<< Previous Next >>

Small Tortoiseshell


Small Tortoiseshell
Photo Information
Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm, Marumi 58 mm MC-UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 13:26
Viewed: 1674
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture taken at Zelewo village near Stargard Szczecinski town.
The Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe. There are a few records from New York City which, however, are believed to have arrived human-assisted. The wingspan: 40-50 mm. This is a species often found in gardens. The caterpillars feed on nettles, as do those of several Nymphalidae butterflies. The adult is striking, with its dark body and red and yellow wings, which have a row of blue dots around the rear edge. However, the underwings are dull, which helps to conceal stationary or hibernating individuals. When threatened, resting individuals rapidly open their wings, presenting the dramatic display of colors.
PL rusałka pokrzywnik.

Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

你好
蝴蝶照的很漂亮
整個構圖也很美麗
謝謝分享
早安
STONE

beautiful butterfly species. excellent angle and lighting. good clarity. tfs.

Hallo Olgierd
This is a super sharp macro with striking colours and wonderful details, not only of the butterfly but also the plant the Small Tortoiseshell is resting on. This is indeed an attractive photo. The natural sunlight is great and catchy to the eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF