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Melitaea aetherie, female

Melitaea aetherie, female
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/460 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-18 3:40
Viewed: 4610
Points: 13
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Melitaea aetherie, femmina

Ieri vi ho mostrato il maschio di questa bella specie (http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Italy/photo135844.htm).

La foto di oggi mostra una femmina, che, a differenza del maschio, ha le ali anteriori di colore giallo pallido, di solito velate di grigio scuro.

Raramente, come in questo caso, le ali anteriori non presentano alcuna velatura di grigio.


Melitaea aetherie, female

Upperside forewing heavily suffused dark grey.
Unfrequently (like in this photo) fuscous soffusion slight or absent.



http://www.leps.it/SpeciesPages/MelitAethe.htm (here there are my photos)


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-18 4:30]

Hello Marcello,
a nice picture of the aetherie-female showing its brillliant colours very well. Focus on the body is exact. Depth of field is a little narrow by use of f/2.8 so that there is a decrease in sharpness towards the wings' outer margins.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Marcello,

Nice butterfly, good focus on it. But I think it is to much green out of focus around the butterfly. The picture needs to be cropped.

Have a nice day,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-18 6:18]

Hello Marcello
Great composition.Beautiful image whit great colors.POV and details are excellent.
The image is also very sharp whit lovely details.

Hello Marcello,
This is not M. aetherie but Melitaea didyma female - Spotted Fritillary female.
TFS Harm

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-18 15:04]

veramente molto bella,eccezionale lo stacco di contrasto tra lo sfondo e il viola dei petali del fiore,molto bravo,Luciano

Hello Marcello,
You've taken very nice pose of butterfly, with excellent focusing and fine details.
lovely colours and nice DoF & OOF, well composed too.
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes,

grande nitidezza e fantastici dettagli
una gran bella farfalla Marcello
(.....poi e' femmina!!!)

complimenti sERGIO

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