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Escher's Blue

By livinglevels  
Thanks for all the votes and comments on my recent images.

This image is of a male Escher's Blue (Polyommatus escheri), photographed in the alpine meadows at the Col de Fillys in the Alpes de Haute Provence.

These butterflies are absolutely stunning with the male a fantastic blue compared to the iridescent brown female uploaded last week.

Not such a clean background this time but I feel it gives a good indication of the habitat they live in .

Tags: Alps Butterflies Insects France Close-up and macro Eschers blue Col des Fillys Polyommatus esch

Voters: KarenFB, Lainey32, photowanderer and 15 more

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1 Sep 2013 2:05PM
Lovely image which contrasts so well with the background.

Brian J.

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 2:13PM
A beautiful macro with great lighting...
Sorry all but just noticed an error in the key-wording! It seems to have been truncated as it should read Polyommatus escheri. Should probably also mention that the Col de Fillys is at an altitude of just over 1350m.
Lovely shot - I like the background, I think it adds to the shot.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2013 6:56PM
Cracking shot, the colour is beautiful
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Sep 2013 9:51AM
Looks a liit like an Adonis to me. Wonderful electric blue.
Hi Annette

I was not sure but took my identification from the underside markings compared with the images on the following website.

Adonis -

Escher's -

Let me know what you recon?

Either way you have some great images on your portfolio and I think your cats must be related to ours from the way they behave!

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