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Pyrgus malvae

Pyrgus malvae
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-02 10:55
Viewed: 2829
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Hesperioidea

Family: Hesperiidae

Subfamily: Pyrginae

Genus: Pyrgus

Species: P. malvae

Binomial name
Pyrgus malvae

With its characteristic chequered black and white pattern this butterfly is quite distinctive although old, faded individuals can be mistaken for the Dingy Skipper or the Burnet Campion Moth.

It is distributed throughout the Palearctic region except the far North and the Iberian Peninsula, and eastwards as far as China and Korea.

Its main habitat in Britain is chalk downland but others used include scrubby grasslands, woodland clearings and disused artificial habitat. The butterfly occurs throughout southern and central England, and Wales, but has declined in several areas, especially in the non-chalk habitat.


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  • Great 
  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-02 11:43]

Merhaba Ridvan,
Neredeyse üç boyutlu gözüküyor. Renkler, netlik, arka kisim mükemmel. Tebrikler.

  • Great 
  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-04-02 11:55]

Selam Rıdvan,
Çok hoş bir bakış açısı ve harika bir arka plan,
Renkler ve detaylar başarılı,

Hello Ridvan.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-02 13:00]

Selam Rıdvan,
Macroların gün geçtikçe daha iyiye gidiyor.
Bu da güzel bir örnek.
Netlik,bakış açısı ve arka plan nefis olmuş hocam.

Hello Ridvan,

This is a beautiful capture, excellent macro work with great detail and colour. Very well done! Thanks so much for sharing :)


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-07 17:55]

Hello Ridvan

This is a very beautiful macro!
I like the camera work on this one and especially the sharpness that you managed to get on the body and head of this lovely butterfly.
The textures are also well visible and well isolated from a nicely blurred BG.
Lovely tones and colors, good exposure and excellent composition.

Bravo and TFS

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-19 2:56]

Hi Ridvan,
a lovely shot of this butterfly with colours and pattern seen in details.
You exploited the light very well giving a sharp and clear presentation.


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