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Orange on yellow

Orange on yellow
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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: 2013-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX300
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-05 11:45
Viewed: 2211
Points: 38
[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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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-05 11:50]

Hello Luciano
Perfect combination: a wonderful Polygonia C-Album and a lovely yellow dandelion....details are perfect and colors are perfect!!!

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful shot.Nice focus and sharpness with great details on wings.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Luciano, malmessa la farfalla ed il fiore non se la passa meglio, favolosa la macro, splendida nitidezza, bei colori brilanti e fantastica nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano. Luce dura. Trattata con i guanti bianchi soprattutto sul tarassaco. La farfalla, seppur reduce da mille battaglie, ha un dettaglio super.


Hello Luciano,
Nice composition with this gorgeous little fellow. The clarity, focus and colors are superb. A nice and old butterfly with excellent focus. Splendid dept of field.

Hello Luciano.
superb dorsal view with stunning sharpness and great colour.

Hello Luciano

Great macro of this butterfly with its orange
color tones over its flowers yellow color tones,
fine POV and framing, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, details, TFS



Ciao Luciano,
Bellissima questa Vanessa dai colori delicati che contrastano col giallo del fiore. Se riuscivi ad avere la vegetazione in sfondo un poco più sfocata sarebbe stato meglio per risaltare il soggetto. Comunque bella composizione.

Hello Luciano,
Excellent diagonal pose of the Butterfly on the bright yellow flower. This is what I call creativity my friend!! Explicit detail and taken from a great POV against the green BG. Well done.
Best regards,

Nice and sharp image with wonderful colors.

Hello Luciano
Fine composition and beautiful colours.
Excellent detail and nice setting.
Lovely butterfly.
regards yiannis

Hello Luciano,
Lovely butterfly on equally lovely flower. I like the way you present this beauty.

Great photo Luciano! Very good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Ciao Luciano, Foto molto bella! Mi piacciono le ali della farfalla messe diagonalmente all'inquadratura, dettagli e contrasto ottimali.
Se fai foto tecnicamente così a posto immagino già cosa saresti capace di fare con la Sony a77: sensore di nuova concezione e filtro che permette una resa realistica dei colori, (vedi il viola e il giallo dei fiori date commentati).
Buona giornata!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-07 3:43]

Bonjour Luciano,
C'est un modèle ancien :-) mais il lui reste encore quelque beauté! Image classique, bien réalisée et décor naturel.
Bon après-midi

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful pic in warm summer tones.

Hallo Luciano
super good sharpness and good details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-07 9:42]

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful composition and lovely colours and light ! TFS Tina

Acertada y complementaria combinación de llamativos colores.
A la mariposa la cogiste en una pose excelente para la fotografía.
Potente luz pero que no impide una correcta visión.
Saludos Luciano,
J. Ignasi

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