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Coenonympha arcania 2

Coenonympha arcania 2
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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/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-04 3:21
Viewed: 4766
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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Such a beautifully executed close up study with aesthetical considerations Christodoulos, the harmony between the faunal and floral elements can be observed so clearly here, TFS indeed!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-03-04 3:35]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this very nice Butterfly species, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos !
Beautiful butterfly in a very pleasant composition.Great sharpness and nice colors! Well done , my friend!
Have a nice day!

wow, amazing capture, which fern is this ?

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-04 4:34]

Hello Chrimakris,
I remember you posting this species before as it happens to be a favourite of mine! Your capture is excellent showing it in a lovely pose on the fern. Excellent sharpness too and beautiful colours, although I wonder if this is sligthly over-saturated with a bluish tint. But maybe that's how they look like down south!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-04 4:36]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Perfect butterfly-shot. A classical presentation showing a lateral view of this very beautiful Coenonympha species. Lovely green leaves (fern?) too which give a graphical aspect to your shot. Again bravo!
Kind regards

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro shot of the Pearly Heath, outstanding sharpness, mavellous colours very well saturated, a very pleaing composition with a splendid and unusual pose of this beautiful butterfly on a fern
Best regards

Hi Christodoulus

Super macro.Sharpness, colour and saturated.Congraculations..Best regards...


Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent colours results and great contrast. Excellent details and sharp MF.


Hello Christodoulos, change the subject but the spectacle of your images is very high. Details sharpness and light on this amazing butterfly remain at low levels. Wonderful capture and beautiful work in post production. All the best, Paul

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-04 6:24]

Very good portrait of this colorful Heath with lot of details and the leaves giving some pattern. tfs.

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely lttle butterfly on a wonderful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-03-04 6:43]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect shot,nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beauty. Very nice capture with such impressive natural colors, fantastic sharpness and excellent details.
Superb contrast against the blurred background.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Christodoulos

on this photo i love the formation of the
background's leafs formation doing patterns
that is is a plus to the image, the subject
is superbly focused with great sharpness
and details, beautiful light, excellent contrast,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-04 7:24]

Spectacular close-up of this very nice,rare and little specie.My God how is perfect this pic!!!Just another big standing ovation.Have a nice weekend and thanks to show us this beauty.Luciano

hello Christo
Great sharpness pose on the green leaves with good details and beautiful colours
very nice shot Christo
greeting lou

I have seen this butterfly for the first time and it is a real beauty, Chris! What colours and markings on its beautiful wings!
The image is technically superb and I like the rich saturated colours.
Well done and TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-04 9:22]

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

Fantastic bright image with awesome clarity and impressive depth of field friend Christodoulos! In my opinion following my own senses the colors here, specially those of the background can be slightly suppressed. The blue cast around the butterfly body does not look natural I think as well! In the workshop I am presenting you a version in which some elements has been adjusted slightly. I hope you like those corrections Christodoulos! Have a great evening and weekend my friend!
George Veltchev

Hi Christodoulos,
incredible colours. Amazing! Perfect sharpness. Very nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-04 11:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing presentation of the Pearly Heath. Everything in this photo is so beautiful. Perfect sharpness and details. Great!

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent macro capture with great sharp details, vivid colours, clear BG and beautiful composition. Well done!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-04 14:55]

Hi Christodoulos,
What a splendid macro,great sharpness,details and excellent colors.The POV and composition are wonderful.TFS.

Hello Christodoulos
WOW 8 this shot is so good , sharpness is almost perfect, the structure of the wings and the hairy body are greatly detailed,
i like also the the green ferns againer a darker green BG
Have a good WE

απλά εξαιρετικής ποιότητας...καλά κούλουμα Χριστόδουλε!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-05 0:21]

Hi Christodoulos,
A great photo, colors, sharpness and details, perfect composition.
Congratulations, regards.

wonderful picture, wonderful butterfly, congratulations ! excellent colors and details !

ciao, tino

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic presentation of a butterfly, perfect focus on the insect, brilliant colors.Beautil composition.

To see such a beautiful subject so excellently presented is a special treat. regards yiannis

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-08 7:35]

Fantastic macro, Chris! Details of the butterfly are impressive! Excellent contrast against the blurred BG. Perfect exposure and splendid vivid colours.
Very well done.
ciao! Vanda

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  • Bert (22)
  • [2011-03-26 17:11]

WOW !! a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness, mavellous colours very well saturated.


Great Shot.

Hello Christodoulos .
The fern in the background is a good as the butterfly perched on it. Wonderful vivid details in fine focus and framing.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

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