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Corsican Grayling

Corsican Grayling
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E5, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-10 7:41
Viewed: 2159
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Next to the Corsican Heath, Coenonympha corinna, I would like to present another endemic species of the subfamily Satyrinae:

- Hipparchia neomiris
- family: Nymphalidae

Corsican Grayling

Species information
Similar to Coenonympha corinna the occurrence of H. neomiris is confined to the islands Corse, Sardinia and Elba. The species is very local but can be observed in moderate numbers in its habitat. Often is is accompanied by Hipparchia aristaeus which I will show later. Both Hipparchia species settle on the stony ground and on rocks and then are well camouflaged.

Dry and stony slopes at the Bocca di a Battaglia at about 900m.

* Kudrna O (1977) A revision of the genus Hipparchia Fabricius. - Classey Ltd., Faringdon.
* Higgins L, Hargreaves B (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. - Collins, London.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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Hallo Peter
Excellent macro of this beautiful Grayling that I haven't seen before. Beautiful sharp pattern and rich colours. The neutral background, point of view and composition is pleasant. Thanks for interesting information. Best regards.

Hallo Peter
真是漂亮的蝶 顏色第一次見到這品種
非常高貴 照的清晰 光線充足使色彩亮麗
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

hallo Peter
super good sharpness and nice composition to see this one very good
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-10 16:12]

Hi Peter,a new jewel from Corsica,this is very very rare and your pic so perfect is the best way to show us this beauty,fantastic exposure on this difficult clear background and the best details too,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

In this capture too taken in bright sunshine, you have managed excellent details on the wings of this butterfly, Peter.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Peter,
A very beautiful macro of this species.
Great composition and framing.Nice natural color and details.
Thanks for sharing.


Hello Peter,
I see that you enjoy a stay in Corsica to complete your butterfly collection.
Very nice shooting: clear and well contracted.
thank you
Best regrds

Hello Mr.Peter,
Again a beautiful picture.Nice colour and sharpness.I like depth of colour.Nice POV with majestic pose.Details are splendid too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Peter,
Impressive capture with great details,nice exposure and taken from a perfect PoV.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-08-11 11:55]

Hi Peter,
excellent photo of this wonderful spicies,
outstanding details, lovely composition !
Thanks for sharing !
Best regards !

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-14 12:27]

Hi Peter,
Another excellent macro shot. Nice colours and perfect
sharpness details with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-31 19:47]

Hello Peter,
A great close-up image of this unique looking butterfly. It is not easy to get the correct exposure when the subject is dark and the surroundings are so brightly lit up and light colored. Great job of getting the exposure just right in order that we can see the beautiful and interesting markings in it's wings. Exceptional detail and excellent DOF.

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