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Maniola jurtina

Maniola jurtina
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-19 11:46
Viewed: 3243
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses, such as Sheep's Fescue.

Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).

There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.

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Hello Mariana,
A beautiful set of butterfly and flower. Super sharp.

Buna Mariana,
O imagine clara, cu detalii si culori excelente surprinsa dintr-un POV de exceptie. Fundalul verde contrasteaza cu fluturele si il pune bine in evidenta.
Numai bine,

Hello Mariana,

a good image from this , i think the most photographed butterfly from tn.
Almost all pictures are with closed wings.
Fine colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-19 12:14]

Hello Mariana.
Great macro from the Meadow Brown. Very good composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-19 12:15]

Hello Mariana,
A superb composition on the thistle flower, natural colours, excellent sharpness and OOF green BG contribute to fine portrait of a female Meadow Brown.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-19 12:48]

Hello Mariana,
Beautiful photo of this Meadow Brown in very nice natural colours and excellent sharp details. Great contrasting BG, POV and composition.

Hello Mariana,
beautiful details and light in this photo. A homogeneous background makes this picture even more beautiful. Regards, Paul

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-19 14:47]

Hi Mariana,a perfect portrait od the meadow brown,most common in my country too this year,the pic is wonderfull..no need comments but just my greats compliments.Thanks for share.Have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-19 21:20]

Splendida realizare cu detalii perfecte, felicitari!

hello Mariana
super sharpness pose with beautiful colours and good light
great shot
greeting lou

Buna Mariana,
Excelenta realizare avand culori frumoase si detalii bune.
Contrastul dintre fondul blurrat si subiect este bine surprins.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-24 6:59]

Hello Mariana,
Beautiful shot of Maniola jurtina taken with excellent sharpness and presented in a pleasant vertcal composition. I also like the pink color of the flower where the butterfly is posed on. A fine classical picture.
Kind regards

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