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Erebia -3-

Erebia -3-
Photo Information
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: 2009-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 9:02
Viewed: 3280
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture no. 3 in the series on the genus Erebia
(Nympalidae, Satyrinae, Satyrini, Erebiina):
- Erebia aethiops
German: Waldteufel, Mohrenfalter
English: Scotch Argus

Species information
Erebia aethiops is a species which is not restricted to high mountains but usually can occur between about 300 to 1500 m. It is distributed in Middle and East Europe and also in Scotland. Eastwards it extends to West-Siberia.
Wing span: about 40mm.
Larval foodplants: many different species of grass.

German Alps, Wettersteingebirge, about 1100 m.

- Natural light, cloudy
- no wind
- ISO 400

* Warren B.C.S. (1936) Monograph of the genus Erebia. - British Museum Natural History, London.
* D'Abrera B (1990) Butterflies of the Holarctic Region. Part I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Danaidae & Satyridae (Partim). - Hill House, Black Rock.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-26 9:41]

Great capture, the colors are lovely, good POV,BG!

The colors and the sharpness is wonderful.
Regards, Mariana

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-26 11:03]

Hello Peter,
Although in BG are visible overexposed patches the butterfly look very nicely perfect spread wings, good sharpness and colours.
Regards, Pawel

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-26 11:14]

Hello Peter
Excellent details and natural colors

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-27 1:18]

The details and texture on the wings are superbly captured. tfs.

Hi Peter

Excellent diagonal composition
Great sharpness, details and DOF


Ciao Peter. Fantastic diagonal pose in vivid natural colours and stunning details. Best regards.


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