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November,the 11.Colias time!


November,the 11.Colias time!
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-11 7:49
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A fresh Colias Crocea pic taken today...the summer isn't end!

COLIAS CROCEA
A regular migrant to the Uk from Europe, and although seen in most years it is well known for occasional "mass" migrations, sometimes called "Clouded Yellow years". Usually seen from March to October. Found in fields, meadows and grasslands over much of North Africa and Southern Europe to the Middle East, occasionally reaching the Scandinavian region when migrating. Feeds on leguminous plants, including the Clovers (Trifolium), Lucerne (Medicago sativa) both found in Brickfields Park, and occasionally, Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). Breeds in the Uk but does not overwinter. The caterpillar is bright green and hairy with a broad pale yellow / white stripe along its upper side. Capable of two broods per year usually in June and August.

With a wingspan of 50-65mm (2-2.5in), when settled it always has it's wings closed so the greenish yellow undersides with central silver spot outlined in red are the usual view of this butterfly, however the wing upper sides are an orange-yellow with broad dark brown borders, in the female ♀ these borders contain yellow or pale white spots. A small proportion of females are pale yellow and can be confused with the rarer Pale (C. hyale) and Berger's Clouded Yellows (C. alfacariensis). Females are larger than the males ♂, both having a dark brown spot to the upper forewing whilst on the upper hind wing the females have the same central silver spot outlined in red as the underside which is absent in the male.

Una Colias bella fresca di giornata..l'estate non e' ancora finita....
Descrizione
Lepidottero di media grandezza dalla livrea giallo-arancio con larghe fasce marginali nel cui interno, ma solo nelle femmine, sono comprese macchie gialle. Le parti inferiori sono di colore giallo-citrino con una coppia di punti bianchi contornati di rossiccio sulle ali posteriori. Queste ultime presentano, inoltre, una serie di punti scuri nella regione postdiscale. Non di rado si osservano femmine dalla colorazione bianco-verdastra ascritte alla forma "helice", fissata geneticamente.

Biologia
Sverna come bruco nascosto tra anfratti e sotto le pietre. In primavera avviene la metamorfosi in crisalidi succinte provviste di un appuntito processo cefalico. A partire da maggio e fino all'autunno, si susseguono varie generazioni. Piante nutrici sono diverse Leguminose e soprattutto le vecce, sulle quali vengono deposte uova rosso-arancio.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Diffusa in Europa centro-meridionale, Nordafrica e Asia minore. Ovunque in Italia, dalla pianura ai 2400 m. Specie tra le pi¨ comuni nel territorio, ove si riscontra con frequenza nelle campagne coltivate e al limitare dei boschi

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Ciao Luciano,
potevi barattarla almeno come estate di San Martino, questa poi non Ŕ fresca di giornata, ma come dice Silvio piuttosto attempata (o forse dice tardona), oggi ho visto una cavolaia senza fotografarla, invece si fotografano facilmente le Vulcano; questo bel giallo comunque fa estate e i ranuncoli tardivi danno ulteriore luminositÓ a questa splendida composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Luciano,
it's such a sunny shot with a pretty motive. I like this yellow butterfly and the light in your shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-11 8:22]

Buona sera Maestro Luciano,
Immagine eccezionale. Mi piacciono molte realizzazioni e giocare questa macro. Una combinazione di giallo-verde eccellente.
Una splendida serata,
Adrian

Ciao Luciano, colpo grosso in zona Cesarini, fantastica luce e splendidi colori, se non fosse per lo sfondo sembrerebbe scattata in primavera, eh ma mica mi rassegno, se sabato esce un po' di sole ci riprovo, complimenti per questa ritardataria, un po' tardona ma ormai sui tuoi gusti non discuto pi¨, bravo, ciao Silvio

Luciano, this is a stunning shot, very sharp and despite the bright light, perfectly exposed!
goldy

ciao Luciano
surreal chromatic composition, very rich in light and vivid colours,splendid photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-11 9:28]

Hi Luciano. Well somer has finished in southern England we had a butterfly last week and rain all this week. As you say this is a very fresh looking Colias Crocea butterfly taken with fine detail and bright colours. With a good side view. Well taken TFs.
Nick..

Ciao Luciano,

Il concetto di farfalla, lo sfondo, i fiori sono assolutamente perfetti. Questa Ŕ una combinazione squisita, catturati con la tecnica molto buona. Le mie congratulazioni a gestire bene l'angolo di incidenza di luce. Ottimo risultato.

Bravo caro amico!

Saluti

Jes˙s

hello Luciano

one of your most beautiful photos with your new Sony HX1,
fine POV and framing, superb focus great sharpness and details,
very beautiful colour tones and luminosity of the image, TFS

Asbed

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-11 10:48]

Very nice light and details, very good presentation!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-11 11:26]

Hello Luciano.
Beautiful macro capture, great light and clean composition. The wings have good illumination which has enhanced their colour. Very good work.Best regards Siggi

Con queste luce e trasparenze fai dimenticare il grigiume e la pioggia dei giorni scorsi. Se riesco faccio un giro domani pomeriggio...ha visto mai?

Roberto

hello Luciano
very good sharpness picture with beautiful colours and good details
greeting lou

Ciao Luciano,

Superb macro capture of the beautiful Pale Clouded Yellow butterfly with great details!

The sharpness and POV are perfect here with great natural colors. A great contrast can be seen between this soft colored butterfly and green blurry BG.
A lovely composition!

best regards,
Paras

bonjour Luciano
quelle chance d'avoir encore des papillons, chez nous, on n'en voit plus depuis quelque semaines, il faudra attendre de long mois avant de les revoir Ó nouveau,
cette photo est vraiment superbe avec ce beau papillon jaunes sur des fleurs jaunes avec une superb luminositÚ et une agrÚable composition
Passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

La composiciˇn es interesante Luciano, pero la luz y los colores creo que esta vez te salieron con un nivel muy alto.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Luciano,

An excellent macro with vibrant colors, sharpness & fine details. Great POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken & TFS.

Best compliments!
Umar

Hi and Good Morning MF Luciano,

It is very interesting that you are observe butterflies, particularly Clouded yellow in this seaoson. Excellent capture MF.
TFS and have anice day!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hi Luciano
A really nice photo...Beautiful color and fine composition...TFS
Jim

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-13 0:07]

Hi Luciano,
very special harmony between the butterfly and the flowers. Both are yellow. You have presented it very well with the light giving a good effect to the view.
The small stalks also give a good graphic to your composition.

regards,
Foozi

Ciao Luciano! Nice yellow butterfly, very nice flower, good light and bright, very good contrast and sharpness. Well done!

Hallo Luciano
My compliments to a colourful and most beautiful photograph. What a delightful view. The details of both the backdrop and the butterfly with its tissue paper wings is truly eye-catching. A most appealing and bright and sunny sight. You have used the light well, emphasizing the golden colours of the butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Best regards. Anna

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