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Melitaea trivia

Melitaea trivia
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 9:25
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Melitaea trivia

Mariposilla muy parecida a la Melitaea didyma de la que se diferencia por la banda postdiscal de la parte dorsal: en la M. didyma son puntos y en la M. trivia una especie de pequeños triángulos.
La Melitaea didyma vuela por todo el centro y sur de Europa, y norte de Africa, mientras que la Melitaea trivia se haya confinada al norte de España, algunos lugares de Italia y los Balcanes, desde Eslovenia a Rumanía y Grecia.

Melitaea trivia ([Denis et Schiffermuller], 1775)

Again the little M. trivia, a butterfly very similar to its widespread and common cousin the Spotted Fritillary, M. didyma, from which is distinguished by the postfringed band in the upperside: this is with round spots in M.didyma, and triangular forms in M.trivia.
M. didyma flies across the whole of south and central Europe, and north Africa. The current species is confined to northern Spain, a few places in Italy and the Balkans from Slovenia, Romania to Greece.

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HI Maite,
that's such a wonderful one, so warm colours and a perfect arrangement.
Very good work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-17 9:28]

Hola Maite,
a well-focused and sunny picture of trivia.
Great depth of field to show even both antennae with pretty good sharpness - from tip to tip.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-17 9:29]

hi maite,
nice picture,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-17 9:37]

Hi Maite,
Very nice capture of this lesser spotted fritillary with good focus, sharpness, lighting and details. TFS
Best wishes,

Hola Maite,
Pero que belleza de pose!
Me encanta el punto de vista aprovechando al máximo la buena luz que tenias.
Los colores y detalles de la textura en las alss son muy buenos.
Perfecta nitidez y muy buen sentido de la profundidad de campo.
Enhorabuena y gracias por mostrarnos la foto.
Un gran saludo,

Hello Maite,
bella mariposa! Beautiful image of a lush summer meadow in Leon. Doncella is very clearly presented in a fresh looking, slightly frontally inclined resting pose. And also its blossom (Daucus carota) is perfectly shown with its typical dark red central fake-blossom. Busy background gives the impression of a meadow buzzing with life, and a hot summer breeze.
This species was first described from Vienna in 1775, so it makes me even happier to see our pretty friend coming from Leon.
Thank you! My best regards,

Hello Maite,

Very beautiful composition. Sharp picture and very nice colours. The background is a bit noisy.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-17 10:11]

Hello Maite!
Nice too see you're posting now and again :)
This is a beautiful image of this pretty butterfly.
+++ I really like this shot... there's something about it that I can't put my finger on...
Superb sharpness and detail in the wing especially.
Nice composition and a good POV that shows this butterfly's underwing very clearly.
Great DOF and a good BG.
Nice colours and lighting.
--- Absolutely nothing :)
Great work!
Well done,

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

Hello Maite,
Thanks for this lovely summer scene showing this beautiful Fritillary on the white flowers. Beautiful colours and a very fine composition.
Best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-17 10:14]

Hello Maite,
Delightful capture of the underside of this Lesser-spotted Fritillary in a fine composition on the white umbelliferous flower. The fritillary is nice and sharp and stands out well against the OOF natural BG.
Well done and thanks,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-17 10:19]

Hola Maite! A pasado algun tiempo sin ver tu galeria. Esta es una hermosa foto(Como siempre) agradables colores y exelente nitidez. La pose es muy bella tambien sobre las flores blancas. Muy buena la nota. Saludos Luis52.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-11-17 10:23]

hi Maite,
good macro shot of this butterfly, i like the diagonal compo, and the harmony colors between flower and butterfly.

well done


Hola Maite,
Such a beautiful butterfly well captured!
perfect exposure and focus with sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
very well done and TFS
muchas gracias

Hola Maite.

Tienes que ser la reina de las maiposas por que muchas subes, esta es una chulada y de las poco vistas, tambien sera que yo veo pocas o casi siempre son parecidas.

