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Zygaena transalpina


Zygaena transalpina
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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: 2010-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-04 8:37
Viewed: 3620
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my Valais excursions:

The lovely scene is reminiscent of summer's end. The Knautia flower I found near the village of Bratsch (Valais; 1'000 m a.s.l.) holds two Southern six-spot burnets (Lepidoptera; Zygaenidae; Zygaena transalpina (Esper 1780) ; Südliches Blutströpfchen) and a Mountain ringlet (Lepidoptera; Satyridae; Erebia montana Esp.; Berg-Mohrenfalter).

ID: The Zygaena species has been communicated to me by Peter (peter stoeckl), thanks a lot for your expert advice. Z. transalpina is told by the absence of a colored abdominal ring, red spots surrounded by a ring of dark black and the flaming red underside of the forewing. Six red spots occur in many other species as well. In Switzerland alone 15 Zygaena species are found. For all European Zygaena species see www.lepidoptera.pl/Search.php. Thanks, Chris Jonko, for the incredible site!

For the Ringlet, Ivan (Argus) helped. Thanks, Ivan! I add a better picture of the same scene in the workshop area.

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hello Dietrich
very good composition with all this beautiful colours
great sharpness and good details
great shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-04 8:44]

Hello Dietrich,
A busy day for the flower. Great sharpness, details and very beautiful contrasting colours. Good POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-04 8:54]

Dear Dietrich,
This is a wonderful lepidopterous capture! Both the two filipendulae and the Erebia montana were capturesd with excellent sharpness and natural colours to be set in a pleasing composition with the Knautea scource of nectar.
Nice one and thanks for delighting us with it!
Have a good weekend,
Ivan

Dear MF Dietrich, since i am in journey, i have limited time for connection! Sorry for short comments!
Very colourful nature scene MF!
TFS and TC!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hello Dietrich,
Very attractive flower! The 2 Zygaena and the Erebia are perfectly captured. Timing is excellent. Have a nice sunday,
Catherine

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-04 15:38]

Hi Dietrich,what a lucky situation on your fields! A beautiful composition whit impressive colors and excellents sharpness!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO.

A stunning shot with some beautiful details, my friend Dietrich.
Very well done!
I love the composition with two insects on top and one under the flower!
Brilliant stuff here!
Cheers!
Goldy

Hallo Dietrich
A beautiful shot with lots of colourful subjects and pleasant details. It is always wonderful to see so many insects on one flower and you have captured all of them beautifully. The bright colours of the insects are highlighted well by the green blurred background which also set and ideal frame around them. The workshop is just as beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hallo Dieter!

Ich finde den Titel sehr angepasst: als ob man sich noch zu einem letzten Kaffekränzchen trifft. Der bunte Reigen ist sehr gefällig, auch wenn irgendetwas mit der fotografischen Qualität nicht ganz stimmt. Ich kann nicht ganz nachvollziehen was, aber es scheint die Schärfe zu sein, vielleicht zusammen mit etwas zu starkem Kontrast. Das Bild im WS ist qualitatic deutlich besser.

As liebs Grüessli

Markus

Hello Dietrich
un condominio davvero affollato con bellissime Zygaenidae e ben ritratta Erebia, un classico dei prati montani. Colori e luce al top.
Gran bel lavoro.
Livio

Ciao Dietrich. best compliments for this tris in excitign satured colours and intrigant playing of light. very well done.

Roberto

Lots of activity here Dietrich, great interest.
Nice detail/DOF, love all the various colors..
Makes for a lively frame :)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-21 19:46]

Hello Dietrich,
This image caught my attention right off the bat. The three insects are shown with wonderful detail and gorgeous coloration. Nicely composed with just the right exposure. A super catch indeed!!
Ron

Lieber Dieter,
eindrucksvolles Stelldichein von drei begierig saugenden Schmetterlingen auf einer einzigen Skabiosenblüte. Lässt Rückschlüsse zu auf die Dichte der Population an Faltern auf einer spätsommerlichen Bergwiese im Wallis. Gut ausgeleuchtet in satten Farben und starken Kontrasten, und in erstaunlich guter Tiefenschärfe alle drei.
Bei den beiden Widderchen scheint es sich um das nicht ganz so alltägliche Hufeisenklee-Widderchen - Zygaena transalpina (Esper, 1780) - zu handeln. Die scharf schwarz umrandeten roten Flecken und vor allem auch die weißen Fühlerspitzen des rechten Exemplars weisen darauf hin.
Das Foto im Workshop ist mindestens ebenso attraktiv.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,
Peter

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