First Comma 2011
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|This Comma butterfly was encountered whilst walking through my village, its busy trying to sun itself on ivy leaves.|
The Comma Butterfly ( Polygonia c-ablum has the distinctive ragged wing edges. Under wings are smoky-brown with the distinctive 'comma' mark. They are double brooded and hibernate. Adults seen March - September. Caterpillars feed on the common nettle, elm, and hops.
This was taken on an unusually warm day 18 c with clear blue skies.
Image has been cropped and a high pass filter applied.
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- [2011-03-23 10:19]
A fine capture of a Comma that has come out from hibernation. It is a sign for us up in the North that spring is on the way and soon we shall see these too.
I like the POV and composition on the ivy leaves with good sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and kind regards,
- [2011-03-23 12:45]
Hi William,the sharpness isn't the best but i like a lot the strange point of view and the diagonal position,excellent light balance and colors...in my last pic you can see the other side of comma if you want....thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
a very beautiful capture of the Comma taken from a very good point of view, splendid spring lighting and colours, very nice composition