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Red Admiral

Red Admiral
Photo Information
Copyright: Murat Gencer (kokonike) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 10] (1125)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-01
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-31 7:40
Viewed: 2916
Points: 10
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Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

Life history: The red admiral has a very erratic, rapid flight. Males perch, on ridgetops if they can, in the afternoon to wait for females, who lay eggs one at a time on the tops of host plant leaves. Young caterpillars eat and live inside a shelter of folded leaves, while older caterpillars make a nest of leaves tied together with silk. Adults hibernate.
Adult food: Red admirals butterflies prefer sap flows on trees, fermenting fruit, and bird droppings. They visit flowers only when their other foods are not available. Then they will drink nectar at common milkweed, red clover, aster, and alfalfa, among others.
Habitat: Red admiral butterflies prefer moist woods, yards, parks, marshes, seeps, and moist fields. During migrations, these butterflies are found in almost any habitat from the tundra in Canada to subtropic countries near the equator.

I hope you'll like this photo.
Thanks for looking.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-31 8:13]
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Hello Murat!
Very nice capture!Details, colours and POV are great.
Thanks for posting...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-31 8:21]
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Merhaba Murat Bey!
Çok güzel bir makro.Detaylar,keskinlik,renkler,kadraj ve netlik mükemmel.Sonunda not da eklemişsiniz;-)Ellerinize sağlık!

Hi Murat,
this is a wonderful one, remembers me to mine a few days ago. He also have the tongue like a spiral, I like that very much. Wonderful colours and good sharpness, good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-31 12:35]

Beautiful shot,pretty colours.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-10-31 16:47]

Amaising shot of this Nymphalidae!
Wonderful colors!
Very good details!
Also a common specie in Portugal.

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