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Poplar Admiral

Poplar Admiral
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100 mm F2.8L IS Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-16 8:26
Viewed: 2799
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN-ers!
After a long absence caused mostly by abdominal operations, I am beginning to recover and try to be a little active again on TN.

Poplar Admiral, Limenitis populi

Swedish name: Aspfjäril.

I was surprised to see this male feeding on the umbelliferous flowers. Normally they are not attracted to flowers and keep among the tree tops to only come down to take mineral salts from damp places.

It is widespread in central and Eastern Europe but nowhere common.
This image was slightly cropped and reduced for posting.

rousettus, maaciejka, KOMSIS, Miss_Piggy, Marco2010, CeltickRanger, anel, goatman04, ramthakur, Ishi, ellis49, Hormon_Manyer, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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To ellis49: Tack!Argus 2 11-18 05:33
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hello Argus
nice to see you back and hope you feel good to send new picture,s on TN
this is a super one
with great details super sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-16 8:36]

Hello Ivan,
That is a real beauty. Spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking great. Well controled DOF has given a very good OOF backround. Overall composition looks great.
Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-16 8:53]

Hello Ivan,
Hope you are doing well.
Fantastic macro in great quality, splendid light and very beautiful colours.

Hi Ivan,
I haven't seen you here for a long time. So - welcome. Nice natural colours. Very good composition. Perfect presentation.
Have a nice weekend,

merhaba Ivan dostum
Nice to see you here again. I am very pleasured hearing that your healt better. I hope everything will become best as soon as possible.
This is very beautiful butterfly, with superb colored dorsum of wing. Details, composition and POV/DOF also very nice.
Įok teşekkür ederim. İyi akşamlar.

Ciao Ivan, a great return for you, my old friend, superb macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splenddi sharpness, very well done, bravo, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ivan! Welcome back!
Fantastic butterfly and great photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes for good health

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-16 9:42]

Hej Ivan,
Welcome back after a long break ..
Excellent presentation of the butterfly. Very sharp details and superb pose, wonderful colors too.
Best wishes,

Hallo Ivan
Great to see you back and I wish you well with the recovery process after the operations. Sorry to hear, but glad you are back.

What a stunning image you share with us here, of this Poplar Admiral which surely is a beauty. The colours and detail of the wings are so beautifully seen, I like the full framed composition as well as the point of view and the image is very sharp and beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Ivan.
Un vero capolavoro di foto macro,grande nitidezza di questo esemplare di Polar Admiral,stupendi i colori ben definiti ed una elegante composizione molto bella bravo.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Hello Ivan

I wish a fast recovery and welcome back to TN,
beautiful macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
and the pose of the butterfly showings its
beautiful patterns and dark color tones, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-16 22:22]

Hello Ivan,
Truly a gorgeous specimen you have posted here for all to enjoy viewing. Love the beautiful markings and stunning colors this particular butterfly displays. Wishing you a speedy recovery from your operations.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-17 2:30]

Bonjour Ivan,
Quelle bonne surprise! Tu es de retour, quel bonheur! J'espčre que ta santé va mieux maintenant et que tu pourras retourner souvent faire des promenades et photos dans la nature..
Une trčs belle espčce de papillons, mais que je n'ai encore jamais photographiée.
Excellente présentation des ailes supérieures si belles.
Bonne fin de semaine et un bonjour ā Ulla.

Welcome back MF Ivan! I'm sure you're well now. Very good detaisl and beautiful natural colours for the L. populi. Great POV.


Salam Ivan,
Its really nice to see you back posting on TN. Glad to hear about your health recovery. Wishing you the best healthy outcome.

An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Well composed & presented with an attractive POV. Nice & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Intensely worried to know you underwent abdominal surgeries, Ivan. Hope you are recovering well. Please keep us informed of your health status and wish you a speedy recovery!
Needless to say, I'm over-joyed to see you posting again. Hopefully, Ulla follows suit.
This Poplar Admiral you captured in summer looks beautiful. Superb details and colours on the fully open wings.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Ivan,
A macro with great sharpness and detail. Your POV, DOF and colors are amazing. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-17 14:05]

Hello Ivan
Great news to see you back hoping for a quick recovery for you.Beautiful composition and excellent point of view.As usual sharp image with great details.Lovely colours.
TFS Michel

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-11-18 0:17]

Welcome back, Ivan!

We missed you! Hope you recover fully and quickly!

Great re-start! Lovely species, expertly taken.

All the best,


Hej Ivan,
nu förstår jag vad din långa bortavaro berodde. Hoppas du att snabb blir bra.
Jag är ju inte så aktiv på TN numer men kollar här ganska ofta och har saknat dina bilder och kommentarer.
Grattis till din fina fångst, dessa rariteter är inte så lätta att fota. Jag tror dock att i år har det varit "ganska" gott om dem, vi har sett betydligt fler än vanligt på fjärilsvägen.
Med vänlig hälsning

hello Ivan,
very nice capture, top class clarity and colour.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-20 2:25]

Hi Ivan,it's nice to see you again,i'm happy to hear that your health problems are gones,we need your presence there...ehehe..you're one of the most expert about the nature! Magnificent admiral,great capture whit a perfect exposure and great details and colors! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

WOW welcome back .. abd operations are so painful and nature so healing and this shot..soothes my soul!! ((hugs)) What an awesome display of beauty

Hi Ivan,
I'm just back also. Not because of any health problems, I just simply had a long break. First of all I wish you health, I truly hope your problems are over for now. Secondly, being a fan of butterfly photography (although I only have a few useful images) I admire the wonderful image you show us. Excellent composition, exposure, DoF and colors - probably sharpness on the wings could be increased on this re-sized version, but in a minimal dose only. Otherwise an image to be proud of from your side, and an image must look at from ours. Thanks for sharing and big congrats.
Friendly regards, Lászlķ

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-08 1:04]

Hello Ivan,
very pretty presentation from the top. The colors are splendid and the details are well seen.
How i love the composition of smooth light green to the the dark blue of the subject. The combination is so pleasant .


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2013-02-15 13:15]

Hi Ivan,
Beautiful butterfly in full wing spread.
The colors and markings are gorgeous, and displayed in sharp details.
Sure hope you are continuing to recover from your operations.
Take care and TFS. : )

Hello Ivan.
I hope by now you are fully recovered from your operation.
This butterfly looks unique to me. It looks like a cross between lacewings and common sailor. I have never seen one around here. Beautiful shot with vivid markings on the wings. Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

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