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Polyommatus Icarus by AdMalamCrucem Polyommatus Icarus by AdMalamCrucem
A beautiful female Polyommatus Icarus (the true entomologists will tell me if I'm right ;) ).

So, OK, this butterfly lacks focus. But the hues and setting are, to my mind, beautiful.

I am very interested to know if you think this remains a good picture, or if you find the lack of focus too disturbing.
Please leave a comment ! :)

EDIT: I decided to allow download of the original file. Maybe some people will misuse it or print it without me getting a cent for it, but I think the risk is still remote.
And fuck it, I'm here to share my art, not make profit.
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
:wow:
This is really one phenomenal photo. :clap:
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! =D
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo, the colors are very pretty and the composition perfect!
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really glad you like it ! :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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CoronaChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
For me, focus is everything. I won't post a photo with a subject that's out of focus.

I figured you just had a soft focus going.

That being said, I think it's a beautiful shot! The colors are fantastic.

I'd like to take a look at some more of your photos!
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your comment, I really appreciate ! :)

And feel free to browse my gallery. =D
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here :bulletred: Animals of the World need Your Help :bulletred: at :iconraw-nature:

Please Fave/comment on the feature and take some time to Fave/comment on the other wonderful pieces
(hopefully they will do the same for you) :w00t:

While you're here, why not take a look around the group and if you like what you see join us :)
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Much welcome !
I'm really glad to be featured here. =D
And I'll join raw-nature ASAP, that's a good idea. :)
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
My pleasure and it will be great to have you on board :)
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello!

This work is featured on
The Under-appreciated of October 2012 - part 2


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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoah, many thanks for this feature ! =D
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kumarvijay1708 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
there is confusion the common blue is the you have uploaded but this one karner blue is considered endangered i am not sure which one i have but mine have only two sopts on the wing where as yours have 9 as described in wikepidia your classification is right that is common blue so karner blue is different it description is below

The Karner blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis, is an endangered species of small, blue butterfly which is found in significant numbers within the Miller Beach community of the Indiana Dunes National Park. The butterfly is also found in other parts of the Great Lakes in small areas of New Jersey, and also in southern New Hampshire, and the Capital District region of New York. The butterfly, whose lifecycle depends on the wild blue lupine flower (Lupinus perennis), is classified as an endangered species. In May 2000, the Canadian Species at Risk Act listed the Karner blue as being locally extinct in Canada.[1] This subspecies of Lycaeides melissa was described by novelist Vladimir Nabokov. It is sometimes placed in the genus Plebejus.[2]
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting, but can it be found in France ? ;)
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kumarvijay1708 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
to confess i am not entomologists but i have similar butterfly they are many in my surrounding if not plenty but these are considered rare in some parts of the world

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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the link. :)
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Photographer
The focus isn't distracting at all! It certainly does not subtract from the beauty of the photo. :)
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, and your avatar is just awesome ! :)
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I'm really happy to hear it from you, I had stored this picture for a while before daring submitting it. =D
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johnnycuervo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
excelent shot! to photograph animals can be very difficult. Nevermind the focus, this photograph is very beautiful.
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AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really glad you like it !
And yes, shooting butterflies ain't always piece of cake... ;)
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Hansmar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I still like it, though I would indeed have prefered a little more focus on the butterfly.
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:iconadmalamcrucem:
AdMalamCrucem Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So do I ! =D
Many thanks for your feedback. :)
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