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Melitaea athalia

Melitaea athalia
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-20 4:51
Viewed: 1666
Points: 28
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MELITAEA ATHALIA (Rottemburg, 1775)

Heath Fritillary
Mélitée du mélampyre

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Melitaeinae
Genus: Melitaea
Size: 39-47mm
Host plants:Plantago-species, Achillea millefolium,
Digitalis (in our region)

This butterfly can be found from Western Europe to Japan and lives in grassy habitats.
The upperside is orange-brown to dark-brown and has a white fringe.

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Hallo Anne
The golden, fine hairs on this Heath Fritillary's body is very impressive and truly beautiful. It is a beautiful capture! The colours and light are very good. Sharp details and well focused where it has to be. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.


Excellent detail, DOF, POV, sharpness and lighting in your image.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-20 6:12]

Hello Anne,
Sharpness, details and colours are fantastic in this photo. Taken from a very good POV. Beautiful blurred background.

Hello Anne,
Beautiful Pose of this beautiful butterfly.Good sharpness with splendid colour.I like green BG.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Bonjour Anne

Une belle photo de ce papillon sur sa fleur,
excellent POV, très belle lumière, excellent focus,
netteté, édtails, et contraste, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-20 8:20]

Hi Anne,
Interesting point of view, good composition and sharpness details. Amazing colors and nice blurred background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello Anne,
Excellent closeup,taken from an interesting PoV,lovely colours saturation and very well exposed subject.
Thanks,best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-20 9:05]

Salut Anne,un tapis orange et noir capture' tres tres bien,pas facile avoir des excellent details dans une perspective comme ca,tres jolie et differente solution pour nous montrer cette espece tres rare chez moi.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello Anne
Nicely chosen point of view to give an interesting take on the butterfly. Excellent composition and detail, nice setting and background
regards yiannis

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Anne,

La fleur aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Mélitée du mélampyre. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hello Anne
Despite the difficult POV a beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-07-23 8:08]

Bonjour Anne,
Very good close-up ..
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details are very good.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-31 8:00]

Hello Anne,
Another beautiful Fritillary captured in a rather unique pose. Love the framing and super sharp focus allowing us to see it,s attractive colors and features. Well done!!

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