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|About Limenitis Arthemis:|
Wing span: 2 1/4 - 4 inches (5.7 - 10.1 cm)
These two very different forms had once been considered separate species, White Admiral (in this picture) & Red-Spotted Purple
The characteristic of White Admiral:
Upperside is black with broad white median bands on both wings; hindwing has a marginal row of blue dashes and a submarginal row of red dots. Underside is reddish-brown with white median bands as on the upperside.
Males perch 3 feet or more above the ground on trees and tall bushes and rarely patrol for females. Eggs are laid singly on tips of host plant leaves; caterpillars eat leaves. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Adult food: Sap flows, rotting fruit, carrion, dung, and occasionally nectar from small white flowers including spiraea, privet, and viburnum. White Admirals also sip aphid honeydew.
I took this picture without flash ... around 5 pm. Not much light anymore and I use tripod.
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Maraini, this is such a beautiful shot of this butterfly. You did a great job capturing it. Have a wonderful week, Bill
Very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very nice macro. Great work
Ciao Josep, elegant butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid macro with superb sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio
Late welcome to TN!
You're a superior rookie!...
Excelent work, superb optical utilization, great ligth and good DOF.
I find it incredible that when i review th photo EXIF, have an exposure time of 2 sec. I guess it will have used tripod, eh?
- [2009-07-15 23:49]
une tres belle macro image ici!
j'aime la composition de cette photo.
les couleurs sont tres naturelles.
aussi le focus et les detailles sont tres bonnes.