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gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)

gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-14 1:39
Viewed: 1163
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), sometimes called the hedge brown, is most commonly found in South and East Britain, and confined to coastal areas of south and southeast Ireland. It is also found in the Channel Islands, but not in Scotland nor the Isle of Man. Given its preference for warmer weather, it can be assumed that the restriction of range expansion is due to climate. Colonies will vary in size depending on the available habitat, and can range from a few dozen to several thousand butterflies.

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hallo Siegfried
very nice composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Siegfried,
I am not saying I haven't heard this name before! But yes, not for butterfly. And here to me this is the pure essence of TN to know different type of species. Well captured keeping such nice green BG. Good details and light too.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-14 9:41]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice presentation of this butterfly with a fine sharp focus on the head. Beautiful natural colours against the blurry background. Taken from a good POV.

Very good picture Siegfried.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-15 12:45]

Hi Siggi,excellent capture of this butterfly not common in my country like her sister Maniola,just a bit blurred on the right part,perfect colors and exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siggi
Very well composed Shot with fine contrasting colors,
good sharpness and luminosity
Have a good night

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-07-15 23:56]

pretty nice a take, effective POV, .. well done Siegfried

nuri :)

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