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Coenonympha pamphilus.

Coenonympha pamphilus.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide, Dedications at Trek Nature, European Butterflies 7, Loot's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-01 4:51
Viewed: 4883
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758).


For Loot.

According to the very fine notes Goran Ogen (sgo) sent with his posting of 2006 06 24, the greek/latin word Pamphilus means "beloved by all".

Thank you, Goran.

Small Heath
Kleiner Heufalter
Kleines Wiesenvögelchen
Le Procris
Strzepotek ruczajnik
Očkáň pohánkový
Okáč poháňkový
Okkergul randřje
Küçük zıpzıp perisi

Wingspan 30 - 33 mm

Family: Satyrinae / Nymphalidae.

Widely distributed and common from Northern Africa through Europe to temperate Asia, from the lowlands up to 2000 meters above sea level in the mountains. In the southern parts of its range there are two to three generations from April to October. Caterpillars feeding on grass (Poa, Nardus, Anthoxantum).

L.G.Higgins, N.D.Riley: Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Verlag Paul Parey, Hamburg und Berlin 1978.
C.Jonko: Butterflies and Moths of Europe: http://www.lepidoptera.bai.pl/

A meadow full of mosquitoes in the marshy lowlands of the rivers Danube and Moravia, Eastern Lower Austria.

Camera: CANON EOS 350D, sRGB, 3456 x 2304 pixel, 55mm, macro activated, F/10, 1/200 sec, ISO-400; hand held, no flash; 13.05.2006, 14:49.

Postwork by Photoshop Elements: cropping from 3456 x 2304 pixels to 1400 x 1400, selective sharpening of butterfly, some cleaning of BG, noise removal, downsized to the web.

Thank you for looking.
Have a very good week.

jmp, TAZ, wallhalla15, valy67, ramthakur, dew77, fyapici, ddg, pilonm, marhowie, sgo, csmnlm, red45, julian, coasties, eruyanik, SkyF, firelord, phlr, loot, sadeik has marked this note useful
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To loot: of macro photography with 350Dpeter_stoeckl 1 09-11 06:48
To litoriachloris: Küçük zıpzıp perisipeter_stoeckl 1 08-09 06:52
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hi peter
good POV and DOF,details superbes bonnes netteté et couleurs.tres bonne macro.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-01 5:10]

Hi Peter,
This butterfly maximun details! Hair in the wings border can be clearly. Very natural colors, soft and uniform light and very good pov.
Best regards, my frind.
José M.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-01 5:13]
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It is a nice butterfly that you have very well captured ! Colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good. Perhaps more space on right... Intersting complementary note... Congratulations Peter and thanks for sharing.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-01 5:29]
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Hi Peter !
Another excellent shot from you ! Details ands textures on the wongs are superb. Excellent colors, POV and DOF, with beautiful blurred BG. Perhaps a bit more space at the right side would have been nice, but still a wonderful shot, very well done !

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-08-01 5:37]

Hi Perter,

A very good shot of this small heath,very well composed with good pov,DOF and colors,well done and TFS this butterfly which is beloved by all,


Hallo Peter,
hier spielst Du die ganze Stärke der 350D aus. Fantastische Schärfe, excellenter Kontrast, natürliche Farben - ich hätte es garantiert nicht besser machen können. Danke Dir für diese wunderbare Komposition.

Great macro against a soothing BG, Peter.
The simultaneous view of two sides of the wings makes this image priceless.
Thanks for sharing this image and take care.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-01 7:06]

Hello again Peter,
Lovely capture.I liked POV,simple BG,sharpness,colors and framing a lot.Have a very good week too!

Hi Peter,
WOW! That is a superb shot. Beautifull vibrabt colors and pin sharp detail. Flawless composition and framing on the shot. Perfect OOF backround of green really shows the butterfly so well.

Excellent work!

Hi Peter,
What I love most about this picture are colors and composition. The orange with gray and green are very nice! Good details and nice POV. Great macro of this beautiful "beloved by all" :) TFS,

Hello Peter, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp,i like the texture of the subjet POV anf framing, alot, TFS Kyle

Hallo Peter.
Lovely capture. POV, simple BG, sharpness, colors and framing are an excellent work. Well done! Bravo and TFS.

Herzliche grüsse aus der Türkei.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-01 8:24]

Bonjour Peter, excellent shot with a great sharpness and very nice colors too. I like the downy texture on the wing. Very well done, Didier.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-01 9:28]

Wow Peter... una gran composición que se basa en un perfecto DOF, un fondo que contrasta con la belleza de la mariposa y una correcta elección del encuadre.
Saludos... Ricardo

Wow Peter... a great composition that are based on a perfect DOF, a contrast backdrop with the beauty of the butterfly and a correct election of the frame.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-08-01 10:35]

Hello Peter,

What a remarkable picture of a real lovely butterfly!!! The nice green bg compliments so well this nymphalidae! Details are so amazing (we can clearly see the "fur")! How far were you of this nice insect? Using a very good pov you did a superb composition! You managed excellently the exposure in order to well see all the different tones of grey! Great capture and TFS,


Excellent shot Peter,
Very nice DOF, color, light, details, and a lovely BG..
Great POV and framing as well. I'm sure Loot appreciates the gesture..It's been too windy here lately to get a good b-fly closeup still capture..
Very well done and TFS!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-01 14:02]

this is a great shot Peter,
the composition is very nice, the pov is good the details are fine, the shot is well made, good job,
gr. jaap

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-08-01 14:38]

Hi Peter,
What a lovely picture of the Small Heath you present here! You really got the complementary colours of orange and green to stand out so well here! They are so cute and charming these small beings out there in the fields, and I always love to stand and watch them, how they one moment fight an antagonist and the next court a partner, ending up in a swirl one way or the other, seldom resting long enough for a flawless shot like this! Thanks a lot for this portrait of our beloved friend,

Hallo Peter,
so einen hab' ich noch nie gesehen, toll!
Diese orangenen Flügel sind großartig gegen den grünen Hintergrund, einzigartig schön, Danke
Sabine - wishnugaruda

This is a really impressive photo. The colours and details are superb. A lovely pose of the butterfly. Well seen and captured!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-02 2:29]

Hi Peter!
Very adequate name :-) Perfect macro, everything clear, sharp and detailed. Excellent composition of colours and as always great note.

Fantastic capturen Peter. Details superb throughout.Wish my images of Pamphilus were as sharp!


Hi Peter

You have done a super job here. Very nicely composed, good POV and the depth of colour is spot on. Well done! :-)

Hello Peter!
What a beautiful b'fly! But the shot is beautiful as well as the butterfly! The subject looks huge and superb sharpness, textures, colours on it! Great pov and framing also!
Thank you and best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-03 15:35]

Hallo Heinz,
Einen herrlichen Falter den Du sehr gekonnt ins Bild gebracht hast, die Farben und der Bildaufbau sind einwandfrei.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-05 6:29]

Hi Peter
Good shot. Good colours, sharpnes, BG, light and POV. Also good note.
Well done peter


This beauty's Turkish name "Küçük zıpzıp perisi" means "Litle jumping fairy"
Simply perfect...

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-09-09 18:29]
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Hi Peter
Due to my post operative absence on TN I nearly missed this great shot. I am totally impressed by this magnificent shot. It seems you have mastered the art of macro photography with your 350D. Very well done.
It is an excellent composition with stunning colours, breathtaking details, superb BG, and perfect exposure.
Magnificent work my friend and TFS.
Friendly regards.

An amazing image, green blurred back ground and the butterfly in sharp focus. Brilliant shot.


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