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Apatura ilia


Apatura ilia
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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-03 10:19
Viewed: 3721
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Apatura ilia (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) sinonimi: Apatura julia, Apatura laura
Lesser Purple Emperor (inglese)
Petit Mars changeant (francese)

Ordine Lepidoptera
Super famiglia Papilionidea
Famiglia Nymphalidae
Sottofamiglia Apaturinae
Genere Apatura

Ninfalidi

Apaturinae
Le Apaturinae (Boisduval, 1840) sono una sottofamiglia di Ropaloceri appartenenti alla famiglia Nymphalidae. Comprendono 20 generi e 88 specie. In Europa è presente un solo genere con 3 specie, 2 in Italia (Apatura ilia e Apatura iris, quest’ultima presente solo lungo le Alpi)

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Riproduzione
In tarda estate avviene l’accoppiamento, quasi sempre di mattina dopodiché le femmine, dopo essersi nutrite, depongono le uova singolarmente sulle foglie delle piante citate prima. Queste sono verde chiaro, delicatamente costolate e deposte quasi sempre sul margine fogliare. Dalle uova emergono piccoli bruchi giallastri, con la testa nera e leggermente pelosa, che dopo la seconda muta acquistano un aspetto decisamente più interessante. Il bruco è allora verde chiaro, criptico, con bande trasversali di un giallo chiarissimo lungo i fianchi. Il capo presenta due prolungamenti cefalici appuntiti, simili a corna. In Apatura ilia sono bordati di nero, mentre sono completamente verdi in Apatura iris. L’ultimo segmento si presenta biforcuto, con due piccole escrescenze appuntite. Al pari di Charaxes jasius tesse un cuscinetto di seta al centro della foglia, spostandosi soltanto per nutrirsi. Come quest’ultima specie, e come Iphiclides podalirius , i suoi movimenti somigliano ad una foglia mossa dal vento, rendendo l’animale pressoché invisibile ai predatori. L’estremo mimetismo del bruco giustifica il nome del genere cui appartiene questa specie, derivando infatti dal greco apatén, cioè nascondersi.
Dopo la terza muta,verso ottobre, il bruco cessa di nutrirsi,per poi cercare una biforcazione protetta su un ramo. Si fissa a questa, restando immobile e assumendo un colore brunastro scuro, cadendo così in letargo fino alla primavera successiva. In aprile si risveglia,cominciando a nutrirsi e raggiungendo in breve le dimensioni definitive. Si incrisalida sotto una foglia, mimetizzandosi ancora una volta con la sua pianta nutrice, somigliando infatti ad una fogliolina verde, con due piccole punte cefaliche ed il dorso leggermente convesso. In maggio-giugno sfarfalla la prima generazione, che vivrà fino alla metà di luglio per dare poi origine alla seconda di fine agosto, ripetendo quindi il ciclo fino alla primavera successiva.

La fotografia
E’ stata scattata con la mia solita tecnica di ripresa con il 300mm. L’Ilia è abbastanza diffidente e può essere difficile avvicinarsi agli esemplari posati senza farli innervosire e quindi scatenare una fulminea reazione di fuga verso le chiome più alte degli alberi. Si tratta dello stesso maschio della foto precedente che è a terra per bere. In questa immagine, ad ali quasi chiuse, si può apprezzare la parte inferiore delle stesse.
In WORKSHOP ho posto un’ immagine in cui si può contemporaneamente osservare sia la parte superiore delle ali, con i tipici riflessi del maschio, sia quella inferiore.

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un'altra bella foto di questa farfalla
famosa per i riflessi violacei delle ali,
qui ripresa con perfetto focus e definizione
ottima e interessante la nota..(ma dove trovi queste informazioni?)
complimenti sERGIO

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-12-03 10:36]

Hi Maurizio!

You excel in that kind of photography. Your butterfly pictures are outstanding, they have the little indefinable extra that also is your signature. This one is superb, too. The lighting, the sharpness and the particular background add to the value of the picture.

Kind regards

Markus

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-03 10:57]

Hello Maurizio,
Superb portrait of the Genere Apatura.
Perfect lighting and natural colours. Sharp details and a nice POV. Very nicely composed. Best regards Siggi

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-12-03 10:58]

Hello Maurizio,

Beautiful capture of this butterfly. Excellent composition with the pebbles. Great sharpness. Superb colours. I like the picture in the WS too.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-12-03 10:59]

Ciao Maurizio,
bellissima! You present us a very nice, well-focused, detail-rich and superbly sharp of Apatura ilia.
Colour reproduction is also highly accurate and shows the species in its natural beauty.
I also like the inclusion of the environment.
Best wishes, Peter

Ciao Maurizio, bella anche la vista laterale, macro di gran qualità con ottimi dettagli e grande nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-03 12:20]

Ciao Maurizio,
Wonderful closed-wing capture of A. ilia taken from a fine low POV with excellent sharpness and exposure to show the deatails and colours at their best against the limestone pebbly BG.
Another superb illustration of this species.
Grazie e complimenti,
Ciao,
Ivan

Hi Maurizio,
that butterfly is very noble and I have never seen such a yellow tongue at a butterfly - amazing. Excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi Maurizio,

good composition and pov, dof of this butterfly.
Beautiful colors and razor sharpness.

