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Parnassius mnemosyne - HAPPY EASTER

Parnassius mnemosyne - HAPPY EASTER
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54757)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-10
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-28 15:03
Viewed: 1209
Points: 24
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Parnassius mnemosyne

Linneus 1758

Nome Volgare: Mnemosine

Famiglia: Papilionidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 23-32

Descrizione: una delle tre specie del genere Parnassius presenti in Italia. Caratterizzata da un colore di fondo bianco con venature nere e da alcune macchie nere, la P. mnemosyne rara e localizzata in radure umide di collina o di media montagna, sia a ridosso delle Alpi che degli Appennini.
La larva si ciba di piante del genere Corydalis. Come tutte le specie del suo genere, un superstite dell'era glaciale

Maschio: colore bianco traslucido con macchie nere e aree grigie. Area submarginale delle anteriori trasparente.

Femmina: Simile al maschio ma con macchie e aree grigie pi estese

Distribuzione: Alpi, Appennini e Sicilia.

Habitat: prati freschi e radure del piano montano e cacuminale, da 600 fino a circa 2200 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento da giugno a luglio

Piante nutrici: Corydalis cava, Corydalis solida.

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Brilliant. I really like the translucent quality of the wings and the double contrast between light and dark coupled with selective focus.

Beautiful lighting! It makes the butterfly glow. Good use of the dark background to bring out the subject. Sharp details and good pov. Very well done, tfs.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-03-28 23:30]

Ciao Silvio

Another superb macro shot of a butterfly with an interesting T shaped composition. Again superb use of a narrow dof to isolate & emphasise the butterfly from its surroundings. Good color and saturation. Nice graphism too with the light tones of the insect against the darker bg. Have a great weekend!

Hello Silvio,

Very nice composition and sharpness you captured. Well done



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-03-29 12:41]

First class photo, beautiful BW butterfly taken against the dark BG, perfect sharpness and details

Hello Silvio, another beautiful example of macro photography at its best!
Lovely contrasts of light and dark.
There is a real feeling of depth.

Happy Easter.
Regards Jean.

Hello,superb clarity and colors with somber mood.Friendly regards,Otto.

Bom dia Silvio,
You have a long history and intimacy with butterflies, always the most beautiful, always very well captured and presented. This is no exception, as beauty and as a photo.
My tributes and wish Happy Easter to you and yours.

Ceao Silvio

Verry verry nice Picture!!

c'est la Macro....

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-03-30 20:20]

Hello Silvio

Merci pareillement et quelle vue de ce papillon superbe dessin sur ces ailes quelle iamge et captage quelle vue et compo splendide.
Belle ftes

Ciao Silvio,
Immaculate details and good overall exposure, good bokeh created causing this eye catching image.

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