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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-12 13:43
Viewed: 2935
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, common in the United Kingdom and with a distribution across Europe and temperate Asia to Japan and south to Morocco. It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. The caterpillars are also cryptic, resembling a bird dropping.
It is a widespread species in Europe and Asia, until North Africa. It can be seen on open woodland and wood edges, on fields and gardens.
Le Robert-le-diable (Polygonia c-album) est l'un des papillons d'Europe les plus caractéristiques de la famille des Nymphalidae. La couleur et la forme des ailes au bord découpé permettent de le reconnaître, même en silhouette. Le verso est brun foncé ou brun jaunâtre clair, avec une tache blanche en forme de « C » aux ailes postérieures (d’où son nom). Il se rencontre dans une grande variété de d'habitats : lisières des forêts, talus, champs et jardins. C’est une espèce commune en Eurasie.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-10-12 13:49]
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Hello Catherine,
I see that you have also caught one of the last butterflies for this year!
The specimen of c-album looks freshly emerged. You show the fiery orang-brown and the
wing pattern in an excellent way and very sharp, resp. Perhaps, this is a member of a
partial third generation for which we got several hints in the last warm years.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Catherine,
Very good capture of this beautiful Comma with good POV and composition, sharp details and nice natural BG.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-12 21:11]

Hello Catherine,

There are so bewutifull and saturated colors on thebutterfly from your photo. You have chosen a fine DOF showing sharp the whole insect.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-13 0:24]

Hi Catherine
Nice butterfly shot. Good light, colours, sharpnes, details, and POV.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-13 1:07]

Hello Catherine,
A fine open-wing capture of a Comma Butterfly sunning itself taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness in a pleasing composition. OUR butterfly season is over! :((
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-13 1:45]

Hello Catherine,
Beautiful capture of the Comma displaying its brightly coloured wings. Good focus, sharp details and a fine composition. A lovely reminder of the summer that was!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Catherine, wonderful comma with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like shadow of butterfly too, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Catherine,

Fantastic close up of this butterfly.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Lighting and composition are very good.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-10-13 2:57]

Hello Catherine, The view is beautiful. Lovely lighting and great focus. Well done ganesh

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-13 9:08]

Hi Catherine. This is one Butterfly that brightens up the autumn . with its brightly coloured wings. You have captured the orange so well. with good detail. A good top pov so we can see all the markings. well done TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-13 9:38]

Hi Catherine.
Amazing in all aspects picture. Butterfly is wonderful and you have reproduced it with great skill. The best details and sharpness, lovely colours and impressive lighting. I like great POV and framing of the scene, natural and a bit (perfectly) blurred BG. Bravo, Excellent job.

Olá Catherine

Lindíssima foto...cores, luz e nitidez impecáveis,
Parabéns, uma bela composição.
Grande abraço,

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