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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-31 13:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MAP BUTTERFLY (summer broods)

The map (Araschnia levana) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout the lowlands of central and eastern Europe, and is expanding its range in Western Europe.

The map is unusual in that its two annual broods look very different. The summer brood are black with white markings, looking like a miniature version of the white admiral and lacking most of the orange of the pictured spring brood.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-31 13:51]

Hi Marius,i haven't words! What a lucky meeting with this pair of map butterflies,a specie that i never seen live in my life.The composition is fantastic,perfect sharpness on the 2 butterflies and the best exposure too,not easy to take so well the dark wings on white flowers,absolutely perfect!!! Have a good night and a nice week too,Luciano.

Two very nice twins....!

A double subject capture of immense brilliance, Marius. Both of them are in perfect focus.
Besides, it's a wonderful composition with all the flowers within the frame contributing to its appeal.
Thanks and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-01 2:50]

Hello Marius,
Very beautiful image of these butterflies in a marvelous composition, great sharpness and splendid colors.

hallo Marius
very nice composition with this 2 specie's of map butterfly
beautiful colours to
thanks gr lou

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic couple on beautiful flowers, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-01 19:26]

Hello Marius,
How pretty to see both butterflies perfectly framed and in such sharp focus. The wing markings and colors are so beautiful and I love the angle each butterfly is facing. The exposure is great on both dark and light objects. So bright and crisp...sort of puts you in a pleasant mood:)

Hello Marius,
Like the way took this photograph from far :-)
Otherwise you couldn't get such good sharpness/equal focus on two butterflies. Excellent color and details. Eye catching composition too.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-08-09 4:45]

Bonjour Marius,
Very fine picture of two Map Butterflies, a species I didn't see this year.
Well presented and natural shot.
Kind regards

Hi Marius,
Breathtaking composition with 2 butterflies with opened wings. DoF is fabulous also, as well exposure, colors and sharpness. Huge masterpiece! Hats off.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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