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Common Brown Ringlet

Common Brown Ringlet
Photo Information
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: 2005-02-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2, Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Butterflies of Australia, Australian Butterflies 1, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-31 8:23
Viewed: 4477
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Common Brown Ringlet (Hypocysta metirius), a relatively common butterfly of coastal eastern Australia. With a wingspan of about 3cm it’s active during spring, summer and autumn (September to May). Usually found in moister forests it will also visit well-watered gardens but avoids drier areas. This species is regularly found on the many walking tracks around Mt. Keira near Wollongong, about 80km south of Sydney.

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This is a lovely shot Chris. Interesting species notes too. Great composition and DOF giving really good detail on the butterfly and good colour. It's gorgeous. TFS :)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-31 8:50]

Hello Chris!
Wonderful butterfly macro.Contrast colors,details and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Very nice shot!
Great POV and compostion. Really nice colours and details.
I like the photo very much.
Well done!

Excelent shot and well composed. Excelent view.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-31 10:32]

Very nice POV and composition Chris. Butterfly looks rather fluffy ;-) I like clear patterns on its wings. Green colours and dark BG make nice mood. TFS!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-31 10:51]

Beautiful shot, Chris. Very sharp details, good lighttttt, and great composition. Interesting "eyes" on the wings. TFS. : )

Nice shot Chris, This shot displays the distinctive inside hindwing markings very well..I like the POV, great details and colors, Well done.

A wonderful capture, Chris.
I would wish that a butterfly this lovely would land near me.
Excellent composition, details, lighting and POV.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-31 12:36]

Chris, this is very nice.

Excellent composition, colors and pov.

The contrast is very nice too.


Composition: 5/5
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-01 3:40]

Belle composition macro pour ce superbe papillon ses "yeux sur les ailes. Jolies couleurs, point de vue intéressant et bonne netteté.
A nice butterfly in a well done shot Chris !

Very good picture, Chris.
Nice colours, well composed and good details.
Great work.

Love the low angle you took this at, good work!


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-06-05 12:48]

Hi Chris,Hi!
Very beautifull photo.TFS.
Best Regards,

hi Chris, this is so sharp and beautiful, i love the textures of the butterfly and also on the leaf. superb!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-08 9:36]

bardzo ³adne zdjêcie, ¶wietna kompozycj.
bardzo dobre naturalne kolory.
well done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-13 3:11]

Hi Chris
Very nice photo, great composition, excellent contrast and colors.

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