|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|In the last weeks, Araschnia levana - the map butterfly - has been shown on TrekNature several times with the wings opened. The underside of the wings looks quite different, characterized by a confusing pattern of lines and dots - reminding of a map. This adds once more to the diverse appearance of this butterfly, because spring and summer generation also have a different wing coloration.|
With a wing span of about 32 mm, A. levana is a small member of the subfamily Nymphalinae which includes among many others the red admiral, the tortoiseshells, the painted lady and the peacock.
REFERENCE: Reinhardt R (1972) Der Landkärtchenfalter. A. Ziemsen Verlag, Wittenberg Lutherstadt.
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- [2006-05-14 10:14]
Very nice shot Peter!
A bit OE on the flower's colour.
The BG has the same colour of the butterfly and do not allow to show the beauty of the butterfly.
Good DOF and details!
- [2006-05-14 15:25]
Very nice capture.Lighting,colors,POV,details and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)
Nice captured of this butterfly. Good POV and composition. TFS
Gracias Peter por las correcciones que me haces jeje.
Tu toma muy curiosa por las fuertes tonalidades empleadas aunque tienes tomas mejor enfocadas