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Large Wall Brown

Large Wall Brown
Photo Information
Copyright: Matt Berry (rodosranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 347] (2101)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji S 7000, 55mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European butterflies 1, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-13 7:18
Viewed: 4654
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large Wall Brown - Lasiommata maera

This was taken on the island of Rhodes, Greece earlier this year at the site of the acropolis at Monte Smith.

Its perched on one of the ancient walls, I couldn't get a shot with the wings open but actually I think I prefer the patterning on the underside.

It is found across most of Europe except the British Isles and the extreme north of Scandinavia. Usually it flies close to rock faces or amongst boulders where it rests to gain heat from the sun and from the rock itself. Here the grey underside markings camouflage it well.

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: April - September

Size: 44-56mm

Altitude: 0-2000m

phlr, Merlin, sgo, wallhalla15, coasties, TAZ, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2005-11-13 7:53]
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Very nice - the "flat" lighting has really brought out the subtle tones. A tiny bit more DOF would have been nice if possible, but I'd still be happy with this one!
Regards, Nigel.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-13 7:58]

Wonderful photo of this Satyridae!
Rare in Portugal.
Perfect on details and colors|
Excellent sharpness!

Hi Matt,
congratulations, you catched a wonderful butterfly. The design is so pretty and the sharpness is excellent. Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-13 9:43]
  • [2]

Hi Matt,
Thank you very much for a very good close-up of the Large Meadow Brown! Excellent in colours and details of identification!

Nice detail and pose, I like the way the butterfly blends with the rock face, nice camera work Matt.

Hello Matt,
a very fine macro shot. Excellent details, sharpness and good tones of colours. A great capture, very well done. TFS.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-11-13 15:00]
  • [2]

Nice macro shot, i like the "art on the wings"

Great capture Matt! This butterfly is beautiful. Sharpness and details are excellent. Good DOF and POV. Thanks for sharing!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-14 4:39]
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Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Matt and thanks for sharing.

Hello Matt

Sorry for the quick critique. Running out of time tonight. Lovely shot. Well composed. Very good colours, sharpness and detail. Well done. Thanks.

Perfect details, colours, point of view and composition. Delightful document of nature.
Thank you! Peter

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