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Comma Polygonia c-album

Comma   Polygonia c-album
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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: 2014-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-06 10:44
Viewed: 998
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly is very distinctive on both surfaces. The jagged wing edges are very noticeable and on the undersides a conspicuous white ‘c’ in the shape of a comma makes the butterfly unmistakable. The flight is quite rapid but graceful and ‘fritillary-like’ which could be misleading in identification if the butterfly was only seen in the air. Summer butterflies (form hutchinsoni) are generally lighter in colour than spring and autumn ones. In spring Commas can most easily be found nectaring on tree blossom. In garden situations the species can be persuaded to land on your hand held out at arms length. There are various aberrations described with regard to the white ‘c’ which is sometimes 'misshapen' .... such as in the example delta-album above in which the mark is extended into a roughly triangular shape

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-06 10:47]

Salut John,excellente capture avec les ailes ouvertes de la "comma",tres commune chez moi aussi dans ce debut de saison,details tres bons et couleurs brillantes.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

hallo John
great shot of this beauty with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

  • Good 
  • Adelia (0)
  • [2014-04-06 12:00]

Left wing soft due to angle...sound depth on edge..

Ciao John, great macro of lovely butterfly, excellent clarity, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Beautiful butterfly.Attractive sharpness with splendid colour.I like its POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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