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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-20 7:09
Viewed: 2223
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The genus Coenonympha comprises 39 known species, found variously in North America, Europe, north Africa and temperate areas of Asia. There are 14 species in Europe.

Coenonympha glycerion is found across much of Europe from northern Portugal to Russia, but is absent from many areas including Britain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, southern Spain and western France. Beyond Europe it's range extends to Siberia, Mongolia and Japan.

The size and number of ocelli on the underside wings varies considerably according to locality. In the Spanish subspecies C. glycerion iphioides they are particularly prominent.

Coenonympha glycerion is found in sheltered grassy habitats including sub-alpine hay meadows, woodland clearings and scrubby grassland, at elevations between about 300-1800 metres.

The caterpillar when fully grown is pale green, with a prominent white stripe below the spiracles, and a series of thin faint whitish stripes along the back. It feeds nocturnally on grasses including Brachypodium sylvaticum, Cynosurus cristatus, Briza media, Melica ciliata and Bromus erectus.

Both sexes commonly nectar at a wide range of flowers including ox-eye daisy, heather, scabious, thyme, vetches and umbellifers.

The butterflies are active on warm sunny days but tend to hide among bushes in hot wheather.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-20 7:28]

Fantastic image, Marius!
Top sharpness and detail; perfect light and POV; wonderful shades of colours and very nice blurred background. A beauty!!

Ciao Marius, fantastic macro of lovely maiting couple, beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, superb sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, bravo, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

very beautiful capture of this pair of butterfly.
great sharpness and colour.

hello Marius
Great sharpness composition with 2 lovely butterfly,s
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-20 7:58]

Hello Marius,
A photo in ultimate sharpness and details. The smallest details are visible. Beautiful natural colours. A pleasing blurred background and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-20 8:26]

Hello Marius.
This is a very good shot of the elegant butterflies. they colours are amazing which you have captured so well ,with great detail and focus. a nice POV and DOF.
Best regards Siggi

Buna Marius,
O compozitie foarte buna si excelenta foto din toate punctele de vedere.Detalii bune si culori naturale.
Un weekend placut!

Hello Marius.
Great image!Excellent color and sharpness.Very good contrast and POV.Congratulations for the wealth of details.Well done.Best regards Paolo

Hello Marius!
A perfect shot with lovely details , great sharpness and lighting.Well done! TFS
Regards from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! Appreciated it!

Hi Marius,
perfect sharpness and details. Very good point of view. Nice composition. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

impressive close up scene and beautiful moment, very sharp but with great colors!
regards Marius

Ciao Marius. Stunning details and sharp against the blurred BG. Top light and colours.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-20 12:39]

Hi Marius,
Fantastic shot, very nice close-up of this butterflys. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Perfect background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-20 13:03]

HI Marius,a very lucky meeting and a fanastic macro,very impressive sharpness,colors and total focus,another magnificent and professional work.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marius.
Bella foto con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli dettagli ,con dei colori stupendi ,stupenda la composizione,
complimenti .
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana un saluto Marco.

Buna Marius,
Un alt cadru minunat din toate punctele de vedere. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Hi Marius

Great shot of these two copulating. Good sharpness and attractive composition.


Hi Marius,

Well what have we here hmmm, Another masterpiece from you once again my good friend, awesome sharpness and clarity, faultless lighting, perfect composition, this picture is a 10/10 in my book, great effort here Marius and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-20 23:34]

Hello Marius,
such a splendid capture in amazing sharpness and marvellous details.
Very well composed with smooth background and lively moment of a mating pair.
very well done indeed for such an attractive scenery.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-20 23:38]

Hello Marius,
Very fine capture of this pair of Chestnut Heaths in copula, a species absent from Sweden. Excellent sharpness, showing the worn male and fresh female with nice lighting and natural colours.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Impressive photo Marius! Very good composition, fantastic BG, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

great pair, perhaps a little too sharpened, TFS Ori

great picture and moment, congrats for the picture Marius, excellent details and very nice colors for both butterflies,

have a good time

ciao, tino

Hello Marius.
Excellent capture of these mating butterfly. A fine demonstration of different colors from the same species.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-28 10:09]

H iMarius!
Great macro, perfect in all details. Super DOF and details too.
Nice lighting.
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hallo Marius,
a superb macro of the Coenonympha glycerion mating, impressive details and splendid colours, point of view, background and composition are excellent
Have a good weekend

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