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Poplar Admiral

Poplar Admiral
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 1:19
Viewed: 1858
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Poplar Admiral (Limenitis populi) is a butterfly in the heliconiine clade of the Nymphalidae family.

The wingspan in spread specimens varies for the males from 66 to 77 mm, and for the females from 82 to 85 mm, all mesures done on the larger private collection of Limenitis populi, now in the hands of Jean-Claude Weiss, the well-known specialist of Parnassius. In fact the specimens in the field are relatively of the same size, the difference in mesures are mainly because some sub-species are larger or smaller than other ones, it does not mean the size of this species is so variable in one location. It exists some specimens very small, about half size, but they are issued from breedings. So it is a noticeable difference in size between genders. The females have distinct broad white lines over their back wings. On the males the lines are narrower and fainter, and sometimes are not there at all. The upper surface is dark brown with white spots. The white stripe is surrounded by orange and blue borders. The underside is orange.

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Hallo Marx
Such a beautiful macro. You captured this Poplar Admiral in lovely sunlight which brings out the striking colours to the best. The clarity of its big eyes is lovely. I like the centralized composition and close to the eye point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

What a beautiful butterfly, shot with good focus!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-12 3:02]

Hello Marx,
this is a stunning shot. The sharpness and the beauty is well exposed with the spread wings well presented. The contrast of the background with the view is so outstanding.
nicely composed scenery.


hello marx

excellent capture with wonderful
colour of butterfly.focus and
sharphness with details applied well.


Ciao Macx.
Bella foto di questa farfalla con questa
livrea particolare,ottima la composizione,eccellente nitidezza come i colori naturali.
bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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