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Melitaea cinxia

Melitaea cinxia
Photo Information
Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-11-19 7:10
Viewed: 978
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
a photo that I did not dare to put in a good season because the pov is not terrible.
The Glanville Fritillary is named after Lady Eleanor Glanville, a 17th century Lepidopterist who discovered this species in Lincolnshire. After her death, one of her sons contested her will on the grounds of lunacy, as eloquently described by Moses Harris in "The Aurelian" in 1766: "This Fly took its Name from the ingenious Lady Glanvil, whose Memory had like to have suffered for her Curiosity. Some Relations that was disappointed by her Will, attempted to let it aside by Acts of Lunacy, for they suggested that none but those who were deprived of their Senses, would go in Pursuit of Butterflies". This butterfly was formerly found in many colonies in south-east England as far north as Lincolnshire, although it is at the northern limit of its range in the British Isles. Today it is found mainly on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, with the occasional colony, typically short-lived, appearing on the South Hampshire coast. There is also an unauthorised introduction in North Somerset. This butterfly is also found on Guernsey and Alderney in the Channel Islands. This butterfly forms discrete colonies with little interchange between them. However, the odd stray will turn up several miles from any known colony

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hallo John
very nice shot with soft colours and good BG
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-19 8:56]

Salut John,tres bonne capture malgre' la difficile position des ailes,exposition parfaicte du difficile jaune des fleurs et excellente nettete' aussi.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello John

Great macro of Melitaea in a very nice composition, excellent clarity, good sharpness, very fine details, beautiful natural colors. I think that it is soft and it needs a little bit more sharpness, modification of lightness and shadows. It is also very close to the top. I tried a sample according to my thoughts in WS. If you dont like, ignore it.





Ciao John, lovely composition with nice butterfly on beautiful flower, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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