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Orange in the sky

Orange in the sky
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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: 2013-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 10:27
Viewed: 1894
Points: 50
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Genus: Melitaea

Species: M. didyma

The Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found primarily in Southern and Central Europe.
The wingspan is 35-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on various plants, including Linaria, Plantago lanceolata, Veronica, Centaurea jacea and Digitalis purpurea.

Questo ninfalide ricorda molto la Melitaea Athalia, dalla quale differisce oltre che per le minori dimensioni, anche per alcuni disegni quali le lunule subeguali sul margine dell'ala anteriore e , inferiormente, per il disegno discale arancione dell'ala posteriore che appare del tutto aperto, ossia non racchiude alcun elemento giallo.

Compare a maggio e presenta due o tre generazioni. Il bruco, che ha come piante nutrici piantaggini, veroniche, linaiole e artemisie, è biancastro con tratti neri; dorsalmente, due linee di macchie arancioni con escrescenze bianco-grigiastre. Quelli dell'ultima generazione svernano per impuparsi in primavera: gli adulti sfarfalleranno dopo quindici giorni.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
È tipica dell'Europa media e meridionale. In Sicilia è presente la sottospecie "occidentalis", diffusa anche in Nordafrica. Rispetto ad altre sottospecie, appare con disegni neri più piccoli e macchie postdiscali raramente presenti.

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hallo Luciano
great sharpness composition with great [playing with light
the colours and BG are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano, gran bella Didima magnificamente ambientata, fantastici colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-24 11:26]

HI Luciano,
very original composition you made, interesting POV,
wonderful blue BG, excellent details and colors !
Best regards !

Hello luciano,
Although it was a difficult shot,but you captured it well.Excellent colour and sharpness with good colour combination.Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-24 12:27]

Hello Luciano,
The special POV makes this photo to a little masterpiece. Sharpness, details and composition are fantastic. Splendid clear colours.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2013-07-24 12:39]

salut Liciano
ahaha attention au décollage !
Voici une prise de vue originale, il fallait y penser et réussir le tout. Bravo, c'est frais et coloré.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2013-07-24 13:34]

Hi Luciano,

Great pov, very nice colors of the wings.
The détails are superbe, very good light and sharpness.
Great job, TFS.
Have a good day.

Oh i LOVE this, perspective is whimsical and this looks as if it could be a cover for a short story :)

Hello Luciano
Superb composition, excellent point of view, focus and detail. Perfect light. Beautiful photo.
regards yiannis

hallo Luciano
說真得第一次見你這種角度照相片 很訝異突破傳統
不過很漂亮 我喜歡各種不同角度相片的蝴蝶 令人深刻映象
花也很有特性 也很美麗 有種唯美的照法

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-24 21:17]

Hello Luciano
very lovely view of the underside colors and patterns. The soft blue sky gives a good background and backdrop.
Excellent sharpness and beauty well preserved.


Ciao Luciano,
Bella cattura con il cielo come sfondo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-24 23:58]

Hello Luciano.
What an attractive POV and amazing wingspread of the cute butterfly. Beautiful butterfly on a nice flower is looked very well.Regards Siggi

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-25 0:43]

sky as bg ! .. superb PV with this, Luciano, .. stunning detail from the bf perching on this beautiful flower .. great expo and frame .. well done mate

regards, nuri :)

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  • sincap (109)
  • [2013-07-25 1:13]

Color a real looker. The focus and the background are absolutely top.
Best Regards Sincap

Interesting composition Luciano! Fantastic colours and impressive sharpness too!

Hello Luciano,
a well-exposed image, not easy agaisnt sky, you used fillin flash well here.
Nice natural colors, good sharpness, we can see every detail very cleraly.
Maybe a little more contrats for a more "pressure" on the image.
Well done, mf.


Hello Luciano

WOW ! you was at the best place the best time
to capture in photo this beautiful scenery,
and you choose the best POV, lovely light
and color tones, TFS


Hello Luciano,
The rhythm within the space is just great,excellent sharpness and clarity.
Best regards,

Bonsoir Luciano,

La fleur cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Mélitée orangée. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-07-25 13:59]

Hi Luciano,

Very beautiful picture: unusual and interesting POV, lovely colors, and great details.

Good night,


Hi Luciano,
Astonishing low PoV, perfect use of flash (as always from you), irresistable composition... In my opinion one of the best photos on the whole TrekNature site. Gorgeous, fantastic, unbelievable... The art of macro photography. You rule.
Best regards, László

Sembra un fotomontaggio!! Ed è un complimento! Stupenda!


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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2013-07-26 15:55]

Hi, Luciano
This is an image that is almost impossible with a DSLR with a larger sensor, because the combination of depth of field and field of view achieved here is impossible without selecting a very small aperture (and usually losing the necessary shutter speed). This is a very well visualized and executed image, and I appreciate the "green knees" and discomfort that are required to get this type of photograph ;-)
Best wishes, Nigel.

Ciao Luciano, ottima inquadratura, bellissime le ali della farfalla disposte a ventaglio che si staccano molto bene con lo sfondo del cielo. complimenti.

dear luciano,
composition and sharpness is very interesting.
point of view is excellent.
it is as a story book's paints.
best wishes,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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