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Phengaris alcon on Gentiana pneumonanthe

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 6 December 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Phengaris alcon (syn: Maculinea alcon; Glaucopsyche alcon)
Gentiana pneumonanthe

NL: Gentiaanblauwtje op Klokjesgentiaan (Waardplant)
EN: Alcon Blue, Alcon Large Blue on Marsh Gentian (Host plant)
DE: Lungenenzian-Ameisenbläuling, Kleiner Moorbläuling auf Lungen-Enzian (Wirtspflanzen)
FR: Azuré des mouillères, Protée sur Gentiane des marais, Gentiane pneumonanthe (Plante hôte)

Image: Turnhout (BE) - 16/07/2015

Note: Did you spot the little white egg ?

Canon EOS 7D 1/6 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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6 Dec 2015 6:41am

Monik from PARIS, France


6 Dec 2015 8:41am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Splendide !*****

6 Dec 2015 8:48am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Excellent, grande netteté

6 Dec 2015 10:20am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore


6 Dec 2015 12:08pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


6 Dec 2015 3:34pm

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

Une merveille !

6 Dec 2015 4:14pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


7 Dec 2015 7:15am

Babzy from Besançon, France

very elegant ! congratulatioins :)

7 Dec 2015 4:59pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very beautiful! Congratulations!

7 Dec 2015 5:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your well deserved SPOTLIGHT!

7 Dec 2015 6:56pm

Ram from Chennai, India

Well done. Congratulations.

7 Dec 2015 7:15pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Congratulations on this Spotlight !! Each one of your macros could a spotlight... ;-)

7 Dec 2015 10:51pm

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Outstanding macro, beautiful colors and sharp! Congratulations on your Spotlight.:))

8 Dec 2015 7:59am

ceteceva from Angers, France

Congratulations on your spotlight !

8 Dec 2015 8:16am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Congratulations for getting the Spotlight.

8 Dec 2015 8:19am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

8 Dec 2015 11:04am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

wonderful, proficiat!

8 Dec 2015 3:45pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is so lovely! Congratulations on the Spotlight.

8 Dec 2015 6:29pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


9 Dec 2015 7:45am

Marie-France from Angers, France

un beau spot ! félicitations !

9 Dec 2015 6:18pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

great macro

10 Dec 2015 2:12pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

gefeliciteerd, een meesterwerkje dat de waardering absoluut verdient

11 Dec 2015 7:32pm

Atreyee Sinha from Madison, United States


12 Dec 2015 10:21pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Gorgeous. Congratulations on your spotlight!

13 Dec 2015 2:28am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

EXCELLENT work!!!!!!

13 Dec 2015 2:11pm

dang from Atlanta, United States

Fantastc, love the soft bacvkground,

14 Dec 2015 9:13am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Dec 2015 8:39am

JCJ from Troyes, France

composition parfaite

14 Jan 2016 11:04pm

Chrysalide from anglet, France


6 Oct 2016 3:57pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/6 second
ISO 200
150 mm