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Melitaea didyma male

Melitaea didyma male
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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: 2012-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-03 4:40
Viewed: 1870
Points: 32
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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

In the Val d'Hérens I could observe some different kinds of M. didyma. This one is not so dark spotted as the subspecies "meridionalis" which we can find in the same valley too (which I showd already in a previous posting)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2012-10-03 4:50]

Salut Anne,une espece tres tres commune cet annee' chez moi,capture excellente dans la parfaite position des ailes et magnifiques couleurs,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Anne,
a perfect and good picture of this butterfly.
great colour and awesome clarity. nice composition.
best wishes,

hello Anne
super good sharpness and nice light
the details are very good
i like this beautiful colours of this butterfly
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-03 6:34]

Liebe Anne.
Fantastische Makro Aufnahme dieser schön gefärbten Scheckenfalter mit tollen Details und Schärfe. Farben und Komposition sind auch wunderbar.Grüße Siggi

Just love these fuzzy butterfly's NEVER tire looking at them. This one is gorgeous

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-03 6:53]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly. Most of all I like the contrasting colours.

Hello Anne

Like how this beauty completely fills the frame in your presentation with the nice orange colour against a very neutral and complementary BG..Nicely done.

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely Didima, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-10-03 8:39]

Muy bonita esta foto Anne. Me gusta mucho el color de la mariposa y esa silueta perfecta bien marcada sobre ese bello fondo. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

Hello Anne,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb composition with a very nice butterfly specie.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2012-10-03 9:41]

Bonjour Anne,
Beautiful capture ..
Very fine brightness and colours. Good sharpness.
Best wishes,

Ciao Anne. Wonderful colours and very good details for the butterfly in great pose. Best compliments.


Hi Anne,
I like this butterfly. Amazing colours. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Impressive photo Anne! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Bonjour Anne.

Bravo pour cette photographie de Melitae didyma, la Méliutée orangée.

Sujet intéressant et plein de vie sur votre cliché : le léger flou de la photographie rend bien compte de l’agitation du papillon.

Belle composition mettant bien en valeur ce papillon.
Point de vue agréable, avec les ailes grande déployée, ce qui poeermet d’approécier tlus les détails des ailes.
La netteté aurait pu être un peu plus précise ; mais, je suppose que notre ami était en mouvement incessant.
Profondeur de champ parfaite, avec un agréable arrière plan.
Exposition et couleurs conduisant à une image naturelle et véridique.
Intensité des couleurs bonne.
Contraste exc ellent.

A bientôt pour d'autres photographies


Hi Anne,

Excellent spot on portrait of this Fritillary. Sharp shot with crisp details & ambient light. Perfect BG too.


Hi Anne, How are you , This is a lovely picture and i like the perspective a lot. A perfect parallel position of the frame to the wings has optimized the DOF .. lovely

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