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Time of love (Melitaea didyma)


Time of love (Melitaea didyma)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-13 23:46
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Genus: Melitaea

Species: M. didyma

The Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found primarily in Southern and Central Europe. The wingspan is 35-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location. The larvae feed on various plants, including Linaria, Plantago lanceolata, Veronica, Centaurea jacea and Digitalis purpurea.

Lunghezza ala anteriore: 17-24 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Tutta Italia compresa la Sicilia e l'Elba ma esclusa la Sardegna.
Habitat: prati dal piano basale a quello montano e cacuminale, sino a circa 1200 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: due con sfarfallamento in maggio - giugno e agosto - settembre.
Piante nutrici: Plantago lanceolata - Linaria vulgaris - Stachys recta - Globularia punctata.

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Ciao Roberto, grande doppio colpo, spettacolare il momento catturato e la qualità dell'immagine. Un caro saluto, Paolo

Ciao Roberto!
Splendid lights and beautiful colors on this photo of these mating Butterflys, TFS!

Ciao Roberto, una delizia ste due sporcaccione, bela simmetria, magnifici colori e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-14 4:19]

Hello Roberto,
Today I see high quality photos of the butterflies on TN. Especially perfect sharpness and clearness of colours.
Regards, Pawel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2012-05-14 4:24]

Bonjour Roberto,
Des amoureux sur une marguerite, que c'est romantique! Une belle image pleine de charme et qui mérite bien son étoile verte. Bravo!
Amitiés
Anne

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-14 6:01]

Hi,
Beautiful species mating here, lovely lighting and composition. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Roberto,

An outstanding capture of this pair with such beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Excellent composition & POV. Very nicely done & TFS...MF!

Regards & best wishes!

Umar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-14 8:09]

Hello Roberto,
Great photo in a superb composition. Taken from a perfect POV. Excellent sharpness, details and splendid light and colours.
Regards,
Peter

hello Roberto
this is a super good shot
great sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hi Roberto,
beautiful twins. Amazing composition. Nice colours. Excellent contrast.
Thanks for sharing
Maciek

Ciao Roberto ,
che colpo straordinario, bellissima macro con colori fantastici.PERFETTA
Scatto eccellente, complimenti
Ciao Vanni

meraviglia gestita in modo impeccabile,Roby
stupenda la postura nell'accoppiamento dove la margherita e' la ciliegina
sERGIO

Ciao Roberto.
Sei riuscito ha catturare un quadro ideato dalla natura,splendida macro perfetta ha mio modesto parere in tutti i sensi complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Roberto,
bel colpo ;-)
immagine straordinaria con ottimo dettaglio e spettacolare resa dei colori,
bravo e complimenti!

Buona serata
Davide

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-14 13:52]

Hello Roberto.
Fantastic shot! Very sharp and clear details, beautiful colours, good background and well composed.
Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Boa noite Roberto
What a beauty my Friend.Excellent composition,wonderful colours and lighting and impressive sharpness as usual.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good week!
J.Diogo

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-14 17:44]

Hello Roberto,
What an awesome capture of these two love birds. Exceptional detail and stunning vivid colors. Exposure is right on the money and composition is superb. The pretty flower is an added bonus to an already attractive shot. Great work!!
Ron

Hello Roberto
Beautiful scene and impressive photo with interesting composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Roberto,
Very nice capture of a lovely species. The contrast, details, clarity and focus are great.
Marius.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-16 6:22]

Ciao Roberto!
Penso che tutti i "farfallari" ti invidieranno questa immagine. Un colpaccio veramente.
Una meravigliosa composizione con una simmetria dei componenti l'immagine fantastica.
Grande DOF e bella luce.
Complimenti.
Ciao e buona giornata! Vanda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6448 W: 89 N: 15592] (65232)
  • [2012-05-16 14:37]

Il colpo di c... non e' valutabile..eheheh...la foto e' davvero un capolavoro allo simmetria,peccato per lo stelo in mezzo,forse avresti dovuto girare dall'altra parte e ricschiare il controluce,comunque uno scatto eccezzionale.

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