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Love Dance II

Love Dance II
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 50-60 points chapter 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-08 4:32
Viewed: 4682
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I posted Love Dance of Issoria lathonia called in English Queen of Spain Fritillary and today two of Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae). I think everyone is little tired of this flood of butterflies so I decided to end it for some time. Tomorrow I'll start to post spiders, dragonflies and other less colorfull but also very interesting creatures. Shot was taken in The Garden, insects were dancing on well known Echinacea flower.

Aglais urticae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description: Wingspan 45-62mm. The sexes look very similar but males are smaller than females. The upperside is a rich tawny red with black and yellow blotches. The slightly scalloped wings have a series of blue spots close to the side and hind margins. The undersides are less colourful, the pattern on the forewing being a duller reflection of the upperside.

Similar Species: This is such a familiar species that it should present no difficulty in identification. Of the other nymphalids, the Painted Lady is most similar but is distinctly larger and more orange in general coloration.

Ecology: Can be seen in most habitats but especially associated with highly modified grasslands, gardens and derelict, disturbed sites. Adults are highly mobile, moving steadily across the countryside. Adults aggregate on nectar sources and clumps of foodplants. After spring emergence, males form territories around a patch of foodplant and chase any other adults seen. Territories will be abandoned if no female is encountered within c 90 minutes. When a female is found, a prolonged chase ensues, before mating occurs. Adults of the new generation feed on nectar sources prior to entering hibernation. A wide range of flowers are used including many wild, garden and exotic species especially Buddleja Buddleja davidii, Michaelmas Daisies Aster spp. and Valerians Centranthus spp. The larval foodplants are nettles Urtica spp.

World Distribution: Throughout Europe and Asia.

Most infos from - http://www.habitas.org.uk/moths/

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Just wodnerful photo with amazing
Superb colours and this scene looks amazing!

Greg, this is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TF

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-08 5:09]
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Hello Greg!
Wonderful pair again.Colors,lighting,details and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Greg,

When I see your pictures I hesitate to send any more. Colors, sharpness, details it is all perfect.

As a real artist my remark would be to try to make it more artistc by playing with the composition. Not in the center and so now and then cut of a part to suggest movement and enhance the focus effect.
look here
Just some ideas of your picture friend.


Nicely composed Greg. The blue around the edge of the b'fly wing stands out in the image. Pretty wing pattern with lovely colours. POV is excellent. Good sharpness and exposure. Well done. Thanks.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-08-08 6:14]
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Another excellent shot Greg, superb captured! Great colours, contrast, DOF and composition, just beautiful! Well done my friend, thanks for sharing. :)

Hello Greg, This has great colors, exposure, DOF, details and is well composed..Two for one and an excellent note, Very nice work my friend!

Wow, what a lovely and amazing shot.
Lovely colors and great composition well done.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-08-08 7:18]
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Perfect shot of the pair. Very nice colors and sharpness.

Hi Greg,
Yes, you are right but this is another beautiful shot from you. They seem to love this flower. Where does the Echinacea flower normally grow? I haven´t found it here.



Beautiful picture, Greg.
Pls send some butterflies, I have not seen more then 10-20 this summer. ;-(( It's seems that all are in Poland.;-)
Very nice colours, good details and well composed.
Very well done.

Hello Greg!
Excellent shot.Colors,sharpness,lighting,POV and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-08 9:40]
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Amazing dance!! Colors , composition, BG and sharpness are perfect. Very well done and TFS Didier.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-08 10:30]
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not an easy one Greg, but you did it very well with your new camera. The colours are fantastic, the pov can be done better, the composition is very nice, the dof is not bad at all by f3.5, very good job. Do you have not the 500d macro lens bought?

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-08 10:47]
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Hello Greg!
Wonderful shot.Colors,lighting and composition are beautiful.Thanks for posting.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-08 14:46]
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swietne jak poprzednie. Ileż tu pięknych kolorów!
Pozdr. Al.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-08-08 14:55]
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very good shot and wonderfull colors
thanks for sharing..

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-08 16:08]
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Grzegorz, and so love goes on...

Great pov and sharpness. I like colors too.

The bg highlights the beautiful butterflies.

Another great job.

So nice composition, sharpness and colors are really great!
TFS, Laurent

Great shot Greg,
Good detail and good POV. Nicely exposed. Nicely composed, good colours. Excellent notes.
Well captured, thanks for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-09 0:08]
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Greg, SUPERB! 3 beauties, the flower and the visitors. Wonder colours and sharpness, great compo. And so very well done. Bravo!

What a beautiful and lucky capture. Colours are just amazing. I would personally crop at top and bottom and make more square, I like square crops :)
Very well done, and regards.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-12 8:29]

What a lucky one!
GREAT capture!
They are beautiful butterflies indeed!
5* photo!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-08-16 15:39]

Zdravo Greg!
Extraordinary picture.TFS.
All the best,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-18 8:44]

Love is on the Air!Lovely shot of lovely butterfly couple.Excellent shot in all aspects.

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-03-23 16:17]

Hi Grzegorz,
Lovely action you have captured here.
Great colors, great deatils and nice composition.

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