<< Previous Next >>

White Letter Hairstreak

White Letter Hairstreak
Photo Information
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: 2010-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-13 8:55
Viewed: 2242
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Satyrium w-album (Knoch, 1782)

The White-letter Hairstreak is a small chocolate brown butterfly. The upper sides of their wings are only ever seen in flight as the butterfly always settles with its wings closed.

In the sub-marginal area of the underside of the hind wing is a narrow jagged black line with a wider band of deep orange extending towards the marginal area and small metallic blue spot or lunes in fields S2 and S3. Freshly emerged individuals also have a short tail to the wings at V2 but this is often absent in older individuals. The most distinctive feature is as its common name suggests a white line in the form of a 'w' on the underside of the hind wings. One arm of this 'w' extends onto the discal/post discal area on the underside of the forewings.

cloud, marius-secan has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-07-13 9:24]

Witaj Marx,
Dobra kompozycja na ledwie rozwinietym paku ostu, ladna kolorystyka tla, dobrze widoczne cechy tego gatunku.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

hello Marx
super shot with nice pose on the flower
very good BG and beautiful sharpness colours
great shot
greeting lou

  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-07-13 10:33]

beautiful picture !!!
very nice details

Hello Marx,
Excellent capture with superb details, background and great details.
Outstanding composition and POV.

Ciao Marx. Good POV for this small one in good detaisl and exciting playing oof light.


Calibration Check