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Rock Ringlet

Rock Ringlet
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Butterflies 1, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-02 5:10
Viewed: 3508
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Rock Ringlet (Hypocysta euphemia), an attractive small butterfly confined to the sandstone forests of southern New South Wales and the granite belt of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.

They have a wingspan of nearly 40mm and habitually fly close to the ground in exposed rocky areas, often landing on rock faces and earth embankments.

Here I found an old well-worn specimen that landed on the side wall of a walking track.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-02 6:31]

Hello Chris,
Judging by the hindwings, a bird must have found this ringlet so attractive that he took a jab at it, which nicely illustrates one of the functions of the eyespots.
Despite the worn state of this individual, this is a fine capture, sharp and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-02 12:34]

Hello Chris,
... I discovered a prey for my THEME on 'Satyrinae - Worldwide'. So, thank you for this nice, well-focused and sharp picture of this ringlet. The specimen shows a very dark brown colour. Is this usually the case or is it a kind of subspecific trait in your region?
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Chris,
This is a very good capture of this butterfly!
Despite their tine size, you got this image with great details, so sharp and clear.
I like the intense and vivid colours on their wings.
You did a pretty good composition with the subject and the rich texture of the ground.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards down under,

Fantastic image of butterfly in a velvet body! It's a pity she is broken...
Thanks for sharing.

tres bonne présentation, le papillon est bon en couleurs et sur ce sol pierreux ca ressort parfaitement
bien vu

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-03 15:50]

Que bela foto desta borboleta, ficou muito bom
bem destacada meus parabéns.

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