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Maniola lycaon

Maniola lycaon
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: 2007-08-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 -, Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-27 6:25
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maniola (Hyponephele) lycaon, Dusky Meadow Brown, Kleines Ochsenauge
family: Satyridae
Flight time: June to August
Size: 40-48mm
Not to confuse with Maniola jurtina.
This species occurs only in the southern part of Europe from North of Portugal over South France,Swiss Alps and Austria.
I have observed a quite great colony of this butterflies in the region where I took this picture

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To sayat: Mercianel 1 11-30 03:46
To Heaven: un grand merci à toianel 2 11-28 12:31
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Ciao Anne,
veramente bello e delicato questo Satiride, che tu hai saputo cogliere così bene in questa splendida foto, in leggero controluce.
Questa specie vola anche in Sicilia e in futuro inserirò qualche immagine, per poterla confrontare con questa.

Hello Anne,

Beautiful composition. Sharpness of the butterfly is good. The dark background works very well.

hello anne,
nice capture of the butterfly perched on the beautiful flower, nice lighting makes the flower look as if its glowing, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Anne,
This is a very beautiful posting of butterfly!
good pose with perfect exposure and focus in total sharpness in details
well composed and pleasing

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-27 7:10]

Hi Anne...what a great sight to see on such a grell, dull day here in the UK! Amazing warm sunlight that makes this shot glow. You handled the exposure here very well indeed. Great composition and detail with perfect DOF...very well done!

Hello Anne,
What a nice macro shot. Great lighting, POV and composition. Fine details and nice sharpness. Colors also very nice. TFS, well done

Liebe Anne,
Du bist diesmal von Deinem Softtone Prinzip abgerückt. Das Gegenlicht schaffte Kontraste, Transparenz und viel Licht. Gut gelungen.
Beste Grüsse

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-27 9:01]

Hello Anne,
focus is very good, great sharpness and nice black background
Regards, Dejan

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-11-27 10:18]

Hi Anne
very good light and colors.
good composition with the yellow flower..
well done.


Hello Anne
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Great focusing,lighting and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-27 10:41]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful butterfly shot and the backlighting presents a fantastic effect on the wings. Very impressive sharpness and colours. Great light management and exposure and the darkish BG highlights the subjects well. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Anne,
Beautifuly lit butterfly image
Fine POV and focus details

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-27 11:15]
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Liebe Anne,
fantastisches und 'schwieriges' Licht. Die Flügelfransen strahlen, während die Hinterflügelunterseite im Schatten liegt - die Vorderflügel werden lichtdurchflutet: so werden alle Charakteristika des Falters sichtbar. Lycaon befindet sich genau im Fokus,sowie auch die unteren Teile der Blüte. Ich würde deinen Augenfalter gerne in mein Satyrinae-Thema übernehmen. In wenigen Tagen werde ich genügend Bilder dafür gesammelt haben.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-27 11:50]

Hi Ann .what a fine close up of the meadow brown you have captured. Its two spots can be seen so clearly. great detail and natural looking colours. a nice POV/Dof. well done TFS.

Bonsoir Anne!

Je ne voudrais pas écrire une longue critique au sujet de cette photo. Je dis tout en la mettant dans mes favoris...



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-27 12:27]

Hola Anne,
espléndido trabajo,
bella iluminación y detalles...
exquisito pov,

Bonjour Anne, très jolie photo, nette et précise avec une très belle mumière et de chaudes couleurs estivales, superbe bacground et excellent point de vue latéral,

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-11-27 12:52]

Salut Anne
C'est encore avec une composition balayée par une lumière très rase que tu nous gâtes. Excellente prise, couleurs cadrage et arrière plan, félicitations, Robi

c'est net, belle compo et la lumière est bien gérée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-27 15:27]

la position de la lumiere es fantastique,il semble que le soleil sois dans le fleur pour illuminer le papillon,vriament parfaite,bonne journee' Luciano

Hi Anne,
Wonderful picture! Splendid composition!
Excellent coloration, sharpness and details.
Very good luminosity and interesting POV.
Thanks for sharing!
José Roberto

Hello Anne,
Perfect point of view to capture this very detailed image of the Brown. An excellent image...

Bonjour Anne,
Très très joli, j'aime beaucoup la lumière et les couleurs dans cette composition très réussie, bravo

Hi Anne,
The dramatic lighting here has made this post a shining star :)

Bonjour Anel,
What and splendid capture!
I like so much the way the backlight illuminates the flower, and makes that all their yellows becomes so bright and intense.
Transparencies on the butterflie's wings looks great, and the whole composition is pretty well balanced.
Felicitacions et merci du partager.
Mes amities,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-28 7:05]

Hello Anne,
I missed this one!
Great use of difficult lighting in this capture, the resulting effect creating a wonderful aura on the edges of the wings against a dark BG. The exposure and sharpness are superb. Thanks for sharing a fine capture of a species that I have not seen in the wild.
Best wishes, Ivan

bonjour anne
j'aime ce POV qui illumine le papillon et la fleur grace au soleil.
netteté et details au rendez vous.bien vu.

Hi Anne,
Unique POV. Good sharpness and colours. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Anne,
A pleasant symphonie of colours!
The close-up work is well done, the butterfly is well exposed with good selective sharpness...
A fine composition, well balanced and the tight framing works well!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-29 6:32]
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Bonjour Anne!
The light in this shot is amazing and your management of it is just perfect! Though I see that the focus turned out a little soft, the light on the wing is so magical that I can keep looking for hours! Amazing shot. Mercis.

Hi Annie, lovely butterfly with splendid colors, good composition with great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Anne,
Wonderful close up on this Maniola. Very nice back light. Sharp focus and lovely color tone. Very well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-30 8:15]

Hi Anne.
Terrific shot and fantastic creative use of backlight. Your picture is full of "fire". texture, details and charm. Perfect framing and POV, amazing suitable for main subject BG. Bravo and compliments.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2007-12-01 14:04]

hi Anne,
this picture is simply beautiful, the light and the colours give something of magic to the composition
many compliments

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-02 17:19]

Hello Anne

The lighting is super in this composition.
The flower radiates light.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail
The colours are deep and vibrant.
I love how the light filters through the wing.
Nicely done.


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-12-04 1:46]

Hello Anne,
Good picture of this butterfly.
Great color, composition and background.


Nice light in your work, Anne.

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