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Coenonympha arcania

Coenonympha arcania
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-04
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-27 7:24
Viewed: 4005
Points: 52
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Coenonympha arcania (Linnaeus 1761)
Pearly Heath

Coenonympha arcania is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae (Subfamily Satyrinae). It can be found from north and central Spain thought most of Europe to Norway, south Sweden, Balkans and Turkey.
The butterflies fly in one generation from May to August. The larvae feed on various grasses.
In Greece Coenonympha arcania is a common species in central and northern areas.
I took the photo near Kokkinopilos village on Olympos Mountains.

Regards, Christodoulos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-27 7:34]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful shot with a really beautiful composition. I love the look of this beautiful butterfly against that perfect background, and the green leafs adds the perfect distintive touch.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos, my today neighbour, great macro of lovely coenonympha arcania with beautiful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,you have managed to separate the beautiful butterfly from the leaf very well even at f/10 ,the detail is very well captured as even the antennae are very sharp.Lovely shot.
Best wishes,

hello Chritodoulos
Wauwh again for your great picture
so good sharpness and beautiful colours with very nice light
super pose and great details
i like this shot Christo
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-27 8:37]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another excellent photo n great sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. Taken from a very good POV with a great DOF and composition.

Γειά σου Χριστόδουλε,
εντυπωσιακή οξύτητα και πολύ ωραίο χρώμα,
καλό βράδυ,

Geia sou Christodoule,
Excellent photo, the butterfly looks perfect on the fern. All technical aspects are of very high standard, a characteristic of your photographs.
Best wishes, Pambos

Χριστόδουλε καλό βράδυ,
χρόνια καλά και πολλά
χαίρομαι να βλέπω ένα ακόμη εξαίρετο macro

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-27 10:16]

Hello Christodoulos,
The Pearly Heath is one of my favourite butterflies and your capture here is superb! Details are pin sharp, light and colours very beautiful and I like its pose on the Fern. Very well composed too.
TFS andbest wishes, Ulla

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing details, colors and fantastic clarity.
It is a splendid composition with exceptional sharpness.
Great POV and lovely background.

Hello Christodoulos,

what an very nice macro shot from this little butterfly.
Good pov, details and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Beautiful subject beautifully photographed. regards Yiannis

Bonsoir Christodoulos
Bravo pour cette magnifique photo, et ce spécimen que j'aime beaucoup
Merci et bonne fin d'année 2010
à bientôt

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-12-27 23:42]

Hello Chrostodoulos
superb capture of this Coenonympha arcania with fine details and beautiful natural colours: everything very well composed.

Hello Christodoulos.
This little butterfly looks good on that small leaves. The sharpness are flawless and the hairy details are well shown in very good framing.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-28 1:06]

Lovely species of butterfly, Pearly Heath, excellent colors and fine composition. tfs.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-12-28 12:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful macro shot of this beauty with excellent sharpness,colors and great details.Very well done!.
TFS and regards,

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro shot of the Pearly Heath, outstanding sharpness and brilliant colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
Nicely composed photo with beautiful colours and very good sharpness. Best regards

simple and so beautiful, TFS Ori

Hi Christodoulos,
great photo of this butterfly. Splendid sharpness. Amazing colours. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-29 3:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine macro of C. arcania, one of my favourite species that also occurs in my country.
The POV, DOF, sharpness, natural colours and composition on the fern against a neutral green BG contribute to a fine portrait of this species.
Thanks and I wish you a Happy 2011!

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-12-29 6:42]

Well taken and well presented image.
Successful POV-DOF, accurate focus and fine colour.

Ciao Christodoulos. Stunning detail, perfect sharp and brilliant colours. Great macro!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-30 6:22]

Hello Christodoulos,
such a fabulous capture of this lively butterfly. The pattern is so well seen against the green background. you have composed it so well in excellent sharpness. The hairs around its body is stunning.
very well presented shot and you have displayed a professional skills here.


yasu Christodoulos
wonderful macro shot of this very beautiful Pearly Heath, with excellent sharp focus and splendid coloration and lighting. great POV/DOF. green fern is a very beautiful element on composition. It is relatively rare in southern side of Turkiye. in 2009 I found a colony in Hatay, neighbour province to Syria. thanks for sharing this beauty
have a nice weekend

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! great macro of this butterfly with very
fine POV and framing, great DOF, lovely light,
superb focus, sharpness, and details,
great & beautiful contrast of the color tones, TFS


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