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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: 2013-04-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX300
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-16 7:46
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. c-album
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is a species of butterfly, common in the United Kingdom and with a distribution across Europe and temperate Asia to Japan and south to Morocco. Similar species are found in the United States and Canada. It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. The caterpillars are also cryptic, resembling a bird dropping.
In the 19th century the British population of comma butterflies crashed, and by 1920 there were only two sightings. The cause for this decline is unknown, and from about 1930 the population recovered and it is now one of the more familiar butterflies in Southern England, and is now resident in Scotland and in North Wales.
The caterpillars will feed up on hops, and they will also eat stinging nettle or elm or currant leaves, and in other parts of its distribution (e.g. in Sweden) also sallow and birch leaves.
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, whereas the form that develops directly to sexual maturation has lighter colured wing undersides. 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.


La vanessa c-bianco deve il suo nome al curioso disegno a forma di c nella pagina inferiore delle ali. E' caratterizzata da un colore fulvo a macchie più scure. Vive in ambienti con fiori ai margini dei boschi e dei giardini.

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很可愛蝴蝶 和背景有著保護色彩

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-16 8:03]

Hi Luciano,
wonderful capture of the Comma,
lovely composed, beautiful lighting,
perfect sharpness for excellent details !
Best regards !

Hello Luciano,

Strong capture of the vibrant Comma and showing it's camouflaging abilities within in it's natural habitat. Impressive focus and the perfect light for this fine image from a choice pov.



Hello Luciano,
Excellent photograph.I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hallo Luciano
super good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-16 8:42]

Hello Luciano,
Very beautiful photo in great sharpness, details and taken from a perfect POV in a very nice composition. Beautiful natural colours.

Hello Luciano,
A superb capture. great clarity, colour and composition.
with regards,

Hi Luciano,

A very nice shot of this Comma Butterfly, on that I look forward to see later in the year.
Excellent focus and details, with good colours and dof (makes in stand out well from the background.
TFS regards Bill.

Ciao Luciano, gran bella comma con favolosi dettagli, splendida nitidezza, il tuo giocattolino nuovo lo fai funzionare molto bene, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bella!! sembra proprio che si sia messa in posa per il ritrattino questa femmina di C-bianco... devi trovare il tempo per un week-end in Umbria a Maggio, così io e Silvio ti facciamo da guida per un po' di specie "appariscenti"

Ciao Luciano.
Bellissima,cosa altro scrivere complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Luciano

WOW ! you did a great work here with your new
Sony bridge camera, fine POV, great DOF,
superb focus, sharpness, details, TFS


posa stupenda per la mattatrice di questo inizio primavera
ottimo il dettaglio

Hi Luciano. I love the tree bark look of this butterfly. I would love to see one in person. Your new camera focused and lit up this perfectly with an admirable DOF. A great shot! TFS Trevor

Hi Mr. Luciano,

Among the photos i've seen today, this one captured my eyes. Impressive sharpess and colors. Great composition. TFS!

Best Regards!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-04-16 22:34]

excellent image looking in 3D format. wonderful angle and presentation. tfs.

Hi Luciano,
Wooohhh.....Just excellent.What a great butterfly.Beautiful colour and great sharpness.
Love this pic.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-17 0:25]

Hello Luciano,
comma in harmony with nature,nice details,regards..

Bom dia Luciano
Strange and beautiful.Wonderful colour combination,great light management and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Um abraço

Wonderfully done with natural colors and good sharpness.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2013-04-17 4:06]

Hi Luciano
Very Nice photo
Thanks for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-17 4:31]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une très belle présentation latérale de Robert-le-diable..très bonne idée d'inclure comme arrière-plan l'environnement du papillon. Parfaite netteté aussi, le c sur l'aile est bien visible.

Hello Luciano,
fine capture of this c-album with very good sharpness and nice details like the white C on the underwing. I also like your well chosen POV and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Luciano

A nice and different composition to best show its unique wing profile, though the randomly patterned butterfly manages to get a little lost in the equally randomly oriented branches in the BG.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-17 10:53]

Hi Luciano,
Very interesting species of butterfly.
Gorgeous colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Great photo Luciano! Veru good composition and nice colours. The sharpness and the DOF are impressive!

Hello Luciano.
This is an interesting specimen I haven't seen before. Superb frame of focus with vivid details against a fine bokeh.
Thanks and kind regards.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2013-04-19 12:23]


Ciao Luciano. Super in tutto! Superba prova di forza. Giù il cappello!


Hello Luciano,
Excellent photograph.I like it very much.
Great sharpness, details and a very nice composition.

bella foto e bene fotografata la farfalla, complimenti Luciano!

un saluto, tino

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