Jose Luis.

Ciao Maite,
ottima foto di Melitae trivia.
Colori naturali, buona composizione dell'immagine e perfetta messa a fuoco.

De modesta nada, vaya una preciosidad!
Buen encuadre y fabulkosa la nitidez con que la has capturado.
Saludos amiga, JL.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-17 15:35]

Great capture Maite, nice natural colors and very good sharpness
Nice POV

Wow fantastic colour and detail Maite - stunning butterfly.
Well done...

Hi Maite,
This is a wonderful image. Perfect focus and nice color clarity. I like the way that you composed this picture. POV and composition are great. Very well done.

hello maite,
lovely butterfly shot, this species has beautiful wing pattern, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-17 23:26]

Hello Maite,
Wonderful butterfly close up !
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

Hello Maite,
Great pattern in the wing!
Colours are well reproduced, sharp fine details...
A well balanced composition, a pleasure to my eyes!
Pablo -

Hello Maite
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,composition and exposure,
Superb shot,Welldone.


bonjour maité
tres jolie composition, de tres bons détails, jolies couleurs sur bon bg
félicitations +++
merci a toi du partage

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2007-11-18 3:36]

Hola Maite!
Colors,compo and light are excellent.
My compliments and TFS.
With best wishes,

Muy bella Melitaea, parece un cuadro. Gran profundidad, muy buen control de la potente luz que se aprecia y casi perfecto enfoque.
Elegante conjunto Maite.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-18 5:58]

Hi Maite,
Very beautiful butterfly and you have captured it in a classic pose. Superb lighting, exposure and I like the way it stands out from the BG due to selected DOF. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-18 6:24]

Hi matie. This is avery good close up of this Beautiful butterfly. you have captured the details so well. with good detail and natural colours. a nice pose on the white flower. well done TFS. good notes too.

Very nice image Maite, I think you handled the exposure & color perfectly :)
Excellent DOF, details, and I like the POV broken off from the side towards the front as well. These are beautiful butterflies,
Very well done.

Bonjour Maite
Très belle prise, magnifique couleurs et bonne netteté, très beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-18 8:49]

Hi Maite

Just a quick one today.
Anotehr very beautiful macro shot with this vividly colored butterfly shown here with exact and sharp details.
Very good DOF and excellent side POV to bring out the patterns and tones in the wings.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-18 9:30]

Hi Maite.
Thank you for your sweet shot of the butterfly on the beautiful flowers. I like very impressive POV and exact framing/composition of the picture. You managed to show all beauties of the pictured scene. I like excellent sharpness of the butterfly and perfect exposure of the white flowers. Naturally coloured and smooth BG is suitable for this subject excellently. My compliments and kind wishes.

Hola Maite,
Preciosa toma con una composición muy cuidada, ademas de gran definición y detalle, excelente e interesante la nota que acompañas, gracias por compartirla, un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-18 10:32]

selam maite
well close-up working on this cute and beautiful butterfly
i like its posing and its species
composition, point of view, lighting, colours and details are great
thanks for sharing

This is a good pose and point of view with the flowers surrounding. Nice lighting to compliment the details and shadows.
I wish we had some sun back again.
Have a nice week Maite.

Hello Maite,
Very beautiful and pretty butterfly you brought here!
This little friend has a very colourful and amazing stripes on the wings.
Delicate details and lovely warm colours here, also nice composition & POV.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,

Bonjour Maité
la vue des détails que tu nous offres est exceptionnelle.
Un grand bravo, et Merci

Bonjour Maite,

Très jolie macro soft dans la lumière , avec un bon focus qui permet d'observer tous les petits détails.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-19 12:33]

Hola Maite,
felicidades por este bello trabajo,
me agrada el pov, y los colores de esta bella mariposa,

Hi Maite, lovely butterfly with splendid colors, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, great composition with lovely flowers, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Maite,
Good shot of this colorful butterfly.
Great details of it's grand color patterns.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-11-19 14:49]

Hola Maite:
Una captura perfecta con una bella luz, excelente nitidez y pose.
Gracias por compartir esta foto.
José M.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-19 21:50]

Hola Maite,
Just passing to congratulate you for this nice
capture, since I don't have much time I'll comeback
later with a proper critique..


