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? Uknown Fritillary
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swisss Trip, European butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-24 16:18
Viewed: 4517
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Due to the Sony no longer seeming to take sharp images even on a tripod I have had to revert to a library shot from the back catalogue. Taken during the brilliant 2 weeks we spent in Switzerland with my brother and his family. This one was taken during a middle of the day stop on a hike up the side of the Rhine Gorge. We had stopped for a bite to eat and cool the feet in the ice cold water on the sandy beach in the bend in the river Rhine, sharring the beach is this unknown Fritillary I have looked through all my books and the net, and non seem to match quiet so I am hopping somebody might know what variation it is. It was a very hot day and being at the bottom of a steep gorge 635m at river level to 970m at the top so thats a vertical drop of 335m and in some places the cliffs are that vertical and shinney white so they reflect the heat back in.
This small 25mm / 1inch butterfly spent some time drinking water from the damp sand, by the time we finished lunch the beach was covered in rising water because of the extra water flowing into the river from the mountains from snow and glaciel water.
crop to size
burn tool to a couple of very bright areas in the sand BG (? broken glass) and sharpen with USM.
Thank to all for allowing me to relive an enjoyable day in a great holiday.
Thanks for looking and hope your Christmas is a good one.

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Hi Robert,
wonderful butterfly, you captured him very near and with good sharpness. Perhaps it could be a Melitaea aurelia - Nickerl's Fritillary or a Melitaea cinxia - Glanville Fritillary .
Anyway a wonderful one, I like it very much.
Bye, I hope you had a nice Christmas-eve.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Robert,
I am amazed at the perfect DOF here at f4. There is nothing wrong with the focus on this one. The detail is tack sharp here. Looks like filtered sunlight that was not to bright. Exposure is spot on. The colors are perfect. He stands out well against the grey sand.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for all the work you do for Trek Nature.


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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-24 19:04]

Hi Robert, fine and simple. I like it too that way. But sometimes its good to try different flavours. Very nice macro though, good on sharpness. Thanks for honoust comments and the making trek possible.
Greetings Reina

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-12-25 2:33]

Hola Robert, es una mariposa realmente bonita, en la fotografia se observa perfectamente la proporcion de su pequeño tamaño. Excelente detalle e interesante nota.
Un saludo de circe.

Hi Robert

No critique this time. As Christmas Day in New Zealand is nearing an end, I would like to wish you a very safe New Year.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-25 4:01]

Beautiful shot of this butterfly, Rob. Sharp details and perfect light. Great POV as well. Happy holidays to you and your family. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-25 14:05]

Bonne prise, le contraste entre l'environnement et le sujet est parfait. Les couleurs sont jolies et l'éclairage excellent.

Merry Christmas!

Beautiful capture, great detail on the wings. Merry Christmas Rob!


Very nice closeup Robert..Thanx the notes on the shot and P.P.
Hope you had a Great Christmas day and my Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Well done.

This is a nice picture of Melitaea diamina / False heath fritillary / Baldrian-Scheckenfalter oder Silberscheckenfalter / Mélitée Noirâtre ou Damier Noir / Woudparelmoervlinder.
Have a nice day!
Good capture!
Have a look at my website: http://members.chello.nl/~h.alberts01/


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-28 8:41]

Excellent photo!
Very good details of the butterfly!
Ecellent DOF!
Very good colours!
Its a Nymphalidae for shure. Its Melitaea diamina (Lang, 1789), because of the yellow tone on the underside wings. The wings patterns looks like this specie too. I agree with Harm Alberts.

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