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Anthocharis damone, male underside

Anthocharis damone, male underside
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 3:12
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Anthocharis damone Boisduval, 1836

Forewing lenght. 19.0-21.0 mm.

Diagnostic features. Male like the Anthocaris cardamines but upperside yellow (see here). Underside hindwing yellow with mottled green markings.

Distribution. Local in Sicily (Mt Etna) and in Sud Italy (Calabria), Macedonia, Greece (Mt Parnassus). Range extends to Syria, Lebanon, Trans-Caucasus and Iraq, always very local.

Biology. Flies April-May at 600-1200m in a single brood. Larval food plant Isatis tinctoria.


* Higgins L, Hargreaves B (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. - Collins, London.


Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Matt’s European Butterflies

Fauna Europaea

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Hello Marcello,

Superb composition. Detail of this butterfly is very well captured. Very nice colours also.
Have a nice day,

Good shot
Good sharpness and DOF
I like teh diagonal stem
Good exposure


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-24 7:19]

complimenti,non sapevo ci fossero tutte queste bellissime specie in Sicilia...buona giornata,Luciano

Hi Marcello,
Very nic close-up shot you've taken, with superb details and sharpness, perfect POV and lovely colours.
I love this shot very much. :-)
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes,

Ciao Marcello, splendida anche questa nitida e con grandi dettagli, colori meravigliosi, grande foto di una bellissima farfalla, bravo, ciao Silvio
PS grazie per i link, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-24 12:42]

Buongiorno Marcello,
excellent presentation of damone on a well-composed picture. Exact focus, high sharpness, optimal point of view, pleasant natural colours and professional light management. What else? Superb!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-24 15:25]

Hello Marcello,
Great composition and POV, beautiful details
Regards, Dejan

Hi Marcello.
Exuberant butterfly!
Beautiful colors and very good sharpness.
Interesting lateral POV.
Pleasant composition!
Thanks for sharing!
José Roberto

Gracias Marcello por tu rápida y efectiva ayuda para identificar la mosca Eristalinus.

Tu fotografía excelente, con un encuadre casi perfecto a mi gusto, un excelente enfoque y unos colores reales bien plasmados.

Saludos y hasta pronto: J. Ignasi

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-25 11:48]

Hi Marcello,
Awesome shot of this beautiful one with immaculate sharpness and lovely saturated colours. Superb natural lighting and exposure and you have captured a classical pose here. Very precise DOF and a great POV to portray it. Wonderful composition. Kudos.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-10-26 10:46]

Hello Marcello , This shot is very nice and so complete ,well taken shot ,good in pov and a very fine details ,very good job ,I like a lot ,Greetings Teunie .

ciao Marcello
questa Pieridae e' uno spettacolo!!!!!!!
e la tua foto la riprende in modo perfetto
ottimi dettagli colori e messa a fuoco

complimenti sERGIO

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-11-10 13:31]

Very nice composition. Very good sharpness and lighting is excellent.
Gorgeous and vibrant colours.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-15 6:15]

Hello Marcello,
Wonderful butterfly close up.I liked POV,vivid colors,framing,details and composition a lot.

Hello Marcello
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Great focusing,colors and BG,Superb shot.


Bonjour Marcello,
Je n'ai jamais vu de tel papillon ! Il est très richement coloré et d'une netteté impeccable ! Bravo !

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