Hi Maite,
Perfect exposure. Good sharpness. Vivid colours. Congratulations.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

Ah! Magnifique, superbes couleurs et détails.

Hello Maite a fine composition with good clear details and lovely pov my best rgds Necip.

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-11-21 16:51]

Very sharp with a lot of good details, and a colorful shot of this butterfly. Perhaps a little distracting background, but really no problem.
Regards from Jon

Hi Maite,

That's a beautiful butterfly you've captured.
With good details and sharpness and beautiful colours and light.

Greetings, Nel

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-22 11:21]

selam maite;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely butterfly well done.
TFS ridvan

Loved your notes.
A very well focused image. Excellent clarity.
Very sharp too.
Best regards,
Mario from COLD Canada.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-23 5:29]

Hello Maite, that's a wonderful macro of this butterfly, it's very sharp, the exposure is very well done and the background is beautiful, well done ! Thanks.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-24 6:02]

hello Maite,
I missed this beautiful picture of Melitea trivia. It has marvellous blue eyes and artistical patterns on its wings. The butterfly has chosen a beautiful fine flower to land. Well seen.
Thanks and best regards

Hi Maite,

You always manage to capture such a stunning level of detain in your pictures, and this is no exception. The composition is also perfect. Another great posting.

Kind regrds,


Hi Maite,
A beautiful capture of this lesser spotted fritillary. Excellent composition and details with a very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

bonjour maité
je vois que ce papillon a beaucoup plus,c'est vrai que l'image est de tres grande qualité,nette et bien exposée,un bon POV et une profondeur appropriée.bravo.

nice visual of this wonder butterfly
alive sunny colors and details
another great one

cheers sERGIO

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-28 17:51]

Hello Maite,
This butterfly have great vivid colours!!!
Excellent clear sharpness an lovely BG!
GREAT shot Maite :-)
Best regards,


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-12-10 13:50]

Beautiful picture Maite.

I like the composition, great light also and so much sharpness in this macro!! Congratulations on your gallery, you have quite amazing shots there!!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-19 17:49]

Hello Maite,
What a beautiful species you show us with fantastic detail and colors. This macro image is amazing, just amazing.

Hi Maite!
At first I would like to wish you all the best in 2008! Only nice and happy moments in New Year! :)

And this picture is really nice, so colourful and with beautiful insect species. I like a lot mosaic of tones on this butterfly's wings, good sharpness and informative note :)
Best greetings from Lodz,

Hello Maite,
I took some time reading your intro and browsing through your fabulous gallery. I am sorry about your limited time on TN. By looking at these superb collection of pictures, I'm sure you have loads more to upload well tucked in your digital shoe boxes.

Your capture of butterflies are all amazingly clear. The details are very well written in the picture. Well poised on this gorgeous white flowers and you have managed the clarity and depth of field brilliantly. I like your patience and details in your work as most of the pictures posted here are flawless.

Well done and keep shooting and take your time with all the things that tied us up.

Best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 20:02]

Hello Maite

Excellent lighting and natural colours.Very vibrant and rich.
You have captured excellent detail in the wings and the markings show well.
The POV is very good,it is beautifully posed on a lovely flower.


Excelente captura de la Melitaea trivia, impecable nitidez. Felicitaciones

hi maite!
nice macro with good sharpness
and fine composition!
well done!

Hallo Maite
This week time is critical; however...............................It is always good to see you around the site and since there are no new postings I cannot but help to congratulate you on this big eyed butterfly with its assortment of colours and patterns on its wings, and the clear display of that huge eyes and lovely striped antennas. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

Hola Maite,
Wonderful perspective, great lights, nice macro. Well done, tfs.
Best wishes, László

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