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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-05 7:44
Viewed: 3658
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This specimen of the Map Butterfly
- Araschnia levana
- family: Nymphalidae

shows us the way to summer:
It belongs to the second - the summer generation.

The habitat where I found this and many other interesting species will soon disappear due to building of a new road: this is not yet seen on the butterfly's map. But soon also this butterfly will not be seen there.

roges, horias, Argus, anel, jcoowanitwong, haraprasan, manyee, goatman04, cloud, Elsimon, red45, flashpoint, Noisette, jignasi has marked this note useful
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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-05 7:46]

Hallo Peter !

Und heute haben Sie einen herrlichen Makro!
Klarheit, Kontrast, schöne Farben!
Und interessante Beschreibung.

Ein schöner Tag,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-05 7:50]

Hi Peter,
Very good color and the sharpness is great.Congratulation!

Hallo Peter

Nice shot,Great color and sharpness.

Hello Peter,
Excellent study of levana, but how sad to hear that the habitat will soon be lost. Of course, we have lost many such places here too, but thankfully we have some people with the forsight to set aside woodland and marsh for conservation. Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-05 8:18]

Hello Peter,
A perfect capture with a sad note, our M. arion is being threatened here in the same way, despite it being a protected species!:(
I have no constructive critique for this fine image of A. levana as it is not needed!
Thank you and best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-05 8:25]

Lieber Peter,
Ein Bilderbuchbild, alles stimmt: Aufbau, Licht, Farben und Schärfe. Traurige Nachricht, was diese Falter in Deiner Gegend betrifft!
Hier habe ich leider noch nie einen gesehen!
Da die Schulferien begonnen haben, fahren wir morgen für ein Paar tage ins Wallis.
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Peter,
This is wonderful. Details are clearly seen and appreciated. Very nice natural colors. TFS,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-07-05 9:08]

Hi Peter!

Perfect picture of Map butterfly. Yes, it is summer, second generation flies around. Beautifull macro with well visible colours and patterns on wings. Great composition with thistle flower and clear BG. I was going to post similiar picture today, but you're first :-)

hello peter,
very fine capture, this species looks so beautiful and you have captured amazing details here, very well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Peter. Peefrct coloures shor in great details. I like the POV and the escellet DOF.


Hi Peter,
A beautiful capture of this map butterfly. Very good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-05 10:05]

That's very sad news for many species and us too. Very fine closeup with lot of details/map of this wonderful butterfly. tfs.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-05 10:12]

Hello Peter,
The design on those wings is a work of art.
Nature at its best. : )
Gorgeous colors and excellent details.
A shame that its habitat will be destroyed. : (
TFS. : )

Hi Peter,

For all the heavens, the drawing of the wings of this insect is a masterpiece.

I believe you've reached the light needed to allow each and every detail of the wing, were transferred from perfect in the photo.

Perfect, Peter!



Hello Peter,
Very impressive shot, with a beautiful light, good contract and perfect sharpness on all the subject including the flower. Congratulations,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-05 10:41]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic photo of this butterfly in all aspects. Nothing to criticize. Excellent quality!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-05 10:44]

Slac Peter,
This is a wonderful close up of this butterfly.Excellent sharpness and splendid light and colours.Well done!...
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Peter,

Truly excellent capture with fantastic colors, details & sharpness. TFS.

Best Regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-05 13:03]

Hello Peter,
Splendid close up.Perfect sharpness of details, smooth BG, fantastic colours.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Peter

An impressive shot! the level of detail and the composition and the beauty of the subject, thanks for sharing, its truly a joy to the eye.

Thank you


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-05 13:43]

auch wenn man als autofahrer neue straßen mag, in diesem fall wohl eher nicht, wenn dieser tolle falter dem bau zum opfer
fällt. klasse aufnahme wie aus dem lehrbuch oder für ein buch, mit perfekten scharfen details und schönen farben.
hoffe, sein nachwuchs wird ein ausweichquartier finden & viele grüße, thor.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-05 22:59]

Hello Peter
Perfect capture and wonderful butterfly. Excellent!

sad story, but beautiful picture. very good sharpness and compo. i feel there should have been little more space around.

Hello Peter
Encore une très belle photo, toutes les qualités sont réunies sur cette macro, netteté, DOF, et couleurs magnifiques

ciao Peter!
senza dubbio tra le migliori macro di questa splendida farfalla..dettagli e definizione eccellenti...ottimo lavoro!!!

buona settimana sERGIO

Hello Peter
very great sharp shot of this Map butterfly, wonderful profil view and pose of this pretty purple flower, fantastic colors and lighting
excellent DOF with 3D effect
Have a good night

Ciao Peter, fantastic butterfly with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2009-07-21 3:30]

Hallo Peter, Glückwunsch zu diesem fantastischen Makro. Da stimmt wirklich alles. Eine Schmetterlingsaufnahme für ein Lehrbuch.
Lieben Gruß Rose

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-08-11 9:45]

Zdravo Peter!
Colours,compo and sharpness are excellent.
With best wishes.

Buen trabajo con la luz y una mariposa excepcinal que no recuerdo haber visto por aquí. Invita a recrearse y observarla. No era necesario acercarla tanto :-) ya que de lejos sería bella igualmente.
Saludos Peter: J. Ignasi

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