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Melitaea athalia

Melitaea athalia
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: 2008-07-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-05 6:06
Viewed: 3373
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MELITAEA ATHALIA (Rottemburg, 1775)

Heath Fritillary
Mélitée du mélampyre

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Melitaeinae
Genus: Melitaea
Size: 39-47mm
Host plants:Plantago-species, Achillea millefolium,
Digitalis (in our region)

This butterfly can be found from Western Europe to Japan and lives in grassy habitats.
The upperside is orange-brown to dark-brown with numerous spots and has a white fringe.
This one is resting on a Knautia arvensis.

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Bonjour Anne,
What an interesting pattern have this butterfly on its wings.
Even more is the white spots all along the border...nature designs never stop to amaze me!
I like a lot the pose got on the top of the flower, and the composition made.
Very good work and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-08-05 7:14]

Bonjour Anne
Une autre superbe composition.Belle image bien en focus.Le Bg est superbe ainsi que la lumiere.
Merci Michel

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-05 8:42]

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo of this Melitaea athalia. Excellent colour and detail.Very well composed.TFS

Regards Siggi

  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-05 10:26]

Hi Anne,
very interesting image, good composition and well placed one. here all three major colors trying to grab ones attention, amazing combination of colors. tfs.

Hi Anne,
Excellent colours and detail with very nice back ground

Ciao Anne,
bellissima composizione che mette bene in risalto i disegni a mosaico di questa bella farfalla con uno stupendo OOF BG, ottima la definizione, belli i colori e la luce.
TFS. Maurizio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-05 12:37]

Hi Anne. This is a beautiful looking small butterfly which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours.I like the pose on the wild flower against the plain BG. well done TFS.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-08-05 13:09]

Bonjour Anne
Une très belle prise avec beaucoup de douceur au niveau de la MAP, très belles couleurs et cadrage.
Amicalement Robi

Preciosos colores y contraste. Algo justa de enfoque.
Un abrazo Anne: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-05 14:37]

Salut Anne,une tre belle choix du point de vue et des excellents details et couleurs,pas facile a avoir si parfaite sans la lumiere directe du soleil,mes compliments,bonne journee',Luciano

I like the lacy edge of this butterly. Good shot!. Have a great day

A brilliant shot. Amazing colours and a great POV. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-06 3:39]

Hello Anne,
What a lovely capture of the Heath Fritillary on the Scabious - the colours look gorgeous together. Fine sharp details too and a beautiful soft background. icely composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-06 11:15]

Hi Anne.
Wonderful subject, amazing composition of the image and POV, pleasant delicate colours and soft lighting. I like selected DOF despite the poor light conditions. All butterfly and flower are in focus and nice BG is blurred beautifully. Only image is soft a bit but this is matter of taste. My kind regards and TFS.

Wonder is with you.

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