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Maniola jurtina


Maniola jurtina
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-01 11:01
Viewed: 2812
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina

This female Meadow Brown is feeding on, I think, a newly emerging Field Thistle flower (Cirsium arvense). We have had a very warm and sunny end to June in the south of England and it has been a great spectacle to see large quantities of grass-feeding Satyrids in the fallow fields and grassy rides in woodlands around my local area.

England is alive with butterflies right now and no longer do I need to travel to Italy for some interest!!

I have chosen this image primarily for the plain brown background which blends well with the colours of the butterfly while forming a great foil for the pale purple of the new thistle flower.

The picture was taken hand held with fill-in from two mini-lights set on the end of the lens. It has been cropped and resized as usual for TN, with some selective sharpening and some noise reduction.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-01 11:53]

Hi Alan. We have seen some fine pictures of the Meadow Brown on Tn this year and this is one of them. A good POV on the flower all with fine detail and sharp focusing. I like the more soft looking colours you have in this one. Well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-01 13:01]

Hello Alan,
great composition with lovely butterfly and beautiful flower, good colors and splendid sharpness, very well done,
Best regards Siggi

Hi Alan
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.
Congratulations!

  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-07-01 14:29]

Hi Alan,
great macro! beautiful details & background!
TFS
Dejan

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-01 20:17]

Hi,
Very beautiful image, I liked the soft lighting and very pleasing colors all over and perfect/contrasting background for this cute butterfly. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-02 0:01]

Magnífica macro Alan,
color e atractivo encuadre,
con buen foco y pov,
saludos

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-07-02 0:36]

une tres belle prise!
les couleurs sont magnifiques!
une composition reussie!

merci.

Hi Alan,
A nice capture of this beautiful meadow brown butterfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-02 2:57]

Hello Alan
Wonderful capture taken with great details, clear BG and perfect focus.
regards
Razvan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-02 5:13]

Hello Alan,
What a fine and subtle shot of Maniola jurtina. The colors are so natural and fine, the sharpness just right. May be your framing is a little bit tight on the lower part, you could have taken the whole buttons of the thistles. Just a suggestion :-).
Un grand merci
Anne

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-02 13:55]

Hello Alan,
Perfect photo only on my screen is too light. I like this composition.
Regards, Pawel

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