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Limenitis Reducta

Limenitis Reducta
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Copyright: Ertan Ertem (hobyarli) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 43] (379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-20 11:11
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As its name suggests this is a butterfly of southern Europe. It is widespread and often common. It has a lovely blue sheen on the upperside that varies with the angle of light. Superficially it is similar to the White Admiral, L. camilla which shares the southern part of its range with reducta. However, there are many differences. The hindwing basal area of reducta is a bold silvery band and the ground colour is a rich red. In contrast camilla has a pale grey basal area that is broken up by a warmer orange ground colour. The upperside forewings also have an easy distinction - reducta has a bold white cell spot, camilla may just have a shadow here.

It flies in light woodland and along roadsides cutting through denser forests. It glides gracefully with wings flat open between wing beats. It can often be found resting at about head height on shrubs and trees as if it is defending a territory. Indeed it might be but I don't recall seeing them actively pursue other butterflies from these perches - perhaps it is simply safer for this butterfly to sit in these locations.

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hello Ertan!
excellent close of Limentis reducta
i like the format and great definition of details

thanks ciao sERGIO

Hi Ertan,

This is a great picture of this wonderful butterfly. The colours are nice and vivid and the detail is excellent. Good exposure management and nice out of focus background.
Great capture and TFS


Merhaba Ertan,
This is a top class shot of this splendid butterfly. Sharpness and light is really beautiful. But the composition is really great: we can see the hill, with shrubs, the blue sky. In one shot, we have the species and its environement. Very useful note too. I didn't know this species can be find in Southern Europe.

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  • halay Gold Star Critiquer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 2] (443)
  • [2010-02-20 12:28]

Farklı bir kompozisyon olmuş.

Muhteşem bir makro. Emeğinize sağlık.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-20 15:22]

Hi Ertan,a great gift to all the butterflies fans like me...a very perfect pic under all therms of valutation,one of the best of this year.My greats compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

Cok guzel bir kelebek ve ustaca cekilmis... elinize saglik.

Fantastic shot. Liked the composition, color

Beatiful.. Beautiful and beautiful... Congratulations GUS

Ciao Ertan, great capture of splendid butterfly against a fantasti blurry BG, wonderful sharpness and great details, beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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