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Pseudochazara anthelea female

Pseudochazara anthelea female
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 8:15
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pseudochazara anthelea (Hübner, 1825). Female
White-banded Grayling

Pseudochazara anthelea is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (Subfamily: Satyrinae) with a wingspan of 45-50 mm in the male and 50-55 mm in the female.

The male is dark brown, almost black with a wide white postdiscal band. The female is very different with grey- brown and orange- brown colorations.

Pseudochazara anthelea is a species of the Balkans, Turkey and northern Iraq. The subspecies occurring in Cyprus is described as the endemic Pseudochazara anthelea acamanthis (Rebel, 1916) but the evidence to support the subspecies status is weakly defined.

The adult butterflies begin to emerge at the end of May and are on the wing until October in a single brood

In Cyprus it is a relatively rare butterfly, which occurs only on the higher peaks of the Troodos massif and to a lesser degree on the Pentadaktylos range.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-03 8:30]

Hi Chris,spectacular capture of this very very rare specie!Your butterflies from Cyprus are always a great beauty and very interesting,top quality pic despite the hard light and the difficult location.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

I like brown summer captures, greetings Ori

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-09-03 9:37]

Hi Chris,
just amazing macro of this wonderful spicies ,
what a perfection, outstanding sharpness and details everywhere !
Well done !
Best regards !

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of beautiful butterfly, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-03 11:07]

Hello Christodoulos,
Light, colours, sharpness and details are all splendid. Taken from the best possible POV. High quality again!

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Again a beautiful one.Like your work.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-03 11:23]

Hello Christodoulos,
beautiful butterfly and you have captured it superbly with crisp clear details and fine coloration, great composition and POV from his Profil.Regards Siggi

Hi Chris
蝴蝶照的清晰 這特寫
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-09-03 23:39]

Superb capture! Great POV and light! Wonderful details shown!



Hello Chris,
Amazing details you have got here, in spite of harsh lighting you have executed it very well,wonderfully captured.tfs

Hello Christodoulos
Superb capture with good clarity and colour.
nice shot.
best wishes,

hallo Christodoulos

Great sharpness and nice composition
the colours are beautiful
i like the 3d effect

greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-04 7:44]

Hi Christodoulos,
Nice shots of butterflies from close. Amazing colors and
excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-04 8:25]

Very nice picture of this one! Great sharpness and taken from a excellent low perspective so the butterfly body is all in the air, Great point of view! Congratulation and thanks for sharing it. Saludos.

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture,exceptional details and clarity,beautiful light and perfect exposure.best PoV and composition.

TFS the interesting beauty MF Christodoulos! Top quality in the great close up.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-06 6:13]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
A beautiful Grayling which doesn't seen to be common. A higher altitude species well shown in this rocky surroundings. Interesting!
Kind regards

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