<< Previous Next >>

Map Butterfly...

Map Butterfly...
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D7100
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-16 10:54
Viewed: 1864
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Map Butterfly (Araschnia levana) is a European butterfly of the brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae) family found in deciduous woods. Two and sometimes three generations are produced in a year, the spring generation being much paler in colouration than the summer generation and the occasional third generation in the autumn being mid-way between the other two in colour. The caterpillars develop on nettles in large groups.

CZ: Babočka síťkovaná
UK: Map Butterfly
DE: Landkärtchen (Landkärt)
SK: Babôčka sieťkovaná
FR: La Carte Géographique
ES: Prótea
IT: Vanessa levana
NL: Landkaartje
DA: Nældesommerfugl
FI: Karttaperhonen
SE: Kartfjäril
PL: Rusałka kratkowiec
RU: Пестрокрыльница изменчивая весенняя Левана
JP: アカマダラ

CAROL50, lilimih33, werdir, tanburi, scubli, ildicam, harpya, colvert, solrac, andrzej, mushtaqhussain, mesquens1, boreocypriensis, mvdisco, jan515 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 426 W: 5 N: 75] (2564)
  • [2010-03-16 10:57]

Buna seara Horia.
Ai pictat cumva aripile acestui fluture inainte de a-l fotografia?
Arata ca dintr-un tablou si e superb.
O seara frumoasa.Alin.

  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-16 11:29]

Hi Horia,
A very sharp macro of this colorful butterfly.
Yes, its wings seem like a map with excellent details. Good lighting and an adequate POV.
Very nice flower which attracted the lovely insect!
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Horia , it is really called a Map Butterfly , well on closer look it does bear lots of markings, lines and.... oups , my imagination is going berserk , i may see a map there , ha ha, just love the name ! Nice and crisp my friend, AS USUAL ,

Hello Horia!
Un alt dragalas fluture in galeria ta!
Super focus-ul si culorile!
Salutari si numai bine!

Bonjour Horia

Très jolie macro de ce papillon avec de très beaux détails!!
La douceur de la fleur sur laquelle il est posé agrémente joliment la photo!!
Bravo et TFS.Catherine

  • Great 
  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-03-16 12:47]

Another beautiful butterfly and flowers from you, Horia.
Great colors, light and sharpness.

  • Great 
  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-03-16 13:02]

Hi Horia,
Another stunning insect with fantastic detail and colours, exquisite DoF. Best wishes

  • Great 
  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-03-16 13:10]

Hello Horia,
Really a pretty macro of this butterfly. Nice details, good strong color and well composed. TFS Julie

Ciao Horia, superb macro of splendid butterfly with fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-03-16 13:51]

Hi Horia,

A beautiful butterfly macro, with excellent color rendition. Very sharp, with a nice smooth green background. Hopefully the butterflies will return soon.

Best regards,

Very sharp, great focus and details.
Beautiful b-fly and photos.
Regards Zoran
PS makedonski MKD : peperutka

Bonjour Horia
Magnifique macro de ce papillon de carte.
Les détails et couleurs sont surprenante.
Bravo et merci pour toutes ses superbes photos.

Hello Horia,
Stunning sharpness, light and well suited BG
Selahattin E

Hi Horia,

Another great butterfly macro.
Amazing colors you caught with very good light.
Very good clear details with a nice blurred BG and frame.
Congrats and TFS.

Best regards,

  • Great 
  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2010-03-17 2:08]

Perfect details Horia

Great creamy bokeh and excellent focus.
The composition and POV is excellent.
I might have cloned out the brown strip at top right :)


Very beautiful butterfly. The wing pattern of stripes or dots.
So you can look at plesant.
My best regards.


Ciao Horia

A delicate composition, where the butterfly poses so well!
The fine texture in the wings ia well reproduced,
making the pattern and colours stand out...
Good DoF, pin sharp and well done!



Hi again
Another beautiful close-up with nice colours and great sharpness on the green bg
Nicely done

  • Great 
  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-17 8:11]

HI Horia
Incredible details of the tiny hairs on the wings.
Nicely composed with fine light giving a good macro shot.

Hola Horia
Otro excelente macro de una mariposa con increible realismo y texturas que casi se puede tocar , gracias por compartir
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi Horia
Excellent macro and composition.
Lovely colours,superb details and contrast,good exposure.

Hello Horia ,
Love your macro of butterflies as they are captured with great steady hand,nice colors with amazing sharpness,wonderful presentation with very well details,lovely shallow depth in BG,well done my friend.
Best Wishes

Hi Horia,

Excellent shot of this beautiful butterfly. I love the lighting with this one, good job with the focus too.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hi Horias,
Beautiful butterfly nicely presented and composed with great colors and light,
Excellent POV. and details,
very well taken and done.
All my compliments

  • Great 
  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-03-17 17:26]

dear Horia,
a beautiful shot of the picturesque butterfly,
surely this pattern looks like a map, but in my feeling, it is natural art work of painting,
light and colors are excellent,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

Bonjour Horia.

Splendide créature avec de belles couleurs naturel et cadrage parfait qui donne de la vie à cette belle photo.

Bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-03-20 1:49]

Morning Horia ;)
...unique beauty, TFS
Have a lovely WE,
J ;)

Hi Horia,
Perfect capture of this butterfly, superbly sharp excellent camera setting with the correct DOF creating a blurred background so enhancing the object! Great shot Horia!

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-03-21 3:30]

Hello Horia! Great macro of this very nice subject! Superb image my friend, thanks!


  • Great 
  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-03-22 16:07]

Hello Horia,
If I see the picture think I of sun and imminent time comes where butterfly again. This is beautiful a wonderful picture with excellent organization.
Best regards.

  • Great 
  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2010-03-25 12:31]

hello Horia,
you have some very beautiful pictures taken from nature.This one is well cmposed with lovely colours. There is a nice bokeh too.

Calibration Check