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Erebia montana

Erebia montana
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: 2009-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-09 1:20
Viewed: 3382
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The species shown on the picture is a female of
- Erebia montana
- family: Nymphalidae
- tribe: Satyrini
- subtribe: Erebiina

Information on the species
The distribution of Erebia montana is restricted to the Alps and the Apennin. The species prefers rocky grass slopes.

Location: North Italian Alps, Val Martello,
at about 2100m

- natural light
- ISO 200
- handheld

* Huemer P. (2004) Die Tagfalter Südtirols. - Folio Verlag, Wien - Bozen.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Higgins LG & Hargreaves (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Collins, London.

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Hi Peter
Sharp and beautiful. Interesting species, nice field guide POV, natural colors Nothing to critique
Best wishes

hello Peter!
impressive and detailed image of Erebia montana caught with your usual skill,
thank you for the comment and the correct identification of Erebia that I published

best regards sERGIO

Hi Peter

Great shot of this Italian Marbled Ringlet
Excellent diagonal composition
Very good sharpness and details, good DOF.


Hello Peter,
Excellent lighting and detail, on the dark areas especially difficult. Lovely colours and composition. Many thanks.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-08-09 7:23]

Hi Peter!

Good to see another interesting specie from you. Detailed view of dorsal part of Erebia, sharp and clear.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-09 9:54]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful species and perfect work.
Congratulations, Pawel

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-09 11:10]

Yes...wonderful sharpness, natural colors,good BG.
Your butterfly is great!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-09 11:14]

Hello Peter,
Great photo of this butterfly in excellent sharpness and details. Very pleasant composition. Beautiful natural colours. Good POV and DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-09 11:46]

Hi Peter,a rare specie and a top quality pic for a great professional work! No need comments but just my great compliments!!Have a nice week and thanks for share,Luciano.

Hi Peter,

Excellent capture, the naturalness of the colors is absolute, level of detail is perfect: it is almost as if they were watching the butterfly directly. I like this POV. Good job, congratulations. Excellent INFO!


Buena luz, colores y enfoque. Otro documento a admirar en Tk.
Abrazo peter: Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Peter,
ideal präsentierter Hochgebirgsmohrenfalter mit üppig ausgeprägten Augenflecken, in sehr schöner Pose offenbar aus nächster Nähe sehr stimmungsvoll im Bild festgehalten.
Heuer vielleicht gerade wegen der vielen Regenfälle besonders großer Reichtum an Blüten und Faltern in allen Höhenlagen,
ich sehe, Du hast wieder schöne und ergiebige Tage in Südtirol verbracht.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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