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Map butterfly

Map butterfly
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 8:02
Viewed: 3950
Points: 88
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Hello All

i have taken this shot the same day as my previous and also at the same place,
there are noise in the BG but it was the first time i see this species of butterfly , so i was very proud of it,
the next time, i will post the same butterfly on the same flower, but this time with wings open, so we can see that it is one of the second generation while his upperwings are dark and not orange (first generation)

DE : Landkärtchen
EN : Map butterfly
FR : carte Géographique
NL : Landkaarje


The Map (Araschnia levana) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout the lowlands of central and eastern Europe, and is expanding its range in western Europe

In the UK this species is a very rare vagrant, but there have also been several unsuccessful – and now illegal – attempts at introducing this species over the past 100 years or so: in the Wye Valley in 1912, the Wyre Forest in the 1920s, South Devon 1942, Worcester 1960s, Cheshire 1970s, South Midlands 1990s. All these introductions failed and eggs or larvae have never been recorded in the wild in the UK. (Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it is now illegal to release a non-native species into the wild.)

The Map is unusual in that its two annual broods look very different. The summer brood are black with white markings, looking like a miniature version of the White Admiral and lacking most of the orange of the pictured spring brood.

The eggs are laid in long strings, one on top of the other, on the underside of stinging nettles, the larval foodplant. It is thought that these strings of eggs mimic the flowers of the nettles, thereby evading predators. The larvae feed gregariously and hibernate as pupae.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-09-15 8:13]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Very nice, Map butterfly composition ...
Great colours, good details and composition.
Best wishes,

Jacqueline, you have attained new heights in the level of your nature photography.
This is a superb shot of a Map butterfly on the yellow petal of a flower.
Very rich colours and very distinct details.
Thanks and all the best.

hello Jacqueline
very good composition with good details and beautiful colours
the picture's of you are better and better
this one is super!!
greeting lou

hello Jacqueline
I like the brightness of colours...! this is that fascinates in your very good composition,it is a great photo
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-15 8:36]

Hello Jacqueline,
A very nice macro of a second gen. Map Butterfly taken from a nice POV to show it resting with the wings closed and display the map-like pattern on the underside with excellent sharpness and colours. Excelent composition on the orange flower too woith a Bg that is not too noisy.
Thanks and best regards,

Bonjour Jacqueline,

This is an excellent capture with such brilliant colors, sharpness & extra fine details. Beautiful POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Tres belle et merci beaucoup!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-15 8:41]

Hello Jacqueline,
Great photo in very beautiful warm colours. Excellent sharpness and details and a marvelous composition. Good POV and OOF BG.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-15 8:45]

Slav Jacqûelîne,
A wonderful macro of this very lovely butterfly in a very lovely pose.The POV,sharpness and details are excellent.Splendid colours and fantastic lihgt.Well done!...Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-09-15 9:29]

De toute beauté, Jacqueline!

les couleurs et la précision de cette photo en font un petit bijou d'automne! (bien que la photo ait été prise en été).


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-15 9:44]

Hello Jaqueline,
super shot with grandiose colors and composition.
Have a beautiful evening,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-09-15 10:09]

Hola amiga,
fina macro y colores,
pov. y composición excelentes.
saludos Jacqueline.

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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2009-09-15 10:19]

The colours of your shot make it very attractive, Jacqueline! :)

Nice background and very good POV. You managed to deal with the noise also.



Bonjour Jacqueline,

Lovely capture of the butterfly with wonderful sharpness and from a nice POV. The colors are natural and very well shown. The yellow flower petal is perfectly shown and enhances the beauty of the shot immensely. The blurry BG is nice too. Great work!

Thanks and regards,

ciao Jacqueline!
another beautiful specie captured with good
definition in a yellow enviroment
I wish I had the chance to photograph this beautiful Map .............

greetings sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-15 10:55]

Salut Jacqueline,mais quelle merveille et quelle qualite'! La nettete' du papillon est fantastique et la saturation haute donne a la photo une charme particulier.Un travail tres professionel....mes compliments et...bonne nuit ;-) Luciano

Hello Jacqueline,
a fantastic capture of the Map, very good sharpness, wonderful warm colours and light,
excellent POV and DOF, a very pleasing composition.
Best regards

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-15 11:22]

Wonderful capture, very sharp details, lovely colors, good POV,BG.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-15 11:22]

Hi Jacqueline . I have seen some beautiful butterfly pictures on TN today and your is one of them. You have taken this with rich colours and fine detail. We can see all of the wing markings. And interesting notes to go with it. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-15 12:26]

Hello Jacqueline,
wonderfull macro shot, perfecr focus and sharpness, very well composed with a nice background,
Best regards Siggi

bonjour Jacqueline

encore une superbe photo en macro, excellent POV, DOF
et cadrage, superbe focus netteté et détails du sujet,
j'aime encore la luminosité et les tonalités aux couleurs chaudes,



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-09-15 17:52]

Hola Jacqueline.
Hermosa foto. Gran calidad en el Macro pues tiene alta nitidez y colorido.
Exelente nota tambien.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-15 20:11]

Very nice photo, great colors and details!

