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Hipparchia statilinus

Hipparchia statilinus
Photo Information
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-30 13:23
Viewed: 1077
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Someone has lost a piece of watermelon along the way, and this butterfly has taken advantage of it right away to drink.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Hipparchia
Species:H. statilinus

Hipparchia statilinus, the tree grayling, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.The species can be found in Central Europe, Southern Europe, North Africa, Anatolia and the Caucasus.
The wingspan is 21–25 millimetres (0.83–0.98 in).On the underside of each forewing there are two black eyespots ringed in yellow, the upper one with a white central spot. Between the two black eyespots there are two white spots. On the underside of the hindwings there may be a black spot near the posterior and anal margin.
This butterfly can be found in rocky, grassy habitats.The larvae feed on various common grasses of the Poaceae family.Adults fly from July to October, and can be found resting on rocky ground with closed wings, warming up.

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Ciao Luciano, gran bella con lo sfondo intonato alla farfalla, ottimi dettagli, splendida nitidezza e bei colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
I am still in my holiday trip....Congratulation for this outstanding capture. Very sharp image and with perfect focus as usual.
I like the natural colors and the low POV in which you shoot this photo.
The brown colors are superb.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2017-08-31 5:10]

Excellent capture, Luciano.

This not just an average butterfly picture, but very interesting specimen and POV, and technically perfect.

Well done!


Hahaha!!! And you, my Italian friend, in turn took advantage of the thirst of this beautiful butterfly. A chain of takers of advantages !!!! hahahaha !!!! Out of jest, beautiful photo, great definition in a composition dominated by the subtleties of grayish tones, both the street and the wings of this animal. Congratulations, and thanks for your criticism that I come very well to resume after my periodic disappearances. The 57% Italian of my genes sends you a strong hug, as only Latinos know how to give. Ciao !!!

Hi Luciano,

Who has ever heard of a Butterfly drinking Watermelon Juice? The composition itself is interesting and the colors are natural. Nice specimen.

Warm Regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-01 6:52]

Hello Luciano,
I too like watermelon juice (smile) so I can relate to your butterflies intense thrist.
A wonderful presentation showing off this lovely specimen in fine detail. Nicely composed and displaying just the right amount of exposure. It kind of reminds me a little bit of our speckled wood butterfly.

Hello Luciano,
I like such BG :-)
Again congratulation for capturing this butterfly first time.

Very few butterfly photographer achieve such beautiful BG now a days here in TN and they don't like your picture ;-) here, I can see.

Good details and nice POV. Ground level POV could have been more attractive.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Luciano,

L'insecte est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Arachné ou Coronis. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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