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Waiting Roberto....


Waiting Roberto....
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15567] (65144)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-07 12:23
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This year too,Roberto (Cobra112) preferred to go on vacation instead of coming to my village to meet this wonder .... ehehehe ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBY !!

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Apatura
Species: A. ilia male

The Lesser Purple Emperor, or Apatura ilia, is a species of butterfly native to most of Europe and Asia. It is named for its similarity to the Purple Emperor butterfly.
It is found in woodlands as well as throughout Central Europe and southern Britain. Adults have dark brown wings with white lines and a small orange ring on each of the hindwings. Males have an iridescent purple-blue sheen which the females lack. The caterpillars are green with white and yellow markings and have two large horns.
Females spend most of their lives in the tree canopy coming down only to lay their eggs. Males also spend much of their time in the tree tops, defending their territory from rivals, though they will sometimes descend in order to drink from puddles or feed. Unlike most butterflies, the purple emperor does not feed from flowers but instead on the honeydew secreted by aphids and on dung, urine and animal carcasses.
Eggs are laid in late summer on the upper side of sallow leaves. They prefer the leaves of the broad-leaved sallow. After hatching, the caterpillars will lie on the midrib of the leaf where they are well camouflaged, and feed only at night. During the winter they hibernate in the forks of sallow branches where they change colour from green to brown in order to match their surroundings. The following June they will form a pale green chrysalis that resembles a leaf shoot. The adult will then usually emerge in mid-July.

APATURA ILIA

Anche quest'anno Roberto ( Cobra112) ha preferito andarsene in ferie anziché venire a trovarmi per incontrare questa meraviglia....ehehehe..BUON COMPLEANNO ROBY !

La farfalla Iride (Apatura ilia Linnaeus, 1758) è una farfalla appartenente alla famiglia Nymphalidae.I maschi posseggono brillanti sfumature viola-porpora, che non sono dovute a pigmenti chimici, come avviene nella maggior parte delle farfalle, ma a fenomeni fisici di diffrazione e interferenza della luce; per questo motivo cambiano a seconda dell'angolo di incidenza dei raggi luminosi. Entrambi i sessi sono caratterizzati da una colorazione marrone-scura sulle pagine inferiori, linee bianche e un anello arancione su ogni ala posteriore. Le femmine sono generalmente più grandi e presentano disegni più estesi.
La lunghezza delle ali anteriori oscilla tra i 33 e i 42 mm.
I bruchi sono invece verdi con bande gialle e bianche e con due corni.È una specie sciafila (che vive nell'ombra).
Le femmine trascorrono la maggior parte della loro vita sui rami, scendendo a terra solo per depositare le uova. Anche i maschi trascorrono la maggior parte della propria vita sulle cime degli alberi, difendendo il loro territorio dai rivali, sebbene discendano di tanto in tanto per bere dalle pozze fangose o per nutrirsi.
Il bruco vive invece sull'olivello spinoso in agosto/settembre e nuovamente in maggio/giugno dopo l'ibernazione. Esiste una sola generazione annuale con sfarfallamento nelle vicinanze del mese di luglio.
A differenza della maggior parte delle farfalle, l'Apatura iris si nutre di sostanze zuccherine secrete dagli afidi, di fiori di rovo, di urina e di carogne.
Abita nelle regioni meridionali dell'Inghilterra e in gran parte dell'Europa centro-orientale.

Source: WIKIPEDIA


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Ciao Luciano,
Meravigliosa farfalla ottimamente ripresa: che colori! Mai vista prima. TFS. Buona serata.
Antonio.

wow, saw the video, amamzing ! Ori

Ciao Luciano, ho viosto il video e me l'aspettavo, l'hai colta in un fantastico momento di splendore con i migliori riflessi possibiuli, di fronte a tanta bellezza si può solo ammirare ed applaudire, favolosa, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
PS quando Roberto torna ti posta subito l'Apollo come risposta :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-07 13:36]

ello Luciano.
What a marvellous capture.POV and angle for this beautiful Apatura. I love how you captured the iridescence of its wings.Great sharpness and wonderful colors.Regards Siggi

il dettaglio di questa splendida specie e' favoloso..............hai trovato un esemplare davvero collaborativo(a momenti lo calpesti....)
ne ho visto uno ieri,ma aveva altri impegni e se ne' volato via di gran carriera
bravo Lucianun!!!
ciao sERGIO

Ciao Luciano
Che splendore!
Ho vista solo una volta, e la mia immagine è scadente, qui si ha un vero artista ritratto
Complimenti e grazie Luciano
Saluti
Laurent

