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Hipparchia syriaca cypriaca 2

Hipparchia syriaca cypriaca 2
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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: 2012-07-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 9:05
Viewed: 2713
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hipparchia syriaca cypriaca (Staudinger, 1879). With red mites.
Cyprus Eastern Rock Grayling

Hipparchia syriaca is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (Subfamily: Satyrinae) it is a species of southeast Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, the Caucasus and Iraq. The subspecies occurring in Cyprus is the endemic Hipparchia syriaca cypriaca (Staudinger, 1879).

The adult butterflies fly from June to November in a single genaration. Overwinters in the larval stage. The host plants are various species of the Poaceae family.

In Cyprus it is a locally common species, mainly distributed in semi-mountainous and mountainous areas. Recorded in orchards, maquis, river valleys and forests, from sea level to the summit of Troodos. Frequents shady locations, resting with closed wings on tree trunks, perfectly camouflaged against the colour of the bark.. It has been recorded feeding on overripe fruit and on sap oozing from tree trunks. It often drinks from mud.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-01 9:16]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent sharp photo of this Hipparchia syriaca cypriaca, endemic species, thank You for sharing!

Hi Christodoulos,
I like these colours. Very good presentation. Nice composition.
Have a nice evening,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-01 9:44]

Hello Christodoulos
Excellent macro.good pov and razor sharp image.Great light and beautiful natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-10-01 10:01]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Very good shot of this beauty butterfly ..
Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine composition.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-01 10:29]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly, great colors and texture, very sharp image, great POV in two different perspective, composition is great, fantastic job and congratulation on a fine capture.Best regards Siggi

hello Christodoulos
very good sharpness and good details
the pose and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic butterfly, lovely composition with nice flower and beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-01 10:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb photo of this butterfly in perfect sharpness, details and DOF and in very beautiful colours contrasting against the beautiful flower and matching background. Another masterpiece.

Ciao Christodoulos. Excellent details and sharp for the intersting specie posed on the beautiful flower. Good light too.


Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece...... Excellent sharpness, perfect details and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. I like the splendid POV with amazing sharp details of the two species: butterfly and plant. Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-01 14:43]

Eheheh...are you sure about the ID?? Ahahha...Fantastic pic,not easy to comment,the top of perfection of details,colors and exposure,we are lucly to have member like you on TN!Thanks for share and have a nice day,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-10-01 15:19]

Hello Christodoulos!
A real materpiece! Amazing!!!! Great sharpness,beautiful POV and elegant BG.This butterfly is really wonderful!TFS
Regards from,

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb pic! TFS
Salut, Ferran

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-10-02 1:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful POV and superb details, lovely composition , Tina

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-02 5:14]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Very fine colour-combination with the blue of the flower and the subtle earth-colors of the wings of this Hipparchia-species. I think that there are some red parasites on the butterfly, you used them as the center of the shot :-). Beautiful background too.
Well done again!
Kind regards

nice to see the tongue in the flowers, greetings Ori

Giasou Christodoule
A perfect combination of butterfly and flower.
Excellent composition and detail. Suitable background.
regards yiannis

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-10-05 13:15]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent photo, nice colours and perfectly
sharp details. Very good composition with
perfect background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this butterfly over his flower,
with fine POV, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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