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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: 2005-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Hoya 58mm skylight
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 3, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-29 8:58
Viewed: 3967
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the European Alps, there are more than 30 different species of the genus Erebia (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae), some of them not easy to distinguish. Their wings show a brown ground colour, lighter reddish brown bands and often black pupils. The species shown here, is Erebia ligea, the Arran Brown, which inhabits the lower mountain regions up to 1500m. It is one of the larger species of the genus with a wing span of about 45mm.
The picture was taken at about 1300m on the northern slopes below the summits of the Zugspitze.
Recommended references which give a short overview on the genus Erebia:
- Higgins LG & Hargreaves (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Collins, London.
- Tolman T & Lewington R (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Franckh-Kosmos, Stuttgart.

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To peter_stoeckl: Responsebatu 1 04-30 11:32
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Hallo Peter,
pretty documentary shot of Erebia ligea, very well focussed on wings and body, with even the fine hairs on the wings well visible.
Colours very well managed on the butterfly with its subtle shades of dark brown and orange. Some overexposed parts of the background could be treated in postwork.
Very well describing picture of the butterfly and its habitat. You take me right up to the mountain meadows of midsummer. Thank you!
Schöne Grüße.

Excellent capture Peter!
The colors and the sharpness of the butterfly are perfect! I must agree with Peter Stoecki that the bright area under the butterfly and the background could be be modified so that those two items are secondary which would place all of the attention on the butterfly. Perfect positioning! Great notes!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-30 4:32]

Very good photo of this Satyridae!
Very good POV with wings open!
Very good on details and DOF!
5* and TFS!

Very good picture of Erebia ligea. Also the description is full enough ;-)


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-05-07 8:50]

Very good photo of this Erebia sp.
Good sharpness and BG


Hallo Peter,
Mooie opname met opengeslagen vleugels van E.ligea/boserebia.
Gr. Harm

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