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Hipparchia semele

Hipparchia semele
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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: 2011-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-10 3:54
Viewed: 2045
Points: 32
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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Hipparchia

Species:H. semele

The Grayling (Hipparchia semele) is a species in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae. It sometimes occurs in coastal areas of northeast Scotland such as the Fowlsheugh Nature Reserve. It can also be found near the coast around England, such as Fire Beacon Hill. This species is often associated with bare ground and rocky hills. They rest with closed wings, forewings lowered between the hindwings as do many Satyrinae. When disturbed, they raise the forewing so that the large eyespots near its apex become visible. A predator attacking the butterfly could either be startled by the sudden appearance of the pattern, or be enticed into attacking the conspicuous spot rather than the butterfly's body (Stevens, 2005). A very similar species has recently been in discovered at Faraulep, Stripe-backed Grayling. It is now a UK BAP species (Butterfly Conservation, 2007). Coast, dunes, salt marsh, undercliffs, clifftops, dry heathland, calcareous grassland, old quarries, earthworks, derelict old spoil heaps, open woodland on stony ground, dry and well-drained soil, with sparse vegetation and plenty of bare ground in open sunny positions.

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Hello Roberto,
Perfekct macro. Excellent sharpness and colors.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-10 5:46]

Hi Roberto,
Excellent detail and focus. Good composition in nice colours.
Regards Jiri.

hello Roberto
very nice and sharpness picture with great details and super colours
thanks greeting lou

Splendid photo, TFS!

Very good dark background showing the colours and patterns of the butterfly. Excellent detail and light. Nice composition. regards yiannis

beautiful with this BG capture, fine use of light, the quality is great!
regards Nasos

Ciao Roberto
A me questa specie sta un pò "antipatica" perchè cerca sempre di mimetizzarsi (coma fa la tua) ripiegando le ali e nascondendo il bel colore arancio. Non parliamo poi di beccarla ad ali aperte: un terno al lotto!! Tecnicamente, come al solito è perfetta, e la luce stupenda, con lo sfondo nero al posto giusto

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-10 8:24]

Ciao Roberto,
A very nice capture of semele in an unusual situation on a leaf.
The POV is excellent and taken with superb sharpness and natural colours against a good contrasting BG in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Roberto,
excellent photo of this butterfly. AMazing colours. Perfect point of view. Very good light.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Roberto,
Very nice composition with good details and lovely colours.Beautiful species...
Regards, Valerian!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-10 10:48]

Hello Roberto.
A razor sharp image of this Greyling with super details.The colours are well saturated.Excellent DOF and POV.Super camera work.TFS.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Roberto
Stupenda foto con ottimi dettagli sia della farfalla che delle foglie,eccellenti i colori,molto bene la composizione come la nitidezza.Complimenti ciao Marco.

Ciao Roberto, bellissima Semele, di solito ste disgraziate se ne rimangono sempre a terra e si posano per breve tempo, non facile beccarne una così bene, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2011-11-10 15:39]

Che luce pazzesca,un vero gioiello da calendario,impressionante qualita' come sempre e sguardo rivolto al cielo davvero strano e affascinante.Buona giornata,Luciano

Hello Roberto
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and great sharpness.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-12 4:34]

Bonjour Roberto,
Très beau, un de mes papillons préférés! Présentation naturelle et fine. Une image avec beaucoup d'atmosphère.
Bonne fin de semaine

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