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Sooty Azure, female ? AKA Dusky Azure
1/4 -- 1 1/4 inches (19-32 mm)
A profusion of these tiny butterflies seem to be around just now-- very hard to determine just which of the AZURES it is-- Spring, Appalachian, Dusky/Sooty--possibly a local variant ???
I think this one was laying eggs on Queen of the Prairie buds.
f 3.2, 1/200, 0ev, ISO 200
Wow what an amazing capture. Beautiful colours on the butterfly and the detail superb. Well done Jennnn, love it!
stunning shot great focus and dof
Lovely capture, Jenn. It reminds me of our holly blue, which has a similar underside. Unfortunately that is not much help in your part of the world.
Amazing composition, stunning colours and details. Wonderful image.
Beautiful use of dof Jenn. Looks like 3d effect. Well done.
Superb colours and light in this.
Simply gorgeous, Jenn. Carol
Wow, this is stunning jenn. Great colour on the butterfly.
this is so beautiful a wonderful well composed shot
Yes it does rather look like our Holly Blue Jennnn. Whatever, it is very sharp ,beautifully composed and photographed xxx
Excellent shot,very sharp! Vic
Awesome, really, it is!
Super shot, nice colour and detail,
Waooooooooo what a fantastic shot Really love it
Beautifully executed image and presentation.
really lovely Jennn
amazing shot! love it alot!
Superb shot, I've yet to spot one of these. Sylvia
Just look at that dark eye!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful detail and assured composition.
Brilliant! Love it. Ken
Just love the colour.
Beautiful capture, including the detail on the body and legs. I hope she is a lady!
Brilliant - the kind of photography that I aspire to.
Great colors and composition on this Jennn.
jenn i'm so envious, not only have you capture your butterfly superbly, the dof / back ground looks brilliant
i took a butterfly shot (todays upload ) and i had to paint over the b/g. it was horrid
anyway first class shot, well done
Jennnn,this is so gorgeous.Love it.
this is wonderfuuuuulllllll!
It's one of those photos which gives you something to aspire to. Top photo! JNC
Fantastic the background colours compliment the butterfly beautifully.
Beautiful colours and use of DoF. Very pretty photo.
Excellent image,detail and dof Jennn.
This has to be one of your best even by your standards Jenn, gorgeous. - gary
Really lovely shot, beautiful colours.
Composition is spot on, very clever DOF and the soft colours are just wonderful. Great shot.
Superb macro photography. Very well done.
Fine shot using superb lighting.
We hardly see any Butterflies up here Jenn, so its good to see them here, superb aperture control, just a delightful image to look at, very fine image, Adrian
What a beauty you've captured here Jennnn, the colour, detail and clarity are all first class
It is beautiful Jennnnnn..what every type it is..stunning blue and a superb comp...
A really wonderful image Jennn.
Gorgeous colors what ever it is. Perfect capture.
A beauty Jennn, whatever it is.
this is my fave of yours, sublime colours!
Beautiful sharp detail and d.o.f lovely light Jennn and colours tones and composition,
This is exceptionally good Jennn. The butterfly looks beautiful and it's in a very complimentary composition. Top shot.
What a beauty Jenn.
The detail is delightful and the background colouring sets it off so well
excellent macro and comp Jennn
Amazing detail, superbly captured macro
Apart from being an excellent Macro shot the B/G colour is a work of art on it's own.
Such a pretty colour with stunning detail and DoF Jennnn. Well done , this is fabulous!
Beautiful lighting and good dof.
Lovely glow to this picture, Jennn.
Beats me how you manage to grab such shots Jennn, do you sit around with your camera set up and focused waiting for a subject - such as this - to come along, I rather think not.......what I'm getting around to saying is this is absolutely, stunningly, superb!
WOW this is Fantastic jennn superbly captured ,,
Well caught Jenn - better than any of my goes so far at these
Superb Jennnnn, well deserving of all it's attention.
Superb capture Jennn
Stunning colour and detail and so well presented Jennn
This one gets my user award Jennn - as the stamp says - a real gem.
stunning shot,comp and light perfect
Superb and shortlisted. Your work is so inspiring Jenn.
Gorgeous, Jennnnnn.....Excellent capture!
Absolutely STUNNING... the colour, lighting, detail and composition are A1.. brilliant image
what a beauty,
An amazing blue. A wonderful capture Jenn..
A real gem of a shot; stunning light and colours!
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