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Common Blue - Polyommatus Icarus (male)

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 8 May 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The Common Blue is Britain's (and probably Europe's) most common and most widespread blue, found as far north as Orkney and on most of the Outer Hebrides. Males are often very obvious as they defend territories against rivals and search out the more reclusive females.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/500 second F/5.0 ISO 200 504 mm (35mm equiv.)

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Beautiful colors

8 May 2012 5:07am

Grigore from Bucuresti, Romania

A small and delicate butterfly! Beautiful picture!

8 May 2012 5:37am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderfully captured, a beautiful composition

8 May 2012 5:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


8 May 2012 7:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A superb approach, a real gem this butterfly. Good day.

8 May 2012 7:54am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

Such beautiful, intricate details.

8 May 2012 8:09am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a most brilliant macro , BRAVO*****

8 May 2012 9:00am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent picture, very lively blue colour.

8 May 2012 9:39am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

What a lovely capture !!

8 May 2012 11:00am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It's name might say it is common, but we don't see them very often here.

8 May 2012 11:00am

tataray from france, France

Très très beaux détails et couleurs.
Magnifique capture))

8 May 2012 12:25pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Never seen one at our place..beautiful colours,not common at all if you ask me :)
Great shot!

8 May 2012 12:57pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleux paèillon bleu quel rendu avec le bord des ailes, sueprb eiamge et macor sur ces feuilles vertes.
belle soirée

8 May 2012 2:31pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

oui, commun aussi en France mais toujours très beau dans son habit azuré !! :)
nous avons tous les deux un papillon bleu aujourd'hui, mais le tien est en meilleur état que le mien !!:)
bonne journée.

8 May 2012 2:37pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Definitely on another dimension! It's translucent and luminescent! Love this magical capture.

8 May 2012 2:59pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...How beautiful !!

8 May 2012 3:25pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Bravissimo!! superbe cette photo!!! j'aime++++

8 May 2012 3:26pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb close up.

8 May 2012 3:41pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Gorgeous !!
very nice frame and composition.
Good luck.

8 May 2012 5:17pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shot, great to see

8 May 2012 5:41pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Yesterday I spotted this season's first Common Blue in my garden, but .......... I was too late :-((
Lovely colours and focus!!

8 May 2012 6:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and detail! The blue contrasts so nicely against the green.

8 May 2012 6:50pm

Farnaz from tehran, Iran


8 May 2012 7:18pm

sue-ann foto from Canada

beautiful picture this butterfly looks really thick in this green nature...

8 May 2012 7:35pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful slated blue color ~ fantastic photo!

8 May 2012 9:18pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing blue color, wonderful butterfly !!! Beautiful shot ..

9 May 2012 2:36am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Beautiful vibrant color and detail!
The blue contrasts so nicely against the green.

9 May 2012 3:51am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
so beautiful colors!

9 May 2012 10:59am

franz from Baden, Austria

so pretty and so delicate !!

10 May 2012 7:44pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/500 second
ISO 200
504 mm (35mm equiv.)