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Araschnia levana

Araschnia levana
Photo Information
Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-23 22:37
Viewed: 3377
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Map (Araschnia levana) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout the lowlands of central and eastern Europe, and is expanding its range in western Europe.
The Map is unusual in that its two annual broods look very different. The summer brood are black with white markings, looking like a miniature version of the White Admiral and lacking most of the orange of the pictured spring brood.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-24 0:05]

Hello Mariana,
Excellent macro picture of map butterfly. Markings on wings are clearly seen and colors are well saturated. Great pov and composition. Nice blurred background.Best regards Siggi

Hi Mariana,
Fantastic composed macro with great sharpness and details, the colours and the BG are wonderful.

Many thanks for sharing your picture here.
Have a nice start into your weekend.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-24 0:29]

Hello Mariana,
Great composition in this beautiful coloured and sharp detailed photo. Excellent DOF and OOF BG.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-24 0:34]

Beautiful species in a colorful composition, the greens are lovely. tfs.

hello mariana,
very beautyful butterfly, with great sharpness and colours. the background in green looks perfect. thanks, and have a nice weekend.
best regrads from germany

Hello Mariana,
Very artistic composition, with soft green leaves and great details on the hairy body of the Map. I like the curve and the diagonals of your photo. Very well done! Have a nice weekend,

Hi Mariana

Good shot of this map. I like the way you captured it in the V of this leaf. Good details and sharpness.


Ciao Mariana, wonderful butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Mariana. Never seem it. Splendis colours and good detaisl on wings weft. Fascitating playing of warm light. TFS.


Great capture with powerful warm colors and .. perhaps a bit too strong contrast in my opinion! May be this is the beauty of that presentation Mariana! Great eye level point of view and simple beautiful composition! Well done girl, truly professional sign from you today!
George Veltchev

Buna Mariana,
Un fluture superb, dar la care am observat ca sunt extrem de greu de redat culorile.
O captura foarte faina, bine realizata si cu detalii si culori pe masura.
Numai bine !

hello Mariana
great shot with beautiful colours and great details
greeting lou

Buna Mariana,
Remarc cu placere diversitatea lumii nevertebrate surprinsa cu cele mai bune detalii in galeria ta asa cum este si acest fluture. Culorile si fundalul sunt si ele exceptionale.
Numai bine,

Hello Mariana
a very fine capture of this Map captured from his beautiful profil, excellent details, i like the pose in the middle of the leaf, superb contrasting BG
very well done
Have a good night

Gorgeous capture Mariana... composition and detail along with the superb lighting is outstanding.


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