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Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, 100mm f/2.8MacroØ58
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), Butterflies, 70-79 Puntos (chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 8:59
Viewed: 4850
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Meadow brown - Maniola jurtina - Family: Satyridae

Although it has suffered major declines in many places as a result of agricultural intensification, the meadow brown is still a common and familiar butterfly of rough grassy places, overgrown road verges, waste ground, woodland glades, heaths, downlands and gardens. It is very widespread and even abundant in areas of wild grassland. It is on the wing from early June to mid-September.
The male's upperside is dark brown with a single black eye-spot surrounded by orange. The female is larger and brighter with the orange extending into the hindwing. Eggs are laid amongst grasses. The caterpillars are green and covered in fine white hairs, feeding by day when young, hibernating through winter and feeding again by night the following spring.
They eat smooth meadow grass and various other meadow species.
Caterpillars: various meadow grasses (Poa sp.), bent (Agrostis sp.) and fescuesFestuca sp. ); adults: the nectar of flowers including thistles (Cirsium sp.) and knapweeds (Centaurea sp.).
Cocksfoot, Common knapweed, Field scabious, Greater knapweed, Marsh thistle, Meadow thistle, Musk thistle, Rough meadow-grass, Sheep's fescue, Small scabious, Smooth meadow-grass, Sweet vernal-grass
Dragonflies and damselflies
From: Roger Key/English Nature

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nice composition. good depth of field. nice pov. good colours.
very good sharpness and details captured well. the blurred background makes the butterfly look great. nice shot.

Hello Didier,
Nice shot! I like the warm color and light. A very pleasing composition, lovely POV and BG. Great texture, DOF, and details as well :)
Excellent note,
Very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-25 9:11]

Hello Didier,
Very nice close up.I liked POV,lighting,details,sharpness and framing a lot.

Very vivid in colours.
Details are available. DOF is on flower too.
Good compo.
Well done.

Colourfull and contrast shot

Hoola Didier, preciosa la Maniola Jurtina, tiene unos colores muy bellos. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-25 9:57]

Hello Didier

What a beautiful shot you have here!
I love the coposition here, the butterfly, only the tip of the flower it is one and some other OOF flowers in the BG.
Superb colors, excellent POV and DOF, great light and the classical but still very nice frame ;)

Bravo and TFS

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-09-25 10:00]

Hi Didier,
brilliant post,
great composition, POV, DOF, details and framing,
very well captured colours,
Vishal Sabharwal

bonjour didier
voila encore une belle macro,la note est interresante.de bons details sur le papillon,la netteté est bonne,enfin impec quoi.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-25 10:43]

Beautiful composition of the Meadow Brown on the yellow flower. Great colours and details of butterfly and flower. I like the blurred background too.
TFS, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-25 11:34]

Bonita macro Didier, me agradan los colores saturados y bien marcados, el POV y trasfondo obtenido y el excelente control de la iluminación que aprecia aquí.
Buen encuadre y composición.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful macro Didier, I like saturated colors and well marked, POV and obtained background and the excellent control of the lighting that appreciates here.
Good framing and composition.
Best regards... Ricardo

Hi Didier,
a sitting butterfly - not flying ;-)
Anyway it's wonderful, I love this cute little one, I also had the chance to see one of them this year. So warm colours and good sharpness, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonjour Didier,
Féliciation pour cette belle composition. J'aime beaucoup ces couleurs chaudes qui rapellent l'automne. Il y a de très bons détais sur le papillon et j'aime beaucoup cet éclairage. Bravo!

Hello Didier, nice shot really colorfull and detailed.
Good notes, too.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-25 13:42]

Hi Didier,

Excellent composition and beautiful pose, I like the way its legs are resting on the middle part of the Flower, the sharpness is excellent with great colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-25 13:48]

Un nouveau régal pour les yeux made by Didier ! Avec du jaune, ma couleur préférée ;-) La netteté et la profondeur de champ sont excellents. Bravo mon ami.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-09-25 13:58]

Hi Didier,
Excellent job here.Beautful and vivid colrs and detail.Well done :) TFS.

Excellent composition with great POV, DOF and soothing colours.
The ambient light has been used to great effect.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-25 15:04]

Hello Didier , Fantastic compositie the colours bg light sharp pov and framing , tfs .Greetings Teunie .

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-25 15:38]

Hi Didier,
Nice butterfly close-up my friend.
I liek your pov,dof,colors,note,framing and bg.TFS

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-09-25 17:38]

Hi Didier
A pleasant shot of this little brown butterfly.
The composition and POV are great and the details captured both of the insect and the flower gives the shot excellent appeal. The DOF rendered the BG well OOF while it enhances to subject very well. The rich colours are magnificent and the exposure was perfectly managed.
Great work and TFS.

Beau jeu de couleurs mariant le jaune et le vert, et l'insecte étant dans une tout autre tonalité, prend bien sa place dans l'image. J'aime particulièrement le cadrage, qui laisse de la place au sujet pour respirer, et aussi qui se découpe sur l'arrière-plan. Bien réussi.

Hi Didier

A lovely combination of colours here. An extremely nice macro showing clear detail against an excellent OOF BG. TFS.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-09-26 2:14]

Hi Didier,
A wonderful, eye-catching presentation of this charming little satyrina! An excellent macro with gorgeous colours in an outstanding framing! A brilliant composition indeed, tfs.
Best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-26 3:13]

Fantastic shot, Didier.
The colors are so rich, the composition is lovely.
I love the nuances and texture on the butterfly's wings.
Very sharp details and excellent exposure.
Merci pour le partage. : )

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-26 14:11]

wonderful colours and composition

PT all out today



Hello Didier,
this is a very nice butterfly shot. Very good colours, lighting, great POV and very good sharpness. This is a very good composition. Thank you for sharing with us.

Hi Didier,
A superbly composed macro shot here. Rich colors and tack sharp detail. Great use of the OOF flowers in the backround.
Perct DOF for this shot. Well done.

Bonjour Didier
La prise est tres belle avec une jolie composition, très nette, très "pure".
les couleurs sont superbes.
Bravo et merci du partage...JP

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-03 21:12]

Hi Didier
Beautiful composition again. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light , DOF and POV.
Well done mf


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-09 8:54]

Bonjour Didier,
this looks stunning, the colors and the lighting is superp.
Very good POV and DOF. the subject is perfectly set free from the BG. Wonderful sharp details and very well composed.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-03 22:25]

Hello Didier

A brilliantly coloured shot,that really stands out.The composition is classic,and the focus is spot on.Razor sharp details.We have a similar butterfly here,the common ringlet,and they fly in a distinct way,and are not easy to shoot.Well done.TFS


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-10-05 22:39]

une tres belle image! bonne cadrage, lumiere et couleurs!


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