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Bont Zandoogje
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Copyright: juliette gribnau (juliettegribnau) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 32] (400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus OMD M5, Olympus Digital 12x50mm, 1:5.3-6.3 EZ
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-15 0:14
Viewed: 923
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) is a butterfly found in and on the borders of woodland areas throughout much of the Palearctic ecozone.
The species is subdivided into multiple subspecies, including Pararge aegeria aegeria, Pararge aegeria tricis, Pararge aegeria oblita, and Pararge aegeria insula.The coloration of this butterfly varies between subspecies. The existence of these subspecies is due to variation in morphology down a gradient corresponding to a geographic cline.The background of the wings ranges from brown to orange, and the spots are either pale yellow, white, cream or a tawny orange. The Speckled Wood feeds on a variety of grass species.The males of this species exhibit two types of mate locating behaviors: territorial defense and patrolling.
The proportion of males exhibiting these two strategies changes based on ecological conditions. The monandrous female must choose which type of male can help her reproduce successfully. Her decision is heavily influenced by environmental conditions.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-09-15 11:33]

Hello Juliette

Very beautiful capture of Pararge aegeria, nice composition, nice natural colors, nice POV. Thanks for sharing.



A worthy work of a master of the brush, Juliette ...

Hernán Bortondello

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-09-23 16:22]

Bela foto de qualidade muito boa composição ótima.

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