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Melitaea phoebe.

Melitaea phoebe.
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Copyright: Sebastien Lucas (Esox) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F828, Sony close-up lens 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Butterflies, European butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-06 14:12
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe)

There is more than 15 species of fritillary in Central Europe and all strongly resemble each other.
They reach dimensions of pearly which they approach by brown colouring and their black wings with spots.
However, their best distinctive character is in the drawing of the lower face of the posterior wings on which there are never pearly spots.
The knapweed fritillary reaches 25 to 38 mm of scale.
We can find it in the meadows, at the edge of wood and it has a preference for the wet places.
It has one or two annual generations according to climatic conditions.
We can see gatherings of them on the wet ground or beside the water puddle pools.
The caterpillar is black, dotted of blue, but the conical and hairy protuberances which characterize it are clear brown.
It lives mainly on the plantain, the centaury, hibernate between sheets connected by wire of silk or in foam and transforms to next spring.
The chrysalis, suspended by the head in bottom, is sunk with white wing sleeves. Distribution: the palearctic area, British Isles in Japan.

I like this shot because it has surprised me by its very saturated colours, and I find the eyes very beautiful.
I hope that you will like it too.

extramundi, PDP, Callie, gerhardt, milloup, marhowie, AndyB, RAP, japie, ellis49, Luc, Lourens has marked this note useful
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I will just say congratulations for this one, superb.
Looking at your last post I decided to adquire the Sony VCL-M3358 Close for my F-717, I am waiting for it.
Now I see this am am eager to receive and try it!!!!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-06 14:52]

Sebastien, it's gorgeous. The eyes are amazing, they look like jewels. Superb shot, perfection. Thank you.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-06 15:28]

Nice and unusual POV, Sebastien! Is this a "hairy-back" LOL.

Sebastien, I am jealous of the results you get from this Sony and the close up. This is another feather in your cap when it comes to quality post. Fantastic clarity and DOF. Masterpiece.

superbe photo !
tres belle couleurs, nettete parfaite, bonne presentatoin...
very good shoot.

Beautiful angle on this butterfly, funny how one antenna points directly at the camera ;-)
Great colours. I could have wished for a bit more DOF, but if F-8 is your highest, then you surely placed the DOF where it has the best effect ;-)

superbe macro bien rendue dans le détail et la profondeur de champ...les couleurs sont superbes et bien vu pour la fleur aussi jolie ...une composition bien imaginée et bien soignée ?? cadrage merveilleux...merci pour cette tendresse...amitiés BI

ps: merci pour ton sympa commentaire plein d'attention a mon égard...

Sebastian, Very good detail, color & the exposure is perfect on the edge of bright but not too much. It's effect is to make the colors alive & vibrant. Very well done!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-06 18:36]

An excellent shot.
Great colours and composition,the detail of its eyes is amazing!
Excellent work,very well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-06 19:04]

Impresionante agudeza Sebastien, sobre todo en la parte anterior del insecto y la flor.
Lamentablemente el F8 de nuestras camaras, impiden un foco en la totalidad de la imagen como en este caso.
Colorido y composicion con la calidad habitual, al igual que tu nota.

Impressive sharpness Sebastien, mainly in the forcebody of the insect and the flower.
Lamentably the F8 of ours cameras, prevents a focus in the totality of the image as in this case.
Colorful and composition with the habitual quality, like your note.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-07 3:39]

I love your work! This post is up to your usual very high standard. The pose on this butterfly with the wings in line is great. You captured it with excellent color and DOF

Thanks for posting

This is a beautiful capture of the fritallary. The composition is somewhat unique because of the angle you shot it at. Colors and exposure are excellent too. My only negative about the photo is your choice of frame; this capture shouldn't have something to draw the eyes out of the photo.

Very nice Sebastien.
Great sharpness where it counts , good composition and nice colours.
Good note .
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-07 11:46]

Sébastien a encore frappé fort ! En deux mots : magnifique composition ! Et la note aussi mérite les félicitations du jury enthousiaste ;-)
Wonderfull !!!

Superbe photo Sebastien de ce Grand Damier toutes ailes deployées, j'aime beaucoup. Vraiment très réussi !
Felicitations !

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-10-07 12:39]

Well Sebastien,
It is Quite good, but, yes but it's not perfect. The composition is very nice but I miss some details, and I think you know as a pefecionist what I meaning by this.

Another perfect macro image!! Very nice compo and colours.

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