Blue (female) by jimmy hoffman

Blue(Species ?)A brown female.Photographed in Spain.

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I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    a very pretty butterfly jimmy … what’s she trailing?

  • Thanks Carol.Yes,I agree it’s a small(wingspan hardly 2 cm) but pretty looking species.
    She not trailing anything.It’s a dry stem she’s resting on.;)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • jesika
    jesikaover 2 years ago

    Mmmm, IS she a Blue or is she a Brown Argus? The gold “hearts” at the edge of the wings are very well defined and the dark splodge on the upper wings…it can be very difficult to decide whether you’ve got a brown female Blue or a Brown Argus sometimes. I had a photo of a female Common Blue which about 10 years after it was taken, was shown to an expert who said it was a BA, the first recorded in my area since 1795.
    But which ever it is, it’s a lovely photo, one I would be happy, VERY happy to have taken

  • Thanks Jesika.
    Yes,it’s a difficult species to determine.Perhaps you’re right and it is a Brown Argus.I don’t know how common that species is in our area.You were very lucky though!Maybe your expert can have a look here too…In any case, she’s a very pretty butterfly.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • jesika
    jesikaover 2 years ago

    Did you manage to get a shot of the under wing? That could help.
    In Britain, they tend to live in small units, 4 or 5 in my area is a good number, no idea how they survive.
    I’ve seen females which are very dark blue and some which are very brown, but there has usually been a blue tinge, especially around the body.
    I don’t know which it is, just that it’s a very pretty image

  • No,unfortunately no shot of the underwing.I only managed to take a few shots of the upper side and then she flew off.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    this is so perfect ~ well done!! xx

  • Thanks Linda.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago


  • Thanks Carol.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Jimmy!


  • Thanks Brit.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • puffin
    puffinover 2 years ago

    wonderful use of the rule of thirds, great dof, just beautiful…!!!!

  • Thanks.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work Jimmy.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks Jude.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • lorrainem
    lorrainemover 2 years ago

    Beauiful – wonderful composition :)

  • Thanks.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture – almost looks like a dream. Well done!

  • Thanks Scott.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

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