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Maniola cypricola f5

Maniola cypricola f5
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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, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 4:08
Viewed: 2668
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maniola cypricola (Graves, 1928). Female on Stachys cretica.
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)
  • [2012-07-27 4:12]

Hi Chris,a great capture of the sister of the Jurtina,a very rare specie,endemic of yur country,and a beautiful pic whit excellent colors and great details on the butterfly and on the flower too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely Maniola cypricola, fine details, splendid lighting BG, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

We are neighbours today on the gallery, Chris, so it is pleasure for me to look at your picture.
It is a delightful picture of a Meadow Brown. The lateral angle of exposure shows both sides of its wings in a balanced manner. The flowery perch and the butterfly make a very appealing composition.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
A tremendous macro with fine colors, sharpness & intricate details. Very nicely composed & presented with a lovely POV. Well done & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Hello Christodoulos,
superb picture. great clarity, colour and composition. a perfect picture of this Meadow Brown.
best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos,very nice and aesthetic presentation.TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-27 8:13]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great macro in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Taken from the best POV in an excellent composition.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-07-27 10:18]

Hello Christodoulos,

Charming composition of this endemic Cyprus Meadow Brown. The light & resultant colors are truly magical & the sharpness very good throughout. The burnt orange & purple combination is quite stunning together. Very well selected & executed.



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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-27 10:47]

Hi Christodoulos,
wonderful photo of this amazing spicies, outstanding details & colors ! Lovely composition ! Well done ! TFS !

Hi Christodoulos,
as usually perfect sharpness and details. Amazing natural colours. Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness picture of this butterfly
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida macro con un’eccellente nitidezza e splendidi colori con le loro sfumature,ottimi i dettagli, molto bella la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and a lovely pose on the flower. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Giasou Christodoule
A superb photo of this butterfly with open wings to show the beautiful colouration.
Excellent detail and composition, perfect focus and exposure
regards yiannis

hello Christodoulos,
Une très belle qualté, netteté et couleurs.
Magnifique rendu de la tête et des pattes.
Bon W-E

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-07-28 1:15]

Beautiful details of both butterfly nd flower. Excellent!

Have a pleasant weekend,


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-28 2:53]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect close-up with excellent detail and focus.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Good morning Christodoulos
Wonderful capture. Great POV and composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.
Thank You for the visit on my gallery.
Have a great weekend!
Best regards
J. Diogo

this is such a great photo of the butterfly. You have captured the most spectacular shot. Great sharpness and DOF. Bill

Hello Christodoulos,
A very interesting and sharp image with a lovely specie of butterfly. The colors of this Cyprus Meadow Brown are superb and and more powerful than those living in Eastern and Western Europe. Excellent clarity and perfect WB as usual.
Havea nice weekend!
Thanks for sharing!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2012-07-29 2:56]

What a beautiful photo,great shapness,composition and excellent POV...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-30 8:29]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
What a beauty your Maniola cypricola, especially when perched on a lovely flower. Love the fine color-palette of the wings. Beautiful presentation like always.
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos

As usual a great macro from you, fine POV,
superb focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-07 18:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an attractive presentation of this colorful and beautifully marked butterfly. Focus is tac sharp allowing us to see the fine detail in it's wings and expoure is right on the money. The bloom is also very pretty and nicely shown. Great work!!

Hi Christodoulos
What a beautiful Butterfly
What beautiful colors
This photo has an excellent clarity
Best Regards

Ciao Christodoulos. Anotehr interesting specie perfectly taken. Fantastic colours. Excellent details MF.


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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2012-09-26 18:24]

Hi Chris,
I wrote a hole note and the connection was lost! I´ll try to write the same again.. I was writing that the POV is amazing, it gives a sense of balance between colours and object. It´s a very powerful image, with both peace and strengh. Very nice, captures the eye in seconds. Great compo, compliments! TFS
regards, brenda

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