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Colias Crocea


Colias Crocea
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-06 4:35
Viewed: 2211
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias Crocea,one of the most common butterflies but very rare in this summer.
A regular migrant to the Uk from Europe, and although seen in most years it is well known for occasional "mass" migrations, sometimes called "Clouded Yellow years". Usually seen from March to October. Found in fields, meadows and grasslands over much of North Africa and Southern Europe to the Middle East, occasionally reaching the Scandinavian region when migrating. Feeds on leguminous plants, including the Clovers (Trifolium), Lucerne (Medicago sativa) both found in Brickfields Park, and occasionally, Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). Breeds in the Uk but does not overwinter. The caterpillar is bright green and hairy with a broad pale yellow / white stripe along its upper side. Capable of two broods per year usually in June and August.

With a wingspan of 50-65mm (2-2.5in), when settled it always has it's wings closed so the greenish yellow undersides with central silver spot outlined in red are the usual view of this butterfly, however the wing upper sides are an orange-yellow with broad dark brown borders, in the female ♀ these borders contain yellow or pale white spots. A small proportion of females are pale yellow and can be confused with the rarer Pale (C. hyale) and Berger's Clouded Yellows (C. alfacariensis). Females are larger than the males ♂, both having a dark brown spot to the upper forewing whilst on the upper hind wing the females have the same central silver spot outlined in red as the underside which is absent in the male.


Descrizione
Lepidottero di media grandezza dalla livrea giallo-arancio con larghe fasce marginali nel cui interno, ma solo nelle femmine, sono comprese macchie gialle. Le parti inferiori sono di colore giallo-citrino con una coppia di punti bianchi contornati di rossiccio sulle ali posteriori. Queste ultime presentano, inoltre, una serie di punti scuri nella regione postdiscale. Non di rado si osservano femmine dalla colorazione bianco-verdastra ascritte alla forma "helice", fissata geneticamente.

Biologia
Sverna come bruco nascosto tra anfratti e sotto le pietre. In primavera avviene la metamorfosi in crisalidi succinte provviste di un appuntito processo cefalico. A partire da maggio e fino all'autunno, si susseguono varie generazioni. Piante nutrici sono diverse Leguminose e soprattutto le vecce, sulle quali vengono deposte uova rosso-arancio.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Diffusa in Europa centro-meridionale, Nordafrica e Asia minore. Ovunque in Italia, dalla pianura ai 2400 m. Specie tra le più comuni nel territorio, ove si riscontra con frequenza nelle campagne coltivate e al limitare dei boschi

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Ciao Luciano. Una delle più belle e ben fatte viste in circolazione. Da divertirsi a contare i peletti! Particolarmente efficaci brillantezza dei colori e luce.

Roberto

La tua foto è così definita nei particolari, che, si intravede molto bene il tratto scuro all'interno delle ali (che la maledetta non apre mai ) Azzarderei anche che è una femmina. Fra le tante pseudo- colias che si vedono su TN ( Molte sono probabilmente alfacarensis) la tua ha natali certi! Da manuale
ciao
Stefano

Ciao Luciano, magnifico giallo billante, nitidezza e dettagli eccezionali, gran bella femnina, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-06 5:46]

HI,
Lovely image with excellent color capture and texture, well presented. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ciao Luciano,
very beautifull greens, sharp details, excellent capture,
have a nice day,
Nikos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-06 7:00]

Hello Luciano,
A very beautiful photo of this butterfly in splendid light and colours. Superb sharpness and details. Taken from a perfect POV in a very nice composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-09-06 7:18]

Ciao Luciano,
simply great - with superb sharpness!
Best wishes, Peter

Superbly detailed photo. The background colours set off the buttefly very nicely. regards yiannis

hello Luciano
very good picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice composition

thanks greeting lou

Hello Luciano,
fine capture of this beautiful butterfly with great sharpness and wonderul colours. Well done, I like it a lot.
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-09-06 8:20]

Esta foto tiene una luz, color y definición geniales. Realmente buenísima. Mi más enhorabuena Luciano. Un saludo.

Hello Luciano,
Excellent macro.
Beautiful colour of the butterfly.
Excellent yellow colour and sharpness.

Arindam(")

Ciao Luciano,
successful macro shooting on this beautiful colias. composition, point of view, depth of field, colours, using of light, focus, sharpness and details are great,
Jurek

Hi Luciano.
Beautiful colours. Great sharpness. A lot of details. Really beautiful. Thanks for this photo.
Have a nice evening,
Maciek

Hello Luciano,

what a vry sharp close up from this butterfly with lts of details.
Fine colors.

Gert

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful image captured with excellent sharp details, nice colours, all taken from ideal POV. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Hello Luciano,
A very nice capture of a lovely butterfly.
Great details, lovely natural colors and perfect focus as usual.
Outstanding light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Ciao Luciano,
stupenda macro dai dettagli straordinari, bellissimi colori e composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-06 12:08]

Hello Luciano,
This is a great closeup with perfect DOF.Excellent sharpness, detail, color, POV, and wing texture seen.Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Another impressive macro with unbelievable sharpness and fantastic colours from you Luciano! Excellent photo!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Luciano,
A very beautiful shot of this butterfly, outstanding details sharpness, wonderful colours and very good light, a very good work!
Thanks for sharing and have a great night,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Este trabajo roza la perfección Luciano.
Yo no consigo esa profundidad con una f tan abierta !! sorprendente y bien hecho.
Enhorabuena !

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-06 22:35]

Bonjour Luciano,
Je pense qu'en France nous dirions un "Souci"
Belle composition avec une excellente netteté.
Amitiés
Serge

Ciao Luciano, splendida colias ripresa con una luce strordinaria e dei dettagli fantastici. Un'altra grande immagine dall'accoppiata Luciano Sony. Un caro saluto, Paolo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-07 4:21]

Bonjour Luciano,
Il semble que le Colias soit présent partout en Italie en ce moment! Et vous avez tous présenté des images formidables de ce beau papillon. La tienne est une super-prise avec une netteté parfaite. J'aime beaucoup aussi l'association de la couleur verte et du jaune.
Bon après-midi
Amitiés
Anne

Ciao Luciano, Wow what a fabulous capture of this little beauty my friend, magnificent sharpness and crystal clear wing makings, excellent exposure as usual, lovely rich colours, great effort here Luciano and very well done,
Best regards,

Pauly.

Luciano, this is a very good shot of this butterfly. The colors compliment each other. It has good sharpness and detail. Have a great week, Bill

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