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Erebria triaria Female

Erebria triaria Female
Photo Information
Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-26 1:52
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Erebia triaria, de Prunner's Ringlet

A short while ago I posted the upperside of a male of E. triaria and now I am submitting a shot of a female showing the underside. I am grateful to Peter Roos for confirming this identity for me.

The location of Sestriere is a skiing resort in the Piedmontese Alps, close to the border with France and at the head of the Valley of Chisone. Above the residential area of the town is a spread of parkland and meadow, which in th summer is full of flowers and fresh water springs. This butterfly can be found on steep stony slopes facing the sun.

This species is naturally very dark underneath and it is difficult to see the detail of the markings under normal lighting conditions. So for this picture I have "lightened the shadows" using Photoshop so that the complex patterning becomes more clear.

The image has also be cropped and resized for TN.

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-26 2:24]

Hi Alan,very very nice point of view.I never seen live this butterfly,your work is always better everyday,very good sharpness and excellents colors.My best compliments ,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Alan
Nice capture.
Great details amd good clarity.

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-26 4:54]

Hi Alan !
very nice macro with beautiful colours und good contrast.
have a nice day,

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-26 5:43]

Hi Alan,
a beautiful one with its hairs well seen. Though its brownish, the contrast could be seen against the background.
Nice natural surroundings well depicted.


  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-26 7:04]

Fine specimen and species too. The underside looks more brilliant than the upperside and I liked the colors and design of the hind wing. tfs.

Hi Alan,
The beautiful markings are clearly seen. Sharp focus and well exposed picture. Very well done.

Hello Alan,

Great capture of this butterfly with fine colors & details. TFS.



Hello Alan,
Perfect shot of this rare butterfly. Very nice colours and perfect DOF. I wonder what is the white something the butterfly is sitting on it? ;-)


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