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butterflies part 2

butterflies part 2
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-22 10:27
Viewed: 4495
Points: 40
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butterflies part 2

The life cycle of a butterfly exists from 4 stages.1. The egg, 2. The larva or caterpillar. 3. The headstock butterfly. 4. A rest stage is always followed by an active stage.
As soon as the small caterpillar has crawled from the egg, it can start with its most important function start, namely, eat and grow. The length of this increase stage differs by type. The caterpillars of most of the types are herbivores and grow very fast.

Within 2 or 3 weeks they are 20 times so long, and 2000 till 3000 times so heavy as they where before. Even the most elastic skin cannot endure such an enormous increase. The caterpillar peels thus a number of times. The body of the caterpillar exists from 13 segments. To the three first body parts behind the head, sit each time 2 udder legs. With those legs, the caterpillar holds its food fast. More to the back sits 5 couples of course legs. This are exactly small suction cups, with that the caterpillar can hold himself to the plant.

At the end of the caterpillar life there takes a transfiguration place: the caterpillar made from himself a cocoon. He made wires of side and wind itself in it. So on this way he forms a cocoon. This cocoon looks forward very hard, but that is it not. If you touch the cocoon just a little, he can burst out.

The duration of the headstock stage varies, of a couple of weeks at some tropical types, and the by us live types up to 9 months, where even the headstock over winters sometimes. During the cocoon period the fabrics and the agencies change of the caterpillar in those of a butterfly. There arisen new characteristics like for example the wings.

While in the cocoon, the caterpillar changes into a butterfly. When the butterfly is ready, it starts to break through the cocoon. First a hole appears. Then the butterfly struggles to come out through the hole. This can take a few hours. In the cocoon the caterpillar is converted to a butterfly. How that goes entirely, it has been not yet entirely confessed. We call this change from egg to butterfly transfiguration. A couple days for the caterpillar ends up, the skin of the headstock becomes transparent. Finally the headstock bursts open... on a morning there will be a butterfly coming out.

this one is the Dutch red admiral. Yesterday during a walk with my wife I saw this beauty. And yes I got it for the lens and I hope you like it.

marhowie, thistle, wallhalla15, sAner, PDP, Luc, dew77, Eko, liquidsunshine, NINIX, phlr, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hello Jaap, Very good macro. This is composed well with excellent colors, details and POV. The small hoverfly? is a great added bonus to the shot. Excellent note - Well done!

Nice shot Jaap!
The POV and composition are perfect. Photo has great colours and good details.
H'fly is nice bonus.
Overall, very interesting post.

Great macro Jaap. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Note is excellent. Very good job. WEll done

Hallo Jaap,
this is wonderful, the butterfly on this pretty flower, even the hoverfly is sharp enough. The butterfly has a funny nose - (anyway it looks like a nose) and I like the background with the green grass very much.
A pretty contrast. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

WOW a butterfly in Netherlands ;-))
Congrats for this beauty, Jaap.
The colours are lovely, good POV, well composed and good details.
Very well done, my friend.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-22 18:32]

Hello Jaap, good shot. I like hte composition and the colours are very good. Maybe the whites are a tiny bit bright but not too distracting. Good details and I like the inclusion in the drone fly :-)

Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-23 0:04]

Hi MF Jaap! I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley. Very beautifull Admiral. More beautifull than mine.

" The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating.
The paths are not to be found, but made.
And the activity of making them, changes both the maker and their destination. "
(John Schaar)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull day!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-08-23 2:14]

Hallo Jaap,
Ik weet niet wat ik daar moet aan verbeteren, iets dat perfect gemaakt is kan men niet verbeteren, ik weet ook niet welke kritiek ik zou moeten geven, buiten dat hij weer tot de top behoort, ik neem deze week eens contact op Jaap!
Groeten uit een verdronken Vlaanderen,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-23 3:29]

Hello jaap!
Wonderful butterfly capture with bonus hoverfly.
Colors,POV,3D effect and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-23 6:55]

Hi Jaap. This is a good macro. Nice colors and well composed. DOF & POV are very nice. I have one nit: the white spots on the wing are burnt ... Otherwise; a nice picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-23 9:51]

Hi Jaap!
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,sharpness,POV and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Great shot Jaap,
Good detail and great POV. Well composed. Good colours & notes. The bonus hoverfly is great, very nicely framed.
Well captured, thanks for posting.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-23 13:40]

He Jaap,

het is allemaal atalanta vandaag. Mooie prent Jaap. Geinig met die bij erbij. Het mooiste vind ik de sprieten.
Weet je, voor ik er foto's van maakte had ik ze nooit zo in detail gezien. Soms zijn de insecten in het groot net monsters.

Na doorgaan met schieten. Ik heb nog een hele reeks vlinders öp de plank"


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-23 17:12]

Very good!
Also common in Portugal this specie.
Great colors and details!
Perfect sharpness too!

Hallo Jaap,

Hierdie is 'n puik foto. Ek moet se die fokus en die diepte van veld is nommerpas. Die komposisie is vir my ook baie goed. Wel gedaan.


Hi Jaap,
The composition and POV sets this butterfly shot apart IMO. I love the crisp details and vivid colors. Very nicely done! :-) The note is very good also.

Hello Jaap!
Very nice butterfly close up.Vivid colors,sharpness,POV,DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-25 18:23]

Jaap, another very beautiful butterfly posted by you.

Excellent sharpness and pov. I like colors too.

The other insect is a great bonus.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-28 17:39]

Hi Jaap,
Excellent macro!
Very beautiful colour and composed.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-15 8:46]

Hi, dear Jaap.
Many thanks for visiting and nice comments and thank you for samples, which are worthy imitation.

Great image of two attractive insects (charming butterfly and hoverfly) and so fine flower. Excellent scene at whole, impressive POV, superb sharpness and details of the main objects and blurriness of the BG. Colours are great too. Bravo. Perfectly done job.

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