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Araschnia levana

Araschnia levana
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 0:39
Viewed: 2309
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

The eggs are laid in long strings, one on top of the other, on the underside of stinging nettles, the larval foodplant. It is thought that these strings of eggs mimic the flowers of the nettles, thereby evading predators. The larvae feed gregariously and hibernate as pupae.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-11 1:19]

Hi Szabo,
What a beautiful butterfly with splendid colors and perfect sharpness.Fine details,nice composition.
TFS and regards,

Hi Jozsef,
Very good focus on the body and antennae, with fine details shown of the left wings. Very good lighting, although the composition is cropped a bit tight for my taste. Thanks.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-11 3:39]

Hello Jozsef,
A difficult angle you have chosen here. But you did well and show us a beautiful shot of this special butterfly. I still wait to finally see once the Map, which lives in my country too.
Thanks and kind regards

Ciao Szabo. TFS this coloured beauty in good details and light. A pity the OOF for the wings in FG. Never seen before. TFS.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-11 5:43]

Hello Szabo.
Very colourful, sharp and detailed butterfly picture! I like natural vivid colours, DOF and POV. Best regards Siggi

Hallo Jozsef,
a very beautiful picture of the Map, splendid bright colours and good sharpness with a perfect focusing on the head, nice composition
Have a good weekend

Ciao Jozsef, a little OOF right wing, but wonderful macro of fantastic butterfly with splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Szabo
Your photograph of this lovely butterfly is indeed proof of Gods perfect Creation. A beautiful creature and you have captured it with great clarity and pride. The combination of bright colours is highlighted beautifully against the green background. Details like the black and white stripes on the antennas and the furry body is super sharp and well seen. A great macro which I enjoyed looking at. Truly a wonderful piece of Creation. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-11 10:17]

Hello Jozsef,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly with a good sharp focus, details and compposition. Excellent DOF and BG.
Have a good weekend,

Buna Joska,
Soare din plin si culori luminoase puternic saturate. Foarte reusita captura.
Un weekend placut!

Realismo, luz, colores... fantástica Szabo.
Además una especie poco vista por aquí.
Saludos y buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi.

Hi Szabo,
I like and I am surprised this Butterfly! and I think this POV wonderful!... congratulations, is a beautiful macro! TFS, Regards, Jesús

Very detailed macro, the colours caught my attention straight away. Great Job MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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