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Araschnia levana

Araschnia levana
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-04 12:29
Viewed: 1731
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are 9 Araschnia species. The genus is centred on the temperate regions of China and the Far East, but one species levana is found across most of Europe and temperate Asia.
Araschnia levana exhibits very pronounced seasonal dimorphism. Both sexes of the spring brood are bright orange, marked with black spots and blotches that almost obscure the basal area of the wings. In contrast the summer generation adults are black with white spots and bands, and are very reminiscent of a small Limenitis species.
Araschnia levana is found across central Europe, and it's range extends across temperate Asia to China, Korea and Japan.

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Hallo John
very good sharpness and great details
lovely colours to with nice light
thanks greeting lou

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-04 12:36]

Hi John
What a great shot of this lovely Araschnia levana in spring generation..details and colors are wonderful...ongratulation...

Ciao John, great macro of fantastic buttrfly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio



Really nice POV and focus, but I think it would have been better with less agressive sharpening. TFS.


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