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Autumn classic


Autumn classic
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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: 2011-10-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-18 2:38
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias Crocea,one of the most common butterflies but very rare in this summer.
A regular migrant to the Uk from Europe, and although seen in most years it is well known for occasional "mass" migrations, sometimes called "Clouded Yellow years". Usually seen from March to October. Found in fields, meadows and grasslands over much of North Africa and Southern Europe to the Middle East, occasionally reaching the Scandinavian region when migrating. Feeds on leguminous plants, including the Clovers (Trifolium), Lucerne (Medicago sativa) both found in Brickfields Park, and occasionally, Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). Breeds in the Uk but does not overwinter. The caterpillar is bright green and hairy with a broad pale yellow / white stripe along its upper side. Capable of two broods per year usually in June and August.

With a wingspan of 50-65mm (2-2.5in), when settled it always has it's wings closed so the greenish yellow undersides with central silver spot outlined in red are the usual view of this butterfly, however the wing upper sides are an orange-yellow with broad dark brown borders, in the female ♀ these borders contain yellow or pale white spots. A small proportion of females are pale yellow and can be confused with the rarer Pale (C. hyale) and Berger's Clouded Yellows (C. alfacariensis). Females are larger than the males ♂, both having a dark brown spot to the upper forewing whilst on the upper hind wing the females have the same central silver spot outlined in red as the underside which is absent in the male.


Descrizione
Lepidottero di media grandezza dalla livrea giallo-arancio con larghe fasce marginali nel cui interno, ma solo nelle femmine, sono comprese macchie gialle. Le parti inferiori sono di colore giallo-citrino con una coppia di punti bianchi contornati di rossiccio sulle ali posteriori. Queste ultime presentano, inoltre, una serie di punti scuri nella regione postdiscale. Non di rado si osservano femmine dalla colorazione bianco-verdastra ascritte alla forma "helice", fissata geneticamente.

Biologia
Sverna come bruco nascosto tra anfratti e sotto le pietre. In primavera avviene la metamorfosi in crisalidi succinte provviste di un appuntito processo cefalico. A partire da maggio e fino all'autunno, si susseguono varie generazioni. Piante nutrici sono diverse Leguminose e soprattutto le vecce, sulle quali vengono deposte uova rosso-arancio.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Diffusa in Europa centro-meridionale, Nordafrica e Asia minore. Ovunque in Italia, dalla pianura ai 2400 m. Specie tra le più comuni nel territorio, ove si riscontra con frequenza nelle campagne coltivate e al limitare dei boschi

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Ciao Luciano,
una splendida macro di questa farfalla appariscente che ancora allieta i nstri campi ormai in veste autunnale, straordinaria nitidezza, a mio parere lo "sharp" è eccessivo, classica composizione per una "classica" farfalla
Grazie e complimenti
Buon pomeriggio
Ciao Maurizio

Questa te la invidio con tutto il cuore!! è una di quelle specie che non riesco a riprendere come vorrei, e tu hai saputo tirare fuori il meglio, nella composizione e nei dettagli!!! la metto tra le preferite
ciao
Stefano

Hello Luciano,
A very beautiful captured of this butterfly, outstanding sharpness details, excellent point of view, lovely colours and very good composition, a beautiful picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-18 6:31]

Ciao Luciano,
splendida immagine con nitidizza super e grande luminosità, bellissima la composizione e fantastici i colori.
Davvero bella!
Saluti
Enrico

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-18 6:46]

Ciao Luciano!
Bellissima, colorata immagine (giallo e viola un abbinamento che amo), ben composta e con la scelta perfetta del formato. Ottimo il POV (adoro le farfalle di profilo).
Dettagli super.
Complimenti.
Ciao e buona serata! Vanda
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P.S. ...lo sfondo non è al top, a mio parere.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-18 6:49]

Hi Luciano,
Splendid photo composition of this beautiful Butterfly, TFS!

hello Luciano
great sharpness pose of this beauty
great details and good light
i love this beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Luciano,
Une magnifique macro qui entre dans mes images favorites.
Couleurs, composition, netteté .... MA GNI FI QUE.
Amitiés
Serge

Superb detail, composition and colours! The light is spot on. regards yiannis

Hello Luciano,
Another excellent image. Lovely details and perfect focus.
What a exceptional capture of a splendid butterfly.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hi Luciano,
amazing vivid colours. Excellent point of view and perfect sharpness with many details.
Have a nice evening,
Maciek

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-18 10:57]

Hello Luciano.
Very fine capture of this Colias Crocea. I like its pose on the flower. All sharply in focus showing sharp details and lovely colours.Best regards Siggi

Hi Luciano,

Fabulous picture of this butterfly on this beautiful flower captured with pin sharp details & colors.
Very nice POV & lovely composition. Very well done & TFS.
Kapil

Ciao Luciano.
Anche quesrta sera ottima foto con bellissini colri che si abbinano tra di loro,grande nitidezza bene la conposizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful image captured with excellent sharp details and nice colours. Excellent POV and OOF BG, too. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Luciano, fino a qualche giorno fa ne volavano anche dalle mie parti, ora non si vedono più, magnifica macro con luce fantastica, gran bello anche il fiore su cui è posata, forse un pelo ddi sharpness in eccesso ma macro magnifica, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-10-18 12:50]

Hello Luciano,
You can to take photos of butterflies but in my country we have in early mornings about 5-7 deg. below zero. Nice and exactly sharp against dark BG butterfly look pretty well.
Regards, Pawel

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-18 13:12]

Hello Luciano,
A great macro shot of this beatiful butterfly in excellent light and colors.The sharpness,POV and details are wonderful...
Have a nice night!...
Dûrzan

Great photo Luciano! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and Impressive sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

A wonderful shading of colours. I have watched your photography grow from a hobby to a professional in a few short years. You simply amaze me Luciano.
Bob

Hello Luciano,
great capture of this beautiful butterfly with very good sharpness and wonderful colours. I especially like its pose on the purple flower.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Deliciosos y alegres colores... todo es vida en esta fotografía con esa atractiva Centaurea.
Buen encuadre e interesante luz que centraste bien en los motivos principales.
Saludos Luciano: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-10-20 1:24]

Hello Luciano,
exciting yellow that lives out wonderfully from the green grass. The eye is so sharp as well as the flower. Exciting view and pleasant presentation.

Regards,
Foozi

Ciao Luciano, Well my good friend what a fantastic capture of this beautiful Butterfly, has all the ingredients of perfection, top marks for exposure/white balance, lovely natural colours, great stuff here Luciano Bravo! and very well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

Bonjour Luciano,

La fleur aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Souci. La lumière de l'après-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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