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Cinclidia phoebe

Cinclidia phoebe
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Copyright: Maxime Sacre (Max31) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75 - 300 mm IS-USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-13 10:48
Viewed: 3777
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Cinclidia phoebe posed on a blue flower in a field of multiple

Cinclidia phoebe,

Above fawn-coloured clearly sharp with clear
reddish tapes bordered of black. Border margniale brown black.
Fringe white. Below with large reddish points in edge,
finished by form oval black on bottom yellow clearly. Towards the
base, orange spots enters the veins. Female larger than the male.

40-55 mm.

Body grisâtre finely ringed of black. Roughcast hairs orange yellow. Black head.

Length: 30 mm.

Plants hosts:
Centaury, Plantain.

Meadows, meadows.

Europe, except the extreme septentrional zone.

Another name:
Mélitée of the centauries.

Possible confusions:
Orange Mélitée, Mélitée of the planain.

Biological cycle:
2 generations per annum. The female lays eggs on the
sheets of the plant host. The caterpillars of the last generation
spend the winter.

Source: Book "300 insects easy to see". Nathan

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  • Great 
  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2007-08-13 10:52]


The BG and DOF make the subject more detailed. The Sharpness is also good.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-13 11:55]

Hello Maxime,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Fritillary on a Cornflower. Fine sharp details and natural colours. It's often common practise in photography to place the object slightly off-centre and here I would have preferred that. I would have cropped it a bit more on the right.
TFS and regards, Ulla


Great shot. Great framing. Lovely colors.


Hi Maxime
Very good close-up of this beauty. I think the background is too dark but only a little bit. Please use the latin name in description because I really don't know what species you've described ;-D


Hi Maxime,
Beautiful capture of the butterfly and flower. Fantastic color and detai. Great POV and BG. Well done.


Bonjour Maxime
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli papillon qui est de toute beauté.Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci pour le partage ...JP

bonjour maxime
un peu de bruit sur le BG,mais une bonne netteté sur le sujet et de belles couleurs en font une tres jolie photo.

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