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South Alpine Fritillaries -2-

South Alpine Fritillaries -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: 2009-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-14 3:26
Viewed: 3417
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the second picture in the small series on 'South Alpine Fritillaries.
It shows a couple of
- Euphydryas cynthia
- family: Nymphalidae

The male (left) clearly differs from the female by its wing markings.

Species information
Peter Stoeckl posted some pictures of this species in the last days so that information can be obtained also there.
The distribution of E. cynthia is restricted to the Alps and some Bulgarian Moutains (Pirin, Rila). In the Alps it can be found up to 3000m.
Foodplants of the caterpillar: Plantago alpina and Viola calcarata.

Upper Martell-Valley in the North-Italian Alps.
Open alpine meadows at about 2600m.

- bright natural light
- ISO 100
- 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.

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nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-14 5:08]

Lieber Peter,
Ein seltenes Duo, das Du zu Gesicht bekommen hast! Wie unterschiedlich diese zwei sind! Nicht ganz einfach sie auf einem Felsen zu fotografieren!
Mit grosser Präzision fotografiert, schlichtes und schönes Bild.
Die Futterpflanzen zeige ich zufällig auf meinem letzten Bild (ist aber keine Einladung zu einer Kritik :-).
Ein schönes Wochenende

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-14 6:18]

Hello Peter,
It's good example for ID this species. Very good spread wings both butterflies and pattern is visible very well.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Peter,

It impresses me as can appreciate differences between both individuals. The approach is excellent, me pleases a lot as it was reflected the fund, with excellent details of the texture of the crust, this has given him a frame natural perfect for the butterflies couple. Good job, with excellent light and his unmistakeable colourful tonality superb natural. As always, the information annexed is very good.



Lieber Peter,
phantastische Begegnung, ein kopulierendes Pärchen von Cynthia auf sonnenbeschienenem, flechtenbewachsenen Felsen anzutreffen, ist ein ganz besonderer Glücksfall. Gestochen scharfes, perfekt ausgeleuchtetes Photo - in der grellen Hochgebirgssonne gar nicht so einfach, auch in den tiefen Schatten noch Details abzubilden. Perfekt komponiert obendrein, wäre es für das Titelbild eines Werks über alpine Schmetterlinge geraezu prädestiniert. Gratuliere!
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

Hello Peter

What a superb shot here I lvoe how you have caught them at opposite angles this way. the DOF is absoltuely spot on here giving great textural detail and your notes are interesting and informative too.
Thank you for sharing
Kind regards Helen

P.S.You can find me and more of my images here Perfectly Captured do come and share your images with us too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-14 6:51]

Hello Peter,
I am writing this critique because I appreciate that you have been able to post a fine capture of a pair E. cynthia in copulo showing the extreme sexual dimorphism that this species exhibits.
The technical quality is great and the composition on the lichen-covered rock pleasing.
Thank you!
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-14 8:43]

Hallo Peter,
Beautiful couple, both with the wings spread. I think this photo is very special. Great natural colours contrasting against the beautiful BG. Excellent sharpness and details. Good POV and composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-14 8:54]

Very fine natural history image, good diagonal position of the mating b'flies whose colors and markings are captured in good lighting conditions. tfs.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2009-08-14 10:26]

A rare and beautiful image of these unusual fritillaries. Catching both open-winged like this is a special moment - thanks for sharing it with us.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2009-08-14 11:14]

Hallo Peter, ein tolles Schmetterlingspaar, Glückwunsch zu diesem sehr gelungenen Glückstreffer.
Lieben Gruß Rose

hallo Peter
this is great
so good sharpness with nice details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-14 11:26]

Hi Peter,i haven't words to comment,certainly the pic of a day on TN...Fantastic!!!! Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-14 12:12]

Wonderful capture, lovely color and...position!

hello Peter!
exceptional double capture of Euphydryas cynthia
superlatives details

best regards sERGIO

Bello trabajo Peter.


Hello Peter,
Exceptionnal double capture, with perfect sharpness and natural tones. Congratulations,

Ciao Peter, splendid couple of beautiful and interesting butterflies, excellent sharpness and fine details, beautiful macro, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS thanks for ID:)

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