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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29592)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-07-29 12:48
Viewed: 753
Points: 18
[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.

The eggs are laid in long strings, one on top of the other, on the underside of stinging nettles, the larval foodplant. It is thought that these strings of eggs mimic the flowers of the nettles, thereby evading predators.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2015-07-29 13:13]

Hi Marius,the design of this specie is one of the most fashion in the butterfly families living in Europe.I never seen this specie in my country,but every time that i watch a pic,i have a beautiful sensation.Great capture with the open wings,spectacular sharpness and great colors too! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Delightful view of the open wings of this butterfly, Marius.
The top view is just fantastic.
Thanks and regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-30 1:58]

Hello Marius,
Wonderful composition. I love the contrasting colors and the brown on the grean BG. Your DOF is truly amazing. Fabulous.Regards Sigi

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 0 N: 434] (8603)
  • [2015-07-30 2:58]

Hello Marius,
beautiful photo araschnia,thanks..

hallo Marius
great sharpness composition and good sharpness
colours are beautiful to
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-30 6:22]

Hello Marius,
Very nice presentation of this butterfly in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Attractive composition with the butterfly taken from above.

Hello Marius

Excellent macro of this very beautiful butterfly in a diagonal align, excellent sharpness and details, very nice composition, nice lighting, very nice blurring BG, beautiful color pattern of wings, nice POV.



hello Marius
une belle vue plongeante sur ce papillon.
Bonne position avec les ailes ouvertes, couleurs agréables et bons détails.
Bonne soirée

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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