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Inornate ringlet

Inornate ringlet
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Copyright: Michel Pilon (pilonm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ - 20 LUMIX
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 5:05
Viewed: 4401
Points: 24
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Here is a picture of a little Inornate ringlet (Coenonympha tullia inornata) from the Nymphalidae famile took at the Bratannia Park...

I should have been at 3 inches of the butterfly after chasing it slowly... Not always easy for my bridhe to obtain such a nice bg but within a field it is more easy... :-)

Hope you'll like it :-)



The Common Ringlet is highly variable in colour and in the number of eye-spots, between and within subspecies and even local populations. The most widespread subspecies, inornata, varies from light buff to orange brown to greyish brown above, with the hindwings and the outer half of the forewings often darker than the basal part of the forewings. Usually there are no upperside markings, just occasionally a single faint ring near the forewing apex. On the underside the basal half of the forewing is the same colour as the upperside and the basal half of the hindwing is dark grey. The outer half of both wings is light grey, and both wings are divided by an irregular pale band. About 60 per cent of specimens have a distinct pale-bordered black spot with a silver pupil near the forewing apex. Other subspecies are characterized below by comparison with subspecies inornata. Wingspan: 27 to 39 mm.

Abundance: This species is common to abundant over most of the range, less so in the northeast.

Flight Season: Most subspecies have one generation per year and fly from late May to early July (late July in the north). Subspecies inornata, in southern Ontario and Quebec, has a partial second generation from mid-August to mid-September.

Habits: The Common Ringlet flies in a wide variety of grassy habitats, including roadsides, woodland edges and clearings, prairies, bogs, and arctic and alpine taiga and tundra.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-12 8:57]

Hi Michel.
If I will say this is amazing picture, it is means that I have said nothing. Subject is fantastic. Tender plant and beautiful butterfly are looked on so unusual and wonderful BG amazingly. Quality of the shot is outstanding in every aspect. Composition and framing are superb. Sharpness and details of the main subject is great. Lighting is impressive in high range. BG is the separate talk. It is unique and splendid. Bravo, my friend, perfect skill and art work.

Hi Michel
Very good shot of these beautiful butterfly. Great OOF background, good composition. Sharpness is good but I thinkt that you could use little unsharp mask on wings.
Best wishes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-12 14:37]

Hi Michel,i like a lot,it seem paint,great sharpness,colours and background,very interesting note too,thanks for share this beauty,Luciano

Bonjour Michel,
Thank you so much for your effort and sharing with us this wonderful captured of butterfly!
it is a great composition of sharpness, beautiful colouration and details in the shot, the dark bg really brings out the butterfly real well

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-12 19:27]
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Hi Michel,
I will be back with a proper critique.

Hi Michel,
Very nice picture. Beautiful butterfly. Good composition. Nicely faded BG.
- Nirmal

hello ichel,
lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly, effective framing, lovely dof, suitable pov, good details captured,
tfs & regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-13 8:23]

Salut Michel
Excellente presentation.Image tres nette avec de beau details.La couleurs et les lumiere sont sublime.Belle pause et image bien composť.
Merci Michel

Hi Michel,
A beautiful capture of this ringlet. Excellent composition and details with a nice POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-19 6:45]

Hello Michel

A lovely capture of this coomon ringlet.
Well focused and well composed.
The details are sharp with lovely textures seen on the wings.
Very good lighting with excellent natural colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-29 12:31]

Hello Michel,
A very beautiful composition showing the little Ringlet clinging on to the pretty grass. Great sharpness, lovely colours and a fine background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi again Michel,
An excellent macro capture of this beauty with great DOF and POV. TFS.


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