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I'm shy
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-19
Camera: Olympus 765UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2, 40-49 Points (Chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-01 3:40
Viewed: 3848
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The four stages in the lifecycle of a butterfly
Unlike many insects, butterflies do not experience a nymph period, but instead go through a pupal stage which lies between the larva and the adult stage (the imago).
ˇ Egg
ˇ Larva, known as a caterpillar
ˇ Pupa (chrysalis)
ˇ Adult butterfly (imago)
Butterfly eggs consist of a hard-ridged outer layer of shell, called the chorion. This is lined with a thin coating of wax which prevents the egg from drying out before the larva has had time to fully develop. Each egg contains a number of tiny funnel-shaped openings at one end, called micropyles; the purpose of these holes is to allow sperm to enter and fertilize the egg.
Larvae, or caterpillars, are multi-legged eating machines. They consume plant leaves and spend practically all of their time in search of food. As they mature their skin is shed several times.
When the larva has eaten enough it will form a chrysalis. The larva usually moves to the underside of a leaf. To form a cocoon it spins a silk-like thread around itself.
The adult, sexually mature, stage of the insect is known as the imago. As Lepidoptera, butterflies have four wings, but unlike moths, the fore and hindwings are not hooked together, permitting a more graceful flight. A butterfly has six legs; the larva also has six true legs and a number of prolegs. After it emerges from its pupal stage it cannot fly for some time because its wings have not yet unfolded.
Butterflies live primarily on nectar from flowers. Some also derive nourishment from pollen, tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, and dissolved minerals in wet sand or dirt. Butterflies are also pollinators

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-01 3:47]

Motylko są piękne. Ten ma wyjatkow cudowne barwy.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-01 3:47]

Hello Joanna!
Perfect butterfly capture.Details,vivid colors are amazing.I liked BG and composition very much.TFS...:-)

A great phot, Joanna. The butterfly is perfectly sharp yet the background is blurred, so DOF just right. Good strong diagonal composition.

Hello Joanna,
Nice composition of colourful bfly with cool looking flowers. You have got a nice POV, perhaps it would be the bird's view.
Good framing, BG and note.

Hello Joanna,

What a superb butterfly! Returned colors is perfect. Beautiful work! TFS, cordially.

Composition: ****
Contraste(Sharpness): ****
Couleurs(Color): ****
PDC(DOF): ****
PDV(POV): ****
Note: ****

Quel superbe papillon! Le rendu des couleurs est parfait. Beau travail! Merci, cordialement,


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-01 4:10]

A nice shot Joanna,
Beautiful colours,nice detail and very good composition.
Just one wing tip falling out of the DOF range but thats just a minor thing.
A beauty!Very well done.

Have a nice weekend.

witaj motylkowa Joanno:)

pieknie pokazane:) super kolorki i piekna kompozycja:) podoba sie:)

milego weekendu:)


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-01 5:01]

Sure winner here Joanna! So saturated and colorfull, sharp and well composed. And BG with white spots of flowers works superb. One of your best photos, sunny and joyfull. Great job!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-01 5:05]

This brilliant butterfly doesn't look shy to me Joanna. She's happy to show off and visit all those beautiful daisies. And she's a sharp one too:) So being sharp and vivid doesn't sound shy to me:)
EXCELLENT catch. Well done.

Hi Joanna, excellent shot. I love the colours of this butterfly.. and the daisies in the background are so attractive. Once more a great work!

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-07-01 5:22]

Hi Joanna,

You do it well too with the nature of the backgarden. This one for example. Well baklanced butterfly. Beatifull.

Keep shooting, looking and writing,


Great macro shot Joanna, great sharpness, details and clarity, nice DOF too! Thanks for sharing

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-01 6:00]

myślę, że to rusałka pokrzywnik (aglais urticae). Ładna kompozycja i niezła ostrość. Fajnie opisałaś te etapy przeobrażania się owada.
Pozdr. Al.

Hello Joanna!
I think this is one of your best.Colors,sharpness and details are perfect.Magnificent macro!Into my favr.Thanks for sharing.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-01 11:43]

very nice one Joanna,
It's almost a perfect one, yes it was perfect when you got also the right wing also in pov, the composition is nice and the details to, very good job joanna,
gr. Jaap

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-01 11:48]

A very beautiful butterfly, Joanna, with gorgeous colors and patterns. Very bright. Love that blue. Good capture with sharp details and great composition. Love the flower background. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-01 12:33]

Joanna, it's beautiful and colors.

A great insect, a great photo.

Superb shot Joanna,
I agree with Greg, this is one of your best.
Good sharp detail, colours, DOF, composition and POV. Exposure is perfect, Excellent capture. Thanks for posting, have a great weekend Joanna

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-07-01 15:03]

I can say only only 3 words ,woow woow woow :)).Colours,compostion&lighting is perfect!!

Great capture Joanna,
The macro is excelent.
Beautiful butterfly!!

Color and sharp detail are perfect. I love the slightly OOF white flowers in the backround. Very Well Done!


Trčs beau papillon bien mis en valeur par ta composition.
Encore un 'best off' ŕ la clé.
TFS, Laurent

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-02 3:58]

Wonderful and interesting composition for this superb Aglais urticae ! Nice BG, good pose, colors, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Joanna.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-02 6:48]

Very beautiful picture and butterfly!
5* photo!
The species is an Aglais urticae (Linnaeus, 1758)!
Also known as Small Tortoiseshell in english!
We have it Portugal too.

Spectacular Joanna. I love the colours. Nice POV. Very good OOIF BG. Toip shot. Thanks.

What a great macro shot. Exceptional colors and details. Very well done, Joanna. I like this a lot.

Beautiful shot, congratulations for this one. I like the vivid coloura and the tale composition. Good work!

This butterfly is magnificent, it looks like he is made by velvet. Beautiful diagonal composition, magnificent colours, very net details. Good shot!

Ce papillon est superbe, on dirait qu'il est fait de velours. Belle composition diagonale, couleurs magnifiques, détails trčs nets. Bien fait!

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-06 6:13]

Welcome Joanna!
Great photo. Wonderful colours. I like it very much. Your photos are great.

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  • ewa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-07 3:39]

Piekne barwy. Po prostu urzekajacy jest ten motyl.

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