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Melitaea athalia

Melitaea athalia
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-05 4:31
Viewed: 1917
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

This species became less frequent in the last years and I was happy to see this fresh specimen posed on a Filipendula ulmaria

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Ciao Anne. Ottimo POV per questa splendida farfalla dai fantastici colori. Ottimo dettaglio, bellissima compo.

ps. Ti porto i saluti e i ringraziamneti di Gianluca Ferretti con il quale ho trascorso una stupenda giornata sulle Alpi dell'Alta Valcamonica.


Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Anne,
A fine overhead view of this butterfly, nice detail and colours with a nice dof. Nice natural background and pose.
One that I have yet to see.
TFS regards Bill.

This Fritillary has a charm of its own which you have brought forth strongly in this well composed shot, Anne.
Great POV for this open wing stance of the butterfly. DOF is outstanding and the details on the wings are needle sharp.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-05 7:47]

Hello Anne,
Very nice presentation of this butterfly in beautiful colours, good sharpness and a fine composition. Excellent DOF.

hello Anne,
a nice picture of this butterfly with very good colour and sharpness, good composition also.
best wishes.

Hi Anne,
nice butterfly taken from a very good point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-05 10:15]

Hi Anne,
Another great image nice butterfly. Excellent composition,
colours and details. Fantastic blurred background with
very plastic effects.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Anne,
tolles Foto von diesem Wachtelweizen-Scheckenfalter mit guter Schärfe, natürlichen Farben und schön geöffneten Flügeln. Ich glaube ich habe auch noch ein Bild von diesem Falter in meinem Archiv, bin mir aber nicht sicher ob er es wirklich ist. Werde es die Tage mal hochladen.
Viele Grüße,

Ciao Anne.
Splendida macro con una grande nitidezza,e ottimi colori maturali bella la composizione brava.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Anne,
I am very impressed by the the clarity, sharpness and superb details of this lovely species of butterfly. Excellent job. Perfect focus. I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Anne, great Macro of beautiful butterfly, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-05 15:36]

Salut Anne,il y a centaines de Didyma chez moi dans ces jours,mais pas cette espece,dommage pour moi.eeeheh...une photo excellente dans une lumiere pas facile,magnifiques couleurs aussi.Mes compliments aussi pour tes photos que j'ai vu aujourd'hui sur le livre de Gianluca.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello Anne,
A terrific capture with fine colors, sharpness & details. Very nicely composed & presented with a beautiful POV. Very nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Lovely picture Anne, I like the way you have placed the subject in the frame.. which is bit off center position :-) The colors and the details are excellent :-)
Goutham R

beautiful capture,Anne.. but if I were you I would try to use more aperture to obtain a more details vivid
take care sERGIO

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