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Clossiana titania.

Clossiana titania.
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Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 2, Naturpark Oetztal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-09 12:29
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
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Clossiana titania (Esper, 1793)

Titania's Fritillary,
Titania's parelmoervlinder,
Amathusias Pärlemorfjäril,

Ordo: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Fritillaries, Perlmutterfalter

Wingspan: approx. 45 mm

Fritillaries are a subfamily of Nymphalids, distributed over the temperate zones of the Northern hemisphere. From Europa, according to L.G.Higgins and N.D. Riley, approximately 20 species have been described. They have in common a quite similar appearance of light brown to orange yellow colours with black spots and veins on the upper sides of the wings, and many of them show iridescent silver spots on the underside of the under wings, looking like mother of pearl.

The species shown has a quite dislocated distribution that is typical for an ice age relic: In can be found in some isolated mountain areas of the Western Alps, in the Auvergne, in Piemont, the Austrian central and eastern Alpine regions, and some mountainous regions in South Eastern Europe. Apart from those isolated locations it can be found in North Eastern Europe: the Baltic states, and from Southern Finland to Siberia, and also in Alaska, Canada, along the Rocky Mountains down south to New Mexico.

Subspecies cypris, as shown, has brighter colours and clearer dark markings than the other races. The subspecies is confined to Switzerland, Tyrol, and Bavaria.

Caterpillars live on Viola and Polygonium.

The picture was taken during an early summer morning walk from the village of Längenfeld in the Tyrolese Ötztal valley to the remote and very beautiful village of Gries im Sulztal, at an elevation of approx. 1500m above sea level. Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi, 2560x1920, sRGB, 51mm, F/8, 1/180sec, ISO-100, Date: 2005-07-03, 08:52.

The underside.

Thank you for looking. Have a sunny day, too.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-09 12:36]
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Hello Peter!
Excellent,crisp clear macro.I liked POV,vivid colors,
sharpness and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi Peter
Great Picture
Excellent DOF,Colors and composition!
Congrats for a good picture.
Goutham R

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-09 13:29]
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well Peter, we had here in the netherlands a very bad butterfly year. It has something to do with to winter before. You have here captured another nice butterfly, well taken, good in pov and fine details and a lovely dof, well done.
gr. jaap

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-09 14:09]

Very good photo of this specie!
Perfect on details!
Excellent on colours!
Very good POV and BG!
Sharp and clear photo!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-09 14:14]

Hallo Peter, eine sehr gute Schaerfe in den tollen Falter zeigst. Pirma Bildaufbau, die Farben sie herrlich.
Vg Sky

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-02-09 14:56]
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lovely detail and colours in this fritillary butterfly.

Very nicely done.

Very good picture of this beautiful fritillary!
Dutch name is Titania's parelmoervlinder( Boloria titania)

Not only on the sunny side, but in the sharp side too.
The DOF is great bringing a lot of things into focus.
Well done Peter, thanks for the note too.

Hello Peter,

A perfect shot of this lovely b'fly, with excellent details, colors, POV, DOF, exposure.

Congratulations on the fine composition, and thank you!

  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-10 2:50]
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Nice photo of the fritillary. Very good composition, sharpness and warm colors. Points later :-)

Hallo Peter, von den Perlmutterfalterarten habe ich leider auch noch keinen "life" gesehen. :-( Darum danke für dieses sehr schöne Makro und die sehr gute Erläuterung. Sehr scharfes Foto, tadellose Gestaltung und natürliche Farben. Danke. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-10 4:14]
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Hi Peter, a stunning capture of the butterfly. Very sharp and clear, a great job! TFS

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-02-10 7:21]
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Hello Peter one more of your wonterful capture very beatiful butterfly very nice jop thanks have a good weekend regards Stavros

Nice sunny feel to this shot Peter. Very well exposed with excellent color, DOF and sharpness. Great composition and very well done. Have a Great weekend!

Hi Peter

Very good shot. Nice lighting with good colours. Crisp, clear sharp details with great POV. Thanks.

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