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Limenitis camilla 3


Limenitis camilla 3
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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: 2012-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-04 15:36
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The upperside of this specie on my last pic dedicate to the Camilla.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Limenitidinae

Genus: Limenitis

Species: L. camilla

The (Eurasian) White Admiral (see also Limenitis arthemis), Limenitis camilla, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. They are found in woodland throughout southern Britain and much of Europe and Asia, extending as far east as Japan.

Adult white admirals have black wings with white bands. The contrasting colours help to break up the outline of the wing, camouflaging it from predators. They have a wing span of approximately 60-65 mm and have a distinctive, elegant flight consisting of short periods of wing beats, followed by long glides.

The white admiral feeds on bramble blossom and honeydew and the female will lay its eggs singly on wisps of honeysuckle growing in dense woodland. The caterpillars are green with red-brown hairs and are camouflaged on a leaf, by a mixture of their own dropping and silk. As autumn approaches it will form a tent-like structure made of leaf tissue known as a hibernaculum which it then secures to the stem with silk before hibernating. The caterpillar will then awaken the following spring and after a brief spell of feeding will moult, revealing a spiny green skin. It will then pupate during the summer, forming a green and gold chrysalis. After approximately two weeks the adult will emerge.

Limenitis camilla

Linneus 1794

Nome Volgare: Camilla

Famiglia: Nymphalidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 22-30

Descrizione: Elegante lepidottero dalle parti superiori nere, con vistose
macchie rettangolari bianche priva della macchia discale tipica di
Limenitis reducta.
Maschio: colore nero. Ali anteriori con spazi postdiscali e submarginali
bianchi. Nelle ali posteriori fascia discale bianca interrotta dalle
nervature.
Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente più grande
Rovescio: colore bruno grigiastro sfumato di bruno arancio. Fasce
trasversali leggermente più ampie che al dritto. Spazio discale bianco
azzurrognolo nelle ali anteriori. Area basale e anale azzurra nelle ali
posteriori.
Distribuzione: Italia settentrionale e appennini centro meridionali.
Habitat: specie sciafila, frequenta i boschi e le radure dal piano basale a
quello montano, sino a circa 1000 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento in giugno-luglio. In alcune
regioni una seconda parziale in agosto
Piante nutrici: Lonicera xilosteum, Lonicera caprifolium, Lonicera
periclymenum.

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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-04 18:24]

Hello Luciano,
A real beauty, love the dark moltted markings in contrast to the vivid white patches. Even with dark coloring you managed very well in obtaining excellent detail and exposure.
I would love to view one in the wild someday, but looks like I would have to make a long trip overseas to accomplish my goal. Great work!!
Ron

Hi Luciano,
really beautiful photo of this butterfly, taken from very good point of view. Amazing natural colours. Great presentation.
Have a nice Sunday,
Maciek

Hello Luciano,
Another marvelous composition. Wonderful butterfly species which I never meet in my region. Perfect photo taken from a good POV. Splendid light......The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent natural colors. The POV is very good chosen.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-08-04 22:45]

beautiful image of the butterfly with good lighting, contrast and angle. tfs.

Hello Luciano,
another great capture of this White Admiral with good sharpness and beautiful colours. It seems that this one was a patient model.
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-05 2:23]

Bonjour Luciano,
Il semble que le papillon a bien posé pour toi! Encore une superbe image, bien présentée et avec une parfaite netteté. Très beau!
Bon dimanche
Amitiös
Anne

Ciao Luciano.
Splendida macro di questa limeniti camilla, eccellenti i dettagli e una notevole nitidezza,splendidi ci colori ben definiti ottima la composizione complimenti mi piace.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Luciano,
A terrific capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & details. Well done & presented with a nice POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!

Umar

barthatibor
Hello Luciano,
Excellent caőture with very nice details,fine compozition and colors,and good background and lighting.
Regards,Tibi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-05 7:32]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent sharp photo with many details. Beautiful contrasting colours. Good POV, DOF and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Salut Luciano

Excellent macro avec le POV pour nous montrer
les patterns du papillon, belle lumière,
excellent contraste des tons de couleurs, TFS

Asbed

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-05 11:53]

Hello Luciano,
Fascinating image of this superb butterfly, captured with great skill.Splendid composition. Congratulations!Best regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano, questo è il lato meno appariscente ma è sempre fanntastica sta bellezza, hai reso perfettamente tutte le sfumature bellissime ed i riflessi di luce, un salutone da Alba Adriatica, qui solo farfalle con due gambe, ciao Silvio

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-08-06 0:40]

Hi Luciano,
wonderful serie of photos of L. camilla,
excellent details, lovely composition !
Well done !

Bom dia Luciano,
Captura oerfeita dessa bonita borboleta, belas e firmes cores, muito boa definição. Excelentes ponto de vista e profundidade.
Com minhas homenagens,
Raimundo

Hi Luciano,
a fine pic of an unspectacular butterfly. Good work.
have a nice day. Here it is raining really strong!
Pierre

Ciao Luciano,
eccellente fotografia, perfetta in tutto!
Complimenti e grazie per la condivisione .
Ciao Vanni

allora sei riuscito trovarla, complimenti per la cattura, molto bene ripresa la farfalla,
ciao, tino

Bonsoir Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Petit Sylvain. La lumière de l'après-midi met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Luciano, this is such a beautiful shot of this butterfly. Wonderful sharpness and bokeh. Have a great week, Bill

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