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Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy
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Copyright: Iovescu Stefan (stefan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 32] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-22 6:13
Viewed: 2777
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina) is a European butterfly in the family Riodinidae. For many years, it was known as the "Duke of Burgundy Fritillary", because of the adult's similar markings to "true" Fritillaries of the family Nymphalidae.
The male Duke of Burgundy has a wingspan of 29–31 mm, and the female 31–34 mm (Oates & Emmet, 1990). The upper side of the wings are marked in a chequered pattern strongly reminiscent of a fritillary butterfly (family Nymphalidae); however, the Duke may be separated by its wing shape (Tomlinson & Still, 2002). The Duke also has a distinctive underwing pattern (see image below).
The species range is restricted to the Western Palaearctic, from Spain, the UK and Sweden to the Balkans (Oates & Emmet, 1990). It is the sole representative of its (sub)family in Europe (Oates & Emmet, 1990).

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Excelent acaptura! Detalii superbe si clare!

Hello Iovescu,
Very good shot! you make great pictures of butterflies MF, good DOF, right level of light and contrast, good details. Congratulations, please continue posting!
PS: Sort, but useful note, thanks! interesting species!

Buna Stefan,
Detalii si culori foarte bune. Claritate de asemenea.
Numai bine!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-26 8:13]

Hello stephan,
A fine capture of a male H. lucina, species that is rare in my country. The dorsal POV was taken with nice sharpness and colours against a pleasing blurred natural BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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