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First Comma 2011

First Comma 2011
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D + Grip BG-E3, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro, Sandisk Ext III 4gb, 62 mm Skylight Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-23 10:03
Viewed: 3192
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Comma butterfly was encountered whilst walking through my village, its busy trying to sun itself on ivy leaves.
The Comma Butterfly ( Polygonia c-ablum has the distinctive ragged wing edges. Under wings are smoky-brown with the distinctive 'comma' mark. They are double brooded and hibernate. Adults seen March - September. Caterpillars feed on the common nettle, elm, and hops.

This was taken on an unusually warm day 18 c with clear blue skies.

Image has been cropped and a high pass filter applied.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-23 10:19]

Hello Bill,
A fine capture of a Comma that has come out from hibernation. It is a sign for us up in the North that spring is on the way and soon we shall see these too.
I like the POV and composition on the ivy leaves with good sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-23 12:45]

Hi William,the sharpness isn't the best but i like a lot the strange point of view and the diagonal position,excellent light balance and colors...in my last pic you can see the other side of comma if you want....thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hallo William,
a very beautiful capture of the Comma taken from a very good point of view, splendid spring lighting and colours, very nice composition
Best regards

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