The Comma (Nymphalis c-album) is a species of butterfly, common in the United Kingdom and with a distribution across Europe and temperate Asia to Japan and south to Morocco. Similar species are found in the United States and Canada. It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf.

Nikon D80 – Sigma 105 DG Macro lens at f/5.6

Featured in the Close-ups in Nature group JULY 2011.


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I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and Semi-Pro Photographer which takes me all over the UK.

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Cee

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  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 5 years ago

    superb detail

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Just beautiful. I almost got a grand shot of our North American Comma last spring – such a friendly little creature. It landed on my friend & me, but it wouldn’t park itself in a place where either of us could take the photo!

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Superb capture with incredible detail!!! – well done Steve!!

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  • Stuart Baxter
    Stuart Baxteralmost 5 years ago

    another Big WOW!!!!!

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful capture,

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    lorileealmost 5 years ago


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    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

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    Steve Liptrotalmost 3 years ago

    Many thanks

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