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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-20 9:14
Viewed: 2961
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species
- Pararge aegeria
- family: Nymphalidae
- subfamily: Satyrinae

is often presented at TN.

Colour and extension of the wing spots of P. aegeria vary from small white-yellow to large fiery orange-brown ones. Specimens of the latter kind are predominantly found in southern Europe in the mediterranean countries while the less colourful populations are found in the more temperate regions of Europe. The female shown here originates from middle Germany and shows rather prominent spots.

Recently I posted a picture of the allied species Pararge xiphia from Madeira.

* Bozano G.C. (1999) Guide to the Butterflies of the Palaearctic Region, Satyridae Part I, Subfamily Elymniinae, Tribe Lethini. - Omnes Artes, Milano.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-20 9:18]

Hi Peter,excellent capture of the pararge,one of the most common butterflies of my country but not this year,perfect wings position to take all the wings design whit the best sharpness,excellent light balance too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Peter,
excellent photo of this butterfly. Nice point of view. Perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Peter,
schöne Aufnahme von diesem Schmetterling mit guter Schärfe und natürlichen Farben. Mir gefallen besonders die weit geöffnetten Flügel und die Details ihrer Musterung.
Viele Grüße,

Ciao Peter.
Splendida macro con una perfetta gestione della luce,e con dei colori magnifici eccellente la nitidezza molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-20 11:04]

Hello Peter,
This butterfly has very beautiful camouflaged colours. The photo is taken in fantastic sharpness and details. Fine choice of composition.

Ciao Peter. Great pic here. Colours are very good and excellent managment of the jeallow. Intrigant environement.


Ciao Peter, great macro of lovely butterfly, common in my country, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-20 22:54]

The browns and yellows of this P.aegeria is beautifully captured, its almost difficult to find on this ground, I suppose. fine image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-21 4:30]

Lieber Nachbar,
Du zeigst hier einen Schmetterling, den ich als Nachbar hier in Bern auch öfters sehe. Eher im Mai, wie auf deinem Bild. Interessant wie die Färbung an die Umgebung angepasst ist. Gute Bildschärfe und natürliche Präsentation.
Herzlich grüsst

hallo Peter
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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