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Comma Butterfly

Comma Butterfly
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lepidoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 5:18
Viewed: 3000
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polygonia c-album

Dutch name: Gehakkelde aurelia
French name: Robert le diable

Size: Has a wingspan of around 45mm

Months seen: April to November.

Habitat: Woodlands and gardens.

Food: Nectar.

The underside of their wings are a dull brown colour, with a small 'C' shaped marking, which gives the butterfly its name.

During winter they hibernate on the lower branches of trees. With their wings closed they resemble a dead leaf, and can remain perfectly camouflaged throughout the winter.

The caterpillars are black and white in colour and resemble bird droppings. (source UK Safari)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-10 5:31]

Hello Mariki,
I hope your problems in uploading have been solved. Anyway you managed to post this fine capture of the Comma nicely in focus. Beautiful light and colours and fine sharp details. The soft background makes it stand out nicely. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Marie Christine,
What a beauty and sunny capture!
I like the POV and nice transparencies formed on the wings.
You've got so sharp details on the head and antennae, and a soft blurred background.
Very good work and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-09-10 6:20]

Hello Marie, c'est un très beau papillon et comme j'aime cette atmosphère estivale dans ta photo! Malheureusement, cette atmosphère a déjà commencé à nous quitter. On sent la joie de vivre, la belle luminosité traversant les ailes de ce bel insecte. Merci!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-10 6:38]

Hallo Marie Christine,
Zijn we ook eens buren. Het blijft fascinerend hoe je steeds weer nieuwe soorten in dat zelfde gebied weet te vinden. Prachtige foto in schitterende kleuren en goede scherpte. Erg mooie compositie.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-10 7:49]

Hello Mariki, wonderflul macro shot of this comma butterfly. Wonderful colours and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-10 7:52]

merhaba marie
beautiful butterfly and good capture
i like composition, colours and details

Hello Mariki, super close up shot of this butterfly. Details, colours and composition are all perfect.
TFS and regards,

hello marie,
nice capture of this beautiful butterfly, the colors look beautiful, the sunlight adds to the effect, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hello Mariki, wonderful close-up chot of this beautiful butterfly! Perfect focus and details! TFS.

Hi Marie, What a beautiful butterfly wihich I have nort seen before. Excellent in all around!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.


Hallo Marie,

Een vlinder die ik nog niet heb gefotografeerd maar wel gezien heb deze week.
Mooie diagonale compositie en goed van scherpte.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-09-10 17:01]

Hola Marie.
I am sorry for being out of here for some time, and I miss a lot of great photos from You. Excellent image, lovely colours.

Hi Mariki,

That's a type of Butterfly that I have trouble finding whenI have my camera with. All I have to do is go walking without my camera, then I'll see them.

Anyway, a very nice photo, shows the irregular wing edges well.


Bonjour Mariki,
Good pose of the butterfly with a upper view of it!
very good clarity in nice colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-10 22:53]

Hi Marie,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Comma butterfly with lovely colours and details on its wings. The shape of its wings always amaze me. Very neat and sharp image with superb lighting. I like this natural setting and the pose you have captured it in. Thanks for sharong this fine image.

Hi Marie,
My neighbor today. A nice capture of this beautiful comma butterfly. Very well composed with a nice POV and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-11 4:17]

Salut Marie,c'est pas facile capturer ce papillon aves les ailes ouvertes! Mes compliments,j'aime l'excellente position de la lumiere qui donne un charme particulier a cette photo,merci de partager,Luciano

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-11 5:00]

Hi Marie Christine
very nive image
well done.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-11 21:38]

Hello Marie, Though the left is slightly OOF but its a beauty here. Well shot and with lovely view. Ganesh

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-11 22:08]

Hello Marie,

What a wonderfull photo! You have made excelent use of the light getting such shiny, saturrated colors on butterfly's wings. Light reflexion on insect's heary body looks great. The well chosen DOF enabled you showing great details of wing's texture. Nice contrast between insect's colors and background bring even more life to your excelent photo.


Bonita toma Marie. Veo que día a día la calidad de tus fotografías es mejor, como ocurre con esta bella mriposa, donde destaca la gran naturalidad de sus colores.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

Ciao Marie, splendid comma with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, lovely composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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