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Melitaea didyma meridionalis


Melitaea didyma meridionalis
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-29 7:40
Viewed: 2397
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MELITAEA DIDYMA MERIDIONALIS (male)

Spotted Fritillary
Roter Scheckenfalter
Mélitée orangée


Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Distribution: Europe (without the North, N'Africa, warm regions of Asia
Habitat: warm and sunny places and slopes
Wingspan: 30-40mm
Flighttime: April to September, generally two generations

This male M. didyma was posed on the beautiful purple Centaurea jacea, flower which grows at mostly dry places, typical also for the habitat of this beautiful butterfly-species.

This Melitaea has the characteristics of M. trivia on the upper wings, but it seems that M. trivia is not present in Valais. See critique of Stefano.

Raphy Rappaz (Les papillons du Valais, Martigny 1979)
writes in his book that a meridional form of didyma (Staudinger 1870) exists in Valais.

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hello Anne
A beautiful coloured composition, flower and butterfly
great details and very good sharpness
i like this shot
thanks Anne
greeting lou

Anne, you are Jane's next-door neighbour today and so am I, right behind her!
Your picture of a Frittilary conveys a lot of cheer, happiness and sunshine and it is a brilliant composition. The colours are just mind blowing.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Lovely composition of contrasting colours. Good details. Beautiful butterfly and flower. regards yiannis

Bonjour Anne,
Joli sujet sur une jolie fleur. Belle composition avec de jolies couleurs et une excellente netteté ..... comme d'habitude
Amitiés à toi
Serge

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-29 8:28]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo in nice natural colours and excellent sharpness. Good DOF and diagonal composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-08-29 9:46]

Hallo Anne,
ein schönes farbgetreues Foto dieses außergewöhnlich gezeichneten didyma-Männchens. Die schwarzen Elemente sind bei diesem Exemplar stark ausgedehnt.
Ich melde mich nach längerer Pause hier zurück. Es gäbe viel zu erzählen. Ich melde mich mal.
Schöne Grüße,
Peter

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-08-29 10:06]

Chère Anne,
Quelle beauté en couleur très vivantes.La composition a du charme avec cette fleur lilas et ce BG si elegant.Une photo agrèable et bien nette.Bravo! Merci pour la partager avec nous!
Bonne journée!
aNa

Hello Anne,
A beautiful view of this butterfly in a good capture. Fine details and beautiful natural colours. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Anne. Very good POV so like details and sharp. Beautiful natural colours. Exciting playing of light.

Roberto

Hi Anne, your butterfly is really beautiful, lovely colors and good details on the subject in a very nice composition, congratulations !

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

Gorgeous timeless classic, Anne! Love it!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hallo Anne,
eine herrliche aufnahme von dem kleinen falter - er ist wunderschön gezeichnet. Toll die nähe und die farben sind sehr harmonisch - gefällt mir dein makro.
Gruß
Georg

Hallo Anne,
gute Aufnahme von diesem schönen Schmetterling mit guter Schärfe und einem nett gewählten Aufnahmestandort. Ganz besonders toll finde ich die kräftigen Farben der schön geöffneten Flügel.
Viele Grüße,
Helmut

Hello Anne,
Just beatiful!... A poem to the eyes!... Some shots coming with "a plus of beauty placed by God"... I think this is one of thes shots!....
Regards
TFS
Jesús

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-08-29 14:31]

Hello Anne,
A very nice macro shot of this beauty,great colors,sharpness and very good details.
Have a nice day!...
Dûrzan

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15611] (65309)
  • [2011-08-29 16:03]

Salut Anne,je la connais bien et je sais comme sois difficile une capture avec les ailes ouvertes comme la tienne,elle est toujours en mouvement et c'est vraiment pas facile.Excellente prise de vue,nettete' et couleurs,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Impressive photo Anne! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Beautiful view of this butterfly with natural colours.
Have a nice day
vijeesh

Ciao Anne, great macro of a male of Maelitaea didyma on a beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne, another great shot with perfect light and details. Very beautiful and interesting subject. All the best, Paolo

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-30 4:01]

Hi,
Lovely Spotted Fritillary on lovely flower, excellent exposure and composition. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi Anne, Very nice capture of this beautiful Butterfly, brilliant sharpness with such fine detail especially in the wing area's, splendid lighting with lovely rich colours, good strong composition, excellent work Anne and very well done,
Best regards,

Pauly.

Liebe Anne,
diesem wärmeliebenden Falter bin ich in diesem Sommer nur ein einziges Mal begegnet an einem heißen Tag im Oberinntal, und die Hitze ließ ihn sein quirliges Temperament voll entfalten und jede Annäherung verweigern. Hier bei Dir präsentiert der Rote Scheckenfalter seine feurige Pracht anscheinend ganz entspannt auf einer lila Flockenblume. Deren Blütenblätter umkränzen ihn wie eine kühle Aura. Ein schönes Bild.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,
Peter

Hello Anne,
Magnificent. Magnifique. Sehr schön! How beautiful. Sehr gern will ich Deutsch mit dir sprechen aber ich kann es nicht mehr...habe alles vergessen und es tut mir leid. Kein Wortschaft. Quality, colours and composition are all just fabulous. Well done.
Neels

Hello Anne,
I was looking at your gallery of photos: they are all wonderful! Then I paused to watch this .. is not a M. Didyma, but a second generation male of M. Trivia!!! The difference is in the "lunes" that in M. trivia are joined together, and M. didyma are detached ...
ciao
Stefano

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