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Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-06 5:34
Viewed: 3202
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) is a butterfly found in and on the borders of woodland throughout much of Europe. In Northern and Eastern Europe where subspecies P. a. tircis occurs it is brown with pale yellow or cream spots and darker upperwing eyespots. In southwestern Europe the subspecies P. a. aegeria has a colour which is more orange in the background; the hindwing underside eyespots are reddish brown rather than black or dark gray. The two forms gradually intergrade into each other. The speckled wood also occurs in North Africa and on the Atlantic island of Madeira. Molecular studies (Weingarter, Wahlberg & Nylin, 2006) suggest that the African and Madeiran populations are closely related and distinct from European populations of both subspecies, suggesting that Madeira was colonized from Africa and that the African population has a long history of isolation from European populations. (Wikipedia)

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Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of this old but beautiful speckled wood. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-06 10:15]

Hello Siegfried
You capture this butterfly with very sharp details and natural colors.

Ciao Siggi, lovely butterfly with splendid details and great sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-06 11:24]

Hi Siegfried. This light looks as if it was goodfor you in this one. You have taken a fine side POV with good detail and bright colours. well done TFS.

Hallo Sig
Sehr schöne Klarheit für diesen portugiesischen Schmetterling…
Und selbst wenn er Abgrund ist, ist er prächtig Freundschaften

hello Siegfried
nice composition
great light and sharpnesss
greeting lou

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-04-06 12:55]

Hello Siegfried, wonderful shot of this butterfly from side.
TFS and G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-06 13:03]

Hello Siggi,
A fine capture of a rather worn Speckled Wood taken from a fine POV with good sharpness and lighting.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hi MF Siggi, WONDERFUL macro capture of this speckled wood from lateral POV with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-06 16:26]

Hi Siggi,this is a very great top sharpness pic! What a fantastic details this speckled wood!! And what a fantastic colors too! I like also the background,beautiful beautiful pic! Have a nice day,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-06 16:48]

Hi Siggi,

The clarity of this Speckled Wood is superb! I love the position showing off both sides of the wings. Excellent colors, a lovely natural setting and a fine composition.


Very sharp and sticks out well in teh natural setting of spring...with the leaves from last year still on the ground..It looks real to me! fine show!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-04-07 9:47]

Siggi, So nice shot with superb sharp picture. Lovely shot with superb POV and good composition Thanks for sharing. Ganesh

Hello Siegfried,
beautiful capture of Speckled Wood taken with very good sharpness in a lovely typical pose on the ground, beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

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