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Erebia -2-

Erebia -2-
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: 2009-08-01
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: 2009-08-24 8:39
Viewed: 3283
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture no. 2 in the series on the genus Erebia
(Nympalidae, Satyrinae, Satyrini, Erebiina):
- Erebia pronoe
English: Water Ringlet
French: Le Moiré fontinal

Species information
Erebia pronoe is a species of mountain regions. It occurs in the Alps, the Pyrennes, Carapathian and Balkan mountains at altitudes between 900m and 2800m.
The upperside wing pattern is variable so that several distinct subspecies can be recognized.
Wing span: about 42mm.
Larval foodplants: grasses such as Festuca ovina and Festuca quadriflora.

The plant
The butterfly is resting on the particular formed infructescence of Biscutella laevigata of the family Brassicaceae.

German Alps, below the Zugspitze close to the tree line at Riffelriss. Altitude: about 1600 m.

- Natural light
- no wind
- ISO 200

* 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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Thank you very much Peter, an excellent picture accompanied by a good documentation. The view is precise and it proves very well the species, good work!



Hello Peter,
The close up is excellent.
The sharpness of high level achieved.
Excellent composition.
Plant on which butterfly is sitting is also attractive.

hello peter
super composition with good details and nice light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-24 10:10]

Hallo Peter,
Excellent photo in very good sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours and a good OOF BG, composition, POV and DOF.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-24 11:21]

A wonderful capture.\
The light is lovely.
Sharp details.
Good to you.

Siempre se aprende Peter, y esta no la conocía. Un bello documento. Siempre descubriendo cosas nuevas con los insectos, un mundo inacabable !
Abrazo: J. Ignasi.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-24 13:13]

Hello Peter,
Because I live on lowland so didn't met this species. Very well done. Exact settings and perfect result.
Regards, Pawel

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-08-24 15:00]

Hi Peter,

excellent capture , details and sharpness are great.
beautifull colors and composition.
Thanks for sharing.
regards .

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-08-24 23:27]

Hallo Peter,
Du hast eine tolle Sammlung von Erebia-Portraits auf TN, auch dieses zählt dazu. Ich sehe, dass man sich in die Fachliteratur knien muss, um Klarheit zu haben über die vielen Formen. Was mich immer wieder wundert: kümmern sich eigentlich die Erebien um alle die minimalen Unterscheidungsmerkmale bei der Partnerwahl? Viele Männchen besitzen Duftflecke, vielleicht geht die Post zum Teil auf geruchlichen Niveau ab.Du weisst da wohl mehr darüber.
Herzlich grüsst

Hi Peter

A completely new species for me.
Excellent composition, sharpness, details.
Great POV, DOf and OOF background.


Hello Peter,
a great capture of the Water Ringlet taken with superb sharpness and splendid natural colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
I have already posted on TN a picture of the underside wing of the Brenthis daphne.
Best regards

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-08-25 13:27]

hi Peter,
Attractive macro consisted well. The neatness is impeccable, the ideal timing to have the butterfly indeed in balance.


Ciao Peter, great capture of interesting specie, I never see before, thanks, splendid macro with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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