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Rock Ringlet

Rock Ringlet
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Butterflies of Australia, Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-28 3:25
Viewed: 3782
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rock Ringlet (Hypocysta euphemia) is only found around rocky outcrops of sandstone or granite in two areas of near coastal south-eastern Australia.
They can be found from August to May, though they are most numerous between October and March. They fly close to the ground and Iíve only found them where there are rocky faces that the males fly along and perch, defending small territories and chasing females.
They have a wingspan of 36mm and the larval food plants are grasses from the family Poaceae.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-28 3:32]
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Hello Chris,
thank you for posting this nice Satyrine picture. Satyrinae are my favourite butterflies and I would like to iclude your picture into my Theme on Satyrinae. ok.?
This is a clear and sharp presentation of the butterfly. I like the vivid natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-28 3:42]

Hi Chris,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful one with such sharp details and amazing colours. Superb lighting and exposure and you have captured a classical pose here. I see this species for the first time and I am completely in awe. Simply majestic. Kudos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-28 4:13]

Hello Chris,
Very interesting to see this pretty Australian Ringlet with its beautiful markings.Very well captured against the dark background and a fine composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

hi Chris

Satyrine is a very beauty butterflies
well seen and well presented

have a nice day sERGIO

Hello Chris
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,DOF and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Chris.
A nicely composed shot of this Ringlet,obviously taken in bright light again.
I feel that giving it a little more contrast and darkening slightly would make it look even sharper and bring out the colour more,but thats just my personal taste I guess.
Very nice work anyway.

Hi Chris, lovely butterfly with splendid colors, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, good blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-10-28 20:59]


Nice picture ! colors looks good

Arun krishnaiah

A very beautiful species, Chris.
You have captured those rings and spots on the wings very well.The composition too is excellent against a plain BG.
TFS and regards.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-10-28 23:12]

Hi Chris,
I love those"eyes" patterns on the hindwing.
They are so striking.
Great POV showing those wonderful markings.
Wow, I love this butterfly.
TFS. : )

Hello Chris,

I had still never seen this butterfly. The details of wings stand out well and colors are fantastic. Attractive work!


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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2007-10-29 2:04]

Hi Chris,
What a beautifull specimen!
lovely colors and BG.

Hello Chris,
Beautiful picture of the Rock Ringlet. Excellent POV, colours, sharpness and details. Very colourful butterfly, a psecies I am not familiar with. Thanks for sharing this,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-10-29 3:34]

Hi Chris!

This one looks great! It is relative of our European Ringlets, but looks much better. I like POV with very well visible patterns on wing and blurred BG. Perfect light and colours. Did you noticed that pattern on insect's wing looks like two eyes, nose and smile?

Hello Chris.
Splendid shot!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and contrast.
Pleasant composition.
Thanks for sharing!
Josť Roberto

Hi Chris,
Beautiful shot of this Rock Ringlet with sharp details and lovely vivid colours.
Very nice composition and fine POV & DOF,
Excellent lighting and exposure,
Well capture and TFS, Chris :-)
Best regards,

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-29 16:03]

selam friend; Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are lovely.
well done
TFS ridvan

hello chris,
fine capture of the rock ringlet, the dark bg makes the insect standout well, nicley composed shot, beautiful colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-10 13:35]

selam Chris
good capturing of this beautiful species
i like composition, point of view, blurred background, colours, sharpness and pattern of wings
thanks for sharing

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