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Meadow brown 5
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-06 9:17
Viewed: 3442
Points: 52
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Hello All

i was not to many present this last time for posting shots but also not for writing critiques, not each day and sometimes only a few, it's while i have not do many time and in the evening, i am often very tired and not concentrate enough to wright critiques,

the weather is very hot, the insects coming back and i hope to have more time soon for for taken photos

i have taken this Meadow Brown on the Meadow near the house from my parents, i was lucky to have my camera with me

Meadow brown
Maniola jurtina

Meadow browns are common almost everywhere in the UK and are found in fields, roadsides and woodland margins.

Physical description

Meadow brown butterflies are a dull brown colour with bright orange-brown patches on their fore- and hind wings and a distinctive dark eyespot on their forewings.


They are distributed throughout Europe, eastward to Urals.


Meadow browns are common almost everywhere in the UK and are found in fields, roadsides and woodland margins from sea level to 1,800m. The caterpillars are yellowish-green with a darker line down the back and a narrow white stripe along each side.


The butterflies sip nectar from thistles and knapweed flowers. The caterpillars feed on grasses.


Meadow browns mate during July and lay their eggs on grasses.

Conservation status

They are not listed as endangered on IUCN Red List 2000.

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Ciao Jacqueline, nice have you as neighbour this evening, lovely butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and superb details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jacqueline,
Glad to see a picture of you again! ... Good work, with a perfect POV and a brightness that speaks of a sun radiant and intense! ... The BG is perfect for contrast. Thanks for sharing! TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-06 10:26]

Hello Jacqueline,
Good to see a photo from you. Very beautiful sharp detailed photo in a great composition and bright natural colours. Heavy contrasting BG. Excellent composition.

Hello Jaqueline,

you are my last Tn member to receive critique today.
It's football time and I gonna watch it.
The Final i hope the netherlands-germany.
Your picture, good pov, blurred bg and dof.
Fine colours.


Hola Jacqueline,
una bonita toma de una mariposa que también nos vuela por aquí. Muy bien captadas las texturas y gran naturalidad en los colores. Acertado fondo, que nos da sensación de profundidad.
Un saludos y gracias por tus amables comentarios:
Josep Ignasi.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-06 11:17]

Salut Jacqueline
Excellente composition.I mage bien en focus avec d'exccelnt detail et un bon pdv.Les couleurs et l'arrire plan sont superbe
Merci Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-06 11:17]

Salut Jacqueline,mais quelle composition de classe....l'ambience tres soft et la nettete' super de la Maniola sont les choses que j'aime dans ta magnifique photo.Couleurs tres naturelles et parfaite lumiere aussi! Mes compliments...bonne soiree' et bonne nuit! Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-06 11:17]

Hello Jacqueline,
A fine capture of a male Meadow Brown. The lighting shows the contours of the wings with nice sharpness ans colours against a pleasing green blurred BG and the compositionis first class.
Thanks and have a good evening,

Hallo Jacqueline,
quelle belle image de ce papillon, bonne netteté et de belles couleurs naturelles, l'arrière-plan est fantastique.
Merci et félicitations
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-06 15:03]

Hello Jacqueline,
This is very nice macro with great sharpness and taken from an excellent POV.Well done!
Best regards,

Hola Jacqueline

Bueno haber si tienes mas suerte y más tiempo y nos deleitas con más buenas imagenes como esta, ha quedado fantastica, gran nitidez y contraste de esta mariposa que se ven por muchos lugares.

Un saludo de Antonio

Ciao Jaqueline. Harp and detaisl are perfect. Intrigant and winner playing of light.


A delightful image with the bright light giving the subject a glow, Jacqueline.
Spot-on focus, sharp details and quite natural colours.
The composition is a pleasure to behold.
Thanks and regards.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-07-08 9:23]

Bonjour Jacqueline,

J'espère que tu auras plus de temps...
C'est vrai qu'il faudrait deux vies... ou ne dormir que 5h!
Chouette papillon, doux et discret!

Bonne fin de journée


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-09 5:03]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Un papillon qui ne vole pas encore à la montagne, mais je pense que ce sera pour bientôt. Une petite visite à ta galerie avant de repartir éventuellement à la montagne. Une image très naturelle, simple et sans prétention. Bonne netteté sur les ailes du papillon.
Je te souhaite un bel été

Hi Jacqueline
This little brown image has wonderful clarity. The detail is impeccable. Marvelous POV, DOF, colour and lighting. It's always remarkable to see such fine markings in a image.
TFS Janice

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-07-11 15:39]

Hello Jacqueline
Wonderful shot with good colors and details. The composition has good elements.
Well Done

Hi Jacqueline,
A strong image bringing the first point of interest directly to your subject viz. the butterfly.Razor sharpness and a blurry BG adding more "punch" to the butterfly and flower.Impressive details such as its intricate body and facial hairs.Well done.

A very beautiful shot of this beautiful butterfly, my friend Jacqueline.
The pose and details are perfect!
PS: Thanks for your kind words of support in my previous post.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-12 22:26]

Hello Jacqueline,
A very fine capture of the Meadow Brown showing details very sharply. Beautiful light and colours and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Jacqueline,

Les feuille cadrent bien le papillon. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon des prés brun. Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence le papillon. La lumière de l'après-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. bonne journée.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-13 5:35]

Hello Jacqueline,
real nice brown with a lovely contrast of green.
i like the way that brown stalk emerged from the green leaves.
what a view and it is so wonderful to see you utilise the composition very well.
Very pleasant indeed.


hello Jacqueline
super pose of this beauty
great sharpness and good details
thanks greeting lou

Hi again MF Jacqueline,

This one another great macro which you uploaded while i was absent from the TN.
TFS and have a great day


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2010-07-18 11:17]

Hi Jacqueline
Very nice picture of this butterfly


bonjour Jacqueline

excellente photo de ce papillon, prise par un excellent POV,
superbement focusé avec d'excellentes netteté et détails,
j'aime de la façon dont le background est flouté, TFS


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