? Uknown Fritillary
wonderful butterfly, you captured him very near and with good sharpness. Perhaps it could be a Melitaea aurelia - Nickerl's Fritillary or a Melitaea cinxia - Glanville Fritillary .
Anyway a wonderful one, I like it very much.
Bye, I hope you had a nice Christmas-eve.
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-12-24 18:27]
I am amazed at the perfect DOF here at f4. There is nothing wrong with the focus on this one. The detail is tack sharp here. Looks like filtered sunlight that was not to bright. Exposure is spot on. The colors are perfect. He stands out well against the grey sand.
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for all the work you do for Trek Nature.
- reina (2032)
- [2005-12-24 19:04]
Hi Robert, fine and simple. I like it too that way. But sometimes its good to try different flavours. Very nice macro though, good on sharpness. Thanks for honoust comments and the making trek possible.
- Circe (86)
- [2005-12-25 2:33]
Hola Robert, es una mariposa realmente bonita, en la fotografia se observa perfectamente la proporcion de su pequeño tamaño. Excelente detalle e interesante nota.
Un saludo de circe.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-12-25 3:57]
No critique this time. As Christmas Day in New Zealand is nearing an end, I would like to wish you a very safe New Year.
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-12-25 4:01]
Beautiful shot of this butterfly, Rob. Sharp details and perfect light. Great POV as well. Happy holidays to you and your family. : )
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-12-25 14:05]
Bonne prise, le contraste entre l'environnement et le sujet est parfait. Les couleurs sont jolies et l'éclairage excellent.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-12-25 23:44]
Beautiful capture, great detail on the wings. Merry Christmas Rob!
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-12-26 8:07]
Very nice closeup Robert..Thanx the notes on the shot and P.P.
Hope you had a Great Christmas day and my Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
- Harm-digitaal (7604)
- [2005-12-26 10:09]
This is a nice picture of Melitaea diamina / False heath fritillary / Baldrian-Scheckenfalter oder Silberscheckenfalter / Mélitée Noirâtre ou Damier Noir / Woudparelmoervlinder.
Have a nice day!
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- phlr (2821)
- [2005-12-28 8:41]
Very good details of the butterfly!
Very good colours!
Its a Nymphalidae for shure. Its Melitaea diamina (Lang, 1789), because of the yellow tone on the underside wings. The wings patterns looks like this specie too. I agree with Harm Alberts.