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Limenitis reducta

Limenitis reducta
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-10 1:32
Viewed: 4433
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I told you before I just came buck from Macedonia. We spent also 3 day in Melnik (Bulgaria) and I decided to post something from Bulgaria, my favorite country on Balkan Peninsula.

Limenitis reducta

Family: Nymphalidae

Limenitis reducta is widespread and often common. It has a lovely blue sheen on the upperside that varies with the angle of light. Superficially it is similar to the White Admiral, L. camilla which shares the southern part of its range with reducta. However, there are many differences. The hindwing basal area of reducta is a bold silvery band and the ground colour is a rich red. In contrast camilla has a pale grey basal area that is broken up by a warmer orange ground colour. The upperside forewings also have an easy distinction - reducta has a bold white cell spot, camilla may just have a shadow here.

It flies in light woodland and along roadsides cutting through denser forests. It glides gracefully with wings flat open between wing beats. It can often be found resting at about head height on shrubs and trees as if it is defending a territory. Indeed it might be but I don't recall seeing them actively pursue other butterflies from these perches - perhaps it is simply safer for this butterfly to sit in these locations.
Source: www.eurobutterflies.com

Range: Southern Europe, Turkey, Western Iran and Kaukasus

Flight period: In northern part of its range 1 generation Jun-August
In middle part 2 generations May-Jun and July-August

Caterpillar host plants: various species of Lonicera

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Bardzo fajne ostre zdjęcie. Ładna kompozycja i jednolite tło. Dobra ekspozycja.

Though the specimen is a little worn out, it is a brilliant capture of it, Krzysztof.
The focus is really very sharp and the colours and patterns on the butterfly's wings are etched out beautifully.
TFS and regards.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-10 3:02]

Hello Krzysztof,
you show this species very naturally - just as it looks in reality. Focus and sharpness are excellent and the selected optimal depth of field in combination with the non-distracting background lets the butterfly stand out clearly.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-10 3:51]

Hello Krzystof,
You have made a fine capture of a species I would like to photograph myself one day. Technically this shot is first class and though this specimen is a little worn, the markings and the bluish tinge on the wings show up well. Fine composition too.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-10 4:07]

Hello Krzysztof,
Excellent close capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very fine sharp details and natural colours even though it is a bit worn. It stands out very nicely from the background too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Krzysztof,
Good details in the blacks. Well composed.

nice capture of this beautiful butterfly with open wings, sharp image with good details, very nice pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-10 12:18]

Hello Krzyzstof,
For me this butterfly is already exotic and I never saw it myself, even if it seems to be quite common in the south. Excellent sharpness showing a little older specimen I suppose.
Thanks also for the good note.
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-10 13:54]

Hola amigo,
sensacional trabajo,
original mariposa,
detalles y colores magníficos,
saludos Krzysztof

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-10 21:18]

Hello Krzysztof

A lovely composition of this Limentis reducta,very similar to our Limentis arthemis.The focus and sharpness is excellent.Very good exposure and colours.I like the open wing pose.TFS


Hi Krzysztof,
A beautiful butterfly you have there. Although a bit aged but looks beautiful. Your capture is excellent with nice details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Piękne zdjęcie. Szkoda, że u nas ten gatunek nie występuje...
Byłem kilka dni w południowej części Słowacji mając nadzieję, że go tam spotkam, ale niestety nie udało się...Pozdrawiam


Hello Krzysztof,

What a great capture! A beautiful and high quality image! I had two chances to photograph this species in Greece and missed both of them because I was stubborn and tried to set up the tripod first. This is why I enjoy your picture immensely!
The composition is a bit too centered but it works for a presentation. The well blurred background isolates the butterfly from the surroundings and adds depth to your picture. There isn't much to write about colors here but the details are outstanding. The butterfly is sharp and you show us beautiful textures in the wings. Have you seen the under side of the wings? It's even more beautiful! Thank you for sharing this one with us!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-15 0:29]

Hi Krzysztof.
Extraordinary of quality shot of true beauty. Amazing butterfly and impressive pose of it. Reproduction of insect colours and texture despite the black tones are superb. Sharpness of the image is really great. I like very pictorial and nice BG too. Great shot. Bravo and TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-08-22 2:58]

Czesc Krzysiek!

Kiedy bedzie jakies nowe zdjecie ;-) ?
Piekny motyl. Ostry, szczegolowy, kazda zylka i kazda plama koloru doskonale widoczna. Okazuje sie, ze wcale nie trzeba wielu kolorow, zeby ladnie wygladac, jesli jest sie motylem ;-)

Hi Krzysztof
Excellent capture beautiful details and sharpness.
Well done

Rzeczywiscie zgola inna perspektywa ;>
Bardzo ladne ujecie, a zwazywszy ile musiales sie nagimnastykowac przy zrobieniu fotki w tym niemilosiernym upale tym wieksze gratulacje za efekt koncowy.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam,

Preciosa !! y eso que a veces esta especie da muchos problemas con el enfoque por esa textura y coloración que tiene.

Un a brazo Krzysztof.

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