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Atalanta sucking selt

Atalanta sucking selt
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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: 2013-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-14 1:54
Viewed: 1695
Points: 38
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Vanessa

Species: V. atalanta

The Red Admiral or Vanessa atalanta (previously also known as Pyrameis atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.
This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.
In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the pale fire of ivy flowers on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies on sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe.

La Vanessa atalanta Linnaeus, 1758, nota anche come Vulcano, è una farfalla della famiglia delle Ninfalidi, diffusa nelle zone temperate di Europa, Asia e Nord America.
Questa grande farfalla si riconosce dal vivace disegno color marrone scuro, bianco e rosso delle sue ali.
bruco si nutre di foglie di ortica, mentre gli esemplari adulti prediligono le infiorescenze di piante come la Buddleja e la frutta in avanzata fase di maturazione.
Questa specie vive abitualmente in zone temperate, ma effettua delle migrazioni verso nord in primavera e occasionalmente in autunno.
È una delle ultime specie di farfalle avvistabili in nord Europa prima dell'arrivo dell'inverno, spesso mentre si posa sui fiori dell'edera nelle giornate di sole.
La Vanessa atalanta è anche nota per essere capace di cadere in stato di ibernazione; la colorazione degli esemplari che riemergono da questo stato è notevolmente più scura rispetto a quella dei nati in primavera. La farfalla, specialmente nelle zone dell'Europa meridionale, è comunque in grado di alzarsi in volo anche d'inverno se il tempo è bello.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-14 2:01]

Hello Luciano.
This one is superb! The quality light is excellent. Your spot on exposure has rendered some beautiful colors and sharp detail.Regards Siggi

Bellissima! Mi piace moltissimo il punto di ripresa ad altezza di farfalla ;-).
La giusta luce a reso ottimi dettagli e colori. Bravo Luciano, come sempre del resto.

Hello Luciano,
Excellent picture.Nice POV,colour and sharpness.Majestic pose of this beautiful butterfly's make it beautiful.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture,
Kind regards,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-14 4:12]

bellissimo ! ..
superb capture Luciano, .. detail and colour seem magnificent, .. on feet and proboscis out, .. well done mate

regards, nuri :)

You mean 'salt' and not 'selt', Luciano. The word initially sent me into a whirlpool of confusion. Never mind, English is not our native language.
This is a lovely capture of the nether wing of a Red Admiral and even the partial view of the upper one is magnificent.
Like the rich colours here.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-14 4:37]

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful butterfly in a position which stands out the beauty
of its wings. Excellent colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-14 8:16]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent macro in a very good DOF, sharpness and details. Taken from a perfect POV. Very nice pose.

Hello Luciano,
Wow what a splendid species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice species of butterfly with lovely colors. Perfect composition taken from a excellent low and difficult POV. Fantastic colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo luciano
great sharpness and good pose of this beauty

i like the composition

thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano. POV superbo. Colori fedelissimi ottimo dettaglio.


Hello Luciano
很美麗的蝴蝶 照的很清楚 顏色斑斕
背景美麗 謝謝分享

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-07-14 23:22]

Outstanding take in an uncommon pose!

Well done, Luciano!

Have a pleasant and productive day,


the markings on the feather looks like a puzzle board. numerous colors stuns the predator. interesting defense mechanism given to that butterfly. good work. tfs.

Looks like they just pose pretty for you too!! GREAT CAPTURE my friend!

Bonjour Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Vulcain. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2013-07-15 10:47]

Hi Luciano,

Excellent macro of the Atalanta, very good sharpness of the wings.
I like very much the texture and the colors, perfect light.
The détails are superb to, TFS
Very good job.
Have a good week .

Hi can almost feel the sand Luciano. I love the sharpness. Strong colours and framed nicely. A rich side profile. I wouldn't step on him. hehe TFS Trevor

Another great photo Luciano! Excellent composition and impressive sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

Hello Luciano,
Great shot. Butterfly beautifully presented his color. Funny appearance butterfly: colossus in thin legs. Perfect sharpness.

Hello Luciano,
Excellent capture,fine details and clarity is remarkable.
Thanks,Best regards,

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