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Kanetisa circe

Kanetisa circe
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-17 9:21
Viewed: 2391
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Kanetisa circe (Fabricius 1775) Circe
Ali anteriori 33-36 mm
Vistoso lepidottero (noto anche sotto il nome generico di Brintesia) le cui femmine possono raggiungere un'apertura alare di 80 mm. Superiormente le ali sono brune segnate da una fascia bianca con un ocello apicale cieco sulle anteriori; le parti inferiori mostrano una trama di disegni mimetici e fasce bianche postdiscali molto evidenti. Maschio simile, ma più piccolo. Una sola generazione con larve svernanti e sfarfallamenti in giugno-luglio. Il bruco ha colorazione bruna con numerose fasce longitudinali chiare. Si nutre di erbe con preferenza per Bromus e Lolium.
Si trova dall'Europa occidentale fino all'Himalaya. In tutta l’Italia per lo più a sud della pianura Padana, compresa la Sardegna e la Sicilia ma esclusa l'isola d'Elba. Specie sciafila frequenta i boschi e le radure del piano basale e montano fino a oltre 1600 metri s.l.m. Una sola generazione annuale con sfarfallamento degli adulti da giugno ad agosto.
Piante nutrici
Anthoxanthum odoratum Bromus erectus Brachypodium rupestre Holcus lanatus Festuca sp.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-17 9:31]

Hi Silvio. You keep finding butterflies to photo. This is a nice one with good markings which you have captured well. with fine detail and natural colours, I like the POV on the bright flower. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-17 9:34]
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Buongiorno Silvio,
a great capture of this large, shy and fast Satyride. Very good details and beautiful summer sunlight. I will soon create another THEME on Satyrinae and I would like to include your picture. Is that o.k.?
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-17 9:37]

Hi Silvio.
What a wonderful subject, impressive POV and superb quality of the picture. Amazing lighting, great details and sharpness of so beautiful butterfly and flower, excellent lovely coloured smooth BG. Bravo and TFS.

Ciao Silvio, ancora un'ottima foto macro con un bello sfondo sfocato che esalta il soggetto!


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-10-17 10:04]

hi silvio,
wonderful picture with xcellent details and colors.nicely composed.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-17 10:30]

Hi Silvio,
I can't believe that you haven't run out of butterflies to photograph yet! ;)
Very nice shot of this nicely patterned butterfly.
+++ Great sharpness and detail that highlights the veins in its wing and the hair on its body. Great composition and a good POV. The thistle acts as a perfect perch due to it's colours that contrast well with the butterfly's.
--- I would have bumped up the aperture so the whole butterfly would have been in focus but it's not a major problem and doesn't ruin the excellent photo :)
Well done,

I think this is a classic archetype in nature. The thistle and the insect or in this case specifically a butterfly. Wonderful close in work Silvio.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-17 11:42]

Hello Silvio,
Another fine butterfly capture from you! It is a fine sharp capture of the butterfly but I almost prefer the lovely thistle in beautiful colours and showing very sharp details. A lovely composition though!
TFS and best wishes, ULla

Ciao Silvio,
This is another good shot of yours!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details both on butterfly and flowers
very well composed and clearly seen

Hello Silvio, splendid colors on this one,
I like much your compositions, they are always subtle and full with smoothnesses
cheer and thanks,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-17 12:18]

Perfect composition! I am studying your shots with great care in the hopes of improving me own

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-17 12:56]
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bella Silvio,quando arrivi a 10000 punti offri la cena pero' !!!eheheh ciao Luciano

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-17 13:06]

salut silvio
belle image haute en couleur et bien claire, j'aime l'opposition du noir et du violet, la compo est aussi bien vue.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-17 14:25]

selam silvio; excellent macro shot and very good composition of this beautiful butterfly .nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-17 14:44]

Hi Silvio,

Another beautiful butterfly - you find so many of them. Fine details showing off his lovely markings. The flower is very pretty and the two together make a beautiful picture.


Buen encuadre, luz y colores. Supongo que la mariposa es de difícil enfoque dados sus dibujos y colores jeeje

Saludos Silvio.

This butterfly resembles the Satyr butterfly I shot in the Himalayas recently, Silvio. In fact, there is very slight difference between the two specimens.
The picture is well taken. The subject makes a lovely composition with the pink flower.
TFS and regards.

hello silvio,
nice capture, you have posed so many lovely butterfly shot with flowers that you can make a theme on it, lovely colours, well composed shot, good lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Silvio,
A beautiful capture this beautiful butterfly. Excellent composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-18 7:07]

Hello Silvio

The composition is very good.The lighting and colours are excellent.Nicely composed with the butterfly nectaring on the thistle.Very good POV and DOF.TFS


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-18 13:35]

Hello Silvio
What an excellent and beautiful capture of the pretty Kanetisa circe! Magnificent sharpness and a gorgeous composition with a perfect DOF and beautiful bg.
A perfect job.
My compliments and TFS

Magnifique macro avec des détails fantastiques de belles couleurs et toujours cette sublime lumière.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-19 7:52]

Hello Silvio,
Superb capture of this Satyrid butterfly with all the necessary technical qualities to a high standard plus fine BG, colours and composition.
A very fine shot from the summer!
Thanks and have a nice weekend,

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