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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-19 22:46
Viewed: 1018
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
CHESTNUT HEATH (Coenonympha glycerion)

The genus Coenonympha comprises 39 known species, found variously in North America, Europe, north Africa and temperate areas of Asia. There are 14 species in Europe.

Coenonympha glycerion is found across much of Europe from northern Portugal to Russia, but is absent from many areas including Britain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, southern Spain and western France. Beyond Europe it's range extends to Siberia, Mongolia and Japan.

The size and number of ocelli on the underside wings varies considerably according to locality. In the Spanish subspecies C. glycerion iphioides they are particularly prominent.

Coenonympha glycerion is found in sheltered grassy habitats including sub-alpine hay meadows, woodland clearings and scrubby grassland, at elevations between about 300-1800 metres.

The caterpillar when fully grown is pale green, with a prominent white stripe below the spiracles, and a series of thin faint whitish stripes along the back. It feeds nocturnally on grasses including Brachypodium sylvaticum, Cynosurus cristatus, Briza media, Melica ciliata and Bromus erectus.

Both sexes commonly nectar at a wide range of flowers including ox-eye daisy, heather, scabious, thyme, vetches and umbellifers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-20 2:15]

Hi Marius,absolutely lovely! A great macro showing us this very rare member of the coenonympha family,magnificent pic very sharp and bright,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2016-07-20 4:02]

Hello Marius,
What an excellent close-up on this beautiful butterfly ! There are lots of interesting details, we can even see each little hair on the butterfly. I also like the composition, the POV, the blurred BG and the pose of the buttefly. Very well done. Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-20 11:44]

Hello Marius,
Excellent photo of this butterfly on a very nice flower. Great sharpness, details and composition. Beautiful blurred background too. Taken from an attractive POV.

Hi Marius,
perfect shot of this little colorful butterfly.
very nice

Hello Marius,
Camera and lens do play a great role to get a stunning photograph. It doesn't mean I'm ignoring your capability (smile). Camera, whether it's compact or precious DSLR, take only SNAPSHOT, but when a photographer use his/her brain; I mean CAMERA + BRAIN = PHOTOGRAPH.
Excellent photograph of this Chestnut Heath Butterfly. Perfect BG with nice tone. Great....
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

Ciao Marius, great macro of nice small butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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