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Polygonia c-album

Polygonia c-album
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Copyright: Tina Dreghici (Tina) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 11:06
Viewed: 2097
Points: 38
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Hello there,
Enjoyed every moment spent in the forest ! Every time I'm outside its magical for me and when I have the chance to admire these beauties its a bonus :-) Hope you will can see through the picture what a beautiful time I had last year in October !
Some info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album

Polygonia c-album has a wingspan of about 45 millimetres (1.8 in).[1] The underside of the wings of this butterfly are a dull brown colour, with a small white 'C' shaped marking resembling a comma (hence the common name).[1] The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf.[2][3]
These butterflies hibernate, so they could be seen all around the year, but the active flying period extends from April to November, depending on location.[1] Adults feed on nectar, mainly of Thistles (Cirsium and Carduus spp.), but also on Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Ivy (Hedera helix), Knapweeds (Centaurea spp.), and Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).[3]
Females lay up to 275 green eggs, which turn yellow and ultimately grey before hatching.[2] The caterpillars are also cryptic. They are black and white, resembling a bird dropping.[1] In the U.K the larvae feed on Hop (Humulus lupulus), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Elm (Ulmus species), and Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum); in other parts of its distribution it also feeds on Sallow (Salix species), Corylus avellana and Birch (Betula species).[4][2][3]
The species survives the winter in the adult stage, and adults are of two forms. The form that overwinters before reproducing has dark undersides of the wings, resembling a dead leaf, a perfect camouflage throughout the winter.[1] The majority of the offspring have this dark form.[2]
The form that develops directly to sexual maturity (hutchinsoni form) has lighter coloured wing undersides.[2] Both forms can arise from eggs laid by the same female, depending mainly on the photoperiods experienced by the larvae, but also with an influence of host plants, temperature, and sex of individuals.

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Hi Tina,
interesting butterfly. Nice composition. Excellent point of view.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Tina, great macro of fantastic butterfly, superb brightness, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-11 13:30]

Hello Tina,
Impressive sharp detailed photo of this butterfly in splendid light and colours. Taken from an ideal POV. A beauty!

hi Tina,
this is a beauty! and so well captured. good POV, good BG. interesting species and informative note.

Hello Tina,you have managed the composition very well,there are nice clear details in a good OOF BG.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-11 15:45]

Hi Tina,what a bright capture of this comma,magnificent details and very bright colors,not easy to take so well this common butterfly,i like the very professional sharpness!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Tina,
Beautiful capture. It's a great choice to present this butterfly on such a branch to show mimetism.
The shape of the wing is especially aesthetic and stands out well against the dark background.
Nice harmony of colors. Really a pleasant picture. Tfs, Philippe.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-11 16:05]

Hi Tina,
wonderful capture of P.c-album,
great sharpness for outstanding details,
natural colors, lovely composition !
Best regards !

Impressive photo Tina! Very good composition, wonderful BG, Fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Hello sir....
fantastic pic ....the blurred BG looking very nice .....amazing sharpness ....
best wishes.....

Hello Tina,
Excellent capture,great details and sharpness is just remarkable,Fine PoV and lovely composition.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-03-12 0:36]

Good picture of this rare species. Congratulation and thanks for sharing it. Un saludo.


Hello Tina
a superb picture with all good quality.
perfect composition,colour and sharpness.
best wishes,

hallo Tina'
This is a super sharpness picture
great details nice light and beautiful colours make,s a GREAT shot
thanks greetinglou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-03-12 10:32]

Merhaba Tine,
Harika BG ve POV ile süper bir fotoğraf..tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-13 4:11]

Hello Tina,
A very fine capture of comma in the closed wing position. The POV is perfect and taken with tp sharpness and in great lighting that shows the subtle colours well against a clean BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Buna Tina,
Superba aceasta fotografie. Detaliile si culorile aripilor sunt excelent redate. Un focus perfect cu lumina din plin....
Numai bine!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-24 10:38]

Buna Tina,
Great shot of this beautiful butterfly ..
Excellent sharpness and good light to show well the patterns of the wings.
Best wishes,

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