Hello Jacqueline,
Great picture of this Map butterfly. Excellent sharpness and fine details. Good POV.
TFS and best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-16 4:11]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Ma voisine du haut :-) Voilà un papillon que je rêve de voir enfin une fois! Ton image est bien conçue avec une bonne approche latérale et une belle netteté sur les ailes. Belle composition décentrée aussi et un avantageux arrière-plan, pas trop agité. Je me réjouis aussi de voir l'image qui va suivre.
Quant à ton image précédente,elle paraissait sans relief et avec un manque de netteté sur mon écran.
Une bonne journée

Ciao Jacqueline, splendid butterfly with fantastic design on wings, great macro with superb sharpness and splendid details, beautiful natural colors and lovely blurry BG, I like a lot, brava, ciao Silvio

Hi Jacqueline MF!

Sorry i saw this beauty now! Perfect macro of a map b-fly from nice POV with excellent clarity and DOF.
TFS and have a good night!


Hello Jacqueline
impressive close up shot of an interesting and beautiful butterfly.
TFS and regards,

Hello Jacqueline
another great butterfly macro in yellow lighting. you greatly captured this pretty Map Butterfly. sharp details perfect. composition with yellow flower, POV, BG and exposure also great. thanks for sharing this beauty with good information.
best wishes

Hi Jaqueline,

Yes you can be proud, I have also made this one on my holiday for the first time and a few good one's.
There for
i had one bad picture.
This one good pov and details with fine warm colours.


Ciao Jacqueline. Fantastic light and warms tones for this spledid butterfly in excellente DOF and perfect details. Interesting POV too. Well done.


Delicada toma Jacqueline, ya que parece que la mariposa esté en suspensión. El ángulo de disparo, así como el encuadre, están muy bien realizados.
La luz sería más discutible y va a gustos, pero creo que hay mucho tono cálido.
Un abrazo y gracias por tus amables comentarios:
Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-17 19:53]

Hi Jacqueline,
wow..this is indeed very beautiful and very lovely.
Very sharp and very clear. the glows is so golden and it bring such a awesome view.
you have really produced a brilliant shot.


Hi Jacquelin, great macro capture with splendid details and colors, excellent composition.
thanks for sharing,

Hi Jacqueline
Your butterfly and flower portrait is so warm with colour. The details of the butterfly are really sharp and with excellent DOF. The colour of the flower is a nice compliment colour to the butterfly which makes a nice composition.
TFS Janice

Hello Jacqueline!
Nice and very optimistic picture of butterfly. I like a lot its name - Map butterfly :> Colours and saturation are very nice for watching.
All the best,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-21 22:13]

Salut !
J'rai raté beaucoup de photos pendant mon absence, mais celle-ci est ma préférée, parce que c'est une espèce que je n'avais encore jamais vue et que la photo est vraiment très réussie. Les détails, les couleurs lumineuses, la composition, le POV, la pose du papillon, tout est magnifique. Félicitations !

Bonjour Jacqueline.

Magnifique photographie de ce papillon. Bonne netteté et profondeur de champ sur tout l'insecte. Couleurs très bien rendues. Agréable composition avec le papillon posé sur le bord des pétales de la fleur. Beaucoup de détails.

Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.


Hi Jacqueline
Beautiful detail, color and composition...Very well captured...TFS

Hello Jacqueline,

A lovely insect has been skillfully captured!
The level point of view works well, effective DoF results in pin sharp details in the butterfly and a blurry background...
A balanced composition, where the colours really blossom..!

Pablo -

Bonsoir Jacqueline,

Fort élégant ce papillon qui courtise le pétale.
Une image lumineuse et les détails des ailes sont séduisants.
Belle composition, c'est un bonheur. Bravo.
Bon Week-end.


I like very much this picture with nice colors contrast.
Very interesting form of this butterfly.
Best regards.Alin.

Hi Jaqueline

This I a very very beautiful shot of your butterfly againt the green and yellow canvas.
I really appreciate the beauty of shots like this and the time taken by the photographer to compose it.
The deatails are very sharp and clear and there is absolutely nothing I can fault if I wanted to.
Very beautiful

Well done and TFS
Kind Regards

Hi Jacqueline,
Stunning crispy colours on this image with a razor sharp subject. With good exposure you have brought out the colouration and unique designs on the butterfly.

Very beautiful shot!


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