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garden delight


garden delight
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Copyright: Sue Rickhuss (snaphappy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 21 N: 233] (1948)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus SP570 UZ
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-21 12:19
Viewed: 3165
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Comma is a fascinating butterfly. The scalloped edges and cryptic colouring of the wings conceal hibernating adults amongst dead leaves, while the larvae, flecked with brown and white markings, bear close resemblance to bird droppings.this one was feasting on all these aster flowers in a garden. Open woodland and wood edges are the main habitats for both breeding and hibernation, but Pre-hibernation individuals range more widely in search of nectar and rotting fruit, and are seen regularly in gardens and many other habitats.

The species has a flexible life cycle, which allows it to capitalize on favourable weather conditions. However, the most remarkable feature of the Comma has been its severe decline in the twentieth century and subsequent comeback. It is now widespread in southern Britain and its range is expanding northwards.

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Beautifull capture, very sharp, nice colors and light, excellent BG,
TFS, regards,
Nikos.

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  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-09-22 11:02]

Un conjunto de gran belleza Sue. Impresionan los bellos contrastes y la efectividad de esa suave luz.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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