Gert

Impresionante captura Maurizio. El enfoque es sorprendente por su nitidez y la profundidad que has conseguido es grande. La luz , aunque justa, deja ver sin problemas al insecto. Una toma de mucho realismo y muy buena realización. Su nombre popular en Español es "tornasolada chica".
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Maurizio,

Fantastic close up.
Beautiful colours with excellent focus.
Lighting and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

Hi Maurizio.
Excellent catch and nice composition...Well done. Thanks to share.
Kind Regards
Leyla

A new species for me Maurizio, captured in perfect sharpness and exposure from an ideal viewpoint. TFS this very nice image my friend.
Cheers,
Mehmet

Perfect capture of this Apatura Maurizio.
Excellent sharpness,colour and detail.
Beautiful composition.
TFS
Steve

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-03 15:29]

Hi Maurizio,

It's so good to see this butterfly again and this time with the wings closed. Still looking wonderful on the rocks. You captured it in the perfect position to show the comparision between the top and bottom of the wings. Perfect focus of the entire butterfly with fine details of all of it. Beautiful colors and a marvelous composition.

Jane

Hi Maurizio,
An awesome maceo capture of this emperor from a nice POV with great clarity.
TFS and cheers,
Bayram

Ciao Maurizio,
compliment for this fine and quality image in high standard!
perfect sharpness with a great pose in fine colour and details
well done
ciao
Tony

hello Maurizio

one of your best photos of buttrfly, in this what i love most
is the POV and framing, but even most is the suoerb DOF,
also excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-03 20:24]

Hello Maurizio, very well done, a fabulous shot my friend. Perfect focus, great exposure and a fantastic result. Thanks!

Mario

Hello Maurizio

A sharply focused capture of this beauty.
The details and textures are superb.
Wonderful natural colours.
Excellent POV.
Great job.
TFS

Wolf

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-03 21:26]

Hello Mauritzio,

You have made an excelent close-up of this beautiful butterfly showin it so well. The sharpness of the image allows viewer observe the pattern of the wings in great details. I like the way fine veines of the wings can be seen and how they give depth to the flat surface of the wings. The light has been very well managed so you got intense and sturated colors.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-12-03 21:44]

Hi Maurizio,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful butterfly with such lovely colours and details on its wings. Superb lighting and I like this pose on the rocks. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-03 22:30]

Hi Maurizio

Excellent shot - great pov and detail.

James

Oooooo olağanüstü güzellikte ve netlikte birkare Maurizio.Nefis bir makro,ellerine sağlık :)

Hi Maurizio

Excellent shot of this Emperor resting amongst the stones.
Excellent sharpness, great POV. I like the subtle tones in this composition.
Great work
I like the workshop shot too.

chris

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-04 4:57]

Ciao Maurizio,
Focus, sharpness, your low POV, pose you caught, clarity and setting are very nice.
Grazie e complimenti,
Selen

hi Maurizio,
Renk detay ve canlı harika.
Çok güzel bir çalışma.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-04 5:20]

Bonjour Maurizio,
Encore une belle image d'Apatura ilia, cettefois-ci nous montrant son côté moins spectaculaire, mais très beau aussi. J'apprécie beaucoup ton angle de vue et le contraste entre les galets aux formes pures et la finesse élaborée des ailes du papillon. Très beau!
Bon après-midi
Anne

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-04 7:12]

Hello Maurizio,
Superb close-up of this beautiful butterfly from a nice low POV. Brilliant sharpness, light and colours and a nice background too.
Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Maurizio, wonderfull close up of this beutiful butterfly. Razor sharp details.
TFS and regards, Deniz

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-04 10:40]

Hello Maurizio,
The last year I admire your talent. You are a very concerned member here on TN. Today I'm two years on TN and want to thank you for your interest and appreciation in my photos.
This is another great photo. Hope to see a lot of your work in the next years.
Kind regards,
Peter

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-12-04 11:21]

Hello Maurizio , Fantastic coulorful shot .great sharpnes details pov and bg ,good job , Greetings Teunie .

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-05 7:13]

Hello again Maurizio, excellent macro shot with great details and nice composition of this beautiful butterfly.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

Hello Maurizio
Wonderful capture of this butterfly.
Excellent sharpness and nice colours against uniform and light background.
Nice composition too.
Thanks for sharing
Ania

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-05 13:30]

Extremely sharp shot, Maurizio!
Superb composition.
Excellent detail.
Gorgeous colours.

Very well done,
Joe

hello Maurizio wow you have many laudatory comments for this photo.. well done, good composition, regards Dany

Ciao Maurizio,
very clear and precise, powerful close approach of late summer generation Apatura ilia, perfectly composed.
Beautiful pallette of warm hues in soft light.
Thank you! With best regards,
Peter

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