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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 2:21
Viewed: 2454
Points: 24
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Comma butterfly
Polygonia c-album

Common and locally abundant in Europe except in the far North, the Comma has a wingspan of 40 - 50mm (1.5 - 2in). Distinctive raggedy edged wings, underwings a smokey brown with a white 'comma' mark, from which the butterfly gets it's name. Upper wings orange - brown with dark markings. On emergence from hibernation they lay eggs from which two types of butterfly emerge. The first is the commonly seen brown and orange type with ragged wing edges who make ready for the next winters hibernation. The second takes less time to develop and hatches earlier during May to June, they differ in wing shape and colouration and are named P. f. hutchinsoni. They reproduce in the summer with the next generation joining the hibernating adults of the first type.

Caterpillars live singly on Stinging Nettles, Hops, Gooseberries, Elm and Hazel leaves. The first third of the caterpillar body is a russet colour, the remainder being white and the underside reddish and is armed with spines. The chrysalis hangs head downwards. A very variable species usually related to the shape of the 'c' pattern on the underside of the rearwing. Can be subject to large population swings. Adults during March to September. Several colour varieties. Butterfly in 2-3 generations from May to October, hibernates and reappears in the spring. Found at forest margins, glades and gardens.

Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2009-03-30 15:52
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 113 kb

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-04-05 2:37]

Hello Sergio, My neighbor. The wings design of the butterfly looks attractive. Though the right side of the bottom portion of the wings is slightly OE or OOF but the top view looks beautiful/Ganesh

Hi Sergio,
A nice capture of this beautiful comma butterfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-05 3:05]

Hello Sergio,
Great sharp detailed photo. Excellent clear colours and beautiful contrasts. Very beautiful OOF BG. Good POV and composition.

hello Sergio
super composition
great colours and good sharpness
you can see so many of butterfly
greeting lou

Bonito trabajo y con un buen enfoque. Yo intento encontrar este tipo de especies de alas recortadas pero no tengo suerte !
Saludos>: J. Ignasi.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-05 5:08]

Ciao Sergio !
Nice picture.
Some clear and beautiful colors. Excellent.
Very good surprise.

Have a nice day,

hello sergio,
fine capture of this beautiful species basking in the sunlight, liked the pov and the composition, going for a smaller aperture would have saved the oe flowers and oof wings.
tfs & regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-05 7:14]

Hello Sergio
Nice shot with great details and wonderful colors.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-05 8:02]

Hi Sergio.
First-class image of a fine butterfly. All its features are reflected perfectly. I like wonderful sharpness and detail exactness so much. POV is great as well as pose and wingspread of the butterfly. Exposure and colours are superb too. Diagonal location of the insect is looked excellently. Well done. My best wishes and compliments.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-04-05 10:51]

Hello Sergio
Very nice shot of this c-album,
Great exposure,composition and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV,

Hello Sergio
this shot of this comma butterfly is very beautiful
excellent sharpness, colors and composition
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-05 14:35]

Ciao Sergio,bellissimo POV e dettagli e colori stupendi,fortunato nel beccarla ma bravissimo nell'immortalarla cosi' bene...10 e lode,buona settimana,LUCIANO

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