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The Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)

The Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)
Photo Information
Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-21 5:43
Viewed: 2235
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends !

This is a female of The Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae), butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

A pretty little butterfly that is found along hedges, scrub, and wood edges but is often overlooked since it spends much of its time high in the tree canopy. Like the Purple Emperor this butterfly uses 'master trees', usually European Ash Fraxinus excelsior.

Males and unmated females congregate at the tops of isolated trees. Once mated the female descends to lower levels to begin laying her eggs. males rarely descend and both feed mainly on honey dew.

Both sexes are dark brown on the upperside with orange tails. The female also has a bright orange band across both forwings. The undersides are similar in both sexes and are bright orange with two white streaks.

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Hello Miroslav,
Beautiful Lycaenidae,captured from nice PoV and excellent details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-21 6:07]

Hello Miroslav,
Great to see a new posting from you!
Beautiful macro in good sharpness and natural colours. Excellent centred composition.

Hello Miroslav
What a be beautiful butterfly, open wing with its beauty.
best sharpness and colour.
best wishes.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-21 7:08]

Hello Miroslav,
nice capture butterfly,thanks..

Hi Miroslav,
I haven't seen you here for a long time. Welcome back :)
Nice presentation of the butterfly. Excellent colours.
Have a nice evening,

hallo Miro
Welkom back and with a beauty of a butterfly
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Miroslav,
Nice picture.Well captured with nice sharpness and details.Like its colour and POV.
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)
  • [2013-11-21 13:16]

Hi Miro,this is an half miracle! Very difficult to take this specie with the open wings,a lucky opportunity caught with very good details and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Miroslav, great macro of fantastic Thecla betulae with open wings, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Miroslav
Interesting species and beautiful photo with good composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Miroslav
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 真是特大號的特寫
光線亮麗 整體分常清楚
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Miroslav,
A very beautiful macro of this butterfly.
Great composition and framing.Nice color and point of view.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-21 23:57]

Excellent presentation of this beauty! Thank you for sharing it and congratulation. Saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-24 10:07]

Hi Miroslav,
Nice macro shot of this extensively damaged butterfly. Good composition,details and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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