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Coenonympha pamphilus

Coenonympha pamphilus
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-05 13:04
Viewed: 2254
Points: 18
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Small Heath (butterfly)
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Small Heath

Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenonympha
Species: C. pamphilus
Binomial name
Coenonympha pamphilus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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 and 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.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-05 14:45]

Hi Luis,nice to see the Pamphilus back in the new year,a great scoop and a very good pic,excellent details,colors and composition,i wait this specie maybe in May...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hi, Luis

There is a very nice photograph here, but the highlights are too "bright" on my monitor - I assume strong sunlight? I have done a quick workshop on it to bring out the colours that have apparently been "bleached out" by the strong lighting. Just a minor tweak to your original, but I hope it meets your approval?

Best wishes, Nigel.

Hi Luis,
A bit of sosf focus, you may be made it with f/8 for better results, but still a nice image with a beatiful "on top" composition and correct exposure levels and colors. I like a lot this species!

Hello Luis,
What a lovely species and nice picture.
Well done.
Have a good time.

Hello Luis,
Exceptional capture with superb colors, details and very good focus.
It is a wonderful butterfly with nice colors.
The light and exposure and WB are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Olá Luis
Excelente post.Composição elegante de cores suaves e delicadas.A luz e a nitidez são fantásticas.Parabéns!
Um abraço

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-07 1:26]

Muy interesante esta pequeñita, creo que no la conozco, buena pose y buen foco en las alas. Enhorabuena.

Ciao Luis, great macro of lovely little butterfly on a beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bom dia Luis,
Excelente trabalho de focagem, nesta maravilhosa Macro.
Excelente a defenição e o enquadramento.
João Edgar

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