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Araschnia levana - summer brood

Araschnia levana  - summer brood
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-15 8:55
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
UK: European Map
SK: Babôčka sieťkovaná
CZ: Babočka síťkovaná
ES: Prótea
FR: Carte Géographique
DE: Landkärtchen
SE: Kartfjäril
FI: Karttaperhonen
DK: Naldesommefugl
NL: Landkaartje

This is a very interesting species. It shows very extreme seasonal dimorphism, by far the most pronounced in Europe. The spring form has an orange ground colour on the upperside with black markings increasing towards the basal area. The summer form brings the White Admirals to mind (Limenitis sp.) with a black ground colour and a white (cream) discal band across both wings. Differences in the undersides are not so pronounced.

It flies across central Europe in open places in woodland and along woodland margins.

red45, Argus, nglen, eng55, NinaM, honza, flashpoint, Noisette, goutham_ramesh has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-15 9:24]

Hello Marx,
A fine POV taken with good sharpness shows the underside of A. levana form prorsa. I like the composition on the leaf and DOF too.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-15 9:25]

Czesc Marx!

Ladnie pokazany motyl. Faktycznie dwa pokolenia wygladaja jak zupelnie odrebne gatunki. Podoba mi sie ujecie z superostrymi oczami i ladnie widocznym rysunkiem na skrzydelkach.

hello Marx
super picture
beautiful colours
nice details
great composition
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-15 10:23]

Hello Marx,
Very beautiful photo of this Landkaartje. Perfect pose and composition. Excellent colours, sharpness and contrasting BG.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-15 11:13]

Hi Marx. A good picture from your archives. You have taken a low POV so we can see the head area so well with fine detail and the markings on the wings. All with rich colours. The butterfly stands out well fronm the plain green BG. well done TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-15 11:14]

Hi Marx,
Magnificent capture.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.POV,sharpness,details and colors are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Witaj Marx
Beautiful butterfly. Pretty, replete colours. Tight frame is trump here. Sharp painting. To be visible details very exactly.

PL: Rusalka kratkowiec

Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-15 13:02]

This is a stunning shot, Marx, and indeed a beautiful butterfly. I love all the details and the beautiful green surrounding it. POV is perfect, we even see underneath the leaf where it stands. Thank you!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2009-03-15 13:54]

Beautiful picture. The details are fantastic and colors are very nice too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-15 14:50]

Hi Marx,this is a great gift to a butterlies fan like me! Very rare and spectacular specie,i never seen nothing like that in my country,excellent quality of sharpness and colors,my best compliments,thanks to show us this beauty,Luciano

ciao Marx!
I think it is one of the most beautiful European butterflies and unfortunately I did not even seen. your capture is very good with focus and setting important

compliments sERGIO

Hello Marx
his butterfly is very beautifu, I like the markings on his wings
Excellent sharp shot with supern colors
great contrast between the butterfly and the green BG

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-03-15 18:05]

Hello Marx,
What a beautiful butterfly, very nice pose and sharpness.. Well done


very possible close up,perfect composition,
too much good detail,with beautiful colours,
very good photo
best regards Marx

Excellent, different and a refreshing POV. Your main interest has been to show the details around the eye area and the antennae and it works well

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-30 3:09]

Hi Marx,
lovely shot of this butterfly. The colours are very special and beautiul. The texture and pattern is very attrctive. I like to note the big bulgig eyes that emerge from the picture.
Well presented in sharpness and good blurry background.


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