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Melitaea didyma female

Melitaea didyma female
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-09-11 4:43
Viewed: 2580
Points: 36
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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 is a female specimen, probably of the kind "meridionalis", which has a darker coloration.
This picture is related to Shems, a little 8 years old boy from Paris, who spends every year his Summer holidays in Valais. He is a great nature lover and I showed him this butterfly, which I took on my finger and put it on his flower-bouquet. He was so proud (see picture in WS)and amazingly the butterfly remained until the next day on the flowerbunch!

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Ciao Anne. Magnifcient detailed catpture for the butterfly in the middle of soft environment. Amazing compo.


Great bunch of colors and detail Anne! The use of wide aperture settings seems very appropriate. The butterfly looks suspended in the air! The composition does not cope with my senses! have a lovely weekend Anne!
George Veltchev

Ciao Anne, really a lovely female with beautiful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness. very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-11 6:00]

Bonjour Anne,
A nice capture of a female Melitaea didyma, the dark form meridionalis being well portayed against the contrasting OOF floral BG in an interesting composition.
Nice story in the note too.
Merci et bonne soirée,

Wow! Qu'elle superbe photo! C'est une photo toute en délicatesse et sophistication.Les couleurs et détails sont magnifiques dans une belle composition et exposition.
Bravo et merci,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-11 7:29]

Hello Anne,
Beautiful and special composition in this photo. Good sharpness, details and bright colours. The BG is a bit busy, but very colourful.

Liebe Anne,
jawohl, ein gutes Beispiel dafür, welch feine Bilder man ohne Blitz machen kann. Ich bin gerade am Üben darin. Der Falter ist sehr dunkel, so wie Du es auch erwähnt hast. Schön, die Geschichte mit Shems!
Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende,
Gruss Dieter

hello Anne
very beautiful composition with great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours and nice light
greeting lou

Hello Anne,
Great sharpness and superb details. Very nice composition, POV and
background. It is a lovely image. Congratulation!

Bonsoir Anne
Voici un spécimen que je ne rencontrerai pas souvent car il faut se promener dans les Alpes pour le voir .
Merci pour cette photo très expressive et si naturelle

Hi Anne,
A nice capture of this beautiful Spotted Fritillary. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Anne,
A fine close-up of a beautiful butterfly . The sharpness, POV and contrast with the colored flowers is very good. Excellent DOF and composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Anne,
very nice macro shot of very beautiful fritillary among colorful field flowers. focus, light using and POV very nice. also nicely composed. thanks for sharing. best regards

The photo is top notch and has a spring look to it...almost Easter'ish in the backdrop but the in focus butterfly takes masrtery of the image. Composition-wise it is beyond good. I am actually enjoying view this and may put it on my computer for walllpaper...just to remind me what good images are supposed to look like.

Bonjour Darling Anne
Félicitations pour cette belle composition, des couleurs excellent, très POV, la netteté et le contraste excellent.
Très bien
Bonjour Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2010-09-11 16:03]

Salut Anne,on a eu beaucoup de Didyma cette anne' comme je peu voir,photo excellente dans une mauviase lumiere,tres belle nettete',couleur et composition.Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,LUCIANO

bonjour Anne
très joli papillon dans un rès joli décor, l'ensemble est très agréable à regarder,
les ailes du Mélitée orangée sont très nettes,
les couleurs douces du BG contrastent avec les couleurs plus marquées du papillon
Passe une bonne nuit

Hello Anne,

An excellent macro shot with vivid colors, sharpness & fine details. Great POV, pose & BG
Regards, Paolo

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