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Nymphalis antiopa

Nymphalis antiopa
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Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.2
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-18 3:51
Viewed: 1870
Points: 28
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Wonderful day yesterday, I finally managed to make a decent photo of this amazing butterfly !
So new spicies in my gallery is Nymphalis antiopa !

Nymphalis antiopa has a wingspan of 6275 mm. The upper side of the butterfly is colored in a very dark red, with a bright, yellowish border around the wings. There is a darker band with bright blue spots between the border and the dark red inner side. Sexes are similar, although the females are slightly larger.
These butterflies lay eggs in clusters around twigs of their favored food plants, in Europe, generally Grey Willow (Salix cinerea) and in North America, generally Black Willow (Salix nigra) but also other willow species, as well as poplar, elm, birch, and hackberry. The larvae feed gregariously, and are black and spiny, with fine white speckles, and a row of red spots running down the back. They disperse to pupate and emerge after about three weeks. Soon after emergence, they will disperse further from their breeding grounds in order to find food (sometimes nectar, but more commonly tree sap) to build up fat stores for hibernation, and will often enter parks and gardens to do so. They are single-brooded and hibernate as adults.

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很可愛的大蝴蝶 顏色鮮豔
還有的姿勢逗趣 照得真是美啊

This is indeed a very exotic and beautiful butterfly with amazing colour combination, Miroslav.
Very good capture on the ground. The fully open wings display a wealth of details and colours.
Thanks and regards.

ciao Miroslav
Very beautiful! this is my favorite butterfly, very rare in my area

Ciao Miroslav, a little OE white but great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Miroslav,
nice photo of the butterfly. Amazing natural colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2013-04-18 9:01]

Hi Miro,very lucky meeting whit this beauty that i never seen in my country,the pic is good talking about colors and details but overexposed on the white border,you could be better the next time...ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Good capture with sharp focus but may be abit overexposed.


Hallo Miro
Great to find this beauty
good details and super colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-18 20:25]

Hello Miroslav,
I am thrilled you have finally captured this beautiful Mourning Cloak butterfly for your gallery. They are just now starting to become active in some of the Northeastern States here in the US. Congratulations!!

Hello Miroslav,
Nice capture of a beautiful species with excellent sharpness and clarity,very impressive details with such a difficult PoV is really remarkable.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-19 0:57]

hello Miroslav,
Lucky to have seen and caught this one..it's not an easy task! The light-management however was a little bit difficult.
Have a nice day

Hi Miroslav,
It's a beautiful butterfly.
Wonderful colour and details.
Thanks for sharing..


Hello Miroslav,
Beautiful specie you have captured.Nice colour and POV.Good focus on subject with prominent light.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Miroslav.
Beautiful ground perch with spreading wings. The markings on the wings are well observed in well exposed details.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

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