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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 10:08
Viewed: 1776
Points: 8
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Thecla betulae,

A pretty little butterfly that is found along hedges, scrub, and wood edges but is often overlooked since it spends much of its time high in the tree canopy. Like the Purple Emperor this butterfly uses 'master trees', usually European Ash Fraxinus excelsior. Males and unmated females congregate at the tops of isolated trees. Once mated the female descends to lower levels to begin laying her eggs. males rarely descend and both feed mainly on honey dew. Both sexes are dark brown on the upperside with orange tails. The female also has a bright orange band across both forwings. The undersides are similar in both sexes and are bright orange with two white streaks

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Ciao John, an other great macro of this fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi John,
interesting photo of the butterfly. Nice point of view. Maybe sharpness is not perfect,
but who is perfect?
Thanks for sharing,

Hello John,
Beautiful colour of this butterfly.I am agree with Maaciejka,nobody is perfect.But we can cherish the beauty of this specie.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello John,
Beautiful pic. Light blur gives the image painting attributes.

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