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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 9:20
Viewed: 2026
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. 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 or 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.

Vanessa c-bianco (Polygonia c-album)
La vanessa c-bianco deve il suo nome al curioso disegno a forma di c nella pagina inferiore delle ali. E' caratterizzata da un colore fulvo a macchie più scure. Vive in ambienti con fiori ai margini dei boschi e dei giardini.

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Hello Luciano,
A very beautiful butterfly with nice natural colours and excellent focus.
Great capture and good POV.

hello Luciano
greatpose with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Luciano,
vuoi mettere in dubbio la scelta di Linnaeus che ha deciso per la C, ma poi se gli Inglesi hanno scelto il nome Comma, non ci rimane che accettare, come hai sottolineato anche nella tua descrizione, che si tratti proprio di una C, che in questa tua splendida immagine appare in tutto il suo candore, una bellissima cattura in una delle classiche pose di questa farfalla.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine settimana
Ciao Maurizio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-20 13:25]

Hello Luciano,
the sharpnes and colors are very good. POV is very nice.Nice seperation form the BG, excellent composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-20 14:23]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful photo of this Comma in sharp light and bright colours. Superb sharpness and details. Very good POV, DOF and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-20 21:58]

Very nice photo, TFS!

Ciao Luciano
Il est magnifique ce profil de Polygonia -c, comme il est d'ordinaire très sombre, la lumière montre bien les nuances de marron.
merci amitiés

Hi Luciano,
A beautiful capture of this comma butterfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Características técnicas de la captura muy similares a la anterior que publicaste.
Bello trabajo.
Buen fin de semana Luciano.

Ciao Luciano,
Thank you for presenting this beautiful Butterfly with the remarkable camouflage.

I like very much also your interesting notes - and I wonder - if they spend in the European Autumn lots of time on the ground, hence the resemblance to fallen leaves?!?

The whole palette of autumn shades must be inspirational for fashion designers :-)) - the wings resemble a bit a jigsaw puzzle.

Beautifully presented, Luciano with your usual perfect photographic technique.

I thank you also for visiting my portfolio!

I wish you a nice week-end
Warm Greetings
Ciao Ingrid

Ciao Luciano,
Questo è veramente tutta la luce e dettagli su quelle ali di una farfalla! ... pararece che se io tratto il mio dito al display sul mio PC, ho potuto sentire la consistenza di quelle ali! ... Spesso si fanno cose che assomigliano a una DSLR! ... Penso che fare buon uso della luce per ottenere un dettaglio eccellente. Mi meraviglia il DOF perfetto per f /3,5! Bravo!
Saluti, Grazie per la condivisione, Jesús

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-21 16:37]

Hi Luciano,

I can just imagine how well camouflaged this butterfly would be in another month or two when the leaves change colors. These are beautiful earthtone colors which you show with great detail and shadings. I love the pose on the green leaf. Nice vertical composition and framing.


Ciao Luciano, bella comma, solita magnifica qualità, bei dettagli e splendidi colori naturali, bravo, ciao Silvio

ciao Luciano
what a great macro capture of beautiful c-album with great sharp details and coloration. POV/DOF and light suing also great. vertical composition and frame very nice.
thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

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