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Meadow brown.

Meadow brown.
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 2:30
Viewed: 3268
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses.

Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).

There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.

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Hi Nikos,

Well composed picture of Meadow Brown butterfly.Good POV,sharpness, colours.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)
  • [2008-10-17 6:48]

hi nikos,
beautiful composition, good colors of the b'fly and flower. appropriate background. what a design this b'tly got. tfs.

Nikos, this is a beautiful shot of this butterfly. Have a great day.

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Preciosa imagen Nikos.
Fantástico bg y geniales colores.
Un saludo, JL. Visita mi Blog.

Hi Nikos,

Many thanks for the feedback it's really appreciated, this is a wonderful shot of a Meadow Brown. Love the POV the lighting on the wings is just beautiful, superb detail, it really stands out against the natural OOF background. t.f.s this beauty, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Nikos,

What a great close up from this butterfly.
great pov and sharpness and with beautiful colours.


Hi Nikos, elegant butterfly with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, good blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Yasu Nikos,

Stunningly perfect macro capture of this beautiful meadow brown from lateral POV with excellent details, nice colours, DOF and composition. TFS.


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