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Shepherd's Fritillary

Shepherd's Fritillary
Photo Information
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: 2009-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-22 7:39
Viewed: 3938
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here again a couple of
- Boloria pales
- family: Nymphalidae

German: Moor-Perlmutterfalter
Englich: Shepherd's Fritillary

This time with closed wings.

Boloria pales and also the similar species B. napaea are fast flying butterflies inhabiting alpine meadows. They like to visit yellow flowers and are usually very busy. In the situation shown they are, however, most suitable models for phtography.

Species information
Boloria pales is found in higher mountain regions all over Europe, i.e. Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, Tatra, Carpathians, Rila and Pirin Mountains. The foodplant of the caterpillar is Viola calcarata.

Upper Martell-Valley in the North-Italian Alps. Alpine Meadow between Peder- and Lyfi-Valley at about 2300 m.

- bright natural light (ISO 100)
- slight wind only

* Huemer P. (2004) Die Tagfalter Südtirols. - Folio Verlag, Wien - Bozen.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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  • Great 
  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-22 7:42]

Hello Peter.

Beautiful picture. The yellow flower gives it a little special.
The butterflys are beautiful of sharpness with great sharpness.

Gr. Hans

hello Peter
super sharpness picture with great details
beautiful colours and very nicelight
great shot Peter
greeting lou

Hallo Peter,
was für ein besonderer Moment - es ist wunderschön zu sehen, wie die beiden für Nachwuchs sorgen.
Sonnige Farben, schönes Licht, einfach sehenswert, herzlichen Dank.

Sabine - wishnugaruda

ciao Peter!
ottima cattura in mating di boloria
dettagli e definizione perfetti in questa macro dai colori naturali

buona settimana sERGIO

Ciao Peter, fantastic maiting couple on a beautiful flower, splendid colors and lovely blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,

Beautiful butterfly species belonging to a great macro. Shooting of the clarity, sharpness, light and colors creates the perfect beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-23 4:26]

Lieber Peter,
Ein sehr schönes Moor-Perlmutterfalter Duo auf der gelben Wiesenblume (Bocksbart?)schaukelnd und das Leben geniessend. Sehr nätürliches und erfreuliches Bild.
Beste Bildschärfe und schöne Komposition. Diesen Schmetterling habe ich noch nie vors Auge bekommen.
Herzlich dankt und grüsst

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-23 9:46]

Hi Peter,
Great moment of this pic and very nice composition and BG. Lovely details of this insects. TFS.

Hello Peter,

I never get tired of seeing these incredible combinations of art, technical and documentation that your post in TN. Another example of determination and mystical! thanks for these photos. In this case shows a waste of focus, very natural colors and excellent handling of light incidence.

Congratulations MF!


** PS: Problems to access TN comes and goes. At least that's my case. I tried to connect from my office and from home and both cases is often difficult.

Hallo Peter,
Danke für dieses Paar Boloria, das ich noch nicht getroffen habe.
Dein Foto zeigt den eckigen späteren Flügel(Tragfläche) gut, der eine gute Besonderheit ist.

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