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Polygonia c-album


Polygonia c-album
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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: 2008-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 12:17
Viewed: 6818
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus 1758) sinonimi: Nymphalis c-album, (Vanessa c-album)
Comma (inglese)
Robert-le-Diable (francese)

Ordine Lepidoptera
Super famiglia Papilionidea
Famiglia Nymphalidae
Sottofamiglia Nymphalis
Genere Polygonia

Ninfalidi
La famiglia dei Ninfalidi è composta da un elevato numero di specie, sono circa una settantina in Europa. Tutte queste farfalle hanno la medesima caratteristica di essere molto vistose. Le zampe anteriori sono ridotte e solo negli esemplari maschi somigliano a spazzole. In alcune di queste specie è possibile capire il sesso della farfalla solo grazie alla struttura delle zampe anteriori.
Un'altra caratteristica che le accomuna è che sono delle farfalle migratorie. Il più famoso lepidottero migratore dei Ninfalidi è la farfalla Monarca.

Le Vanessa, anche esse appartenenti alla famiglia dei Ninfalidi, si caratterizzano per essere farfalle diurne.

Polygonia c-album
La Vanessa c-bianco ha un’apertura alare di circa 45 mm. Questa farfalla è una delle più caratteristiche farfalle europee. I colori e la forma delle ali, con margini vistosamente frastagliati, rendono la specie riconoscibile anche solo in base alla sua sagoma. Il colore delle ali arancione chiaro con disegni bruni e rovescio scuro con evidente marcatura bianca, a forma di C, sull’ala posteriore. Il bruco si sviluppa su diverse piante tra cui ortica, luppolo e olmo. Una specie simile, ma meno diffusa, è la Polygonia egea.

E’ comune in tutta Italia in diversi ambienti fioriti, margini dei boschi, siepi e giardini fino a 2000 metri di quota. Il periodo di attività degli adulti osservabili tra marzo e settembre in 2 generazioni. Gli adulti della seconda generazione svernano.

La fotogrfafia
E’ stata scattata con il 300 mm. in luce mista utilizzando anche il flash per utilizzare un diaframma più chiuso. Fotografare questa specie è piuttosto facile e si può riprendere senza difficoltà sia ad ali chiuse che completamente aperte. In questa immagine si può apprezzare molto bene il particolare della “C” bianca, evidenziato ancor più dall’uso della luce flash, che non amo molto nella fotografia naturalistica e che di solito cerco di evitare, ma in questo caso può essere di aiuto per una migliore lettura del lato criptico delle ali, tipico anche di altre Vanesse.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-13 12:24]

Hi Maurizio,
Wonderful close up of this Butterfly.POV,exposure,contrast between butterfly and dark BG,sharpness,DOF and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-13 12:30]

Hi Maurizio . This is a first class picture. I like the POV against the dark BG . It shows the Butterfly of to its best . which you have taken with fine detail and rich colours. We can see all of the closed wing markings so well. TFS.
Nick..

have a good weekend.

hello Maurizio
super sharpness picture
great details
good background
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-13 12:35]

Hello Maurizio,
Beautiful picture of the butterfly. Lovely and natural colours.
Very good sharpness and details. Beautiful composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-13 12:44]

Hello Maurizio,
This is a superb capture where you've let the flash really show up the pattern of the underwing on the Comma! All nicely in focus showing excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-13 13:02]

Hello Maurizio,
This full-frame closed-wing portrait of a Comma butterfly is taken from an excellent POV with fine sharpness and set a good composition.
I try to avoid the use of flash on day-flying butterflies as it often causes a 'night-time effect' as here and the colours are sometimes distorted with the use of flash, but that is a matter of taste!
Thanks and have a good weekend,
Ciao,
Ivan

Maurizio merhaba,çok güzel bir kelebek,rengi harika.Koyu artalan ile nefis olmuş.Bakır bir süs gibi görünüyor,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15655] (65469)
  • [2009-02-13 13:46]

Ciao Maurizio,questa specie e' stata la prima che ho fotografato lo scorso anno,speriamo sia di buon auspicio,macro eccellente,bellissimi colori,i dettagli staccano alla grande sullo sfondo nero,se vogliamo guardare il capello la parte anteriore e' leggermente fuori fuoco,ma cio' e' dovuto alla posizione non perfettamente parallela della farfalla all'obiettivo e non si poteva fare diversamente. Magnifica,buon weekend,Luciano.

very beautiful macro shot Maurizio !
perfect sharp and clear details , nice colours and great DOF ,
good POV ,
well done !
septimiu

ciao amico, perfectly taken macro using with a flash illumination with great details.
TFS and have a nice WE with Valentine's day!
Cheers,

Bayram

hello Maurizio

another of your superb insect/butterfly macro photography,
shot with fine POV and DOF, excellent use of the flash,
beautiful warm colour tones and great sharpness & details
of the butterfly, i love his feets pose, it is like he was dancing,

TFS

Asbed

Ciao Maurizio.
Um espetáculo de fotografia!
Bela borboleta em extraordinária pose.
Ótimos detalhes e cromatismo.
Gosto desse fundo negro, realçando o primeiro plano.
Parabéns!
Abraços,
José Roberto

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-13 15:19]

Hi Maurizio,

A beautiful, beautiful image of this lovely Comma. The details of the wing markings are remarkable. I love the colors which remind me of wood tones. The eye is magnificent. Wonderful pose on the leaf. The black background makes the butterfly stand out very well. A superb full frame composition.

