname ! Ik wens je een heel fijn weekend :)

7 Aug 2010 10:41am

@Tamara: He, Tamara, fijn dat je nog eens langskomt. Bedankt voor je complimenten en maak het ook gezellig dit weekeinde...

Becky from los angeles, United States

great macro

7 Aug 2010 5:20pm

@Becky: Thanks Becky. It is increddible how many details that can be revealed in such an image. These normally can't be seen without a magnifying glass ... Have a nice weekend.

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

I really love your macro style ;)
and all of your naturalistic descriptions!
Very good work !!

7 Aug 2010 6:28pm

@Demo: Thank you very much. I'm glad you like my 'style' :-) I apreciate that you read the comments too. Makes the effort of making them worthwile.... Have a nice weekend.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The framing is perfect, and so sharp!

8 Aug 2010 3:44am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. I enjoyed the fotosession on that species :-)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I discovered through Dang's photography that I like bug eyes, flys in particular but other bugs too. In yours I have discovered that I like segmented antennae.. must be the pattern geek in me. Nice closeup though.. you have indulged my antennae needs.

10 Aug 2010 7:30pm

@Dutçh: I'l bear your antennae need in mind while shooting butterflies upcomming weeks ... be carefull not to get an indigestion....:p

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, very close! that guy would be happy with a new comb for his birthday ;D Absolutely fascinating are the single facettes (?) of the wings !

21 Aug 2010 1:40pm

@daniela scharnowski: In German these are called "Schuppe " and in English I think they are called "scales" They provide the coloration of a butterfly. A problem with the comb: these guy's won't survive a year... never a birthdayparty for them :(

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
ISO 200
150 mm