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Asterocampa leilia


Asterocampa leilia
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta HT-SI, Minolta AF 35-70, Cokin 58mm close-up +3
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 6:23
Viewed: 4478
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name: Asterocampa leilia
Desert Hackberry Butterfly
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily Apaturinae.

A butterfly that likes warm habitats, having its range from S Mexico to S Texas and Arizona.
They are feeding on mud (for the minerals) and ocasionally nectar; theis adult lifespan is 2-3 weeks, having many flights: early spring to late autumn in the U.S. and all year around in Mexico.
Wingspan between 3 and 4,5 cm. No wings pattern differnces between sexes.
Hostplant: Celtis trees (Ulmaceae family).

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-25 7:31]

What a nice and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! Perhaps DOF is a bit shallow... Congratulations Petru and thanks for sharing.

Hi Petru,
that's a wonderful butterfly with nice colours and in a pretty position. Sharpness could be a little better, anyway, very good shot, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Petru

Nicely composed shot. Good POV showing the wing pattern and colours. Good light. TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-30 4:31]

Petru, this is very good of the butterfly, he is nice and sharp. I like his colouring and wing pattern too. Very good capture, well done.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-01 6:35]

Nice shot of this beautiful butterfly!
A bit soft on focus on the edges o the wings.
Very good BG!

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