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Hipparchia fagi

Hipparchia  fagi
Photo Information
Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great Workshops [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-05 5:53
Viewed: 2604
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bell'esempio di mimetismo, si confonde perfettamente con la corteccia dell'albero, Hipparchia fagi, satyridae
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Himy beloved friend Silvio,
What a perfectly focused beautiful Grayling resembling H. cypriensis Which I uploaded a few days ago. Great details and composition. I also liked the BG too.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.
Greetings from Izmir,


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-05 6:03]

Hi Silvio, superb close-up of this camouflaged butterfly with great clarity. TFS.


Hi Silvio
I like this photo. Great OOF background, good sharpness and very nice composition and tight crop. I also like the fild guide POV.

The only problem is exposure. It is overexposed on light parts I did the workshop
Best wishes

Ciao Silvio.
Um belo exemplo de camuflagem... parece mesmo a extenção do tronco!
Excelente nitidez, proporcionando incríveis detalhes.
BG perfeito também.
Parabéns por mais uma belíssimo registro de muita qualidade!
José Roberto

Gran risalto dei dettagli. Buono il lavoro di cataclysta ma la preferisco così. E' più luminosa.


Hi, Silvio,

excellent capture!! very nice pattern and colours with matching background. tfs.

Man Yee

Hy Silvio
A very good example of mimetism in animal world.The colors are almost the same, in both, butterfly and bark. TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-05 10:00]

Hi Silvio,

An amazing example of cammouflage. The Grayling has the identical colors as the tree. Wonderful details, good colors and shadings. The green background sets it off perfectly.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-05 10:27]

Hello Silvio,
A fine close portrait of H, fagi contrasting well with the BG and taken from an excellent POV. Krzysz WS makes it even better.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

ciao Silvio,
ottima cattura di questa satyridae,molto abile nel camuffarsi....bravo ad averla individuata.
"l'oasi delle farfalle" di Cerreto sforna anteprime ogni giorno!!!
complimenti sERGIO

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-05 10:55]

Hi Silvio. This is first class work. The detaail is spot on with sharp focusing. Such natural colours it merges with the tree bark so well. Stands out well from the BG. TFS.
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)
  • [2008-09-05 11:07]

Hello Silvio,
Great photo in wonderful camouflaged colours. Excellent sharpness with excellent patterns. A very beautiful BG.
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-05 11:19]
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Ciao Silvio,mi sembra un po' troppo luminosa,un po' come la quercusia che avevi messo qualche giorno fa,certo che i dettagli sono stratosferici,solo che spara un po' troppo,altro esemplare novita' di questo fantastico anno,e che mimetismo! Ciao,buona serata,Luciano

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-05 13:37]

Very detailed macro, Silvio!
The parallel POV has made the most of the DOF.
Great frame-filling composition.
Brilliant lighting.

Well done!


Selam Silvio,iyi kamufle olmuş,ağaç dokusuyla bire bir örtüşmüş bir kelebek.temiz bir artalan kelebeğin daha belirgin olmasını sağlamış.Işık ve kopozisyon çok iyi,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-05 23:51]

Hi Silvio,
Outstanding shot of this great looking butterfly perfectly camouflaged against the bark. Immaculate sharpness and details and it stands out well against the dark BG. Superb handling of lighting and exposure levels. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hi Silvio,
A nice capture of this beautiful Grayling butterfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Silvio,

You have done a fine composiion with this photograph, using almost a diagonal to include the moth, its perch and the b/g.
The details of the marking on the Grayling's wings, shows clearly how it is well adapted to its environment! A fine shot!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Ciao buddy,
Excellent macro with good closeness!
very sharp with good colour and details in the image
well done
have a wonderful sunday

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-06 3:14]

merhaba silvio
beautiful butterfly and wonderful capture
i like POV, BG, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-06 3:25]

Hello Silvio, I am not sure how you found this. The wood color and the butterfly color is same. Excellent shot. Ganesh

Hello Silvio,
nice side shot of this butterfly.
Sharpness and details are just exellent. Very good POV and a perfect background.
Good composition. Well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-06 6:33]

Hello Silvio,
Isn't it strange that they know where to settle to be completely camouflaged! This is a very nice illustration of the wing pattern matching the bark of the tree. Great sharpness, good light and colours and a fine green background to make it stand out. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-06 6:36]

Hi Silvio,
extremely good detail in this shot, with great POV from the side and perfect DOF TOO.

This one snuck by me..and my guess is by his disguise in dress...he gets by many a peoples unless he runs upon Mario..the man with camera in one hand and an empty glass in the other...no alms for you though..just a bit of juice right? could be aged as well...just fine..as this image is..

Hi Silvio,

this looks like a Grayling.
good cpture and dof.
Nice pov.


Hello Silvio. Beautiful butterfly capture showing the ability to camouflage. I like the details and well exposed with silenced background. Best regards and well done. Jusni

Beautiful colours, Silvio!
Superb details and POV !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-08 0:32]

Bonjour Silvio,
Tout simplement magnifique! Un papillon d'une grande discrétion, mais rendu magnifiquement attractif par cette photo. (je vois que tu as réglé sur 800 Iso). Bravo!
Bonne journöe

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