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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-200L + ext. tubeKenko 36mm, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-25 6:57
Viewed: 2765
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think that is Comma (Polygonia c-album).
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is a species of butterfly, common in the United Kingdom and with a distribution across Europe and temperate Asia to Japan and south to Morocco. Similar species are found in the United States and Canada. It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. The caterpillars are also cryptic, resembling a bird dropping.

In the 19th century the British population of comma butterflies crashed, and by 1920 there were only two sightings. The cause for this decline is unknown, and from about 1930 the population recovered and it is now one of the more familiar butterflies in Southern England, and is now resident in Scotland and in North Wales.

The caterpillars will feed up on hops, and they will also eat stinging nettle, elm or currant leaves, and in other parts of its distribution (e.g. in Sweden) also sallow and birch leaves.

The species survives the winter in the adult stage, and adults are of two forms. The form that overwinters before reproducing has dark undersides of the wings, whereas the form that develops directly to sexual maturation has lighter colured wing undersides. Both forms can arise from eggs laid by the same female, depending mainly on the photoperiods experienced by the larvae, but also with an influence of host plants, temperature and sex of individuals.

banaei_nikon, Juyona, cataclysta, zetu, siggi, Noisette has marked this note useful
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Hi Pawel
Impressive moment captured
Good shot. Nice macro....good contrast. Good efforts.
Well done..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-04-25 8:26]

Hola amigo,
espléndida macro,
fino encuadre y color...
atractiva presentación,

Czesc Pawel
Kolejna fajna fotka. Rozmyte tlo, dobra ostrosc. Ja bym sie tu troche pobawil z poziomami (levels)i moze lekkie unsharp mask na skrzydlach Fotka ladna i z duzym potencjalem - mozna ja jeszcze troche poprawic aby wygladala idealnie ;-)

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-25 13:02]

Hello Pawel
Excellent capture with good details and beautiful colors.

Hi Pael,
Fine study of the Comma, with good POV and coll BG. Thanks.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-25 16:01]

Hi Pawel,it's very interesting to see the same life cicle of butterflies in your and mine country.After the gonepteryx and the inachis,now the Comma....exactly like me!A very beautiful pic,whit a best point of view and excellents details and colors,My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Pavel,

an nice presentatin from this butterfly wiith good details and fine colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-25 23:30]

Hello Pawel.
Beautiful shot of the Comma Butterfly, nice composition and I like the pose as it really shows the lovely shape of the wings, the detail is good and nice natural colours too.
Best regards Siggi

hello Pawel
superb shot of this comma butterfly, i like his open wing pose
great sharpness and beautiful colors
very well done

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