<< Previous Next >>

Hipparchia fatua sichaea_01

Hipparchia fatua sichaea_01
Photo Information
Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-13 10:01
Viewed: 3192
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hipparchia fatua sichaea is a rather common butterfly in most areas of Israel. I wonder what this female did on the rock, but the camouflage with respect to the background of the lichen-covered basalt is quite srtiking. Note her shadow cast in the early morning sun.

What the English common name for the species? In Hebrew it is Satyrit Ammoumma (עמומה סטירית).

roges, Heaven, anel has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-13 10:34]

Hi Ishi,

What catch! Exceptional macro, splendid play.
If you look not know which is the subject of the photo!

Have a nice evening,

Hello Ishi
I think you should have put other title to your photograph. It should be something like "The master of camouflage" ;))
Very good picture of a difficult scene. Even thouhg the contrast is not high you've managed very well with it. The buttefly is sharp and the composition nice.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-13 13:48]

Hi Ishi,another beautiful gift for the butterflies fans of TN like me! You had great eyes to see this hipparchia perfectly camoufled,and the beautiful sharpness help us to see this beauty very very perfectly! I never seen live this specie..it's a double gift for me! Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

amazing camouflage, dash Ori

  • Great 
  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-10-13 22:58]

Hi Ishi!

Your picture is as beautiful as impressive. The capability of the butterfly to camouflage is superb. You have taken the picture at the very right spot showing us the similitude between the environment and the butterfly.

Kind regards


  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-14 2:36]

Wonderful Hipparchia !
Great colors and lovely details.

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-14 8:56]

Hello Ishi,
How did you find these? Perfectly camouflaged butterfly! Sharpness, details, colours, POV, BG and composition are all very good and very beautiful. Excellent photo!
TFS and regards,

Ciao Ishi, great capture of interesting specie, splendid example of camouflage, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-18 4:35]

Hello Ishi,
A very good example for perfect camouflage indeed. The butterfly was resting there in an ideal place not to be seen. I like your framing and the fine and natural colors. Well seen and done.
Kind regards

Calibration Check