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Melitaea cinxia L.

Melitaea cinxia L.
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Copyright: Ingrid Ugussi (Skye) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (72)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-23 7:34
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Points: 12
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Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus 1758)

It's a very common butterfly in Istria (Croatia) that belong to the Nymphalidae family. The animal spends most of its life as a black, spiny caterpillar while the adult lives only a few weeks. They have one generation per year, in warmer region two. She feeds on nectar from flowering plants. The larvae feed on several species of plants in the genera of Plantago, Veronica and Centaurea. They live in gregarious family groups in characteristic silken webs throughout most of their larval stage. Through winter larvae lie dormant until spring. The pupa lies in the ground on grass or other plant-stems for 2-3 weeks.

Male photographed in a dry meadow after copulation. Lens: Tamron, 90mm, f2,8 Macro

En: Glanville Fritillary
It: Cinzia
Hr: Obični šarenac

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Welcome on TN.
Great macro, details all very clear.
Lovely colors.

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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2009-08-23 9:53]

A very very nice macro, Ingrid. I wish the leaf was not there in the front, though it is blurred giving a nice touch... But the details around the eyes are lovely, focus is just perfect and the hair on its body are so clear.

Thanks for sharing!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-08-23 13:42]

hi Ingrid,
Welcome to Tn,
Very beautiful image with an original composition which returns the quite pleasant. Excellent neatness and well saturated colors.


Ciao Ingrid,
benvenuta su TN e complimenti per questa bellissima prima immagine e super macro di Cinzia, perfetti i dettagli e la messa a fuoco con colori naturali e ben saturati, ottimi punto di ripresa e composizione. Complimenti anche per il tuo perfetto italiano.
Grazie del commento alla mia immagine.
Ciao Maurizio

Excellent close up, sharp details, beautifull colors, natural light and nice blured BG,

Hello Ingrid,
welcome, and thank you for contributing such an eye-cachingly lively portrait, perfectly focussed on the eye, with all the blurred parts around adding to the sensation of enjoying a rare and volatile encounter. Beautifully gentle light, delicious transparency of colours. Powerfully well composed within an unusual framing that shows a close-up of cinxia's front parts, well defining the species from those visible parts only. A pleasure to see. Thank you.
With best regards,

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