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Boloria pales

Boloria pales
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2, European Butterflies 7 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 9:06
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here another picture taken during my summer holidays in the North Italian Alps which brought up a huge number of butterly and insect pictures.

The species shown
- Boloria pales
- family Nymphalidae
belongs to the group of butterflies which contribute to the richness and beauty of alpine areas above the tree-line. The fast flier prefers altitudes above 2000m. It likes to visit yellow and orange-coloured flowers, preferentially. The visits on the flowers are short and you have to be fast and patient when you want to obtain a picture.

Location: On the way from Lake Zufritt (Val Martello) to the Ebenes Joechl. Altitude: about 2200m.

Boloria pales ocurs in higher mountain regions: Alps, Pyrenees, Cantabrian Mountains, Tatra, Carpathians, Apennines, Balkan, eastwards to the Caucasus, West-Himalaya.
Foodplant of the caterpillar: Viola species, particularly Viola calcarata.
Wingspan: about 32 mm.

- natural light
- ISO 200
- hand-held

* Huemer P. (2004) Die Tagfalter Südtirols. - Folio Verlag, Wien - Bozen.
* Higgins L, Hargreaves B (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. - Collins, London.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Schweizerischer Bund für Naturschutz (1987) Tagfalter und ihre Lebensräume. - Basel.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-09 9:08]

ooo never seen same. You're lucky and great photographer too..perfect work,best whishes,Luciano

Hello Peter,

Great pic! Sharpness is excellent. Very nice colours also. I am just wondering if it has two tongues :-)

This is a masterpiece! The colors, sharpness and the details are amazing. I Love the colors of this Boloria pales.

Bonita toma Peter, con una gran precisión en el enfoque; llega a apreciarse la textura del ala.
Limpieza y belleza de los colores con un correcto encuadre.
Buen fin de semana:

J. Ignasi

Best Butterfly Macro I Have Seen So Far!

Hello Peter
Wonderful shot of this Beautiful Butterfly,
Great focusing,exposure and BG,Superb shot.

Good Luck

fantastica macro Peter
ottimi dettagli colore e messa a fuoco
direi perfetta!!!!!!!!!!

complimenti sERGIO

Ciao Peter.
Questa foto è così bella che vado subito a metterla fra le mie preferite!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-09 11:35]

What a shot!
The clarity is outstanding!
+++ Great sharpness and detail showing each hair and scale.
Gorgeous colours that are very vibrent and rich.
Decent POV and composition.
--- Nothing!
Well done Peter!
Keep snapping,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-09 11:36]

Hello Peter
What a marvellous masterpiece, dear friend!!
Such perfect details on such a tiny butterfly!
Gorgeous!! The lighting, colors, bg and composition make of this picture a real humdinger.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing this beauty.
My best regards

Einfach wunderbar, Peter, dieser Kerl hat so schöne Flügel und man sieht jedes einzelne Härchen darauf, ein erstklassiges Bild von einer wirklichen Schönheit, vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-09 12:53]

Hello Peter,

You captured great colors!
Very nice composition and sharpness!

Very impressive details captured here Peter. Amazing macro, very good work.

Hi Peter
Simply perfect!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent coloration!
Unusual in my region.
Excellent POV and sharpness; splendid texture.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
José Roberto

Simply amazing. Everything perfect.

Hi Peter, splendid Bolaria, lovely composition with wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and great details, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-10 4:46]

hallo Peter,
Wieder ein so hübsches, kleines, haariges Wesen aus Italien. Schön fotografiert, mit allen kleinsten Details. Ein schöner neutraler Hintergrund rundet das ganze Bild. Très beau!
Liebe Grüsse

Bonjour Peter
Très belle prise, excellente netteté, les détails sont magnifique, belle lumière, très beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Peter,
This is very excellent macro shot of this little friend.
Wonderful sharp details and excellent POV & composition!
Also lovely colours and well focused!!
Beautiful butterfly you bring here!
TFS and best wishes,

hello peter,
beautiful capture, well saturated colours, very nice dof, excellent sharpness and great details,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-10 7:10]

Hello Peter,
Great capture of this Boloria species, one I have never seen in real life. the wings an body of this underside shot a superbly sharp, the composition on the yellow composite flower is pleasing and the background forms a fine contrast. This is a shot that would make fine illutration for a good butterfly book.
Well done, thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-10 7:16]

Hello Peter,
Excellent close view of this butterfly. I like its pose and the way it is holding its wings. Great focus on the eye, sharp details and fine colours. Well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-11-10 13:24]

Very nice composition. Very good sharpness and lighting is excellent.
Gorgeous and vibrant colours.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-11 1:54]

selam peter
good close-up working on this beautiful butterfly
i like composition, point of view, blurred background, lighting, colours, contrast, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-11 2:51]

Hi Peter,
Just appreciating this wonderful shot from you. I am on a tour and internet connection comes at a premium here, hence doing a short job. Sorry.

An other very good picture of a butterfly I never had luck to see..

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