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Balearic Wall Brown female

Balearic Wall Brown female
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-05-05 1:58
Viewed: 4083
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Balearic Wall Brown, Lasiommata megera paramegaera

Swedish name: Balearisk Svingelgräsfjäril

This is a female. The male is shown in the WORKSHOP. The broad scent band on the forewing is clearly seen. Both sexes look very similar to the nominate European form but the male genitalia differ.

It is regarded as a Balearic subspecies of the European Wall Brown and as it resembles the Corsican Wall Brown (Lasiommata paramegaera), it shares the same subspecies name.

The forewings are somewhat damaged, the left more than the right.

This was taken with my long lens hand-held at a distance of about 2 meters (6.5 ft). After moderate cropping and size reduction the image was slightly sharpened using the unsharp mask mode and converted from RAW to JPEG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-05 2:03]

Hello Ivan.
Beautiful shot of this Wall Brown.Lovely pose and colors.Great sharpness showing fine details
Superb DOF and POV.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-05 2:25]

Hi Ivan,this is a lucky and great capture from Mallorca! 2 beautiful pics and your choice is correct,the female is better.Very impressive total sharpness and details,perfect light balance and natural colors as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Ivan,
Fabulous image of this Balearic Wall Brown Butterfly Ivan, this image has great impact due to the fact that, amazing colour along with a very strong composition,
Impressive sharpness with incredible detail, lovely picture indeed my friend,
Congratulations and TFS,
Best Regards,


Hello Ivan,
A beautiful capture of this butterfly with perfect sharpness, excellent details, beautiful colours, superb point of view and depth of field,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Ivan,

A new one for me, taken with your excellent style as usual. I llike the viewpoint. Colours are good and a nice angle. I note that the butterfly has a bit of its' wing missing.

Thanks for sharing.

regards Bill

Ciao Ivan. Great POV, stunning details and excellent colours results. Indeed well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-05 5:24]

Beautiful species with subdued colors and good to see both sexes, both fine images with lovely details. tfs.

The female Wall Brown looks prettier to me, Ivan.
A flawless capture in the natural light with least trace of noise at 1/1000. How do you do it? I get all noise at this shutter speed.
TFS and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-05 6:16]

Hello Ivan,
A fantastic photo, as usual. Excellent clarity and beautiful colours. Great sharpness, details and diagonal compsition. Very good DOF.

hello Ivan
very good sharpness and nice sunlight
the colours are beautiful
great pose to see this butterfly very good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ivan, this beautiful capture, very good colors and light image. All the best, Paul

Hej Ivan

Good sharpnes and composition in this little butterfly, slightly worse for wear ;)

Well done under tough lightening

Hello Ivan

I love the POV and framing of the one on the WS
but i love much more this one because of the
density of the color tones and great contrast,
also fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful light,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Ivan,
A beautiful image captured from perfect POV with great sharp details and natural colours. I also like the composition. Well done!

Hi Ivan,
excellent point of view. Great sharpness. Perfect composition. Of course amazing colours.
Thanks for this beautiful photo,

Hallo Ivan,
a very beautiful capture of this female ssp Lasiommata megera, interesting picture in WS too, splendid natural colours and fine details, excellent point of view and very pleasant composition
Best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-05-05 9:54]

Hi Ivan,

We have our usual scarcity of butterflies once again so seeing this beauty is a special treat for me. She is still lovely in spite of the damaged wing. A lovely open winged pose, pretty colors and your always fine details. A superb background and composition.


Hello Ivan
Interesting species and beautiful photo! The composition and the colours are excellent. The sharpness is impressive.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-05 11:57]

Hi Ivan,
Splendid lights and details, excellent sharpness, TFS!

Ciao Ivan, great macro of lovely butterfly on a beautiful plant, wonderful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ivan
splendid image with excellent sharp details, great composition with very good DOF
wonderful light and colors
bravo, it's a beauty
Have a good night

Hallo Ivan
Colours, light and composition were all just right, to make the endresult of this image into a stunning macro. The Balearisk Svingelgräsfjäril is a striking butterfly and there are much to appreciate in this image jam packed with great features. You are a very talented photographer. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Excellent sharpness, great composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-06 21:56]

Hi Ivan.
Impressive 3D-image of the beautiful species of butterfly. I like wonderful diagonal composition of the shot, perfect lighting and precise details of the butterfly and some parts of the plant, very pleasant smoothness of the BG. This year I also master my new long lens combination for close-up shooting. Its stabilization system works simply greatly and allows to take close-ups and tele shots hand heal easily. My warm regards and best wishes.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-07 4:36]

Bonjour Ivan,
Une belle sous-espèce de L. megera. Il me semble en effet voir quelques différences avec les nôtres. Une très belle lumière baigne cette image de papillon. Composition élégante et classique.
Un grand merci et bonne fin de semaine à vous deux.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-07 7:47]

Hello Ivan,
Wonderfully sharp and colourful composition of this splendid butterfly. It's wings starting to show wear, but your mastery of macro work shines through.

congratulations for the capture, very nice picture with good details, light and colors,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

Buena luz y colores. Vaya partido que sacas en tus viajes a Mallorca...
Yo voy algunas veces aunque ahora hece tiempo que no voy; tengo allí
muy buenas amistades en la zona sur de la Isla.
Saludos Ivan: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-12 3:26]

Hello Ivan,
a special and different specie to me. Must be small as compared to the leaves. The definition is excellent and also the well presented details. the details on the wings is really stunning, powdery look.
This top view reveals its beauty so well.
Nice shot!


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2011-05-29 1:59]

Hi Ivan,

A wonderful capture of the Balearic, great détails of the wings.
Very nice sharpness and good control of the light, DOF and POF perfect.
Splendid and awesome shot, congratulations.
Have a good sunday,
My best regards.

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