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Copyright: Vinny Blood (Vinster) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, SanDisk Ducati 8GB
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-07 4:35
Viewed: 2920
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is one of the most distinctive UK butterflies. Only when it's in flight could you mistake it for a fritillary of some kind. When at rest the jagged wings are instantly recognisable. It is a member of the Nymphalidae and the caterpillars feed on nettles. It can be found through most of Europe and into Asia. It takes its name from the distinctive white mark on the underwing.

Here, the adult is feeding on the flowers of Creeping Thistle. In the area I took this shot the population seems to have slightly more jagged wings than on average. The shot is hand held, lightly cropped and sharpened.

Kind Regards

Vinny www.vincentblood.com

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Hi Vinny,

A lovely shot of Comma butterfly! The sharpness and POV are just ideal with nice DOF. The colors are so natural and pure. The purple flowers give nice contrast to the colors of the Comma butterfly. The greenish blurred BG is just awesome, and fit well into the composition. Great job!

PS: Thanks for your kind comments on my today's post.

Thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-07 5:09]

Hello Vinny,
This species have uncommon shape of wings. Good sharpness and nice spread wings. I think that you should to crop from left side this picture than composition could be better.
Regards, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-07 6:27]

Very fine display of this comma captured beautifully. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-09 2:46]
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Hello Vinny
Thank you for your kind words on completing my third anniversary with TN!
An excellent capture of a Comma butterfly that deserves more attaention
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition with the OOF thistle flowers, colours and lighting.
-: none
Thanks again and best regards,

Ciao Vinny, lovely composition with wonderful comma, fine details, great natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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