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Coenonympha pamphilus


Coenonympha pamphilus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 4:39
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Genus: Coenonympha

Species: C. pamphilus

The Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the Browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably Sheep's Fescue, Rough meadow grass Poa trivialis.The butterfly loosely resembles a small Meadow Brown, but the brown colour of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. Unlike the Meadow Brown and other common members of Satyrinae, the Small Heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun.
The larvae have lifespans of varying length, even within the same climate, thus the imagines of one generation may be seen over a long period. The butterfly usually has two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October (late June to mid August in colder climates). The insect overwinters in its larval stage.
The Small Heath, like its cousin the Wall Brown, has been in serious decline across much of southern England for reasons unclear, and was accordingly designated as a UK BAP Priority Species (research only) by DEFRA in 2007.

Coenonympha pamphilus.

Descrizione
Piccolo lepidottero (apertura alare di circa 30 mm) dalle ali color giallo-camoscio brillante con bordature grigie marginali. Le ali anteriori presentano sopra un piccolo ocello cieco apicale, che inferiormente si ripete con pupilla e cerchiato di giallo. Le parti inferiori sono fulve anteriormente e con una linea postdiscale marcata; posteriormente, evidenziano marezzature chiare e fascia postdiscale biancastra.

Biologia
Dai bruchi svernanti si hanno, a partire da aprile, i primi sfarfallamenti con una successione di diverse generazioni (anche quattro), che si protrae fino ad ottobre. Il bruco ha tegumento verde su cui spicca una linea medio-dorsale verde scura e una banda biancastra a livello degli stigmi; si nutre di Graminacee dei gen. Poa, Cynosurus, Anthoxanthum, Festuca ecc. Le crisalidi sono sospese.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Con alcune sottospecie il suo areale abbraccia l'Europa, il Nordafrica e l'Asia. La forma presente in Sicilia, ha parti inferiori con disegni brillanti. Comune in estate in tutto il territorio, ove frequenta ambienti aperti e terreni sabbiosi coltivati.

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Hi Luciano,

Lovely image of this brown with fine details.
THE sharpness is great & a nice composition. Well done & TFS.
Kapil

Hello Luciano,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and many details. I especially like its lovely pose on the flower, the vivid colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Surely a classical example of your incredible skills behind the camera Luciano! Impeccable detail, sharpness and ....everything! Bravo!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Eh! Questa quando la becchi a verso non tradisce mai. Un dettaglio stratosferico che permette di contare ogni singolo peletto. Luce speciale e per l'enensima volta ottima DOF.

Roberto

Ciao Luciano,
la maggior parte delle volte questa farfalla la confondo con la Maniola jurtina, quindi sbadatamente non la riprendo,
invece grazie al tuo scatto ho pututo valutarne le differenze, grazie! ;-)
La foto ha una qualità incredibile, ottimi dettagli grazie al perfetto POV che hai scelto, la resa dei colori naturali è strepitosa, ottimo lavoro caro Luciano, bravo e complimenti!

Buona giornata
davide

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture of this butterfly with outstanding sharpness details, excellent composition and point of view, another superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Hello Luciano,
Great macro, perfect sharpness, wonderful color. Interesting coloring with a nice butterfly wings.
Regards
Lucja

A stunning image, great combination of beautiful butterfly and contrasting blue flowers. regards yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-01 7:33]

Hi,
Fine texture of the wings of this beautiful species captured well, fine image. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-01 7:37]

Hello Luciano,
Very fine detailed photo of this butterfly. Beautiful light and colours. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Luciano, spettacolare piccoletta ripresa in maniera favolosa. Ricordo perfettamente la padella che tu mi avevi corretto e che avevo preso per ben due volte scambiandola con la manjola. In questo caso, la qualità dello scatto e la posa non possono ingannare....anche se non c'è due senza tre.Un caro saluto, Paolo

Hello Luciano,
Excellent colors, details, clarity and focus.
A first class capture with impressive sharpness.
Thanks for sharing this perfect image.
Marius.

luce molto dura, pero- alla fine sei riuscito ottenere dei buoni dettagli sulla farfalla, complimenti Luciano !

un saluto, tino

Buenos colores y encuadre. Quizá excesivo enfoque a mi entender.
Saludos Luciano.

Ciao Luciano, Waoow what a terrific capture of this beautiful Small Heath Butterfly my friend, awesome lighting with great effect, superb detailed sharpness, strong composition, impressive work Luciano and well done,
Best regards,

Pauly.

Conoscendo bene il soggetto (cioè la C. pamphilus)che non è certo tra i più appariscenti, mi sembra di avere le allucinazioni!! Non ci sono parole per descrivere quest'immagine, semplicemente mostruosa sia nella tecnica che nella resa cromatica!!! Perfetta e stupenda
ciao
Stefano

Hello Luciano
Another fantastic photo with excellent composition and fantastic colours. The sharpness is unbelievable.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-01 11:54]

Hi Luciano,
Very nice image. Excellent detail,colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Luciano, piccoletta comunissima, ma quando la macro è di questa qualità il postarla è d'obbligo, delizioso l'accostamento con il bel fiore, magnifici colori ottima nitidezza e splendidi dettagli, 10 e lode, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

hello Luciano
great sharpness with very good light
beautiful colours and good details
very lovely shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-09-01 13:06]

Hi Luciano,
Very good view, nice colours and BG. I think you over sharpened a little.
Regards, Pawel

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-01 13:25]

Bonjour Luciano,
Magnifique : couleurs, netteté, Lumière = une très belle image
Amitiés
Serge

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-01 13:51]

Hello Luciano.
Very nice capture. Lovely pov and composition. On the spot sharpness with great color saturation. Very well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-09-01 19:29]

Wow Luciano! Incredible shot with so manu good and pleasant details.Lovely colors and the beautiful butterfly ...wow!I can almost feel the texture of its wings!!!
Bravissimo, Luciano, for being so perfect! TFS
Regards from,
aNa

PS:thanks for visiting my gallery!I appreciated it!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-02 1:40]

Ciao Luciano,
scatto fantastico per nitidezza e dettaglio! La composizione è super e i colori sono splendidi. Davvero una bella immagine!
Sinceri complimenti
Enrico

Ciao Luciano,
Splendido quadro! Caro amico, questa farfalla sembra essere toccata con le mani! ... Sembra di essere collocata in cima alla foto! Bravo!
Saluti, Grazie per la condivisione.
Jesús

Beautiful picture of this butterfly with perfect sharpness and wonderful color.
regards
vijeesh

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-03 18:35]

Hello Luciano,
exciting shines and sharpness of the wings. The powdery look is so exciting and stunningly pretty.
The depth is so effective giving this image a stunning and dramatic presentation.

regards,
Foozi

Bonjour Luciano,Ciao,
WoW!! what a beautiful close-up with a sharp and clear picture.
Jolie présentation et composition,
couleurs de toutes beautées et magnifique photo...
complimenti,
Michel

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