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Great Banded Grayling (Brintesia circe)

Great Banded Grayling (Brintesia circe)
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Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-10
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-11 3:42
Viewed: 1725
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends,
a new spicies for my gallery.

The Great Banded Grayling (Brintesia circe) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is the only species belonging to the genus Brintesia.

Brintesia circe reaches on average 6580 millimetres (2.63.1 in) of wingspan.
Wings are mainly black or dark brown. They have a broad white band at the edge of the basal area of all wings and usually a second white streak on the lower wings. The black eyespots on the underside of the upper wings have a white contour.
Brintesia circe is quite similar to Hipparchia fagi, but in the last one the second white streak on the lowers wings is always missing and the eyespots has a yellow contour.
These butterflies usually rest on the branches of a tree, protected by their cryptic markings, but ready to take off and fly away when disturbed.

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Hallo Miroslav
This is beautiful butterfly. Excellent reproduction of the wing pattern, lovely textures seen. A well balanced composition! I like the sunlight a lot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-11 5:29]

Waaw Miro,the top of perfection for this beautiful Circe,very very rare in my country and taken whit spectacular details and the best exposure,great capture,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-11 6:48]

Hello Miroslav,
Very beautiful shot of this butterfly in great sharpness, details and nice natural colours. Good composition.

Hi Miroslav,
A very beautiful macro of this butterfly.
Best composition and framing.Excellent natural color, sharpness and light.
Nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing.


Hello Miroslav,
Nice picture of this attractive coloured butterfly.Beautiful pose with nice sharpness and colour.Details are well too.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Miroslav,
光線十分充足 顯出翅膀亮麗
構圖美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享

hallo Miro
very good sharpness and great details
lovely pose with beautiful colours

thanks greeting lou

Hi Miroslav,
very nice butterfly. I like your composition. Nice natural colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-11 11:11]

Hello Miroslav.
Your butterfly shot are as beautiful as ever with beautiful sharp details. Well done with the tonal quality making this shot so pleasing.Regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-12 12:53]

Hello Miroslav,
This picture is full of light,just fantasic for a shot of this dark species of butterfly. Well framed too and natural colours. Well done!

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