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°Hamearis lucina°°

°Hamearis lucina°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-28 10:06
Viewed: 1958
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Points: 8
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Hamearis lucina (Linnaeus 1758)
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Nemeobiinae

Wingspan: 30 – 36mm

Hamearis lucina is the only European representative of the rich neotropical Nemeobiinae subfamily (containing metalmarks, and other unusual and conspicuous little butterflies).

The species is distributed from Northern Spain and Southern England through Central Europe, Northern and Central Italy, Sicily, the Balkan, going as far north as southern Sweden and the Baltic states. It seems to be rather local, missing in wide areas of its range. The butterflies prefers the edges of deciduous forests. Caterpillars live on Primrose.

One generation from the end of April to June. South of the Alps there are two generations: March to May, and August to September.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 25/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-28 15:19
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 286 kb

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Hello Sergio,
A superb butterfly species not very often found in my country. The focus, exposure and WB are perfect. It is a great composition. I like very much the blurry background around the butterfly. Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-28 11:38]

Hi Sergio,
Nice shot. Gorgeous natural colours with
good composition and details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Sergio, bella Lucina, l'ho beccata per la prima volta quest'anno, farfalla non facile da trovare e da fotografare, gran bella mcro, complimenti, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-28 15:50]

Ciao Sergione,un po' sfigato con la posizione delle ali,ma davvero grande nel mostrarci questa rarita',mai vista dalle mie parti,buoni i dettagli in alcune parti e perfetta saturazione.Buona Domenica,Luciano

Good morning Sergio!
Superb composition. Wonderful colours and light. Excellent sharpness.
Thank You
Have a good Sunday!
J. Diogo

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