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Aglais Urticae

Aglais Urticae
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Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, Hama UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-26 12:55
Viewed: 3363
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aglais Urticae - Small Tortoiseshell

Range stable.

The Small Tortoiseshell is among the most well known butterflies in Britain and Ireland. The striking and attractive patterning, and its appearance at almost any time of the year in urban areas have made it a familiar species. It is one of the first butterflies to be seen in spring and in the autumn it often visits garden flowers in large numbers.

The Small Tortoiseshell is one of our most widespread species and has shown little overall change in range.

Conservation status
UK BAP status: not listed
Butterfly Conservation priority: low
European threat status: not threatened

European/world range
Widespread from the Atlantic coast of Europe through to the Pacific coast of Asia. The distribution in Europe is stable.

Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) and Small Nettle (U. urens) are used.

The adult butterflies can be seen in any habitat, from mountain summits above 1000m to city centres. The foodplants prosper in nutrient-enriched soils and breeding habitats are often associated with human activity, even areas of intensive agriculture. Breeding has been recorded at altitudes of over 300m.

from: http://www.butterfly-conservation.org

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-26 13:06]

Hello Catalin,
Very nice capture of the Small Tortoiseshell in a very pleasant composition. Details are sharp but I feel the colour is a bit too intense.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-26 13:49]

Hi Catalin,
Splendid shot of the tortoiseshell. Rich bright colours and sharp details. Prefect lighting with great POV and DOF. Love the contrasting colours. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Catalin, lovely butterfly with splendid colors, great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-03-26 14:07]

Hello Catalin,
You pictured one of the true signs of spring in Europe. The colours and light are very nice here, however I have an impression the focus is slightly soft. Anyway, a very nice composition.
Best greetings,

Beautiful capture, Catalin.
Very effective point of view, sharp focus and rich colours.
Best regards,
Points tomorrow.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-26 18:01]

Hola Catalin,
hermosa mariposa,
bellos colores y magnífico pov,
saludos amigo.

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  • valdec (383)
  • [2007-03-26 18:18]

takie sobie cukierkowe i inafantylne ale niech bedzi - pozdrawiam

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-27 0:28]

Gorgeous colors, Catalin.
Great POV with sharp details.
A stunning butterfly.
TFS. : )

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-27 2:02]

Hi Catalin,
An unusually strong and colourful Small Tortoiseshell composition with eye-catching fiery reds and oranges and sharp, clearly visible details against the lush green foliage as a nicely contrasting background- an excellent shot! TFS and best regards,

Hi Catalin,
This is a great capture of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colors and POV.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2007-03-27 3:59]

Very nice picture of the beautiful butterfly. I like composition and beautiful colors.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-27 4:53]

I think the fly is little out of focus to the frame. But the shot is very colorful and nice composition

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-27 10:38]

Hello Catalin
What a wonderful macro of this beautiful Small Tortoishell! You did it perfectly well with excellent sharpness, POV, DOF, lighting, colors and composition.
A really beautiful presentation.
My compliments and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-27 14:20]

Hi Catalin.
Very nice colourful butterfly shot you managed to capture. The butterfly is perfect coloured, sharpened and detailed. The well detailed and blurred a bit BG is looked perfectly too. Perfect done and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-27 16:23]

Hello Catalin,
I like this a lot it has such fresh colors and wonderful sharp details. Beautiful POV and DOF, The butterfly looks wonderful on these green leafes.
Can't wait until they fly again.

Hello CatalinC'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli papillon, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons aini que le BG .
Bravo et merci...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-29 16:10]

Hi Catalin,
Bright and vivid colours and the best pov and pose make this an excellent capture.
TFS, José M.

Hi Catalin great capture of a great butterfly,wonderfull colours and great coments verry instructive,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-21 10:26]

Hi Catalin,
vivid colours and great detail.
Well done,

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