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The Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)

The Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)
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Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-22 3:43
Viewed: 1549
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all TN friends,
I have returned to nature after a short break,
and I got this wonderful gift,
a new spicies for my gallery !

The Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

A pretty little butterfly that is found along hedges, scrub, and wood edges but is often overlooked since it spends much of its time high in the tree canopy. Like the Purple Emperor this butterfly uses 'master trees', usually European Ash Fraxinus excelsior. Males and unmated females congregate at the tops of isolated trees. Once mated the female descends to lower levels to begin laying her eggs. males rarely descend and both feed mainly on honey dew.
Both sexes are dark brown on the upperside with orange tails. The female also has a bright orange band across both forwings. The undersides are similar in both sexes and are bright orange with two white streaks.

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Hi Miroslav,
Beautiful butterfly and flower.
Great composition and timing.
Nice color and details.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2013-07-22 3:52]

Hi Miro,great capture of this very rare specie never seen in my fields,very excellent details everywhere and perfect colors too ,not lucky whit the head position.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Miroslav,
After a long gap you posting.It's nice to see you again.
Beautiful picture of this butterfly.nice colour and sharpness.Good composition too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-22 4:20]

Hello Miroslaw.
Very colorful and with good composition. Excellent sharpness and also the clarity. Good view and nice DOF.
Regards Siggi

Ciao Miroslav, lovely little buterfly on beautiful daisy, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Miroslav,
An amazing capture,perfect PoV,beautiful composition and great sharpness.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-22 7:04]

Hello Miroslav,
Nice macro in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours and a fine composition.

Hi Miroslav,
very good point of view. I like the composition. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Miro
great shot with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-22 11:15]

Hi Miroslav,
Beautiful close-up of this Brown hairstreak.
Excellent details, colours and composition.
Nice background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2013-07-22 12:40]


Excellent clarity and sharpness of the image. The detail that you display is excellent with an OOF BG. I also like the DOF, POV, lighting and colours.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-25 3:56]

Hi Miroslav
nice combination of pretty flower and attractive butterfly.
Well seen in good composition.


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