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Pyronia cecilia


Pyronia cecilia
Photo Information
Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-07 4:29
Viewed: 2664
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Posted like Pyronia thitonus. Cheers to: : Ivan for the righ id

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Tribe: Satyrini

Genus: Pyronia

Species:P. cecilia

The Southern Gatekeeper, Pyronia cecilia, is a butterfly of southern Europe and north Africa. It is a member of the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae. It is similar in appearance to the Gatekeeper (P. tithonus), which is found further north, and the Spanish Gatekeeper (P. bathsheba). The Gatekeeper has spots on the underside of the hind wind which the Southern Gatekeeper lacks. The Spanish Gatekeeper has quite a different underwing pattern with a prominent while line. The Southern Gatekeeper, like many Satyrinae, exhibit sexual dimorphism. The male is smaller than the female, the front wing of the male is 15/16mm whereas a female front wing is 20mm, and has patch of scent-producing scales known as the androconia, which can be seen as a dark patch on the upper side of the forewing. The Southern Gatekeeper likes hot localities and is found in northern Africa and southern Europe; in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain including the Mallorca and Menorca, South-eastern France, Corsica, Sardinia, Elba, Italy, Sicily, Albanis, Greece and Turkey. It is usually found in rough, open areas in lowland regions although in some areas it occurs up to 2000m. Food plants are grasses including Deschampsia ceaspitosa.

Lunghezza ala anteriore: 16-21 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: tutta Italia comprese le isole.
Habitat: specie xerotermofila, si rinviene nei prati e nelle pendici aride del piano basale e montano, sino a circa 1300 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: una sola, con sfarfallamento in giugno-luglio.
Piante nutrici: Aira deschampsia - Brachypodium ramosum - Fustuca sp. -Poa sp.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-07 5:05]

Hi Roberto,
Splendid photo of this Butterfly, great ligths and colors, very good details, TFS!

Lovely capture with delicate colors/detail and perfect contrast/brightness adjustments. Bravo Roberto. Another great work from you!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-07 5:39]

Hello Roberto,
such a beautiful capture in excellent contrast of orange and green.
Splendid smoothness of colours with details of the butterfly well presented.
The positioning is very effective.
A lovely composition.

Regards,
Foozi

Ciao Roberto, bella nitida, non facilissima da beccare ad ali aperte, splendidi colori e bellissima luce, macro super, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

What a razor sharp image of this beautiful butterfly with its wings open, Roberto!
The colours and patterns on the wings are extremely beautiful.
Great shot and thanks for sharing it.
Ram

Ciao Roberto,
bellissima immagine di Pyronia tithonus, una farfalla che ho fotografato anch'io ad ali aperte, ma troppo lontana sulle foglie di un albero, scatto di altissima qualità sotto tutti gli aspetti
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Robertoe. Great photo of this beautiful butterfly.
Splendid details, colours, composition and BG.
TFS
Best regards
Özgür

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-07 7:09]

Hello Roberto,
This is a beautiful capture of this little Gatekeeper showing its lovely bright orange colour and markings very nicely. Great sharpness and fine green colours as a background. Well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Roberto,
Santo cielo, questa è una macro perfettamente equilibrata e assolutamente naturale! ... Buone foto, ma anche 100 punti per questa composizione, è deliziosa!
Saluti, grazie per la condivisione, Jesús

Hi Roberto
Beautiful photo with impressive composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-07 8:06]

Hello Roberto,
Excellent photo in very beautiful contrasting colours and great sharp details. Fantastic DOF 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)
  • [2010-12-07 8:25]

Ciao Roberto,
Super sharpness, DOF, contrasting leaf BG, natural colours and a good POV make this a great portrait of a female Pyronia cecilia.
Thanbks and kind regards,
Ciao,
Ivan

hello Roberto
this is a super picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice pose on the green leaves
greeting lou

Ciao Roberto, altra splendida immagine con luce sharpness e dettagli al top. Un'altro capolavoro. Ciao Paolo

ciao Roberto!
non penso di averla mai incrociata questa specie..
la composizione con la farfalla ad ali aperte decentrata,
e'ottima con il dettaglio ricco di nitidezza e definizione
beh...come si sta in vetta? ciao sERGIO

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-07 10:26]

Hello Roberto
Amazing details and wonderful colors
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-07 10:57]

Hello Roberto,
great shot of this Gatekeeper. I love the contrast and colours, the focus is spot on and it's a very good composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Roberto,
What a beauty... Lovely colours and perfect details. Splendid natural colours, very good sharpness and excellent composition.
Marius.

Ciao ABC,

i've already writen my appreciation on FB:)
Simply superb!
TFS and have a nice night!

Bayram

Ciao Roberto.
Foto eccellente bellissi colori ottima la composizione. E della nitidezza cosa dire? BRAVO.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao amico Roberto,
fantastica e basta !!! ho detto tutto.
In questo momento state iniziando a dar fondo alle riserve estive delle foto raccolte nella bella stagione estiva .
Complimenti , sei un grande
Ciao Vanni

Mágnifico trabajo con el espacioRoberto, gracias a las referencias de esas hojas de fondo.
La mariposa captada de manera magnífica.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Roberto!
Fine take. Nice colours. Superb contrast and sharpness. Fine idea dn fine picture.
Well done!

Hello Roberto
great quality shot, this Pyronia tithonus is captured with amazing details,
wonderful colors and perfect pose and POV, superb contrast between the orange wings and the green surroundings
Have a good night
Jacqueline

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-07 15:35]

Sembra fatta di velluto,sembra una decorazione di stoffa,che qualita' e che dettagli,non c'e' un pelo fuori fuoco,lo sfondo e' incredibilmente pulito...mi sa che sono rimasto un po' indietro negli studi,sei irraggiungibile..eheh...buona giornata,Luciano

perfect macro!
TFS Nasos

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-08 4:41]

Bonjour Roberto,
Un papillon que j'aimerais bien voir aussi un jour...
Parfaite présentation décentrée avec une netteté impeccable et des couleurs naturelles. Un papillon magnifique!
Amicalement
Anne

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-08 6:43]

Hi,
Excellent image, fine composition and good colors. Beautiful butterfly, well captured. tfs.
nagraj.v

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