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Erebia stirius Pre-Digital

Erebia stirius Pre-Digital
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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: 1989-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus OM2N, Olympus 50mm f/1.8-16
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 5:37
Viewed: 7199
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A picture from the Pre-Digital Era taken with an
Olympus OM-2N, a 50mm lens and an extension ring.
The slide has been reproduced with an 'Dia-Duplikator' attached to my Olympus E-1 via an 40-150mm lens.

Series: ... Satyrinae of the North Italian Alps
Picture: .. no. 13

Species: ... Erebia stirius (Godart, 1824)
Tribe: ...... Satyrini
Subtribe: .. Erebiina
English: Styrian Ringlet
German: -----

Erebia stirius is confined to the south-east Alps: Karawanken, Julian Alps, Dolomites, Monte Baldo and the Kapela and Velebit-Mountains.

The species is very similar to Erebia styx which I have shown also in this series. They can be distinguished by some characters of the forewing underside.
This picture shows a female of E. stirius with extraordinarily strong wing markings.

Forewing length: about 25 mm.

Location: North Italian Alps, Friuli, Monte Simeone, about 1200m.

Pictures in the SATYRINAE series (species, remark, TRIBE - Subtribe)
# 01 Chazara briseis, female .......... SATYRINI - Satyrina
# 02 Melanargia galathea, couple ... SATYRINI - Melanargiina
# 03 Erebia pronoe, male .............. SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 04 Erebia euryale ssp. adyte ...... SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 05 Coenonympha gardetta ......... SATYRINI - Coenonymphina
# 06 Chazara briseis, male ............ SATYRINI - Satyrina
# 07 Eebia styx, male ................... SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 08 Lasiommata maera, male ........ ELYMNIINI - Lethina
# 09 Erebia montana, male ............ SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 10 Erebia aethiops, male ............ SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 11 Erebia pandrose ................... SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 12 Erebia eiphron....................... SATYRINI - Erebiina
# 13 Erebia stirius, female ............. SATYRINI - Erebiina

* Warren B.C.S. (1936) Monograph of the genus Erebia. London.
* 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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Going by the superior quality of this picture, my conviction is re-confirmed that good photography and digital age are not synonymous, Peter.
This is a brilliant capture of this attractive species of butterflies taken 18 years ago with your film camera.
The focus on the subject is immaculate and so are the colours and details.
Thanks for sharing this old GEM and best regards.

Hi Peter,
A lovely capture of this satyrinae butterfly. Excellent details and very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Peter, muy interesante toma , de bello color central y muy parecida en dibujos a
E. epistygne. Realmente impresionante tu fascinante colección.
Yn abrazo: J. Ignasi

Ciao Peter,
questa foto pre-digitale mantiene ancora tutte le sue qualità e la sua freschezza nonostante gli anni trascorsi !
La specie che presenti oggi è poi particolarmente vistosa con quei suoi marcati ocelli neri.
Un Genere veramente affascinante quello delle Erebia, con rappresentanti forse meno appariscenti rispetto ad altri gruppi, ma con una ricchezza di specie e di forme intraspecifiche veramente inesauribile e complessa!
Grazie per farcele conoscere e apprezzare.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-13 10:14]

Hi Peter.
I like the colour pattern of the picture. Colour of the BG supplements of the colour palette of the butterfly so nicely. Posture and wingspread of the insect as well as the POV are superb. I like the nice details and perfect sharpness of the butterfly image. My best wishes and TFS.

Hi Peter,
This surely was not an easy achievement with a film SLR and an extension ring, made me remember some of my old macro works with reverse adapters, bellows and bulky SLRs like a Nikon F2. Good work indeed, and TFS.

Hi Peter,
As you say, extraordinarily strong markings. Very fine result, thanks.

Hi Peter,
A great capture!
I like so much the patterns and colours got on the insect's wings, they're really appealing.
You're very accurate with the info and the ID.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-01-14 0:50]

Hello Peter,

Wonderful shot and nice to see it after so many years 'alive'.

Great details and colors.


Hi Peter, fascinating butterfly with beautiful design on wings, great colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello peter,
lovely capture of Erebia stirius, the pov is perfect to capture this open winged beauty, liked the colour and the composition too,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Peter,
The picture is very old but it's still very interesting. It's the first time I've seen this species. Thanks


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