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Madeira Endemics

Madeira Endemics
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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: 2011-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 7:19
Viewed: 2808
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present another endemic animal species from Madeira Island.

It is the butterfly
- Pararge xiphia
- family: Nymphalidae
- subfamily: Satyrinae

The genus Pararge comprises 3 Europena species,
the wide-spread P. aegeria and 2 endemic species,
P. xiphioides for the Canary Islands and P. xiphia for Madeira.

As for the genus Hipparchia (see one of my last pictures), the Satyrine genus Pararge is also represented by an endemic species on Madeira. Pararge xiphia is not very common and besides that also rather shy. Therefore I obtained only one picture of the species. Although the quality is not satisfying, I present it here for documentation.
Besides Pararge xiphia, P. aegeria also occurs on Madeira (see earlier posted picture).

* Bozano G.C. (1999) Guide to the Butterflies of the Palaearctic Region. Satyridae part I, Subfamily Elymniinae, Tribe Lethini. - Omnes Artes, Milano.
* Sziemer P. (2010) Madeira's Natural History in a Nutshell. - Francisco Ribeiro & Filhos, Funchal.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-07 7:56]

This is more than a document, beautiful species and fine composition, the details on the butterfly are good too. tfs.

Dear Peter,

This is a well taken closeup capture from a beautiful butterfly against a lush green BG!
Light is well handled in order to unveil the tender textures of the wings of butterfly.
The colors are natural and DOF is excellent.
Nice work!

Best regards,

Ciao Peter, an other grerat macro of interesting endemic specie, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PS thanks for correct id

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-07 9:28]

Hello Peter,
Nice to see this endemic Pararge taken in nice lighting with natural colours and fine total sharpness to show how it differs from the mainland European species.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-07 11:31]

Hello Peter,
Great photo of this special endemic butterfly in excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Very good DOF and composition.

Ciao Peter.
Ottima macro con,buoni dettagli dovuti alla eccellente nitidezza,splendidi i colori naturali,come la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Hallo Peter,
schöne Aufnahme von der Madeira-Variante des Waldbrettspiels. Dein POV war vielleicht nicht der allerbeste, aber die schwierige Belichtung hast du dafür meines Erachtens gekonnt gelöst.
Viele Grüße,

Hello Peter,
A very nice species of butterfly. Amazing details and splendid colors.
Lovely composition with exceptional details. The clarity, exposure and light are superb.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-10 0:57]

Hi Peter,a beautiful pic and very interesting capture of the Madeira's sister of our common Aegeria,fantastic details and colors in a difficult position,beautiful light too!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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