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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: 2015-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-18 5:41
Viewed: 1256
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
CHESTNUT HEATH (Coenonympha glycerion)

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.

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Hello Marius,
Outstanding photograph of this butterfly. Excellent BG as well as composition. Good details with perfect light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-18 9:54]

Buna Marius,
In my country, rare this butterfly ..
Superb quality, nice colours and very good composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Marius
You've captured a very pretty and colourful butterfly. Your low view shows off his pattern perfectly and the detail of his body. Excellent DOF and notes.
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)
  • [2016-02-18 11:01]

Hi Marius,a great pleasure for my eyes,this pic is a great great spectacle,what a great way to show us this rare coenonympha never seen in my fields,absolutely great.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Wow, what a beauty, Marius!
Perfect angle of exposure, extremely beautiful details on the wings and a stupendously aesthetically rich composition.
Goes right into my favourites!

hallo marius
very nice composition with beautiful colours and good details
gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-19 8:15]

Hello Marius,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this butterfly. Beautiful warm colors with a nice blurred background. Taken from a good POV.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-02-19 19:39]

Hello Marius,
This is a fantastic image of the Chestnut Heath. Sharpness in exceptional and colors simply gorgeous. I like it's unique markings and intricate patterns. Love the eye catching and clean BG. Exposure is perfect, certainly a top quality image in every way. Great job!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-21 9:19]

Hi Marius,
Is a fantastic close-up of this butterfly with perfect point of view. Amazing colors
and very excellent sharpness. Nice background. One of, if not the best butterfly photos
Regards Jiri.

Very nice colors and wonderful portrait of this little butterfly

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-02-24 13:21]

Hi Marius
This butterfly does not love the tropics, so I'll never see one of them in my part of the world.
Beautiful specimen, perfectly caught.


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