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Coenonympha pamphilus


Coenonympha pamphilus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-20 14:37
Viewed: 1968
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Genus: Coenonympha

Species: C. pamphilus

The Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the Browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably Sheep's Fescue, Rough meadow grass Poa trivialis.The butterfly loosely resembles a small Meadow Brown, but the brown colour of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. Unlike the Meadow Brown and other common members of Satyrinae, the Small Heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun.
The larvae have lifespans of varying length, even within the same climate, thus the imagines of one generation may be seen over a long period. The butterfly usually has two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October (late June to mid August in colder climates). The insect overwinters in its larval stage.
The Small Heath, like its cousin the Wall Brown, has been in serious decline across much of southern England for reasons unclear, and was accordingly designated as a UK BAP Priority Species (research only) by DEFRA in 2007.

Coenonympha pamphilus.

Descrizione
Piccolo lepidottero (apertura alare di circa 30 mm) dalle ali color giallo-camoscio brillante con bordature grigie marginali. Le ali anteriori presentano sopra un piccolo ocello cieco apicale, che inferiormente si ripete con pupilla e cerchiato di giallo. Le parti inferiori sono fulve anteriormente e con una linea postdiscale marcata; posteriormente, evidenziano marezzature chiare e fascia postdiscale biancastra.

Biologia
Dai bruchi svernanti si hanno, a partire da aprile, i primi sfarfallamenti con una successione di diverse generazioni (anche quattro), che si protrae fino ad ottobre. Il bruco ha tegumento verde su cui spicca una linea medio-dorsale verde scura e una banda biancastra a livello degli stigmi; si nutre di Graminacee dei gen. Poa, Cynosurus, Anthoxanthum, Festuca ecc. Le crisalidi sono sospese.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Con alcune sottospecie il suo areale abbraccia l'Europa, il Nordafrica e l'Asia. La forma presente in Sicilia, ha parti inferiori con disegni brillanti. Comune in estate in tutto il territorio, ove frequenta ambienti aperti e terreni sabbiosi coltivati.

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another beautiful capture too! Good evening Luciano!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Fantastico questo controluce!! è impressionante la nitidezza del soggetto,che sembra addirittura avere "uno sguardo interessante". Bravissimo, sei riuscito a tirar fuori il meglio da questa piccoletta
ciao
Stefano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-10-20 15:51]

Hello Luciano!
Wow! What a beauty! Superbe shot! A first class pic, indeed!TFS
Regards from,
aNa

PS? Thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it! Ciao!

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-10-20 19:06]

Hello Luciano,

Wow, this butterfly appears to have one green & one purple antenna! Beautiful composition with fine saturated colors & complimentary bokeh. Razor sharp focus & a fine POV.

Regards,

Derek

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-20 22:30]

Bonjour Luciano,
Magnifique macro aux jolies couleurs et grande netteté.
Les détails sont magnifiques.
Amitiés
Serge

Impressive photo Luciano! Very good POV, good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-20 22:58]

Splendida immagine, Luciano!
La nitidezza e il dettaglio sono super: la trama fine delle ali è fantastica; ottimo il POV e grande controllo della luce.
Sinceri complimenti
Enrico

barthatibor
Hello Luciano
Beautiful captured of this butterfly.Super sharpness and colours.
Best regards
Tibi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-20 23:36]

Hi Luciano,
Splendid photo, TFS!

Ciao Luciano,
bellissima macro e straordinaria gestione della luce, i dettagli sono incredibili per una farfalla così piccola (nelle mie immagini riesco apprezzare un tale definizione solo ingrandendo al 100%), bellissimi i colori, splendida composizione con sfondo neutro.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona notte
Maurizio

Superb detail on this photo, perfectly focused, good light and point of view. A beautiful photo. regards yiannis

Ciao Luciano, magnifico controluce con fantastica nitidezza, la piccoletta ti guarda con amore e si è messa in posa per te, macro spettacolare, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Another masterpiece from close range.....
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
I can see the texture of the wings......Absolutely amazing....
The composition, the light and exposure are perfect as you always do.
Thanks for sharing!
Maarius.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-21 3:35]

Hello Luciano,
Another splendid macro from you,wonderful colours and great sharpness.Excellent composition...
Have a nice day!...
Dûrzan

Hello Luciano,
Great macro, perfect sharpness, beautiful colors!
Have a nice weekend
Lucja

Hello Luciano,

Very nice picture of this butterfly with great light passing through its wings. Great details on the wings and head.

Very well done and TFS,

Michel

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful captured of this butterfly, impressive details sharpness, excellent composition and very nice colours, an excellent work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-21 4:54]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une image très fine et subtile avec cette double coloration de l'arrière-plan. Et une parfaite netteté sur les ailes obtenue par l'usage judicieux du flash. Très beau, Luciano!
Bon après-midi
Amitiés
Anne

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-21 6:57]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful close up of this butterfly.I liked POV,clear details,blurred BG,colors,sharpness and framing a lot.Excellent work.Best regards Siggi

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-21 8:44]

Ciao Luciano!
Spettacolare immagine dalla straordinaria luminosità! Questa non è una foto....è una radiografia !...visti i dettagli :))
Un'altra splendida composizione:complimenti, bravo!
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Luciano,
another beautiful photo of this butterfly. Great light conditions. Perfect composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

hello Luciano
super good sharpnesspicture
great details and the colours are beautiful yto
thanks greeting lou

Hi Luciano,

Fabulous image of this butterfly with great details & colors.
Taken from a nice POV against the blue & green in the BG. Very well done & TFS.
Kapil

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-21 13:12]

Hi Luciano,
Superb as usual,nice portrait of a beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours (evidently in backlight) good composition and sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello Luciano,
Great sharp detailed photo in splendid clear colours taken from an ideal POV. Also very beautiful contrasting colours against the OOF BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Más no se puede acercar :o) Luciano !
Buen enfoque, luz y detalles pero sobre todo colores.
Un saludo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-22 17:53]

Hello Luciano,
You always do such a fine job of photographing butterflies and this image is no exception. The backlighting is wonderful as it attractively illuminates the wings. Don't know if I've ever seen a butterfly with it's tongue upturned like this ones. Beautiful coloration and perfect exposure. Super fine detail. Well done!!
Ron

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-10-23 9:49]

Shalom Lucano,

Beautifully backlit Small heath, with lovely colors and fine details, as usual. It used very nicely for your lens.

Enjoy your Sunday night!

Ishi

Ciao Luciano,

Wow what a superb capture of this Small Heath Butterfly my good friend, great lighting control here with the natural back lighting and good use of fill in flash, splendid detailed sharpness with impressive clarity, quality work from you once again Luciano, Bravo! and very well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Fadet commun. La combinaison de la lumière de l'après-midi et de la lumière du flash ont un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-10-30 23:25]

Hello Luciano,
excellent view. i like the light and the glow on the wings. excellent close up that present a sharp view of its features.
I like the hairs seen by the lighting. so impressive.

Regards,
Foozi

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