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Maniola jurtina


Maniola jurtina
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-13 11:06
Viewed: 995
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina, is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses, such as Sheep's Fescue.
Male
FemaleSimilar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).
There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.
A variable number of smaller eyespots are usually found on the hindwing undersides. These may number up to 12 per individual butterfly, with up to 6 on each wing. The factors that govern polymorphism in this trait are not resolved, although a number of theories have been proposed (Stevens 2005). On the other hand, the evolutionary significance of the upperwing eyespots is more obvious: The more active males have a markedly more cryptic upperside pattern, whereas the females have more often opportunity to present their eyespots in a sudden display of colors and patterns that presumably make neophobic predators hesitate so that the butterfly has better chances of escaping.
(Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-13 12:44]

Hi Siggi,perfect capture of the most common specie of my fields,a classic pose with the closed wings and great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-13 14:15]

Hello Siggi,
A pleasing image of this beautiful Meadow Brown butterfly. The focus is razor sharp resulting in excellent detail. Colors are well saturated and natural. Exposure is just right with no blown out areas. Overall a well balanced shot and quite attractive. Great job!!
Ron

hello Siggi
you have captured this Meadow brown very well, wonderful sharpness, fine composition and natural colors
Have a good night
Jacqueline

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-14 2:04]

Hello Sigi,
Excellent macro of this Meadow brown in exceptional sharpness and nice natural colours. Taken from a very good POV.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Siegfried,

Beautiful detailed photograph of this "Meadow Brown". Very good details and perfect color. Well managed light too.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,
Srikumar

Hello Siegfried,
Excellent capture with such lovely natural colors. It is a top quality image. Great shoot.
Marius.

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

hallo Siegfried
great sharpness and nice composition
colours are beautiful to
thanks gr lou

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-09-14 11:01]

Hello Sigi

Perfect macro of Meadow brownunder a very beautiful composition, great sharpness and details, very good DOF, nice POV.

Rgds

Nikos

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