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Melitaea deione

Melitaea deione
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 5:35
Viewed: 2036
Points: 38
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Provençal Fritillary
Mélitée des linaures
Leinkraut Scheckenfalter

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Melitaeinae
Wingspan: 32-46mm
Habitat: sunny meadows, bushes, woodedges
Distribution:SE France (Provence), Valle d'Aosta, Dolomiti

A butterfly-species which has been almost never shown on TN. I didn't find either a lot of informations on this species.
Some informations can be found in:
Gianluca Ferretti, Le farfalle delle Alpi,2012, P. 215

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-10 6:07]

Hello Anne,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in bright sunlight. Good sharpness and a pleasing composition.

Hello Anne,
Amazing macro of this beautiful butterfly with superb sharpness, excellent details, marvellous lighting and spendid coloration. Its shadow on a stone is even more attractive. Very well done, and thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-10 6:17]

Beautiful Provençal Fritillary with good contrast, lighting and colors..beautiful species. tfs.

Hello Anne,
Beautiful Butterfly.Nice colour.Grayish stone helps to concentrate on the subject.I like its POV with noiseless BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Thanks for your kind comment on my picture.It'll help me to capture better one.

Congratulations, Anne! You have captured a rare species of Fritillary perched on a stone with its wings open.
The butterfly looks gorgeous with a wealth of details on its wings.
Thanks and regards.

Bonjour Anne,
tu nous montre un papillon qui n'est pas vraiement extraordinaire mais grace ta belle composition et la clareté de ton image il devient très spécial. Bien vu - bien pris!
bonne journée

Hello Anne
Lovely image of this butterfly with perfect sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

Hello Anne,
Excellent capture with fine details and clarity.TFS.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-09-10 9:48]

Salut Anne,
This Melitaea deione, I never have seen until now ..
Very nice presentation of this butterfly in good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Anne. TFS the rare one. Beautiful natural colours. very good details and contrast.


hallo Anne
great shot with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-09-10 11:09]

Hi Anne,
wonderful capture of this Melitaea unknown to me,
perfect wings position , good sharpness,
lovely details and natural colors !
Best regards !

Ciao Anne, great macro of fantastic butterfly, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-10 12:38]

Liebe Anne.
Dies ist ein schönes Makro des Schmetterlings mit seinen offenen Flügeln. Gute Schärfe und schön komponiert. Es ist wirklich ein Blickfang.Grüße aus Zeeland Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-10 13:55]

Salut Anne,une capture excellente dans une position pas facile et avec un arrier plan blanc,parfaicte exposition et couleurs tres brillantes.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Anne,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-11 6:49]

Very nice picture of this Melitaea Anne! Nice sharpness and color contrasting with the rock. Very good control of the light too. Congratulation.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-11 12:16]

Hi Anne,
Another nice butterfly. Good composition amazing colors
and details.
Regards Jiri.

Aquesta espècie és comú a Catalunya, però és una papallona molt bonica que l'has captat perfectament, Salutacions molt cordials Anne

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