Jane

Bonjour,
C'est une véritable beauté! J'adore les patterns de ses ailes. Ce papillon est fait pour le camouflage. C'est une très belle capture, détaillée dans une bonne composition. J'aurais enlevé un petit peu de bruit sur la feuille près du background noir. Merci!
Claudine

Hi Maurizio,
Great details, colors, comp & POV.
The black BG & flash effect work well for this.
Well done & have a nice weekend,
Howard

ciao Maurizio
beautiful shot of this comma, the some species as my last post,
but this one has the wings closed showing us the "C" who gives him the name "C-Album"
This picture has great colors, excellent sharpness and composition
Have a good WE
Jacqueline

Hi Maurizio,
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly; great POV, composition, sharp fine details, very good colours.
TFS
Pekka

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-13 22:28]

Hello Maurizio,

You have made a fine close-up of the butterfly. The sharp image shows nicely wing's pattern. Colors are nicely shown looking very natural. It is nice the contrast made by insect's colors on the black background.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Hi Maurizio,
excellent capture of this so beautiful spceis, the colours are lovely and the dark bg complimentas the shot well, the head looks a bit soft,
the details on the wings look so beautiful,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-14 0:55]

Hi Maurizio
Nice capture with fine details and natural colors.
regards.
Razvan

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2009-02-14 1:42]

Ciao Maurizio!

Fantastic macro of Polygonia, one of best I've ever seen! Side POV is excellent idea here. Butterfly is perfectly detailed - cyan/black eyes are very well visible. Great picture.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-14 3:47]

Hi Maurizio.
Outstanding picture of the most beautiful butterfly. It is truly beauty in every aspect. Fantastic shapes and colouration. However, the shot is so stunning. Simply brilliant POV, flash work and reflection of all part and features of the insect. Composition of the shot also is the best. Bravo. Great work.
Alexei.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-14 5:53]

Hello Maurizio,
Wonderful photo of this impressive butterfly. The POV is perfect. Splendid colours and very sharp details. Great black BG and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Maurizio,

Amazing shot of this unusual looking, ye beautiful species. Great details. Thank you for sharing!

Simon

Hallo Maurizio
What a wonderful photo. How beautiful is this butterfly and how perfectly you captured it. The colourful and bright details are truly impressive and the shades of colours and patterns on the wings is outstanding. I just love the "old bark" appearance. The framing and composition are delightful. To me the big "almost chameleon like" eye is a big attraction. The dark background works great with this image. Excellect presentation and good note as always. Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards
Anna

Ciao Maurizio, bellissima polygonia dai fantastici dettagli, la C sembra quasi che l'hai disegnata a mano, una delle migliori macro di questa farfalla che abbia mai visto, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Murizio,

Great Pov, Butterfly pattern really standout against dark BG.Nice eye contact.The leaf give a great depth.TFS and have a nice weekend.

regards
mohaimin

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-14 13:17]

Hi Maurizio,
a great macro of this Comma.
Superb lighting.
Excellent contrast against the black BG.

Well done!

Ciao,
Joe

Hi Maurizio,

what an great macroshot from this butterfly.
Very good of details, dof and with beautiful colours.

Gert

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-15 3:24]

Hi Maurizio,
excellent dark background and superbs contrasting colours of the butterfly.
Well captured in clarity.

regards,
Foozi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-15 8:05]

Bonjour Maurizio,
Quand je regarde ton image, je pense que ce papillon porte bien son nom français! La forme particulière du papillon, les couleurs des ailes sont bien mises en évidence par et l'arrière-plan sombre. Et on voit particulièrement bien le c qui donne au papillon son nom latin.
Encore une réussite
Bonne soirée
Anne

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-15 12:04]

Hello Maurizio !
This one is such a wonderful butterfly, I love the shape of his wings ! The flash really makes him stand out nicely against the black BG. The details and textures of the wings are amazing, and the composition is beautiful. Very well done !
Valérie.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-15 22:09]

Hi Maurizio!

Your fabulous picture shows us in an impressive way how various and ingenious nature is. This is a suprising and amazing creature, and your picture highlights this at best. The dark background helps to reveal the details of the main subject and the flashlight is well managed. I also appreciate the interesting notes.

Kind regards

Markus

Hi Maurizio,

Another fine shot with the flash muting the background. The image is sharp and very good details. Well framed and well done.

Regards,
Jusni

ciao Maurizio!
i dettagli delle ali di questa Polygonia
sono sconvolgenti per la bellezza e la qualita' della definizione..hai perso un po' l'cchio ma la trama delle ali vale molto.
complimenti sERGIO

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-17 10:50]

Hello Maurizio
Wonderful picture, excelent macro with good elements. The lighting is perfect, the sharp is amzing, the details of the wings is simply amazing. The colors are natural and clean.
Congratulations
Nilson

Hi Maurizio,
Good picture of this beautiful butterfly Excellent sharpness and fine details.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
Ferran

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  • Suzy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2009-02-28 2:16]

superbe shot! all the details on the wings are amazingly clear! great POV and incredible sharp! beautiful butterfly that seems to be posing for you! very well presented!

love it

tfs Maurizio

Aprecio esta toma ya que me da ánimos para intentar tomar fotografías nocturnas, cosa que nunca he hecho y ha de ser apasionante.
Una buena captura de esta polilla y también control de la iluminación.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi

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