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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-07 5:30
Viewed: 2413
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) sometimes called the Hedge Brown is found in West (including Great Britain and Ireland), South and Central Europe (not Scandinavia except South Sweden), Morocco, Turkey, Asia Minor and the Caucasus.

It is a member of the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae. A similar species is the Meadow Brown; the two species can be difficult to distinguish with closed wings since the underwing markings are very similar. However, the Gatekeeper tends to rest with its wings open, whereas the Meadow Brown usually rests with its wings closed. The Gatekeeper is also smaller and more orange than the Meadow Brown and has double pupils on its eyespots.

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Hello Horia
Wonderful capture of this species in soft light.Great POV and compo,wonderful natural colours and great sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Hello Horia,
How nice to see you again in TN. Beautifully presented an interesting butterfly.
Best regards

Hi Horia,
very nice butterfly. Amazing colours. Very good light. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Horia,
another nice work.
very well composed picture of this Gatekeeper with prefect colour and sharpness.

hallo Horia
super good sharpness and great details
nice composition to
thanks greeting lou

Buna Horia,
Superba captura cu o specie rara in zona de vest. Nu am intalnit-o niciodata.....Frumos exemplar avand culori deosebite.
Numai bine!

Great photo Horia! Interesting species, good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-07 9:39]

Buna Horia,
O captura exceptionala ! compozitia, claritatea si detaliile sunt de vis ! O seara frumoasa, Tina

Hello Mr.Horia,
Very sharp focus with great details on wings made it eye catching.You have chosen nice angle from where we can cherish upper and lower part of wings design.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Ciao Horia. Magnificent natural colours Amazing light,. Details very good too.


great portrait of pyronia,Horia
perfect light and definition

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-07 13:10]

Hi Horia,a lot of beauties in your 2012's archive as i can see,magnificent tithonus in a classic pose and whit fantastic details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Horia, great macro of lovely butterfly, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Veo que sigues trabajando por aquí Horia, al más puro estilo treknature :-)
Yo llevo unos meses trabajando intensamente el mundo de las aves en mi zona
y tenía esta web algo abandonada.
J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-07 17:26]

Hello Horia,
I have to admit the Hedge brown is certainly a gorgeous butterfly as is evident by this photo. Focus is tac sharp allowing us to view it in excellent detail and beautiful natural colors.
Attractive framing and perfect exposure. Great work!!

Hello Horia,
Great shot under natural light. TFS.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-08 0:17]

Hi Horia,
Another beautiful photo of butterfly.
Excellent colours,composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-08 0:20]

Beautiful species, very colorful and on the lovely flowers it looks more attractive. tfs.

Hallo Horia
Beautiful macro, lovely point of view and well composed. Colours and detail is super. The butterfly is well isolated by the backdrop making it stand out well on the screen. Everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-08 10:21]

This is an excellent picture Horia! Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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