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aegeria Collage

aegeria Collage
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/45 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-27 7:15
Viewed: 3336
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Speckled Wood, Pararge aergeria.

The Speckled Wood is very widely distributed in Europe, but appears in two different sub-species. In this collage I have illustrated butterflies from both Italy and England so that the colour differences can be easily seen.

The two upper images were taken in Turin and show the nominate sub-species. The colour of the upperside speckles is quite an orange colour. The lower two images were taken last week in England and show the Northern sub-species P. a. tircis which has a much paler spot colour on the upperside.

The exif data relates to the top left image. All the pictures have been cropped and resized for TN.

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Hello Alan,

A beautiful collage of this Speckled Wood butterfly with great colors, sharpness & details. TFS.



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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-27 7:26]

Hello Alan
Wonderful collage, great details, good light and beautiful colors. Well done.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-27 8:09]

Hello Alan,
All photos this species are done exactly, sharpness, colours and light gave very good result. I think that this on the left top corner is most artistic.
Best regards, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-27 8:38]

very fine collage with four beautiful images showing the difference as you mentioned very clearly. tfs.

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2009-06-27 9:38]

Merhaba Alan,
Cok guzel seri yapmissiniz.Basarili kelebek kareleri.Kutlarim

Hi Alan
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.

Hi Allan,

Excellent idea to combine the four photos, this allows you to precisely the characteristics of the species.

Thanks for sharing, good job!


Hello Alan,
Beautiful pictures of these Speckled Woods. Also thanks for the informative note.

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