Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychlor
|Informação sobre a Foto|
|Direitos de Autor: Tina Dreghici (Tina)
|Data da Foto: 2012-06-10|
|Exposição: f/5.6, 1/200 segundos|
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|Versão da Foto: Versão Original|
|Data de Submissão: 2012-06-13 2:16|
|[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista|
|I checked several sites about the differences between the small and large Tortoiseshell and I think its the Large one ! Any comments about the ID would be appreciated! Although I am not pleased with the quality of the picture - the insect did not get me chances - he dissapeared high in the forest after a few seconds ! But anyway I did not resist to share this beauty with all of you friends ! |
Additional info : ''It can be differentiated from its cousin the Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) mainly on size although some urticae seem quite large, but also by the light mark nearest the upf apex which is white in urticae and pale yellow in polychloros. Also the submarginal blue marks seem a lot brighter, especially on the forewing, for urticae than polychloros. '' from : http://www.butterfliesoffrance.com/html/Nymphalis%20polychloros.htm
And more from : http://www.guypadfield.com/largetortoiseshell.html
''Records of large tortoiseshells are , in reality, often of over-enthusiastically identified small tortoiseshells. If you get a good look, however, there should be no danger of confusion. The large tortoiseshell has 4 dark spots in the open orange of the forewing, beneath the cell. The small tortoiseshell has only 3.''
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- [2012-06-13 2:22]
Hi Tina,a great pic,not easy to have a total sharpness and details whit this wings position,i like your hard contrast for this bright colors,very nice composition and perspective too,today the ID is right..ehehe..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2012-06-13 2:33]
you demonstrate us the beauty of this butterfly showing it from an attractive point of view.
A well composed picture, too!
You are right, it is Nymphalis polychloros. To distiguish it from Aglais urticae is easy but it is
more critical for Nymphalis xanthomelas!
Best wishes, Peter
- [2012-06-13 3:49]
Fine composition for this colorful Tortoiseshell, tfs.
Ciao Tina, difficult POV, but you take a great macro, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Beautiful photo Tina! Interesting subject, good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.