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Red Admiral-I
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Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6G
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 11:37
Viewed: 2587
Points: 16
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Identification: Upperside is black with white spots near the apex; forewing with red median band, hindwing with red marginal band. The winter form is smaller and duller, summer form larger and brighter with an interrupted forewing band.

Life history: The Red Admiral has a very erratic, rapid flight. Males perch, on ridgetops if available, in the afternoon to wait for females, who lay eggs singly on the tops of host plant leaves. Young caterpillars eat and live within a shelter of folded leaves; older caterpillars make a nest of leaves tied together with silk. Adults hibernate.

Flight: Two broods from March-October in the north, winters from October-March in South Texas.

Wing span: 1 3/4 - 3 inches (4.5 - 7.6 cm).

Caterpillar hosts: Plants of the nettle family (Urticaceae) including stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), tall wild nettle (U. gracilis), wood nettle (Laportea canadensis), false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), pellitory (Parietoria pennsylvanica), mamaki (Pipturus albidus), and possibly hops (Humulus).

Adult food: Red Admirals prefer sap flows on trees, fermenting fruit, and bird droppings; visiting flowers only when these are not available. Then they will nectar at common milkweed, red clover, aster, and alfalfa, among others.

Habitat: Moist woods, yards, parks, marshes, seeps, moist fields. During migrations, the Red Admiral is found in almost any habitat from tundra to subtropics.

Range: Guatemala north through Mexico and the United States to northern Canada; Hawaii, some Caribbean Islands, New Zealand, Europe, Northern Africa, Asia. Cannot survive coldest winters; most of North America must be recolonized each spring by southern migrants.

Conservation: Not required.

NatureServe Global Status: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-29 14:56]

Hi Yildiz

Another very beautiful photo from you!
This red admiral look wonderful despite that it's wings are a bit torn at the end :)
The colors here are charming and the POV is excellent, giving you a great angle for this pose of the subject and also for the lovely pattern on the wings.
Great focus and details, too.
Overall a very pleasing composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-29 15:39]

Hello Yildiz,
Though this is a worn and damaged Redadmiral, you present it sharply and well with fine contrast to the BG, good comp. and the light is excellent.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-30 11:08]
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Hello Yildiz,
Bu kelebekler İstanbulda yazın ikinci yarısında görülüyor diye hatırlıyorum.Ocak ayında ortaya çıkması küresel ısınmanın boyutunu iyice ortaya koyuyor.Notunda bu konuyu vurgulasan çok daha fazla ilgi görürdü diye düşünüyorum.Canlı renkler,kontrast,ışık da çok başarılı.Selemlar,ellerine sağlık!

Hello Yildiz,
This is a nice capture of this tired butterfly. He seems old a little bit. Details and POV are good. I tried a quick WS because I thought that the butterfly was a little dark. As I don't know them, I don't know if it corresponds to a certain reality though. Your picture was a little small so it wasn't easy to see if it created noise on the insect. Let me know what you think. Well done!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-31 14:28]

selam star
bu hizli hareket eden guzel renkli red admiral'i guzelce kompoze etmissin. shutter speed tavsiye olarak; ornegin 300mm ise 1.6 ile carparak elde edilen en az o degere ayarlamani tavsiye ederim. bakisa acisi ve bilgi notu basarili bir calisma

Bonjour Yildiz
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli papillon,Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons on peut constater son aile brisée.

Bravo et merci...JP

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-01 10:52]

Hi Yildiz,

Although this looks like a bit of an old butterfly, youre capture of it is beautiful.
Excellent details, composition, POV and colours.
Well done!

Greetings, Nel

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-02-15 16:09]

Selam Yıldız,
Çekmesi oldukça güç olan bu kelebeği sabırla bekleyip iyi yakalamışsın.
Netlik,keskinlik ve renkler nefis.

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