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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: 2014-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D 610, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-09 7:47
Viewed: 1240
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses, such as Sheep's Fescue.

Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).

There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.

A variable number of smaller eyespots are usually found on the hindwing undersides. These may number up to 12 per individual butterfly, with up to 6 on each wing. The factors that govern polymorphism in this trait are not resolved, although a number of theories have been proposed (Stevens 2005). On the other hand, the evolutionary significance of the upperwing eyespots is more obvious: The more active males have a markedly more cryptic upperside pattern, whereas the females have more often opportunity to present their eyespots in a sudden display of colors and patterns that presumably make neophobic predators hesitate so that the butterfly has better chances of escaping.

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Another extremely well focused butterfly.
Love your notes too.
An image ... that's NOISELESS!!!
Most kind regards from Mario.

Hello Marius - Beautiful butterfly this Midow Brown. Excellent captured against such stunning BG. Very nice composition with splendid sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo marius
great sharpness anf good light
the colours and BG are beautiful
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-09 10:43]

Hello Marius,
Great quality macro of this Meadow Brown in superb sharpness and details. Beautiful colours with a nice blurred background. Taken from the best POV.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-10-09 11:27]

Hello Marius

Very beautiful image of meadow brown, nice focusing, very nice composition, very nice BG color, beautiful natural colors, excellent clarity, fine details. Thanks for sharing.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-09 15:30]

Hi Marius,i hate this specie!! I seen thoudand and thousand of meadow brown in my fields during this summer,they were everywhere..ehehe...but the pic is absolutely fantastic,the top of perfection antoher time in a classic pose.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-10-09 23:13]

Shalom Marius,

This a classic POV, highest quality pic, with excellent details, great light, and eye-pleasing color combination.



TOP CLASS IMAGE.Great sharp image with vivid details on the hole body of this butterfly.Superb light on the subject with very pleasant green back ground.

Hello Marius,

Hope you are doing fine friend. I have come to this late, sorry....smile.But this is an absolutely superb shot, so life-like that the specimen seems to be almost alive....both the flowers and the butterfly. Immaculate!
Thanks a lot for sharing a top quality image, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Beautiful picture of this B-fly.GOOD COMPO....

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-10-11 8:34]

Buna Marius,
A very good capture of this Maniola jurtina ..
Superb sharpness and details. Very nice details, colors and focus.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-10-12 8:47]

Hi Marius,
Excellent details and focus, amazing colors with nice green background.
Regards Jiri.

Perfect M. jurtina! Beutiful natural colours excellent details.


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