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Speckled yellow

Speckled yellow
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Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2, Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-16 15:41
Viewed: 4246
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Speckled Yellow.
Latin Pseudopanthera macularia.
Wingspan 2.6-3cm.Wings golden yellow with blackish spots, ground-colour varying from orange to whitish yellow, becoming noticeably paler with age.
Distribution: Throughout Europe except for Artic regions, up to 1900m,in open woodlands and warm shrubby areas.
Flight period: Late Apr to mid July, one brood.
Behaviour: Flies in bright sunshine feeds at flowers on nectar, commonly in large numbers, otherwise resting on grasses or herbs, eggs laid on leaves of the caterpillar’ s food plants.
Caterpillar: Slender green with dark back and white stripes on sides, without hairs. Feeds on Wood Sage, dead-needle, woundwort, mint and related plants. Chrysalis on the ground in a cocoon mixed with soil or moss.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-06-16 16:39]

What a beautiful butterfly! 5*!
The picture is great, also the descrition!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-16 18:59]

Hello Nikos, very nice detailed shot of this moth. Very good colours and the central composition works here. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-17 2:53]

Beautiful and unusual-looking butterfly, Nikos. Sharp details and perfect exposure. TFS. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-17 3:36]

A very nice capture Nikos,
Lovely colours and nice sharp detail.
Excellent work,well done.

This is realy a beautiful butterfly.
Focus is a bit soft and I think a dark background would be greatly match with the colours of this guy.

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