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10 years on TN !

10 years on TN !
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-12 9:13
Viewed: 745
Points: 14
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Well yes. It's been 10 years since my first upload on this site. Unfortunately,now we aren't a lot like 10 years afo, but better ,this means that I will spend less for the festivities. ..ahahah ... Anyway, I lives 10 years who taught me a lot and made me know a magnificent world.
What I show you today is the preliminary phase of the Melitaea didyma coupling, at the top you can see the female in the classic waiting position.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. didyma

The Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found primarily in Southern and Central Europe.
The wingspan is 35-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on various plants, including Linaria, Plantago lanceolata, Veronica, Centaurea jacea and Digitalis purpurea.


Ebbene si. Sono passati 10 anni dal mio primo upload su questo sito. Siamo rimasti in pochi purtroppo, ma meglio così, significa che spenderò meno per i festeggiamenti. ..ahahah... Comunque sono stati 10 anni che mi hanno insegnato molto e fatto conoscere un mondo magnifico.
Quella che vi mostro oggi è la fase preliminare dell'accoppiamento della Melitaea didyma, in alto potete vedere la femmina nella classica posizione di attesa.

Questo ninfalide ricorda molto la Melitaea Athalia, dalla quale differisce oltre che per le minori dimensioni, anche per alcuni disegni quali le lunule subeguali sul margine dell'ala anteriore e , inferiormente, per il disegno discale arancione dell'ala posteriore che appare del tutto aperto, ossia non racchiude alcun elemento giallo.

Compare a maggio e presenta due o tre generazioni. Il bruco, che ha come piante nutrici piantaggini, veroniche, linaiole e artemisie, è biancastro con tratti neri; dorsalmente, due linee di macchie arancioni con escrescenze bianco-grigiastre. Quelli dell'ultima generazione svernano per impuparsi in primavera: gli adulti sfarfalleranno dopo quindici giorni.

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Hi Luciano,

Thanks for your dedication for 10yrs. Always nice to see your posting even though I don't always comment.
A nice shot of a pair of butterflies not resident in the UK. Good colour and clarity.

Many thanks for sharing.

Regards Bill.

Hi Luciano,
Congratulation for your 10 years here. Hope you will show us more and more such beautiful butterfly photo.
Beautiful presentation. Excellent focus on two butterflies eyes; focus is equally distributed which we don't see much when two subjects are in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and keep shooting,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-12 18:47]

Hello Luciano,
Congratulations on your ten year anniversary here on TN. Nice to see this romantic couple is here to help you celebrate this momentous occasion. Tac sharp focus throughout the entire frame while displaying exceptional detail and rich natural colors. It is always a pleasure viewing your many contributions to the site. Thank you also for helping me identify my butterflies from time to time.
God Bless,

Ciao Luciano, dieci anni spesi bene anche qui con tante fantastiche macro, gran coppia di di dimagrire, maschio arrazzato e lei non ne vuole sapere, gran macro come al solito, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Congratulations on your contribution to TN development and the help given to members. In all these years we all have learned from you both the butterfly species in the Alps and how to take pictures.
This site is no longer as in the beginning when many photographers were busy posting their creations, but they still are a handful of people who love nature and want to expose their photos without too much comment.....

ciao Luciano,
tout d'abord, bravo pour tes 10 ans sur TN,
Ta composition est superbe, une scène bien saisie montrant les détails et les couleurs des papillons.
Bon W-E

Bonjour Luciano,

Les fleurs cadrent bien les insectes. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des papillons Mélitée orangée, La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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