Photo of the Month – September 2015

European Common Blue (Polyommattus icarus)

Summer has ended and, as usual, autumn started with temperatures close to 0°C. Sightings of butterflies will soon not be possible anymore. Hence, I selected this shot of a Common Blue male (Polyommattus icarus),  hypnotizing with its unnatural blue, hairy thorax.

Looking up the scientific name of the individual above, I noticed that in Canada you can spot over 130 different butterfly species. I just created a check-list for getting this collection complete, currently at 2 of 135 :)

This Common Blue is species #63 published in my nature photography website, ploring.com. My goal was to publish 100 different species until end of 2015. So, I definitively have to speed up.  Although, I think it will be really challenging to spot and take photos of remaining 37 species during the last three months.

 

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