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Melitaea phoebe

Melitaea phoebe
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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: 2013-12-06 4:16
Viewed: 1894
Points: 28
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Knapweed Fritillary
Mélitée des centaurées

Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Melitaea
Wingspan: 32-42mm
Distribution: NAfrica, Europe(not North) Turkey
Habitat: dry, grassy and flowery meadows
Foodplant: Centaurea-species

This specimen from South France was posed on a kind of yellow Centaurea, probably Centaurea solstitialis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-06 4:59]

Interesting viewpoint for this Fritillary...good colors and texture. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-06 5:15]

Salut Anne,excellente capture de cette espece un peu rare chez moi,details presque parfaicts et couleurs au top,je suis passe' aux oiseaux parce que j'ai un archive depuis Gambia que je pense il faut le montrer en absence des papillons dans cet hiver..ehhee..belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello Anne,
Beautiful butterfly.Well captured.Nice colour and sharpness.I like the way you framed it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Anne, seems to me Melitaea cinxia, great macro of beautiful butterfly, nice details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natiural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-06 6:31]

Hi Anne,
Nice photo of this beautiful butterfly. Marvellous capture from close range. Excellent detail and focus with amazing colors.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-06 7:00]

Hello Anne,
This macro is taken from a perfect POV. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. It reminds me on what a great Summer we had.
Enjoy the weekend,

Very attractive image from your summer time shoot, Anne.
This butterfly has such a wide range of patterns on its open wings.
The picture is sharp and crisp and taken from an apt perspective.

hallo Anne
super good sharpness and great details
i like the colours of this beauty
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful butterfly and beautiful photo Anne! Good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Anel
Well captured butterfly.nice colours and fine clarity. There is mild blur in the front side wing tip.

very well done my friend.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-12-06 22:51]

interesting butterfly species. good closeup. nicely presented. tfs.

Hello Anne,
Nice close-up of this beautiful butterfly in fine details and lovely colours scheme.

Hello Anne, A beautiful specimen. You did great in showing this Knapweed Fritillary clearly. Good point of view. JC

Hello Anne
Well composed and captured image of this wing open butterfly.
nice species.
best wishes.

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