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Strymonidia pruni


Strymonidia pruni
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies, Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-15 1:59
Viewed: 4664
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Newcomer in my yard:
Ever since I had planted seeds of Prunus insititia (Wild plum), collected during my bicycle trips in the Balkans and elsewhere, I waited for this butterfly to colonize the trees. Yesterday I saw it for the first time. It's the Black hairstreak (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae; Strymonidia pruni; Pflaumenzipfelfalter; Thècle du prunier). Of course, for the butterfly to colonize the trees, it takes at least two of the opposite sex!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-06-15 2:05]

Guten Morgen Dietrich,
der/das ist Spitze! Schön, dass die Vorderflügel des Falters genau zwischen die beiden Blätter plaziert wurden.
Das bewahrt den guten Kontrast auch in diesem Bereich.
Bildaufbau, Fokus und Schärfe sind perfekt.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hi Dietrich,
Nice catch, good sharpness and colours. Nice details of wings and leaf.
cheers
Adrian

Hello Dietrich
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,colors and BG.Welldone my friend.

Regards
Fartash

Hi Dietrich

Excellent shot of this attractive species.
Excellent sharpness and pattern details
Great POV and DOF.
Good composition

Chris

Hallo Dietrich
Time was my biggest enemy lately, and I have lots of catching up to do. A gorgeous image filled with lovely colours and details on the butterfly's wings. Here I can definitely say the autumn colours of this butterfly are a sheer delight. I really like how you captured the butterfly in the middle of the frame, and in a pose so close to one’s eye. This way one can observe and appreciate the details of this splendidly looking butterfly even better. The details of this beauty are really smashing and I especially refer to the clarity of the eye, the stripes on both the antennas and paws and the furry body. The orange colour on the edge of the antenna is really something special. Focus, sharpness and framing is great and presented in a most delightful manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
Anna

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-06-15 10:01]

hello sir,
Superb picture.I liked the new specie.
very nice details, and the composition stands out great
TFS

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-06-15 13:08]

Hallo Dieter!

Diese Aufnahme ist ganz einfach wunderbar. Auch wenn dir der Hauptdarsteller die Sache durch seine Schönheit erleichtert hat, so hast du ihn doch sehr gut in Szene gesetzt und die Belichtung perfekt eingestellt. Zudem ist das Bild gestochen scharf, die Details sind faszinierend. Der Begleittext ist höchst interessant: was man so alles von Reisen mit nach Hause bringt...

Grüessli

Markus

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-15 13:56]

Very good macro!!
The parallel POV is superb and makes the most of the DOF.
Excellent composition.
Very detailed showing every scale on its wing!
Superb BG.

Well done, Dietrich!

Joe

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-15 23:54]

Bonjour,
Les ailes ont indiscutablement une belle texture. La netteté est impeccable.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-16 0:07]

hallo Dieter,
Wirklich schöner Schmetterling, den ich nur einmal gesehen habe. Gekonnt dargestellt, mit einer guten Schärfe und angenehmen komplementären Hintergrund.
Musste schmunzeln , als ich las , dass Du ausländische Samen einführst! Es hat sich sehr gelohnt, wie ich sehe.
Liebe Grüsse nach Marly. Hoffentlich wird das Wetter besser auf das Wochenende!
Anne

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-06-16 0:47]

hi Dietrich,
très jolie macro finement réalisée. Les couleurs et les détails sont splendides.

tfs
gl

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-16 4:24]

Hello Dietrich,
This shows real skill and dedication - collecting pips to plant Wild Plum trees in your garden and succeeding in attracting a Hairsdtreak!! Well done! And you've now got a superb close capture of the Black Hairstreak in a fine pose. Excellent sharpness and colours; it looks really fresh! A fine dark background too to set it off. Congratulations!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-16 6:38]

Hello Dietrich,
After your efforts in establishing wild plums in your garden you deserve success in the establishment of S. pruni. This is a fine macro showing the golden brown of a fresh specimen taken from a great POV with fine sharpness.
This species is rare in Sweden and though it is found about 30km from where I live the chances of an establishment on the nearby sloes are minimal1
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Good luck!
Best regards,
Ivan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-16 11:03]

Hi, dear Dietrich.
I am very touched with your hearty comments and wishes. Wild photography and encouragement of you and other TN-friends compensate what I have lost since 1991.

Your shot is amazing. Subject is terrific. Surrounding leaves create wonderful pattern for the beauty. Image of the butterfly as well as whole shot is simply outstanding. Bravo.
Alexei.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-06-16 11:11]

Hello Dietrich,

Excellent picture of this butterfly. Excellent composition and focus. Superb detail. Wonderful colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-17 9:31]

Hi Dietrich,
Outstanding shot of this very beautiful butterfly with such lovely colours and details on its wings. A classic pose captured on that leaf with perfect lighting and exposure. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Lieber Dieter,
ein höchst präzises und zudem auch noch wunderbar komponiertes Portrait des Pflaumenzipfelfalters. Sehr schön ist die gleichmäßige Ausleuchtung, der vorzüglich gesteuerte Blitz sorgt für intensive Farbigkeit ohne harte Kontraste. Vollendetes Dokumentarfoto von hoher ästhetischer Qualität. Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,
Peter

hi Dietrich!
a fine macro with good sharpness
and a nice composition!
beautiful butterflie!
well done!

Hello once again!
Simple composition, great DOF and wonderful colours + perfect sharpness. Nothing to add this time ;) Or maybe one word more: BRAVO!
Friendly yours,
Radomir

Hi Dietrich,

A superb image, very nice composition, with focus, exposure and color all perfect, a real beauty!

Thanks,
John

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