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Orange Tip with Dew Drops

Orange Tip with Dew Drops
Photo Information
Copyright: Ton Valk (digiton) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 3 N: 106] (1310)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sigma 180mm f3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-30 13:24
Viewed: 2884
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unlike most other species, the orange tip only has one generation: it flies mainly in the month of April, and after that you will not see it again.

This is because its caterpillars feed on the flowers and seeds, rather than the leaves, of its food plants, garlic mustard and ladies' smock. Once the flowers have briefly bloomed and dropped, there is no more food. The insects spend the winter as chrysalises, and emerge in April as tiny waving spring banners of orange and white.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-30 13:28]

Hi Ton !

Une très belle macro.
Avec de très belles couleurs et bon contraste.
Une bonne nuit,

Ha Ton,

Prachtige compo, kleur en scherpte
Details en douw zijn perfect zichtbaar
alleen de achtergrond vind ik een beetje aan de harde en onnatuurlijke kant

TFS Thijs

hallo Ton
super scherpe opname
mooie compo ensuper details
great shot groetjes lou

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