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holly blauw (Celastrina argiolus) you want to give me tips on this picture. Celastrina argiolus,Geotagged,Holly Blue,Netherlands,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

holly blauw (Celastrina argiolus)

you want to give me tips on this picture.

    comments (6)

  1. Since you asked for it, some feedback: the composition (the way you framed it and placed the subject) is good. The focus, sharpness and depth of field is also good. You have kept a very low ISO of 100, which is excellent.

    What could be improved: the photo appears a bit too dark (underexposed). This can easily be fixed in camera (exposure compensation) or in software, for example Lightroom. To help understand what is a correct exposure many people use a histogram. That is my main tip: if you're not using a histogram yet, learn what it is and how to use it.

    Either way, I know you're 14 years old and it is without question that you're talented.
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Well thank you Posted 3 years ago
  2. The blues are very hard to identify and you've got this one wrong. This one is an older specimen and the wings are worn out so it makes the task of identifying the spots even harder but it has short stripes rather than round spots like most of the other species. Using the Dutch site that Ferdy suggested to narrow down the options, the one that matches best is holly blue (Celastrina argiolus).
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. thank you for the site Posted 3 years ago
  3. Eros, as you read from other photographers you definitely talented teaching there and take some more time to shoot really well in Lightroom, you will see that it gets even better. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Well thanks for the tip.
      Posted 3 years ago

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The Holly Blue, is a butterfly that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family and is native to Eurasia and North America. In India, it is known as the Hill Hedge Blue.
The Hollie Blue is a beautiful butterfly, with pale silver-blue wings spotted with pale ivory dots.
In Europe, the first generation feeds mainly on Holly (Ilex aquifolium) but the second generation uses a range of foodplants.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Eros van Harn

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Uploaded Aug 28, 2016. Captured Aug 25, 2016 10:17 in De Gouw 46E, 1602 DN Enkhuizen, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 750D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm