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Araschnia levana

Araschnia levana
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1990-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus OM2N, Olympus 50mm f/1.8-16
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-14 10:08
Viewed: 5224
Points: 8
[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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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [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.
Nice POV!
Good DOF and details!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-14 15:25]

Hello Peter!
Very nice capture.Lighting,colors,POV,details and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hello Peter,
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


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