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Wall brown


Wall brown
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 11:54
Viewed: 2959
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The wall brown (Lasiommata megera) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family and the Satyrinae sub-family. It is a widespread butterfly but populations have declined in recent decades. It inhabits rough grassland, downland slopes, disused railway lines, field edges and sunny paths and can often be seen basking on the ground. The upperside is brown with orange markings and bold black eye-spots. Males have a band of scent scales crossing the forewings. The underwing resembles the upperwing but the hind wing is a mottled grey colour with prominent eye-spots. Eggs are laid singly amongst grass. The caterpillars are green and feed mainly at night.
(Source:Natural England)
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Le satyre ou mégère (Lasiommata megera) est un lépidoptère appartenant à la famille des Nymphalidae et à la sous-famille des Satyrinae. C’est un papillon répandu de l'ouest de l'Europe jusqu'en Iran et en Afrique du Nord. Les populations ont cependant décliné les dernières décades. On le trouve dans les terrains arides, les talus, le long des voies ferrées, en bordure des champs et sur les sentiers ensoleillés. Son envergure est de 19 à 25 mm.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-13 11:58]

Hi Catherine. You are turing out some very good pictures. This is a beauty of the butterfly. i use to use a sigma 70-300 macro on a minolta and it was a good lens. You have taken this one with sharp focusing and fine detail, warm colours. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-13 12:15]

Hello Catherine,
Another splendid butterfly capture from you! I love the natural colours in this composition and the pose of the butterfly on a beautiful Centaurea flower. Beautiful light, fine sharp details and a nice soft background too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-08-13 13:17]

Bonsoir Catherine,

Très belle présentation de cette mégère. Excellent focus. Les détails des dessins sur les ailes sont très bien rendus. Superbe lumière et couleurs.
Bonne soirée,
Mariki

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
  • [2008-08-13 14:13]

Salut Catherine,j'ai jaimais vu cette espece dans mes champs,une photo parfaite,details et couleurs de premiere classe,aussi la presentation est res agreable,mes compliments et merci encore pour l'aide d'aujourd'hui,bonne journee',Luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-13 22:35]

Hola amiga,
precioso trabajo,
una maravillosa iluminación,
colores y foco estupendos.
saludos Catherine

Bonne prise de vue. Il en faut de la patience? non?
J'ai déjà essayé les papillons, mais ils volent tout le temps, et je n'ai pas la patience d'attendre.
A+
AL01

Hi Catherine
Another perfect macro of a butterfly with superb clarity and wonderful OFF BG.
TFS.
Cheers,
Bayram

Hi Catherine,
Nice, very nice :) Perfectly composed photo. Ideal DOF, smooth BG, fantastic colours.
TFS
Kaszek

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-14 22:57]

Hi Catherine.
Fine picture of a very beautiful scene, created by charming butterfly and nice flower. BG with its blurred attractive objects is looked so nicely as a main subject. Perfect composition and framing of the image, exact selection of the DOF and wonderful lights and colours. Well done and kind regards.
Alexei.

Hi Catherine,
I love the natural colors of your shot.
The butterfly is captured very sharp and detailed and stands out nicely against the background. I like the patterns on its wings very much.
TFS Tatjana

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-15 2:30]

Bonjour Catherine,
Tu nous montres un papillon que l'on ne voit plus si souvent actuellement. Idéalement posé sur la petite centaurée, on peut voir tous les détails de ses ailes magnifiques. Couleurs très naturelles. Juste un petit manque de netteté sur la tête, mais rien de grave.
Bonne journée
Anne

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2008-08-15 2:35]

Hello Catherine!

Another superb shot from our beloved Sigma :-) Details are razor sharp. Wings of butterfly looks like an old drawings. Well composed, colorfull and with nice BG. Great work!

Bonjour Catherine.
Belle composition, l'image est trés jolie, mes compliments.Amitiés antonio.

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