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Melitaea didyma mating

Melitaea didyma mating
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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: 2012-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-31 5:28
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Points: 28
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Spotted Fritillary
Roter Scheckenfalter
Mélitée orangée

Family: Nymphalidae
Subamily: Heliconiinae
Distribution: Europe (except 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

Lovely butterflies these Melitae-species. They are a little different from the habitual ones in the val d'Hérens, less colors on the underwings, mostly darker coloration of the upper-wings. These two mating ones are living on a very sunny slope near a little chapel. However there was no sun the day I have taken the picture.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-31 5:32]

Salut Anne,il y a nombreuses didymas chez moi mais je n'ai jamais eu la chance de les rencontrer dans cette....situation...eehehe...une occasion tres tres bien exploitee' avec les meilleurs details et couleurs et parfaite prise de vue aussi! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Anel

The colors of the darker one below are so similar to the dry flower, thought it was part of the perch and there was only one butterfly on top. Nice capture and the colors especially of the BG have come out really superb, maybe because of no sun.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-07-31 7:12]

Liebe Anne,
eine wunderschöne Präsentation dieses Pärchens. Wie du uns zeigst, mag didyma nicht nur durch seine Oberseitenzeichnung faszinieren.
Formen und Farben kommen vor dem weichen und kontrastierenden Hintergrung besonders schön zur Geltung.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Ciao Anne, lovely maiting couple on beautiful blurry BG, great macro with fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Anne
super good sharpness picture with very nice details
good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Anne,
schönes Bild dieser Schetterlinge mit gutem Timing und einer klasse Schärfe. Mich beeindrucken vor allem die vielen Details und die natürlichen Farben.
Viele Grüße,

Hi Anne,
great shot of these butterflies. Excellent point of view. Nice colours and composition.
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)
  • [2012-07-31 9:45]

Hallo Anne.
Wunderbares Foto dieser Roter Scheckenfalter paar, ausgezeichneter scharfer Details und schöner Farben, alle schön im Fokus. Ich mag die Zusammensetzung sehr.
Danke Siggi

Ciao Anne.
Grande foto macro di questi due esemplari di Melitaea didima,intenti ha procreare altre piccole farfalle,eccellente nitidezza e splendidi colori ottima composizione molto molto bella.
Ciao Marco.

Bonjour Anne

Cette photo-là me fait penser à une chanson
de Georges Brassens : « les amoureux des bancs publics »,
très belle photo avec une superbe focus, netteté et détails, TFS


Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful BG, nice soft lighting and very good sharpness!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-08-01 4:52]
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Bonjour Anne
Une autre tres belle composition.Image bien cadré avec un bg exquis.Comme a l'habitude l'image est nette et les couleurs sont superbe et naturel.
Merci Michel

Hello Anne,
what a splendid capture. great sharpness and colour. perfect composition.
overall a great picture.
my best wishes.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-02 10:28]

Hi Anne,
Another great image of these butterflies. Perfect composition,
nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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