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Oeneis glacialis

Oeneis glacialis
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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: 2012-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-08 2:36
Viewed: 2191
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
OENEIS GLACIALIS (Moll 1783) probably

Alpine Grayling
Chamoisé des glaciers

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Wingspan: 48-58mm
Distribution: European Alps, 1400-2900m)

This butterfly flies between June and August,and lives in stony alpine environment. It can be confused with Hipparchia semele sometimes. I have seen Hipparchia semele at the same place and for me it was not the same species. This one was bigger and the upper wings when flying brownish. I'm however a little bit inscure about the ID, because normally this butterfly lives over the tree-line and this one has been seen at 1650m. And unfortunately this specimen was not the freshest one either.

If I'm wrong with my ID I will change the note.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-08 3:10]

Hello Anne,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Taken from a pleasing POV in a fine composition.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-08 3:25]

Hi Anne,
excellent photo of this beautiful spicies that I have never seen in nature ! I like the composition you made ! Good light menagment, well done ! Thanks for sharing !

Pagina 234 del libro di Gianluca. E' proprio lei! Bellissima , stupenda farfalla che non ho avuto la fortuna di incontrare sulle Alpi. Dettaglio speciale e ottima DOF. Bravissima e TFS cara Anne!


Hallo Anne,
hübsch, wie dieser Schmetterling auf der Blume rastet. Die nicht ganz einfache Belichtung hast du klasse hinbekommen und die natürlichen Farben gefallen mir ebenfalls ausgesprochen gut. Tolles Bild von diesem Alpenschmetterling.
Viele Grüße,

Hello Anne,
Another remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and focus. Outstanding composition, sharpness and fantastic details. Perfect moment to shoot this scene. Very good WB and exposure. I never meet this lovely butterfly in the wild, maybe because the alpine habitat in he is leaving.

hello Anne
super good sharpness and great details
the light and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne, seems to me too Oenis glcialis, I wait for this rare butterfly in Valmalenco, but I don't find, congratulations fot your great capture, , superb macro with fantastic details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, lovely composition with beautiful flower, brava, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Salut Anne!
Another top shot from you!Incredible sharpness and wonderful lighting.The litlle daisy is a great bonus to the composition.I love its whiteness...Beautiful work as always!!!!Bravo.Thanks for sharing it with us!
Nice week!

PS: I reveived your lovely e-mail and I will write back soon.

Hello Anne,
there are lovely details in both the butterfly and flower.
The pose is most charming in a high class presentation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-08 11:03]

Salut Anne,c'est vraiemnt une surprise magnifique cette rare espece!Une photo excellente avec les meilleurs details,selon moi les couleurs sont encore une fois faibles,la composition est sans doute super! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hi Anne,
A beautiful shot good composition, excellent detail and colours against a very nice natural off bg.
TFS regards Bill.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-08 11:41]

Hallo Anne,
Wunderbarer Photo dieses schönen Schmetterlings mit solchen schönen Farben und Markierungen auf seinen Flügeln. Sehr eindrucksvolle Schärfe und kreativer POV.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

Bonjour Anne

Une excellente et très belle macro de ce
papillon avec sa fleur, superbe focus,
netteté et détails, TFS


Beautiful photo of a very interesting butterfly Anne! Good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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