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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-28 2:12
Viewed: 701
Points: 12
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Rare specie in my region....restricted to (semi-) natural areas. It is reported extinct in Austria. Decline in distribution or population size of 6-30% have been reported from Moldova and Romania.

Freyer's purple emperor usually inhabits forests and is often found nearby rivers and streams. The female spends the majority of her life in the foliage. The largest habitat of the animal is the Gemenc forest in Southern Hungary. In spite of the fact that it is one of the rarest animals in Europe, it can be observed in large quantities there. In Europe, Freyer's purple emperor usually has one, sometimes two generations, the first in May and June, the second in July and August. The caterpillars feed on willow species.

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hello Marius
C'est une superbe prise, bel angle de vue sur ce papillon.
Bonne netteté et bonne visibilité de détails.

A high quality macro showing nether wings of this beautiful butterfly on the way to extinction, Marius.
Exceptionally sharp image with excellent DOF.

Hi Marius,

This is a superb picture of then Purple Emperor. The macro is super sharp with wonderful details & vivid colors.


Warm Regards,

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors , splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-28 9:32]

Hi Marius,i seen a lot today over the restaurant where i been at mid-day....but obviously i haven't the camera with me,so i lost a great opportunity. A fantastic capture of one of the most beautiful butterfly of our countries,and the pic no needs comment,absolutely fantastic!!!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful Emperor, Marius. Quite well captured. Details and sharpness look good. Although BG doesn't come out your new posted picture, but credit goes to you to isolate (we know the distance between subject and BG helps us to get perfect BG) the BG from subject even those plants were not so far from butterfly.
Thanks for sharing,

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