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Maniola cypricola f3

Maniola cypricola f3
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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, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-13 4:43
Viewed: 2957
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maniola cypricola (Graves, 1928). Female on Stachys cretica.
Cyprus Meadow Brown

Maniola cypricola is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae (Subfamily: Satyrinae) (wingspan 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 that is 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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This is the best ever picture of a Meadow Brown I have ever seen, Chris.
What a fantastic composition against a light neutral BG! That flower too is of its own kind.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Christodoulos,

An outstanding capture with such fine details, colors & sharpness. Excellent POV & composition.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Regards & best wishes!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-05-13 5:44]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Superb quality ..
Very sharp focus, soft colours and BG .
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-05-13 6:32]

Hello Christodoulos,

Superb composition ! impressive ! The details and BG are outstanding ! TFS Tina

Hi Christodoulos,
really nice photo. Amazing point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent shot of this butterfly over his flower/plant,
fine POV, superb focus, sharpness, details of his patterns,



hello Christodoulos
great sharpness picture of this beauty
great shot on this beautiful plant to
very nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
what a nice sharp picture of this butterfly with good colour. the composition is also great.

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful macro with great clarity and very nice colors. Impressive details, sharpness and WB. I love the splendid contrast against the background. Very nice butterfly species.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Christodoulos. Just a masterpiece MF! Fabolouse colours and excellent contrast. Best compliments.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-13 11:02]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fascinating photo in superb sharpness, details and a wonderful composition. Very beautiful matching colours. Excellent quality!

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely butterfly on a beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos.
Eccellente composizione,con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli dettagli,stupendi i colori ben definiti,complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-13 12:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
great composition with lovely butterfly and beautiful flower,very good colors and superb sharpness. Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
I find it amazing how you handle the bright background in this close-up. Also additional details of the flower and butterfly placement is perfect. Great photo!

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of the Meadow Brown with perfect sharpness and fine cotrast against the light grey background. I also like the beautiful colours and the lovely pose on the flower.
Best wishes,

Great, fantastic work. Have a nice day.

Hello Christodoulos, another great shot this picture. A great soft light and great details distinguish this photo. All the best, Paolo

Hi Christodoulos

Fantastic composition and lovely tones on this shot. Great OOF background and excellent sharpness


Hi Christodoulos,
This is a super good moment and with great sharpness , light and nice colours.

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro my Friend.Great POV and composition,wonderful soft colours and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good week!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-14 4:13]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Love Maniola-butterflies and this M. cypricola is truly beautiful with the yellow patches on the under hindwings. Your specimen is posed on this very special purple flower too. Powerful presentation in the square framing. Beautiful light as usual too.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-14 4:21]

Hello Christodoulos,
Today I see high quality photos of the butterflies on TN. Especially perfect sharpness and clearness of colours.
Regards, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-14 5:55]

Beautiful species and good composition, the lighter background suited well here. lovely. tfs.

Bufff, qué maravilla de fotografía en todos los aspectos ...
Colores, luz, volúmenes y textutas; todo ello crea un realismo sorprendente.
De lo mejor que he visto últimamente publicado en Tn !!!

Un abrazo Christodoulos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Chris,

Hope you are well. I agree with Ram, this is one of your best photos. The clarity of the image in this photo is amazing and I mean it.I am sorry I have come to this late but this photo is worth keeping....a one in a million thing...wow!Thanks a lot for sharing it.....superb!
Take care....warmest regards/Abid

Giasou Christodoule
A beautiful composition with excellent detail and wonderful colours.
regards yiannis

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-15 0:57]

Hello Christodoulos,
I must say this is such an attractive butterfly which is perched on a very interesting looking plant. You have captured exceptional detail and beautiful vivid yet natural coloration. Exposure is great and composition couldn't be any better.

Very good pic of Maniola in Marrubium?? Sideritis???
TFS, regards, Ferran

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-16 3:55]

Hi Christodoulos.
Superb close-up in all aspects. Details and sharpness are fantastic as well as delicate colours and soft lighting. BG is also splendid. Terrific 3dD-image of an amazing scene. Bravo.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-21 7:28]

Hi chris!
What a colours and brightness!
Great DOF and superb details of the butterfly.
Very well composed. Congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

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