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Map butterfly

Map butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): papillon en europe, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, European Butterflies 9 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 6:46
Viewed: 2707
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Map Butterfly (Araschnia levana) is a European butterfly of the brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae) family found in deciduous woods. Two and sometimes three generations are produced in a year, the spring generation being much paler in colouration than the summer generation and the occasional third generation in the autumn being mid-way between the other two in colour. The caterpillars develop on nettles in large groups.

CZ: Babočka sŪťkovanŠ
UK: Map Butterfly
DE: Landkšrtchen (Landkšrt)
SK: BabŰčka sieťkovanŠ
FR: La Carte Gťographique
ES: Průtea
IT: Vanessa levana
NL: Landkaartje
DA: Nśldesommerfugl
FI: Karttaperhonen
SE: Kartfjšril
PL: Rusałka kratkowiec
RU: Пестрокрыльница изменчивая весенняя Левана
JP: アカマダラ

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REFERITOR FLUTURE SI.....NOROC!marius-secan 1 08-19 12:29
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Excellent, very sharp, great colors,

very very beautiful species and its great macro shot. congratulations, indeed. great work. sharp details, colors, BG, POV/DOF, composition, all of them great. thanks for sharing, Horia.
best wishes

Slav, my friend, Horia!

Another great contribution from your side!
A splendid shot with wonderful sharpness! I like the classical and one of the best position of the butterfly, very natural. The POV is great. Overall, a superb capture!

Thanks for posting.

warm greetings,
Paras Bhalla

ciao Horia!
another gem in your carnet.....
good capture of Araschnia levana
with fine details of splendid livery of wings..beauty natural colors

greetings sERGIO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-18 7:26]
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Hello Horia,
Great photo of this butterfly in sharp details and a very good composition. Beautiful natural colours, DOF and OOF BG.

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-08-18 7:28]
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Witaj Horia,
Pozele sunt frumoase,
Araschnia levana - frumoase culori şi puteţi vedea pe linia de aripi, compoziţia şi frumos fundal.

hello Horia
thanks for your comments
you have a nice composition with great details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Horia,

indeed the same butterfly.
I have also one with the wings closed.
Great pov, dof and sharpness.
Beautiful colours.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-18 8:55]
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Aveeasi complimente, foarte faina fotografie a Ta de astazi! Claritatea de exceptie, culori si detalii frumoase!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-08-18 9:16]
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H, Horia,
Excellent presentation of the butterfly...
Very good sharpnes and beautiful naturel colors.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-18 10:08]
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Hello Horia.
Excellent macro picture of map butterfly. Markings on wings are clearly seen and colors are well saturated. Great pov and composition. Very nice background.Best regards Siggi

Hello Horia,
Very well done! Beautiful saturated colours, nice composition. We have also this beautiful butterfly in Belgium.
Thanks for the invitation ;-) One day maybe? I'm sure that Romania has a lot of natural beautiful sites, including mountains, forests...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-18 11:25]
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Hi Horia,you was lucky to meet this wonderful beauty! I never seen live this specie,and your pic so perfect is the best way to learn the map butterfly.My best compliments for the very professional work,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-18 12:01]

Hello Horia,
This species have very nice pattern and colours from both sides. Good saturated colours, exact sharpness, smooth BG.
Regards, Pawel

Perfecte culori si detalii! Nu stiu unde gasesti atitea subiecte diferite si interesante....Fundalul este perfect....Felictari!

Just gorgeous Horia. Clarity of detail, POV, DOF, composition, use of the light, all well done... :)


An outstanding capture with such brilliant coloration patterns, sharpness & fine details. Well done & TFS.



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-08-18 15:46]

Hola Horia.
Muy bella la fotografia de esta colorida Mariposa. La pose y el angulo desde donde se logra la imagen son exelentes.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-08-18 16:03]

Hi horia,

Excellent macro, good sharpness and details.
Colors , composition very nice.
Best regards.

Hello Horia,
Beautiful profile of the Map. Tack sharp with nice OOF background. Maybe a bit of noise, but that is a nit.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-18 21:58]

Hello Horia,
An excellent macro of the summer form of A. levana taken from a fine POV to show the closed wings and their-map like pattern with superb sharpness and colours against a fine neutral BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-18 23:46]

Excellent image, good viewpoint showing the markings and colors beautifully. tfs.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-19 2:03]

Slav HorÓa,
Very beautiful capture of this very beautiful butterfly species.Great sharpness and details.Nice colors and very well composition.Thanks for sharing.

Greay coloured capture in excellent sharp and beautiful light. Amazing work dear Horia!


Hello Horia
this very beautiful butterfly lives also in my land but i have never seen one in really
you was more lucky and you have captured it perfectly, colors, sharpness, pose and pove are excellent
Have a god night

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