|Copyright: Matthew Johnson (Matt)
|Date Taken: 2005-08-08|
|Exposure: f/5.2, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-10-20 8:26|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is my favourite species of butterfly – the Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni). The photo was taken at Woodwalton Fen in Cambridgeshire.|
The Brimstone’s wing has developed into a leaf-shape, complete with rot-spots and leaf-like veins. The larval foodplant of this butterfly is Buckthorn and in the wild its nectar plants include Bluebells & Red Campion. Brimstone’s emerge from their chrysalids in July and live until the following July. Adults hibernate over winter in woodlands and emerge in spring.
Some people believe that the term butterfly may be derived from this species due to its butter colour – however this sounds a bit dubious to me!
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- [2005-10-20 12:10]
Matthew bonjour, very pleasant shot. Good composition and sharpness. Beautiful harmony with green colors. Congratulations Didier.
wow, the perfect sharpness and a wonderful motive with so pretty colours.
Also the thistle is beautiful, very good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- [2005-10-20 18:04]
Lovely composition and POV.
Superb sharpness and great details and colors.
Very nice composition. Your POV is very good, the DOF is very sharp.
- [2005-10-22 18:52]
Good and simple composition of greens. I like it very much. TFS! Michal