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Melitaea athalia

Melitaea athalia
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-03 2:24
Viewed: 2523
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Heath Fritillary ranges throughout the Palaearctic region from Western Europe to Japan.[2] In Europe, it is absent from Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, southern Portugal, southern Spain, the Mediterranean islands and southern Greece.[3]

In the UK, it is restricted to Cornwall and Devon grasslands (abandoned hay-meadows); Exmoor (heathland); and Kent and Essex (coppiced woodland on acid soils).[4] The populations in Essex are the result of reintroductions,[2] and further reintroductions are ongoing in various other parts of the UK.[5] In the late 1990s, the species was estimated to occupy just 0.2% within the 10-km grid squares over the whole of its UK range.[6]

Its altitudinal range is from sea-level to 2600 m.[3]


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Buna Baratom Jozsef,

Nice macro capture of this frit althought it would be better to use a bit more high f/ value to increase DOF but i am pretty sure that it is not easy to manage camera settings every time, especially in shy subjects like here. Perfect focus on the head and very efective POV to see all uppersides of the wings!
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-03 6:39]

Excelenta captura de azi! Imi plac detaliile frumoase si clare!

Ciao Jozsef, great macro of lovely butterfly, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello jozsef
nice pose with good details and good colours
greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-06-03 12:05]

Hi Jozsef
Nice closed up.Good pov and sharp image.Detail are excellent.i also like the light and colors
TFS Michel

Ciao Szabo. Exciting playing of light and best colours for an hard POV. Good details.


Buna Joska,
Faine detalii si culori naturale.
O excelenta compozitie cu un focus perrfect.

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