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Different light,differents colors.

Different light,differents colors.
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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: 2010-04-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 13:57
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Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present a second picture of this small butterfly that I posted a few days ago to show how the colors changes depending on the light angle on the wings.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Callophrys

Species: C. rubi

The Green Hairstreak is a small butterfly, which is still widespread across most of the UK, although many colonies have been lost in recent years. Widespread across Europe and North Africa and eastwards through Asia well into Siberia. The upperside is a uniform dull brown with two paler patches on the male's forewings made up of scent scales. The undersides are a bright green with a thin white line, often reduced to a faint row of dots or even missing altogether. They never rest with their wings open.
It has what is probably one of the largest range of foodplants of any British butterfly. Early butterfly collectors thought that the only foodplant was Bramble (blackberry) Rubus fruticosus hence its scientific name, but as its habits became better understood the list grew and will probably continue to do so. Depending on the habitat it will use Common Rock Rose Helianthemum nummularium, Bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus, Gorse Ulex europaeus, Broom Cytisus scoparius, Dyer's Greenweed Genista tinctoria, Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus, Dogwood Cornus sanguinea, Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica, Cross-leaved Heath Erica tetralix and Bramble. This range of foodplants means that it is able to use a range of habitats including chalk downland, heathland, moorland and woodland. The eggs are laid singly and the caterpillars are green with yellow markings along the back. Like other members of the family they are rather sluglike. They are not known to be tended by ants like some lycid larvae but the pupae, which are formed at ground level, emit squeaks which attract ants and it is thought that ants will always bury any that are found. Green Hairstreaks overwinter as pupae and have one brood a year.

Oggi vi presento una seconda foto di questa piccola farfalla che avevo postato qualche giorno fa ,per mostrarvi come il colore delle ali cambi a seconda dell'angolazione della luce.

Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus 1758) Tecla del rovo.

Questo bel licenide è caratterizzato da una livrea superiormente bruna, cui contrasta il verde delle parti inferiori. Le ali posteriori mostrano, di sotto, una serie non sempre completa di piccoli punti bianchi postdiscali. Breve accenno di appendici caudali.
Dalle crisalidi svernanti, in aprile emergono gli adulti che daranno luogo ad una sola generazione. I bruchi sono corti e verdi, con due linee di disegni obliqui verdi-giallastri; la testa è bruna, retrattile. Frequentano Leguminose, sia arbustacee come Cytisus o erbacee come Lotus; altre piante larvali sono le eriche, l'alaterno e il rovo.
Vastissimo l'areale: dall'Europa alla Siberia ed oltre; presente anche in Nordafrica. Diffusa ovunque in Italia, dalla pianura ai 2500 m.

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Olá Luciano

Se não fosse esta tonalidade de verde tão esfuziante
a borboleta passaria desapercebida em meioa a tanto
verde; mas ela é tão linda, tão diferente( pelo menos
eu nunca tinha visto uma desta cor),que não dá para
não ser vista. As flores também são belas e de uma
cor linda. Ótima luz e sombras.
Grande abraço

Ciao Luciano, vero, questa è una delle farfalle più cangianti conla luce, tosta da fotografare, l'hai ripresa magnificamente in una deliziosa composizione con gli occhi di madonna, piacevolissima, bravo, ciao Silvio

salut Luciano

WOW ! si ce n'était de sa tête j'aurais cru que ce papillon est
une plante avec les feuilles vertes, WOW ! quel camouflage
avec son enviornment, le tout composé joliment, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-18 15:48]

Hi Luciano,

This Green Hairstreak is so well camouflaged that I had to look beyond the pretty flowers to find it. It really is amazing how the butterfly looks so different in this light. I love this shade of green. The picture is very beautiful with lovely colors, sharp details and a wonderful setting and composition.


ciao Luciano,
what a nice capture of very beuatiful Callophrys rubi on beautiful Viola flower. sharpness of focus, colors, POV and composition very nice. TFS. have a good night and nice new week

Ciao Luciano,
Con questo POV, sembra che si guarda al Lycaena ad occhio nudo!
Si tratta di un bel colore su questa farfalla, davvero! Mi piace l'ambiente resultatodo f/6.3! saluti, buon lavoro, grazie per la condivisione. Avere buona settimana!

Ciao amico Luciano,

Delightful scene of these tiny flowers and well-camoflaged leaf-like beauty. I like your placement of the b-fly and intense coloured blurr green BG.
TFS and have a nice day and new week MF!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-18 22:11]

Hello Luciano,
This very good capture with great sharpness and splendid colors.An excellent composition.Very well done!.
Have a nice day,

Hi Luciano

Great shot of this very green butterfly, I almost missed it hidden amongst the flowers. Good sharpness, details and DOF.


Hello Luciano,
nice capture, lovely colors and sharp details,
well done MF,
best regards,

Hello Luciano,

A very beautiful and a great macro mode.
wings very specific details and colors.
Formed a successful composition, good light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Ciao Luciano. Buona la presenza dell'Occhio della Madonna che - anche se proietta la sua ombra sull'insetto- ci da una idea di delle dimensioni di questa splendida farfalla. Il POV permette di ammirare, ancor più del precedente, l'eccellente dettaglio delle ali. Colori e luce da spettacolo. Altra dal coefficiente di difficoltà alto.

ps. A quanto pare difficicle capire certe sottigliezze.......


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-19 10:03]

Hello Luciano.
What a nice colourful macro.details,framing and composition are excellent.thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

PS.That weather is not slow yet according to however the awake on (soon by me are presented)

hello Luciano
a picture with many objects ,you can see a lot of this picture
very nice to see a beautiful butterfly+many beautiful flowers
greeting lou

Bonsoir Luciano,
Une autre superbe composition avec ce rubi pas toujours facile à approcher, butinant les jolies Veronica persica, si je ne me trompe. Fantastiques couleurs! Vive le printemps et les nuits paisibles sans avion! Amitiés,

Interesante apreciación del diferente brillo de las alas de la mariposa según su ángulo. Ligeramente saturado el conjunto .
Saludos Luciano.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-19 11:34]

Hello Luciano,
Great camouflaged butterfly in this photo. Very beautiful colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Nice POV and composition.

Ciao Luciano
Farfalla verde su fiore blu... un grande riuscita
Grazie per questa foto semplice ma così bella

Hi Luciano,
comrade of the HX1! A very comfortable camera for approaching butterflies and flowers deep down on the ground, isn't it?
Surprisingly well camouflaged against the green background, the green hairstreak comes as a real surprise when taking a close look at the Veronica blossoms!
Invitingly strong light is telling of the joys of new life in fresh spring.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-20 5:21]

Hi Luciano,
this is a stunning view of a splendid capture of a unique butterfly. Really such a striking shot with shines and clarity on the wings.
What a special composition of pretty flowers, exciting butterfly and good colour contrast.
congrats for such a wonderful presentation in excellent view.


bonjour Luciano
j'aime bien le vert intense des ailes de ce papillon sous la belle lumière du soleil, très jolie composition avec ces adorables petites fleurs bleues dabns un décor vert
Fleurs et papillon sont superbement détaillés
merci et bonne nuit

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