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Tatty Tortoiseshell


Tatty Tortoiseshell
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D + Grip BG-E3, Canon EF 75-300 mm USM, 58mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 5:31
Viewed: 2933
Points: 6
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I spotted this rather tatty looking Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) whilst out walking. Must have had a hard winter. A common and familiar garden and wayside butterfly. Loves the sun. Seen flying between March and October. Upper-wings marbled orange, yellow and black. Gregarious caterpillars feed on the common nettle. Wingspan 42 mm

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Many of us finding butterflies at this time of the year are getting the survivors of the last year -- apparently in tatty condition, Bill. Did you see mine shot in the mountains in mid February? It was a Painted Lady. However, the Plain Tiger I shot here recently in Delhi was fresh and sleek.
Despite your Small Tortoiseshell's worn out look, you have captured it very well. Perfectly sharp focus, details and colours.
Well done and thanks for sharing the picture.
Ram

Hi William,
you have captured a old Small Tortoiseshell whick is not in the best shape after the wintering, it's always great to find the first in the spring, still no up here.
Fine sharpness with good details and natural colours.
Well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-17 12:16]

Hi William,
Very nice close up.Colors,contrast,sharpness,cross framing and composition are wonderful.
Thanks fro posting.

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