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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: 2015-06-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-10-02 2:25
Viewed: 2035
Points: 22
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Hello All
i have taken this shot the same day as my three last posting

Small heath

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The small heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably sheep's fescue and rough meadow grass Poa trivialis.

Well-drained meadow and steppe habitats.In the mountains it reaches the subalpine zone (1,500–2,000 m above sea level)

Life cycle
The egg is green at first, afterwards becoming whitish or bone-colour ; later on a brownish irregular ring appears a little above the middle, and there are various brownish freckles. It is finely ribbed, and the top is depressed, forming a hollow with a central boss. Laid in a cluster of four on a blade of grass, but this may have been accidental. Others were deposited singly on muslin and on fine grass, all in mid-June. The caterpillar is of a clear green colour, " with darker green dorsal stripe, and a spiracular stripe not so dark ; the anal points pink" (Hellins). The chrysalis is of " a delicate pale rather yellowish-green, with a faintly darker green dorsal stripe, the edge of the projecting wing-covers on each side whitish, outlined with a streak of reddish-brown ; the abdomen freckled very delicately with paler green ; the tip of the anal point, with a short streak of brownish-red on each side ; the wing-cases faintly marked with darker green nervures " (South, 1906)
The larvae have lifespans of varying length, even within the same climate, thus the imagines of one generation may be seen over a long period. The butterfly usually has two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October (late June to mid August in colder climates). The insect overwinters in its larval stage.

Decline in England
The small heath, like its cousin the wall brown, has been in serious decline across much of southern England for reasons unclear, and was accordingly designated as a UK BAP Priority Species (research only) by DEFRA in 2007.

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A flawless and colourful composition, Jacqueline.
The butterfly is sharply etched against the plain green BG.
Thanks and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-02 3:07]

Hello Jacqueline,
Excellent sharp detailed shot of this butterfly in beautiful light and colours. Taken from a very good POV in an attractive composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-02 4:37]

Hello Jaqueline,
A great shot of this small heath,very good composed,well exposed and good dof and a nice green BG,well done and TFS.
Regards Sigi

Hello Jaqueline,
Sharp focus on this small heath. Well seen against soft background.

Ciao Jacqueline, lovely butterfly on beautiful flowers, great macro with wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Jacqueline,

Well captured this Small species of butterfly. Well captured. Good details and splendid color. I like its composition too. Just an unwanted part of branch in the lower left corner; you may cropped it out.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-03 13:07]

Salut Jacqueline.Une capture parfaicte de cette espece tres commune chez moi aussi,details super et couleurs tres naturelles,tres bien fait! Bonne nuit et bon Dimanche,Luciano

Hello Jacqueline,
The small heath is a beautiful butterfly with a unique powered-like textured appearance to it's wings. You have captured this specimen in an attractive composition while showing it's wings and body in sharp focus. I like the close crop and blurred BG.
I do however believe the exposure is just a tad high, as flowers seem to be a bit washed out.
Hope you don't mind, but I would like to try and adjust the exposure in a WS.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-10-04 2:17]

Hello Jacqueline.
Colors,sharpness,compo,light and bg. are excellent.
Very well done.Thanks for sharing.
With best wishes,Mishe.

Bonjour Jacqueline

Excellent macro avec une belle lumière,
belles couleurs douces, excellent focus,
netteté, et détails, TFS


Hello Jacqueline,

Well captured of this butterfly. Good details and splendid color.


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