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Melitaea diamina

Melitaea diamina
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 6:46
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
False heath fritillary - Melitaea diamina

This is one of the more distinctive of the smaller Fritillaries. Its upperside hindwing is extremely heavily marked, only a few small spots of orange ground colour remain forming ghostly rows. The underside post discal spots is distinctive too, small black spots being present inside the arched black lunules. It flies from low levels to high mountain meadows where it is usually common when encountered. In flight it usually looks dark which will alert the lepster to its presence.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-08 7:03]

Witaj Marx,
Tak sie sklada, ze jestesmy sasiadami nie tylko terytorialnie ale tym razem na TN. Ladny okaz, ktorego nie widzialem w okolicy no i wykonanie bardzo precyzyjne. Osrosc i kolorystyka calosci to glowne atuty.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-08 7:03]

Hello Marx
A fine picture with wonderful colors and great details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-08 7:12]

Hello Marx,
Beautiful photo in great sharp details and a very good composition. Very nice natural and clear colours. Good POV and OOF BG.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-08 7:42]

Hi Marx,
It's very nice close up of this Butterfly.POV,colors,contrast,details,BG and framing are wonderful.Excellent wok indeed!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-08 8:24]

Hello Marx
An excellent capture of a female M. diamina
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none, it's a super macro!
Thanks and best regards,

hello Marx
super sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Fotka jest piekna, ostra z ladnymi delikatnymi kolrami. Pieknie rozmyte tlo, swietna kompozycja Wszystko super

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-08 9:49]

Hello Marx,
I really like this capture of M diamina showing its dark colour very clearly against the light background. This specimen looks very fresh and technically you've done very well! Nicely composed too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Marx, fantastic m. diamina with wonderful colors, superb details and splendid sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Marx,
Excellent capture, very sharp, with a beautiful composition and an nice mild background. Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-08 11:13]

Hello Marx,
A very beautiful picture of this beautiful butterfly. Wonderful that you could capture it wide opened like this. The colors are deep and rich, the details are excellent showing off the marvelous markings.
Best regards Siggi

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-06-08 12:03]

Hello Marx,
a perfect picture of diamina clearly showing its characteristics.
Optimally selected depth of field.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-08 13:29]

Hi Marx. This is a beautiful Butterfly which you have taken from a fine POV letting use see the wing markings with rich colours and fine detail. It stands out so well from the OOF BG. well done TFS.

ciao Marx!
a nice pov for this elegant melitaea
good details and colors

best sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-08 15:20]

Hi Marx,a fantastic macro! A best point of view and a top quality of sharpness and colors.I never seen live this specie,very very interesting.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

An excellent detailed macro of this fritillary, my friend Marx!
Very well seen, framed and presented!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-08 20:45]

very fine image, good colors and great details, the flowers in the background are looking pretty. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-08 23:37]

Hi Marx.
Blameless shot of a wonderful butterfly. Its pose and your POV cannot be more impressive. I also am amazed with ultimate sharpness and reproduction of all features of the insect, fine diagonal composition of the image and nice well blurred BG. Excellent job. My best wishes.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-09 1:22]

Czesc Marx,
Very nice close-up for very beautiful Melitaea diamina ...
Excellent capture, sharp details,nice colors and background,
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-09 4:28]

Bonjour Marx,
What a beautiful picture! I especially appreciate the good composition and the fine colors. Magnificent the brown tones of the wings and the subtle green of the background. Excellent!
Thanks and kind regards

Hallo Marx
This butterfly is richly blessed with lots of beautiful fluffy hair and lovely patterns and markings. You have captured it with great detail and care. It is a very pleasing image with lots of detail to appreciate. The butterfly is well seen and displays beautifully against the colourful blurred background. The total image is presented in the well known "Marx44" style and manner and cannot be missed. It has a friendly and warm feel to it. Focus, composition and use of light is very pleasing, and it was once again a pleasure to look at it. Thanks for sharing.
Friendly regards

Hi Marx. Great macro again. The details are spectacular. Very well done. Excellent BG too.


Hello Marx
a fin capture of this False Heath Fritillary, perfect wide open wing pose
the shot is very well composed, superb colors and excellent details
Beautiful BG
Have a good night

tienes una galerķa realmente espectacular y bella, llena de luz y vida: enhorabuena !!
J. Ignasi

Hi Marx
Nice colors.
Great details and great clarity.

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