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Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown
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Copyright: Mehmet Karababa (caspian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 387] (1342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-23 3:20
Viewed: 3897
Points: 34
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Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown) [in Turk. Çayır esmeri]

The Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina, is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses, such as Sheep's Fescue. Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller). There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.

A variable number of smaller eyespots are usually found on the hindwing undersides. These may number up to 12 per individual butterfly, with up to 6 on each wing. The factors that govern polymorphism in this trait are not resolved, although a number of theories have been proposed (Stevens 2005). On the other hand, the evolutionary significance of the upperwing eyespots is more obvious: The more active males have a markedly more cryptic upperside pattern, whereas the females have more often opportunity to present their eyespots in a sudden display of colors and patterns that presumably make neophobic predators hesitate so that the butterfly has better chances of escaping.

Stevens, Martin (2005): The role of eyespots as anti-predator mechanisms, principally demonstrated in the Lepidoptera.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-23 3:43]

Hello Mehmet
Excellent macro with great details

Hello Mehmet

what an nice presentation from this Meadow brown.
good low pov, dof and sharpness.
fine colours.
Nice blurred bg.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-23 4:43]

Hello Mehmet,
A fine capture of the male of this species of Maniola, that could either be jurtina or telmessia.
The sharpness, lighting and colours are excellent and it shows well against the OOF natural green BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Mehmet. The perfect sharp and light to exalt colours. Seems to me that Jurtina should not have white spot into the black spot for the posterior wings. Maybe another species. Anyway great macro shot!


Ciao Mehmet, lovely Maniola with fantastic details, excellent sharpness, wonderful light and splendid natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Great looking specimen Mehmet.
Nice POV, detail, DOF, and color.
Bright sunny look, well done :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-23 9:06]

Hi Mehmet,beatiful Meadow Brown portrait in the full light of sun,fantastic sharpness,colors and very nice compositon too.Very well done! Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Çamlık'ın bu güzel sakinini beslenme durumunda görüntülemişsiniz. Bazı arkadaşları gibi dışkı ile beslenme yolunu seçmemiş. Hani böyle bir fotonuz vardı..)
Elinize sağlık,

Salut Pierre
Encore une superbe photo que tu nous présentes d'un beau papillon , belle composition et beau BG ainsi que les couleurs et les détails.
Bravo et merci...JP

Merhaba Mehmet bey..cok guzel bir kelebek..arkafonuyla harika bir foto..elinize saglik.

Hi Mehmet. This is such a beautiful butterfly shot in excellent details. The markings on the wings are fabulous and you have captured the shot beautifully in the frame. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday. Best regards - Jusni.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-24 1:11]

Hello Mehmet,
Beautiful photo in beautiful light and colours. excellent sharpness and details. I should have cropped a piece from the left side to get the butterfly more out of the centre. Good contrasting BG.

Hello Mehmet,
Great capture with nice colours and superb focus.
Lovely clarity and perfect composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-24 17:43]

Merhaba Mehmet,
very nice colour rendition of the meadow brown. How the smoothness of the wings harmonises with the hues in the background.
You have given a good sharpness and clarity to the subject.
Well presented shot.


Mehmet bey Sert ışığa rağmen net ve güzel bir çekim olmuş.
türün güzel bir örneği Selamlar,

merhaba Mehmet Bey,
birkaç gündür buralarda olmayınca, TN'ye pek uğrayamadım. bu güzel fotoğrafınızı ancak ziyaret ediyorum. Çayır Esmeri'nin enfes bir karesi. açısı, netliği, renkleri ve pozlaması çok güzel. elinize sağlık. iyi geceler, selamlar.

Pozlama bence biraz fazla ama tertemiz bir makro. Elinize sağlık.

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