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Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown
Photo Information
Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 20:54
Viewed: 3077
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses, such as Sheep's Fescue.

Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).

There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-02 21:06]

O fotografie perfecta, felicitari!

Hello Mariana. Nice photo and lovely colours. Very good BG too.
Thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-03 1:02]

Hello Mariana,
it's beautiful, I like the brilliant colours and the good sharpness, very pretty shot, Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-03 1:05]

Hello Mariana,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly in great clear colours and superb sharpness. Beautiful OOF BG, POV and composition.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-08-03 5:00]

Hi Mariana!
Excellent sharp capture with nice details of the subject. Beautiful light and warm colours.
Very good blurredd BG. Very well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-03 5:23]

Hello Mariana,
An impressive macro of the Meadow Brown showing excellent sharp details and beautiul natural colours. A fine soft green background and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-03 5:54]

Hello Mariana
Beautiful macro.Well composed image.Good pov and sharp image with great detail.Light and colors are excellent and I also like the nice OOF BG
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-03 6:52]

Beautiful composition, good colors and details, excellent image. tfs.

hello Mariana
super composition with good light beautiful colours and great sharpness
super pose
greeting lou

Ciao Mariana, beautiful macro with lovely butterfly on a nice flower, fine details, wonderful blurry BG, fantastic colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Mariana
One more beauty to be added to your already incredible portfolio. The patterns and markings on the brownish wings of the butterfly are really striking and pleasant to look at. The combination of colours in the whole image fits so well together, like a hand fit a glove. Perfect! Focus is great, composition pleasant, background ideal to highlight the butterfly's lovely details. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Buna Mariana,
Imagine frumoasa cu detalii, culori, fundal si POV foarte bune. Nici momentul surprins nu este unul oarecare.
Numai bine,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-03 15:59]

Hi Mariana,

A very beautiful Meadow Brown posed on the pretty lavender flower. I love the wonderful views of both sides of the wings. The details, colors and shadings are excellent. A lovely composition.


Hello Mariana,
Pefect POV, perfect composition ... and a butterfly beautifully "expressed" ...
You do poems, when taking pictures! good job!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi Mariana,

The branch is framing well the flower and the butterfly. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Meadow Brown butterfly. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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