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Comma butterfly

Comma butterfly
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2010-07-09
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-200L + ext. tubeKenko 36mm, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposition: f/9.0, 1/125 secondes
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2010-07-10 23:53
Vue: 2052
Points: 18
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
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, 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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6154 W: 89 N: 15276] (63938)
  • [2010-07-11 0:32]

Hi Pawel,very nice this C whit the open wings,great warm colors and excellent sharpness too...and a little bonus on the right...eheh.thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-11 0:43]

Hi Pawel
Wonderful shot of this lovely Polygonia c-album!
Perfect details and colors.And the little spider is a great bonus!

Hello Pawel,

a very nice image.
Great pov and detailed with blurred bg.
Fine colours, yes it orange day.


Hi Pawel,

Very nice macro shot of a butterfly.
Wing watch for details and vibrant colors with a picture.
Light, sharp vision and is very fine.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hello Pawel,
Excellent capture with superb details and lovely colours.
Wonderful contrast and great focus.

Ciao Pawel, splendid macro of lovely Polygonia c-album with fantastic bright colors, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pawel,
Impressiv eligth, nice sturation level and awesome ligth (I think this a flash shot, but viewing the EXIF I find this whit natural ligth, impressive!) Congratulations,

Hallo Pawel
I remember how rapt I was when I saw a Comma for the 1st time here on Trek Nature. The shape of the wings really captivated my eyes for a long time. Even now after such a long time it is still the case and looking at the one you share today with its opened wings is very eye-catching and indeed beautiful. The colours on the wings remind me of a warm and cozy fire place. What I like a lot in this image is the 2nd subject that is hiding away under the leaf and is only partially visible, as it adds an extra oomph to this lovely image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-18 13:15]

Hallo Pawel,
Jeden z moich ulubionych,z wszystkimi szczegolami,doskonale tlo i z jakims czajacym sie insektem.Podoba sie,pozdrawiam Siggi
(Urlopowalem troche)

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