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Erebia -1-

Erebia -1-
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-21 8:57
Viewed: 2979
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After posting some alpine fritillaries, I would like to introduce the genus Erebia which is present in the Alps with numerous species.
As a first species, I show a rather common one which is found at lower altitudes in the Alps. It is
- Erebia ligea
- family: Nympalidae
- sabfamily: Satyrinae
- tribe: Satyrini
- subtribe: Erebiina

German: Weißband-Mohrenfalter
English: Arran Brown

Species information
The occurrence of E. ligea is not restricted to the Alps but it occurs also in other European mountain regions including Scandinavia. Eastwards it is distributed throughout palaearctic Asia as fas as Japan. In the Alps it can be found up to about 1800m within forest areas. At higher altitudes it is replaced by a similar species, Erebia euryale.
Wing span: about 45mm.
Larval foodplants: grasses (as usual for Satyrinae)

German Alps, in forest surrounding the lovely Eibsee just below German's highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2962m).

- bright sunlight
- no wind
- ISO 400

* Warren B.C.S. (1936) Monograph of the genus Erebia. - British Museum Natural History, London.
* D'Abrera B (1990) Butterflies of the Holarctic Region. Part I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Danaidae & Satyridae (Partim). - Hill House, Black Rock.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-21 9:04]

Hi Peter,always the best pics in your gallery! This is another fantastic butterfly taken from the best point of view and impressive sharpness and colors.You're very professional,thanks for share,LUCIANO

Enfoque preciso y muy bien plasmados los colores, con una saturación en su punto. A pesar del la dificultad con esos colores marrones, se ven perfectamente las texturas de las alas de la mariposa.
Saludos Peter: J. Ignasi.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-21 10:17]


Another excellent capture...wonderful, cristal clear, great realization!

another beautiful Erebia,Peter
this time captured in Germany in an environment, to Eibsee, mountain lake especially attractive

best regards sERGIO

hello Peter
SUPER sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-21 11:48]

Hello Peter
Wonderful capture with natural colors and perfect focus

Hi Peter,

Exceptionally well taken shot of the Arran Brown butterfly!
The sharpness and POV are just wonderful with nice contrast to the green leaf in the BG. Well defined colors and textures of the butterfly are very well shown. Wonderful job!

Have a nice weekend.

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-08-21 18:24]

Hi Peter,
Such rich warm colors on those wings.
Beautiful markings shown in sharp detail.
The autumny colors of the leaves complement the looks of this lovely butterfly.
TFS. : )

Hi Peter,
Thai is a crystal clear image. Great pov and composition. TFS and have a nice weekend.

Hi Peter,

Excellent example of the species, with elements of their natural environment. I like how you're pictures are strong sunlight, all that light can be feel in the set. As always, the attached document is very educational and useful.

Thanks for sharing Peter, wish you good Sunday!


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