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-08-07 16:17]

Ciao Luciano!
Lovely shor,indeed ( and also ,lovely video!!!).Great colors and amazind sharpness.A super job as always!Bravo!!!TFS
Best wishes from,
aNa

Ciao Luciano,
這真是一隻彩色鮮豔嬌美萬千的蝴蝶
真是漂亮的品種 照的很清晰 煞是好看
構圖美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享
STONE

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-07 19:33]

Hi Luciano.
Blameless presentation of a beautiful species. Right symmetric composition is amazing as well as brilliant reproduction of all features of the butterfly and very suitable neutral surroundings. Great colours, clarity, details/ Bravo.
Alexei.

ciao Luciano
what a beautiful butterfly. you nicely captured it from dorsal aspect. everything very well from focus to exposure. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
Ahmet

Hello Luciano
A superb photo of an amazing butterfly.
Excellent detail, good background, superb colour.
Wonderful to see
regards yiannis

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 1 N: 529] (5743)
  • [2013-08-08 0:54]

Very nice picture and also the video how reflect the light in its wings! Congratulation.

wow... beautiful butterfly with interesting flourescent color schemes inside. nicely presented. tfs.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2013-08-08 2:25]

Ciao Luciano,
an amazing picture of an equally amazing butterfly.
The colours in particular the blue iridescence are nicely presented.
Great clarity and sharpness!
Best wishes, Peter

The video version of this magical butterfly gives a first-hand experience of watching its colours change, Luciano. Wow!
The still image of it with its typical colours is marvellous, to say the least. The image is tack sharp and extremely beautiful.
Thanks for giving us this great visual experience.
Ram

Hello Luciano,
What a beautiful coloured butterfly.I haven't seen such before.Well captured.Details are precious.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

Hi Luciano,
Woohh...Is this a painting? cant believe this is real.What a magnificent natural colored butterfly.
Never seen this kind of color combination.Great details and composition.Love this pic.
Thanks for sharing..

Arindam

hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture with beautiful colours ang great details
super shot
thanks greeting lou

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le sol cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Petit Mars changeant. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Hello Luciano

Great photo of this contrasty & beautifully
colored butterfly, fine POV from above to show
details of its patterns and of the rock & stones,
excellent DOF, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS

Asbed

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-08 18:46]

Hello Luciano,
What a unique butterfly with iridescent wings. The video is amazing, I have never seen a butterfly like this. Perfectly captured at just the right moment which allows us to see both wings at their peak luminosity. Outstanding!!!
Ron

Hi Luciano. Extraordinary shot! He's glowing in fantastic detail. Great focus and colours are pleasant. Wonderful. TFS Trevor

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2013-08-09 0:48]

Bonjour Luciano,
Voilà encore une autre belle image de papillons avec ses couleurs châtoyantes et en plus une video..je crois que tu as apprivoisé ce papillon pour qu'il ne s'envole pas. Bravo Luciano!
Bone journée
Anne

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-08-09 1:08]

Hi Luciano
this is a real wonder. What a beautiful color complex you showed here.
Very pretty and sharp top view.
Wonderful presentation.
Such a splendid attraction.

Regards
Foozi

Hello Luciano,
Nice species,excellent sharpness and lovely colours.
Regards,
Joy

Hello Luciano,
yeah! A perfect way to pin and to frame a pretty Ilia Emperor sucking minerals from the ground. Its magnificent iridescence of orange, purple and blue is seen and preserved in the best way, strikingly well lighted and clear. Bringing all the pleasures of observing that gem in the bright sunshine. With thanks, and best regards,
Peter

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  • caroux (202)
  • [2013-08-09 10:49]

Salut Luciano,
Such a beautiful butterfly, and thanks for your impressive video !
Nature is a miracle ! TFS. Didier

bella farfalla, bella anche la ripresa di schena con le ali aperte,
complimenti Luciano per la foto,
ciao, tino

Bom dia Luciano
Again a fantastic species and a great capture my Friend.Amazing colours of this beauty.Congrats!
Thanks again.
Have a wonderful weekend!
J.Diogo

ps:HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBY !!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-08-11 11:22]

Hi Luciano,
WOW what a photo, congratulations my friend !
Perfect wing position, excellent lighting for this beautiful purple color ! Amazing details everywhere !
Thanks !
Best regards !

Una sinfonia..di colori! Spettacolare anche se...l'Umbria è sempre l'Umbria.. ah ah!!
Grazie della dedica.

Roberto

I could never see such a butterfly...

Che splendore!!!

Great butterfly and great photo Luciano! Good composition and impressive sharpness! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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