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Maniola jurtina

Maniola jurtina
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 5:21
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everyone.
Also this picture I've taken from meadow behind ours garden.I taken much shots with his underside wings,but only one’s view of upper side.
That today I share with you.

Beautiful week.
With greeting Milos.

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)
/Okáč luční/

Range stable.
The Meadow Brown is the most abundant butterfly species in many habitats. Hundreds may be seen together at some sites, flying low over the vegetation. Adults fly even in dull weather when most other butterflies are inactive.
Regional variations in the spotting pattern on the wings have led to it being studied extensively by geneticists over many years. Larger forms occur in Ireland and the north of Scotland.
It is one of our most widespread species, but many colonies have been lost due to agricultural intensification.

European/world range
Its range extends across Europe south of 62ºN, and eastwards to the Urals, Asia Minor and Iran. It is stable in most European countries.

A wide range of grasses is used. Those with finer leaves such as fescues (Festuca spp.) , bents (Agrostis spp.) , and meadow-grasses (Poa spp.) are preferred, but some coarser species such as Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) , Downy Oat-grass (Helictotrichon pubescens) , and False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) are also eaten by larger larvae. Other species of grass are also believed to be used.

Open grasslands, including downland, heathland, coastal dunes and undercliffs, hay meadows, roadside verges, hedgerows, woodland rides and clearings, and waste ground. It also occurs in urban habitats such as parks, larger gardens, and cemeteries.
(source: www.butterfly-conservation.org)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-17 5:40]

Hola amigo,
preciosa maniola,
nitidez y excelente pov,
una macro sensacional.
hermosa iluminación...

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-17 5:48]

Hello Milos,
an excellant shot of this Meadow Brown.
An excellant composition that draws the eyes toward the beautiful wings.
Perfect detail on the wings and brilliant sharpness. The edges are very crisp and defined. Beautiful colours and a perfectly contrasting BG.
Well done,
Joe :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-17 6:59]

Hello Milos,
A very fine portrait of a fresh female Meadow Brown opening her wings to warm up. Fine sharpness and contrasting BG in a superb composition.
Well done and TFS!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-17 7:11]

Hello Milos,
This capture is really outstanding - I love the DOF, the sharpness, the colours and the dark background. Excellent composition too.
Your close-up lens on the S2IS gives super results! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Milos,
Lovely shot of this colorful and beautiful butterfly
very sharp image, well focused, great POV
and composition, the BG also has a fine blur.. Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-17 8:49]

Hi Milos,

Another beauty!! Wonderful position of the butterfly showing it off perfectly. The colors of this Meadow Brown are spectacular. Excellent details and, as always, a lovely composition.


Hi Milos,
Nice shot of meadow brown. Great pov and sharp focus. Off background gives depth to this photo. Colors are brilliant and well seen. TFS,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-17 9:38]

salut Milos,
waoo superbe image, la clareté est spectaculaire. J'aime beaucoup la couleur dense et la lumière indirecte. Excellent travail de composition.


bonjour milos
un tout petit peu de flou sur le bout de l'aile gauche,surement dû a la lentille close up selon moi,mais rien de bien grave acoté de la netteté qui couvre le reste du papillon.
le BG est suffisamment flou pour que le sujet s'en detache bien.bravo.

Hola Milos,
Excelente toma de gran definición y mucho detalle con bonita composición, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-17 11:24]

Hi. Milos.This is an excellent shot of the Meadow brown. the detail and colours is very good indeed. sharp focusing. with a nice POV/DOF. great notes too. very well done TFs.

Bronce and golden wings, it's wonderful, Milos, also warm light, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi milos,
lovely shot, very nice composition, well saturated colours, sharp image with good details, liked the dof very much,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Milos,
Superb texture in the wings!
The colours are great, with silky-crisp details, very attractive...
Image is very well composed, dynamic and pleasant to look at!
Pablo -

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-18 0:42]

Hi Milos,
Splendid shot of this beautiful Meadow Brown. Lovely colours, sharp details and the focus is spot-on. I like its diagonal posture and the way the BG highlights it. Excellent POV and the lighting is great. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Milos,
What a beautiful composition this is. I like this space you left before it as it was going to take off :) Details, colors, exposure and POV are just great! Well done and TFS,

Hi Milos,
Another great macro shot from you,
Superb details,colors and background,
Well done

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-18 7:33]

Hi Milos,
Outstanding DOF. That is first thing I noticed. The colors are rich and the light is excellent. Very good detail. Focus is precise with excellent edges.

Hi deare Milos my friend,
very nice image with amazing colours.
great details and nice sharpness.
excellent work.
thanks for sharing
my best regards

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-07-18 22:52]

Hello Milos !
You have some outstanding pictures in your gallery ! This one is truly gorgeous ! The details and textures on the butterfly are fantastic, as well as the composition, the POV, the colors and the blurred BG. A wonderful picture ! Very well done !

Perfect sharpness and detail. Even the powdery texture of the wing is evidenced by this shot.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-19 6:27]

Hi Milos,
Beautiful capture of this butterfly with a great POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Milos, splendid butterfly with perfect details and excellent sharpness, I like great colors and lovely composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi friend,
A splendid picture and an outstanding macro work from you, my friend!!
The POV of your shot here is terrific and it gives a great angle to view this lovely little Maniola jurtina! Take care Ana:)

Buena luz y composición, pero lo que destaca ante todo es el increible enfoque y el realismo de los colores,parece que estés mirando al insecto a través de un cristal. Excelente Milos !!. Un saludo desde España : J. Ignasi Tejedor

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