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Vanessa Atalanta


Vanessa Atalanta
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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: 2012-12-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 12:01
Viewed: 1911
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
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Dedicata a Luciano e Silvio .

Che ci crediate o no questa temeraria oggi pomeriggio mi ha bussato alla finestra (fuori c'erano non pi di 4 gradi) e mi ha salutato..........


Classe:Insecta

Ordine:Lepidoptera

Superfamiglia:Papilionoidea

Famiglia:Nymphalidae

Sottofamiglia: Nymphalinae

Trib:Nymphalini

Genere:Vanessa

Specie:V. atalanta

The Red Admiral or Vanessa atalanta (previously also known as Pyrameis atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn. This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit. In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the pale fire of ivy flowers on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies on sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe. In North America, the Red Admiral generally has two broods from March through October. Most of North America must be recolonized each spring by southern migrants, but this species over-winters in south Texas.

La Vanessa atalanta LINNAEUS, 1758, nota anche come Vulcano, una farfalla della famiglia delle Ninfalidi, diffusa nelle zone temperate di Europa, Asia e Nord America. Questa grande farfalla si riconosce dal vivace disegno color marrone scuro, bianco e rosso delle sue ali. Il bruco si nutre di foglie di ortica, mentre gli esemplari adulti prediligono le infiorescenze di piante come la Buddleja e la frutta in avanzata fase di maturazione.
Questa specie vive abitualmente in zone temperate, ma effettua delle migrazioni verso nord in primavera e occasionalmente in autunno.
una delle ultime specie di farfalle avvistabili in nord Europa prima dell'arrivo dell'inverno, spesso mentre si posa sui fiori dell'edera nelle giornate di sole.
La Vanessa atalanta anche nota per essere capace di cadere in stato di ibernazione; la colorazione degli esemplari che riemergono da questo stato notevolmente pi scura rispetto a quella dei nati in primavera. La farfalla, specialmente nelle zone dell'Europa meridionale, comunque in grado di alzarsi in volo anche d'inverno se il tempo bello.

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Hi Roberto,
interesting butterfly. Amazing colours. Unusual point of view. Excellent background.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-10 12:24]

Hello Roberto,
Excellent photo of this Redf Admiral in great sharpness, details and taken from an original POV. Beautiful colours, including the nice contrasting FG and BG.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Roberto, incredibile cattura invernale, vero che la si vede volare anche d'inverno, ma con 4 gradi dovrebbe essere in ibernazione, splendidi colori e ottima nitidezza, complimentoni, ciao Silvio

Ciao Roberto.
Eccellente foto con dei colori magnifici,ed unottima nitidezza molto bella bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
  • [2012-12-10 14:43]

Certo che sei proprio un boccalone,come si fa a credere che una Atalanta venga a bussare a casa tua in questa stagione? In realta',conoscendo la tua passione,questa e' una microspia inviata dai rapinatori della posta di Siziano,ben cammuffata,fai attenzione a quello che dici in casa...ehehe....complimenti per la cattura,pero' l'anno scorso io ho beccato una Rapae di fianco alla caldaia il 18 dicembre...il record e' mio!La qualita' della foto non e' il top ma e' lo scoop che conta.Buon Martedi',Luciano

Impressive POV for an impressive photo Roberto! Interesting composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-10 22:57]

even though the angle is bit low, the butterfly pattern is really clear with good sharpness and lighting. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2012-12-11 1:32]

Ciao Roberto,
Atalanta in December!
Good focusing from a difficult POV. Excellent sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,
ciao,
Ivan

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2405] (10600)
  • [2012-12-11 1:53]

Ciao Roberto,
Different point of view, the winter butterfly ..
Excellent details and very interesting POV.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Bom dia Roberto
How are You my Friend?
Wonderful butterfly nicely captured and presented.A small one with wonderful colours.Great POV and composition.beautiful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Um abrao
J.Diogo

hello Roberto,
Lovely picture! very nice colour and very perfect sharpness.
well composed picture.
best wishes,
samiran

Hello Roberto,
Remarkable POV,captured with excellent sharp details and clarity.
TFS and my regards_Joy

hello Roberto
supergood sharpness picture
nice composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Roberto,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & POV. Well composed & presented. Nice work & TFS...MF! Best wishes!

Umar

Ciao Roby,
Very interesting angle, superb colors and focus, not to mention the smooth background. Great shot - and it's great to see there are Red Admirals in Lombardia even in December. Congrats.
Best regards, Lszl

con tutta quella che e' scesa nei giorni successivi,questa atalanta invernale era ambasciatrice di neve,Roby...pov davvero arduo con lo sfondo omogeneo che ti ha aiutato
sERGIO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-15 5:17]

Hello Roberto,
Wonderful macro of this lovely butterfly. A wonderful view of the wings and the body. Lovely colors and details.Regards Siggi

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-20 6:19]

Hello Roberto
I had miss that nice presentation,sharp image with nice details.I like that back point of view ,colours are also beautiful.Excellent text also
TFS Michel ciao

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