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Maniola cypricola f4

Maniola cypricola f4
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-27 8:59
Viewed: 2596
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maniola cypricola (Graves, 1928). Female feeding on Allium junceum
Cyprus Meadow Brown

Maniola cypricola is a medium-sized butterfly of the family Nymphalidae (Subfamily: Satyrinae) (wingspan of 40-50 mm). It is an endemic species of Cyprus.

The adult butterflies begin to emerge at the end of April and are on the wing until November in a single generation.
The larval host-plants are various species of the Poaceae family. The butterfly mates in spring, but in common with other members of the Satyridae family in Cyprus, ovipositing is delayed until autumn. The larvae develop during winter and early spring.

Maniola cypricola is a very common butterfly widely distributed throughout Cyprus. Recorded in every type of habitat, from sea level to the summit of Troodos. After June it is more common in semi-mountainous and mountain areas, usually in shady locations and near water. In autumn it appears again in the lowland areas, where it returns to lay its eggs after the first rains.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-27 9:02]

Hi Chtis,the Maniola is one of the most photogenic butterfly,no doubt.A spectacular capture whit total details and beautiful colors,i like the 3D effect too that seems to be created automatically when you photograph this species.Very nice endemic and interesting specie! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,

A fine crisp macro in rich true colors with the perfect & contrasting flower prop & so well engineered bokeh. The butterfly in perfect profile & showing off it's photogenic features in a professional pose. Fantastic!



Ciao Christodoulos, lovely butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, great macro, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
A Remarkable composition my friend. Perfect focus creating that crisp sharpness. The detail, colours, contrast, DOF and POV is just great. A Real pleasure to view.
Best regards,

Lovely Picture taken perfectly parallel to the subject to maximize the subject of interest within the DOF. Excellent colors and sharpness.
Goutham R

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida farfalla ben fotografata con ottimi particolari in evidenza messi in risalto dall’eccellente nitidezza splendidi i colori molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Christodoulos. TFS the fantastic specie. I never seen it. Impressive details and sharp wonderful colours.


Ciao Christodoulos,
Very good macro and great composition.
I admire people who take such lovely photos.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-27 12:36]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another wonderful presentation. Amazing sharpness, details and splendid colours. Great DOF, POV, composition and blurry background.

Hi Christodoulos,
really nice photo. Amazing colours. Great composition. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Chris,

An excellent example of this butterfly, good focus given nice detail, nice pov and dof, good colours against a nice bg.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-06-27 14:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
a first class work! Sharp, perfectly exposed and well designed.
It's a pleasure for the eyes!
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I especially like the nice pose on the flower and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

another perfect picture, greetings Ori

Hello Christodoulos,

Very nice macro, coluors, sahrpnes and background perfecet...Congrat..


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


hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
nice BG to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing shoot.....Outstanding focus, details and sharpness. Incredible light. Lovely and interesting species of buterfly a little different to MANIOLA JURTINA species I am used to. The colors and sharpness are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-28 12:44]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Colours and background are nice too.
Simply another very nice photo.
Regards Jiri.

Giasou Christodoule
A beautiful composition of the butterfly with Allium. Perfect detail and exposure.
A lovely butterfly
regards yiannis

This is another great butterfly photo. I has great sharpness, detail and POV. Bill

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro shot of this butterfly with his flower,
with fine POV, beautiful color tones,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Christodoulos
Very nice
This photo has an excellent clarity,colors and light
All the best

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