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Melitaea athalia 2


Melitaea athalia 2
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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: 2009-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 5:18
Viewed: 2830
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MELITAEA ATHALIA

Heath Fritillary
Wachtelweizen-Scheckenfalter
Mélitée du mélampre, Damier athalie

Family: Nymphalidae
Wingspan: 35-40mm
Habitat: dry or humid habitats
Flighttime: May-August
Foodplants: Cirsium, Centaurea, Origanum, Thymus..

The color and the patterns of the wings of this species are variable. I have seen already some different variations.
The adult butterflies just live between five and ten days, not much to perpetuate the species!
The caterpillars feed on Melampyrum nemorosum, a flower which becomes more and more rare.

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Ach wie wunderschön, Anne, ein bezauberndes Bild mit warmen Farben, ganz toll, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Anne, beautiful M. athalia on a lovely flower great macro with fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG and good natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-16 5:33]

Hi Anne,
Very beautiful close up.I liked harmonious colors,clear details,sharpness and simple BG a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Anne. Fantastic light here to exalt bright natural compo. Right POV. Well done.

Roberto

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-16 5:44]

Excellent macro, great colors and details!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-16 6:01]

Hi,
Fine image with good details and colors of this species. Very pleasing background too. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ciao Anne,
è vero si tratta di una specie molto variabile soprattutto nei colori che vanno dall'arancio al marrone, anche le macchie sono variabili e molto simili a M. phoebe e ad altre Meliteae, sono incerto di una mia immagine se si tratta di athalia o di diamina; mi piace molto la tua immagine per il taglio compositivo e il punto di ripresa scelto, molto belli i colori e ottima nitidezza, il magnifico sfondo contribuisce ad esaltare il bellissimo effetto TD.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

The white flower lends great support to this lovely Heath Fritillary, Anne.
The butterfly with its wings open looks very attractive.
Thanks for sharing this impressive image from your summer shoot.
Best regards,
Ram

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-16 6:11]

Salut Anne,un papillon qui j'attend encore de rencontrer pour la premiere fois et que pour le moment je peu apprecier dans ta magnifique photo.Excellente la composition,avec une prise de vue tres jolie et la qualite' qui deja on connait...mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-16 6:16]

Bonjour Anne,
A fine capture of a female M. athalia with fine sharpness on a contrasting white Ox-eye daisy flower. The dorsal view shows the features well with its wings open and is prented in a pleasing composition.
Merci et bonne journée,
Amitiés,
Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-16 6:53]

Hello Anne,
Your captures are always very special and I always spot them easily!! This one is no exception, it has the 'Anne' look that means a beautiful composition in fabulous pastel colours! The main subject is sharply in focus too, of course, and very nicely positioned!!
TFS and best wishs, Ulla

hello Anne
super sharpness and very good details
beautiful colours and a nice pose
greeting lou

hello Anne
attractive colors with the background elect the all scene, good the use of light and the attribution of colors in the mane subject, a fine photographic result!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-16 8:23]

Hello Anne,
Very good photo of this butterfly in excellent sharp details and beautiful natural colours. Very nice OOF BG, composition and POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-16 8:58]

Anne
Wonderful Melitaea athalia!
Details are very sharp, colors are lovely.
Congratulation!
Horia

Hallo Anne!

Bürchen ist für dich eine unerschöpfliche Quelle für schöne Bilder und interessante Beiträge. Dazu gehören auch dieses Bild und die Begleitnotizen. Das Bild ist schlicht und zeigt die Eigenarten dieses Falters auf angenehme Weise.

Ich war heute mit Dieter auf der Schüpfenfluh und habe an dich gedacht...

Grüessli

Markus

Anne
Wonderful capture your butterfly1
Great details!
Congratulation!
Mariana

It is realy a lovyly butterfly and also with your capture...
TFS

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-16 13:11]

Merhaba Anne,
çok harika bir makro fotoğraf.
Tebrik ederim.

Bien captada y sobre todo bien contrastada por esa acertada combinación de colores. Veo que ya empezamos a usar algunos los archivos estivales con la llegada de los primeros frios jeje.
Saludos Anne: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hi Anne

Great shot, beautiful composition. Excellent sharpness and details. You're so lucky to get butterflies on flowers, its very hard to do here in Australia.

Chris

bonjour Anne
une autre superbe photo de tes archives et qui rappelle les beaux jours d'été, le papillon est magnifique, le beau soleil rend les ailes presque brillantes
la fleur blanche, les couleurs du BG, la pose du Damier Athalie, tout cela contribue à la beauté de cette image
Passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-18 4:13]

Hi Anne

A lovely capture of the little Heath Fritillary. Its mottled patterns are clearly visible
due to the very appropriate range of the DOF which was obtained from the large
f/7.1 aperture setting. This ensured that all the details are spot-on with only the right
hand upper wing stepping outside the focus range. The composition is fine with the
flower occupying the centre spot and the butterfly placed slightly to the right.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

ciao Anne!
una colorazione simile l'ho incontrata anche io in montagna,
intorno ai 1200 mt,la presa sul fiore e' soddisfacente con un cromatismo soft e magnifici dettagli

ciao sERGIO

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-12-21 23:36]

Liebe Anne,

zu diesem wunderschönen und nicht alltäglichen Schmetterlingsportrait brauche ich keine neuen Komplimente mehr anzubringen, Du hast sie shon von meinen Vorgängern bekommen, ich schliesse mich ihnen mit Vergnügen an.

Mit meinen besten Wünschen für frohe Festtage für Dich, Hanspeter und Jules grüsst Dich herzlich

Dieter

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-12-28 5:42]

salut Anne,
très jolie prise de vue, le papillon ressort parfaitement sur cette jolie fleur blanche. Excellents détails, bon BG flouté.
bravo

Gaetan

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-23 3:13]

Hi Anne,
beautifully captured in splendid details. The colours are really excellent and the markings are so lovely. The soft background give this view a pleasant one.

regards,
Foozi

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