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Libythea celtis

Libythea celtis
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 10:44
Viewed: 3063
Points: 20
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Libythea celtis (Laicharting 1782)

Common English Name: Nettle-tree Butterfly

The upperside ground colour is rich silky brown. The fore wing has the cell filled with a broad orange-yellow streak which is subapically deeply indented above; a small discal orange-yellow spot present in interspace 1; a much larger, similarly coloured discal spot between veins 2 and 4, on the inner side touching the cell between veins 3 and 4; a subcostal white preapical spot and a quadrate double spot in interspaces 4 and 5, placed obliquely forward to the subcostal spot; this spot whitish above, orange below. Hind wing uniform, with an irregular curved, transverse, upper postdiscal orange patch extending from just below vein 3 to interspace 6, the portion in interspace 6 often detached. Underside ground-colour : fore wing brown, apex pale purplish irrorated with minute dark transverse striae and dots, orange markings as on the upperside but paler; hind wing uniform pale purplish irrorated with minute dark dots and transverse striae. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen dark brown ; beneath, palpi, thorax and abdomen concolorous with the tint of the underside of the hind wing.[1]
Southern Europe; Asia Minor. Also in the Chitral ranges.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-21 10:59]
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Porca miseria che colpone!!! Un incontro fortunatissimo con questa rarita',ed una foto davvero stupenda quanto a prospettiva e gestione dei dettagli,che in questa posizione del soggetto risulta sempre complicata,grandiosa anche la saturazione calibrata al millesimo.Un grande omaggio ai farfallari di TN.Complimenti e buon weekend,Luciano

Ciao Angelo.
Stupenda farfalla,io che non me ne intendo con colori molto belli,grande nitidezza ottima la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Angelo
Gran bella cattura questa, e foto molto piacevole come prospettiva e colori! Veramente sorprendente incontrare la Libitea a fine Ottobre: di solito in questo periodo stanno in ibernazione, e ricompaiono con le prime tiepide giornate di fine inverno!Ti invidio questa "cattura" di una specie che ho incontrato pochissime volte

Stark contrast of shadow ad light. Good detail and pose.
You have managed to get just enough DOF as it starts running out at the head without spoiling the image.

Best regards

Great photo Angelo! Interesting POV, very good composition, beautiful BG wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-10-21 22:21]

good and perfect angle for capturing butterfly. good background. tfs.

Ciao Angelo, colpo grosso, rara farfallina ripresa con magnifica qualità, non facile riprenderla così mbene ad ali aperte, magnifica luce e bei colori naturali, bravissimo, dovresti cimentarti più spesso con le farfalle, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Nardo,
I love this superb and exceptional rare butterfly. I have never seen it in my country.
The details, colors and sharpness are magnificent.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-22 4:02]

Ciao Angelo,
questa immagine è davvero bella! Ottima nitidezza, grande profondità (bellissima la prospettiva), splendidi i colori e perfetto lo stacco con lo sfondo omogeneo.

great angle, I would crop out the empty surroundings, TFS Ori

Good to see this butterfly which is rare with us. Good point of view, nice background and detail. regards yiannis

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