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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: 2014-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 15:02
Viewed: 1532
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. c-album
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is a species of butterfly, common in the United Kingdom and with a distribution across Europe and temperate Asia to Japan and south to Morocco. Similar species are found in the United States and Canada. It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. The caterpillars are also cryptic, resembling a bird dropping.
In the 19th century the British population of comma butterflies crashed, and by 1920 there were only two sightings. The cause for this decline is unknown, and from about 1930 the population recovered and it is now one of the more familiar butterflies in Southern England, and is now resident in Scotland and in North Wales.
The caterpillars will feed up on hops, and they will also eat stinging nettle or elm or currant leaves, and in other parts of its distribution (e.g. in Sweden) also sallow and birch leaves.
The species survives the winter in the adult stage, and adults are of two forms. The form that overwinters before reproducing has dark undersides of the wings, whereas the form that develops directly to sexual maturation has lighter colured wing undersides. Both forms can arise from eggs laid by the same female, depending mainly on the photoperiods experienced by the larvae, but also with an influence of host plants, temperature and sex of individuals.


La vanessa c-bianco deve il suo nome al curioso disegno a forma di c nella pagina inferiore delle ali. E' caratterizzata da un colore fulvo a macchie più scure. Vive in ambienti con fiori ai margini dei boschi e dei giardini.

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Hello Luciano

Great Macro of this butterfly, very fine POV, DOF, and framing,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hello Luciano
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色樸素也很雅裝美麗 第一次見到這品種很新奇
光線亮麗 整體照的很清楚 非常的美麗 樹葉也很翠綠 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂
也祝你假日愉快 萬事如意


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-04 1:05]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic macro of this Comma in a great pose, superb sharpness and details and taken from the best POV. Splendid saturated colours. Excellent DOF and blurry background.

Hello Luciano!
A very good shot of this amazing butterfly with a wood-flake look. Very good sharpness and details from a perfect lateral POV. Great DOF and beautiful natural colors. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Ciao Luciano, interpretazione diversa della stessa farfalla, dettagli strepitosi e ottims nitidezza, bravissimo ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture of this Comma Butterfly.Attractive colour and sharpness.LikE its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

hallo Luciano
Super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful photo Luciano! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-05 10:10]

Bonsoir Luciano,
Celui-ci je le vois aussi chez nous actuellement. Tu nous montres parfaitement les ailes inférieures avec le fameux C blanc qui donne le nom au papillon. Bonne soirée.

Bella C in grande posa. Angolo non facile gestito al meglio. Fantastici i colori.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-05 11:48]

Hello Luciano,
You could not have photographed this beautiful Comma any better. The focus is tac sharp as much detail is evident. Colors are true and natural and the exposure is outstanding.
I like the close-up view as we can clearly see how perfectly camouflaged this attractive butterfly is in it's natural habitat. Well done!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-04-06 9:59]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent natural colours and fantastic sharpness details with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

It does take 9 months to have a baby ...
This Comma is detailed specially in the "feelers" = antenna.
It does camouflage well; your image did it justice "showing" this attribute of it.
I've never seen this species before this photo.
Thanks for the education.

Ciao Luciano :-)
le ali di questa farfalla sono bellissime, saggiamente riprese da un esperto come te, buon dettaglio e resa del colore, bravo!
Buona giornata!

Hi Luciano, What a special butterfly here you share with us. It looks like a piece of tree bark. Perfect focus with great sharpness. Awesome POV with beautiful natural colours and light. Thank for sharing

Hello Luciano
Wonderful macro with great composition, clarity and colour.
Love to see this.
Best wishes,

Ciao Luciano, Well i almost missed this little beauty, what magnificent detailed sharpness you have here young Luciano, lovely point of view, superb lighting, excellent macro and very well done,

Best Regards,


Great excellent macro and very well done,

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