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colourful morning

colourful morning
Photo Information
Copyright: monique voorn schulz (movoschu) (178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-20 4:08
Viewed: 1987
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This butterfly can be found almost anywhere, from the seashore and town gardens, to the tops of the highest mountains.

Larval Foodplants

The primary larval foodplant is Common Nettle (Urtica dioica). Hop (Humulus lupulus), Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria judaica) and Small Nettle (Urtica urens) are also used.

Nectar Sources

Adults feed primarily on Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica), Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), Honeydew / Sap, Ivy (Hedera helix), Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) and Thistles (Cirsium spp. and Carduus spp.).


The adults use a wide variety of nectar sources, including Buddleia, Ivy blossom and Bramble. They are also partial to rotting fruit, such as plums that have fallen from the tree. When resting on the ground or on a tree trunk, the undersides of the adults provide superb camouflage, making them almost invisible as they blend into the background.

Egg-laying females are very easy to spot. The powerful flight is replaced by a slow and deliberate flight as she flits from leaf to leaf of the foodplant, depositing an egg if the leaf is deemed suitable. Egg-laying is typically interspersed with periods of nectaring and resting
Info: UK Butterflies

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-20 4:29]

Hi Monique,very long note but without the name of this butterfly...eheheh...obviously you know like me that this is a Vanessa Atalanta,but you missed to write that.A fantastic capture,the sharpness is wonderful and the colors very bright,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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

hallo Monique
very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
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)
  • [2015-09-20 12:07]

Hallo Monique,
Pracht plaat. Prima scherpte, mooie kleuren en een goede compositie. Alleen de achtergrond is een beetje met ruis. Maar dat is eenvoudig weg te werken met een foto bewerkingsprogramma.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-20 17:00]

Hello Monique,
What a neat shot of this beautiful Red Admiral butterfly in an attractive opened wing pose. Colors are well saturated and focus is tac sharp. Exposure looks great and I like it's vertical body stance. Well done!!

Very good picture Monique, beautiful.
Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Lovely image of this beautiful butterfly named as 'Red Admiral' by Ron, Monique.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-21 4:10]

Hello Minique,
Fine macro of this beautiful butterfly. You captured it in a good position with beautiful colors and nice details.Regards Siggi

Hello Monique,
Thanks for showing us this beautiful butterfly. You have captured it nicely.


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