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Copyright: pedro anahory (anahory) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 229] (1377)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 150mm Macro 2.8 Apo
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European butterflies 4, Camouflage, Camouflage [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 17:31
Viewed: 3622
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Camouflage is the method which allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment
In nature, there is a strong evolutionary pressure for animals to blend into their environment or conceal their shape; for prey animals to avoid predators and for predators to be able to sneak up on prey. Natural camouflage is one method that animals use to meet these aims.

Hipparchia fidia

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-16 7:16]

Hallo Pedro,
well observed and captured - this shy and 'hidden' butterfly. The species is:
-- Hipparchia fidia
-- Nymphalidae, Satyrinae
which is known for its camouflage-wing pattern. You can find further examples in TrekNature.

Nice shot with perfect quality

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-23 9:40]

Hi Pedro.
Your shot is very nice and didactic. It is a charming illustration of the mechanism of self-defense in the nature. The colour palette of your picture is delicate and exact. Details of butterfly, DOF and POV are excellent. Very sweet shot. My compliments.

Hi Pedro,

Well presented example of camouflage!



Hi Pedro

Thank you for your interesting photo and notes.
I have added your work to my theme "camouflage"

You managed to create an image showing both , camouflage as well as strong lines.

Greetings from South Africa
Ingrid Shaul

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