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Melanargia lachesis (Hübner, 1790)

Melanargia lachesis (Hübner, 1790)
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 2, European butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-14 14:05
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species is common in my country, Portugal.
It has a 50 to 58mm wide wings.
It flys from June to August, rarely till Sptember, in Portugal, till 1200 meters of altitude.
Their larva feeds on gramineae like Brachypodium phoenicoides, Bromus erectus, Dactylis glomerata, Poa trivialis, Festuca elegans and other.
The female lays one egg on the soil, rarely more the one at the same place.
The eggs are rounded and white.
This species hibernates in a larvae state.
Not a protected species in my country.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-14 15:47]

Very nice picture. Excellent composition, perfect sharpness and colors. In the Czech Republic the species is widespread too. This butterfly is very shy, I tried make its photo in sunny day and it was very difficult.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-14 16:32]

Hello Paulo,
A great capture.
Sharp detail,excellent composition and DOF.
Very nice indeed,


  • cafecrem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
  • [2005-07-14 17:42]

fantastic picture!
I really love this pose, colours and composition!
Your butterfly is just AMAZING!

Great shot Paulo,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, Great POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting

Paulo, Very good sharpness, details and efficient use of F4.4 with the whole b-fly in. Nicely OOF BG also. Great control of the hard light.. I might've given less space behind when composing/cropping. Great shot!

Very nice close-up, Paulo.
Maybe little too light, but well composed and nice colours.
Good details and nice BG.
Very well done.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-07-15 14:51]

Oi Paulo!
Excellent composition,sharpnes and colours.
Very well done.Parabens and thanks:)
Best Regards,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-16 3:55]
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Wonderful and interesting shot for this superb butterfly ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Paulo.

Ps: I don't understand the difference between Melanargia galathea and Melanargia lachesis ?

hello Paulo,
another great capture of an elusive subject.
Amazing sharpness. Thank you for sharing

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-27 13:06]

Hola Paulo.
Que bella toma de esta mariposa, me gusta el contraste y color con la flor,bella composicion,bonitos detallles es una buena foto.

Hello Paulo,
Well captured of this butterfly under bright sunshine. Good exposure, pov, and composition. Sharp and clear picture. Very well done. TFS

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