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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points chapter 4, European Butterflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-02 14:23
Viewed: 5399
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 55
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Modified note (thanks Harm and Paulo for pointing it out):

Pyronia tithonus

Forgive me, I am not very good with this insects and the Maniola looked quite similar and polimorphic, but now I see I was wrong.

Again, why going to other places if we have wonderful information and photos in ThrekNature?

Better to borrow a qreat note in Andy´s [AndyB] post HERE.

I should have looked around before posting :)

F:8 - 1/320 - Manual exposure - Handheld

petrudamsa, anavazao, phlr, samos, hummingbird24, Janice, coasties, peter_stoeckl, TAZ, marhowie, AndyB, wallhalla15, livios has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-02-02 14:41]

Hola Felipe y Cristina
Muy bonita composicion de esta mariposa en la flor con un fondo que pone el conjunto en valor el punto negro del ala esta en el sitio clave.
Bonito trabajo

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-02 14:45]

Hi Felipe,
Brilliant shot!
Excellent composition and very sharp details,
the DOF works very well, nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Felipe,
less fungis and more butterflies;-)
This is a very good picture wiht great POV and compostion.
The details and colours are also very good.
Great work, my friend.

Hello Felipe
No mushrooms today? (I just had a meal of Hydnum from my winter suplies :-) 0
Fine photo. Colours, compo, sharpnes, (note)
looks great to me.

Regards, Petru

one word - P E R F E C T !!!
What an arrangement, the 3 flower, the open one in the middle with this beautiful butterfly. I love to see the tongue as a spiral, that's so pretty. Excellent shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

great shot with good colours, details, DOV, composition!
Good Note!

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-02-02 16:58]

Hola Felipe this photo is very beautiful Felipe very sharp nice warm colours excellent composition the flowers and the butterfly ar very pretty the note is good to Bravo Felipe very good work thanks a lot for this wonderful view regards Stavros

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-02-02 17:45]

Super makro, swietna fotka bardzo dobra kompozycja i doskonała jakość techniczna.

Hola Felipe
Increíble mariposa. Perfecta coloración bien definida y en general un hermoso animal.
Muchas gracias por tu nota y ya oirás de mi.

Hello Felipe and Cristina,

Sorry, no time for a decent comment, but definitely worth a ;-)



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-02 21:02]

Wow, Felipe. Beautiful composition with excellent sharpness and exposure. The colors are gorgeous. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-02 21:50]

Hola Felipe y Cristina
You butterfly looks so gentle and graceful. It is a beautiful scene, with such warm colours, well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-02 21:56]

Very nice Felipe!
Composition is impeccable!

Great capture Felipe! The composition is really wonderful with the yellow flowers. Sharpness and DOF, POV are excellent.
Congratulations and TFS!


Wow what a great capture Meadow Brown and truly a great shot for "Handheld"
Congrats for a great picture
Goutham R

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-03 2:56]

Very nice picture Felipe. I like composition, sharpness and warm colors.

Stunning shot Felipe. Well composed, good low POV. Crisp, clear shot with sharp details. Congrats!

Perfect pose. Arrangement of flowers to the butterfly in perfect harmony like on a classical painting. Such are the colours that to my taste seem a little bit too subdued making the picture look somewhat distant and tired. Details are perfect. I very much like the probiscis! Best regards,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-03 6:16]

Hello Felipe!
Wonderful close up.Exposure is spot on.Sharpness,POV,
clear details,BG,harmonious colors,framing and composition
are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-02-03 7:06]

Wooooow ! This macro is great, a pleasure for my eyes ! No nits. I like this beautiful composition, good BG and frame, the details are excellent, why did you buy a DSLR ;-))) It is nice also to see the little rolled trunk. Congratulations Felipe and TFS.

Excellent work Felipe.
This one shines, Very well done.

Great picture but you only have to change the identification and the note belonging to this picture, because this is Pyronia tithonus/Gatekeeper!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-03 15:59]
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As I writed a few days ago: better and better!
Words for what?
Photo above scale!
Keep on going Felipe!

Harm is ritgh. This specie is really a Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1771), not a Maniola jurtina.
Take a look at:

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-04 6:49]

Hello Felipe,hope you are well.
Its a very nice capture,good sharpness and an excellent POV.
I often confuse this butterfly with the Meadow Brown as they are very similar with wings closed.
Great work,well done.


Hello Felipe,
this is a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done. Thank you.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-04 22:05]

Felipe, captura muito bonita.

Excelentes cores e nitidez.

Gosto do enquadramento e da composição. Excelente fundo.

Mais uma bela captura. Parabéns.

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  • fjac Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 19] (121)
  • [2006-02-17 18:43]

Hello Felipe and Christina,
Excellent field depth, right on te spot, enhanced by the touch of light, leaving the back- and foreground flowers in light shade and attracting all the attention on the main subject.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-05-17 6:41]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Lovely butterfly on this great sharp photo! Excellent.
T and M

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