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Close-ups' gallery : butterflies

Butterflies are always magnificent to photograph, but their shyness in front of the objective make it rare subjects...

Plebejus Idas: the Azure of the broom

The Azure of the broom is a small butterfly who flies near the ground of May in mid-September. Of a scale of 30 in 35mm, the wings of the male are generally bluish while those of the female are brown.

Photos which follow are thus the ones of a female.


Azure of the broom (plebejus idas)


Azure of the broom
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Azure of the broom
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Azure of the broom
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Azure of the broom
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Azure of the broom
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Azure of the broom
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Azure of the broom
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Moro Sphinx : The Sphinx Hummingbird

Moro Sphinx is one of rare diurnal butterflies belonging to the family of the sphinx. He gathers the nectar of flowers by making a still flight as birds flies (where from his nickname of Sphinx Hummingbird).

His flight is fast and precise what makes it a subject very difficult to photograph. Thanks to the digital technology and the recording in squall...


The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird


The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird
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The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird
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The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird
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The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird
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The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird
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The Moro Sphinx or Sphinx Hummingbird
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx

I had a lot of chance to be able to meet this couple in full coupling. They stayed so during at least 4 hours, what let me the leisure multiply angles.

The Mimas Tiliae or lime-tree sphinx is a butterfly nocture of a scale from 6 to 7 cms. You can cross him from June till August, as well in the campaign as in the cities. The use of lime trees in numerous cities make that this sort is not threatened.


Mimas Tiliae


Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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The female which is on the height of photos, has a body bigger than that of the male (on the bottom of photos)


Mimas Tiliae : the female


Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : the male


Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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Mimas Tiliae : lime-tree sphinx
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