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Pyronia tithonus 2

Pyronia tithonus 2
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Copyright: Hendrik Boot (NINIX) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta 5000, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 ED DX VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies, my personal collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-03 6:52
Viewed: 3746
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pyronia tithonus,
English: Gatekeeper
French: l'Amaryllis
German: Rostbraunes Ochsenauge
Dutch: Oranje Zandoogje

This is the male. The female is shown here.
Later I will show you also the Pararge aegeria, in Dutch "Bont zandoogje" and the Maniola jurtina, in Dutch "Bruin zandoogje". They are all family of the Satyridae.

A widespread species employing a large variety of habitats. The male differs by having a strong sex brand across the forewing. There are a number of similar species in Europe, but it is easy to tell the difference the majority of the time.

Here an other view
Much more butterflies in my personal collection!
Pararge aegeria and one more

Maniola jurtina and one more

Pyronia tithonus

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-03 7:07]

Another grand capture, Hendrik. I love the colours and crisp focus. And your composition works exceptionally well. I love the the delicacy of the Queen Anee's Lace flower behind the richer tones of your butterfly.

Hallo Hendrik, mooie foto van deze vlinder.
TFS, Jan-arie

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-08-03 9:45]

Hallo Hendrik,
Wat een prachtig plaatje, de details van de vlinder zijn super. Mooie compositie.

Hi Hendrik

You have done a super job here. Very nicely composed, good POV and the depth of colour is spot on. Well done! :-)

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