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Maniola jurtina

Maniola jurtina
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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: 2009-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-04 10:10
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Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Nymphalidae
Common names: Meadow Brown [En], Myrtil [Fr], Große Ochsenauge [De], Slåttergräsfjäril [Sv], Bruin zandoogje [Nl], Çayır esmeri [Tu]

This common butterfly has a wingspan of 40-50mm. It is found throughout Europe reaching east to Asia Minor and Iran. The adults are on the wing from early June to late October.
Although it has suffered major declines in many places as a result of agricultural intensification, the meadow brown is still a common and familiar butterfly of rough grassy places, overgrown road verges, waste ground, woodland glades, heaths, downlands and gardens.
There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colourful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.
A variable number of smaller eyespots are usually found on the hindwing undersides. This individual is lacking hindwing spots. If I’m not wrong, it is a female, because of its large eyespot.

Asher, J., Warren, F., Fox, R. Harding, P., Jeffcoate, G. & Jeffcoate, S.
(2001) The Millennium Atlas of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Natural England

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-03-04 10:20]

Hi Catherine,
Strong sunlight ...
Flower and butterfly.Sharp detail and color are very nice.
Best wishes,

Hi Catherine
Wonderful Maniola Jurtina today!
Great details and natural colors.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-04 10:23]

Bonsoir Catherine,
une nouvelle macro exceptionnelles.
Splendid BG, une composition de haut.
Très bon et ce POV particulier.
Une soirée merveilleuse,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-04 10:54]

Hi Catherine.
Superbly composed shot of a wonderful butterfly in sun rays. Both butterfly and flower are reflected perfectly. Every tiniest detail is shown and visible greatly. My all compliments and warm regards.

İyi akşamlar sevgili arkadaşım Catherine,

This is an astonishingly awesome macro capture of a pretty meadow brown from lateral POV.
The DOF, clarity, details and composition are all impeccable!
TFS and have a great night MF!


Buena ampliacion e interesantes tonalidades.
Saludos Catherine.

Just wonderful, Catherine, I love the moment and the colours, very pretty, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-03-04 23:44]

Fine closeup of plain colored butterfly, the flower too is beautiful. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-05 1:48]

Salut Catherine,un nouvel example de perfection,composition magnifique et qualite' au top....rien a dire,c'est fantastique,un tres beau souvenir en attendant la nouvelle saison..mais chez moi il y a encore la neige dans le prevision pour les prochains jours...hehhe...bonne journee',Luciano

Ciao Catherine, splendid maniola on a beautiful flower against a lovely blurry BG, wonderful colors, superb sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Catherine. Il like the low POV and the perfect details results against the uniform BG. Intrigant light so like the composition.


thanks Catherine, yours butterfly are beautiful and with one special touch... Abrazote (lot of love) GUS.... form Canarian Islan

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-03-06 13:41]

Hello Catherine,
Excellent macro shot of this light brown butterfly.
Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,

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