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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-21 1:49
Viewed: 4134
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lasiommata maera - family Nymphalidae.

You can find this very attractive butterfly in June and at the beginning of July. Butterflies preffers forest borders and roads also clearings. It's quite large butterfly - the wingspan is up to 50 mm.
The specie is widespread in whole Europe.

Caterpilars are available on Gramineae from late summer to early spring. This specie overwinters in this stage.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-04-21 2:46]

Hi Chris,
Nice shot! Very good composition and contrasting colours. I think it would benefit from a bit of sharpening
All the same well done and TFS

Hi Christopher,
very nice, well describing portrait of that species.
beautiful soft colours, very well set off from the background.
Unfortunately, the focus seems to have been directed on the blossom instead of the butterfly, so the b-fly to me looks too soft.
Maybe selective sharpening might help a little bit - tried a little workshop.
Thanks, and best regards,

Hi Christopher

Wonderful shot. Lovely butterfly. Good light, colour, POV and composition. Well done! :-)

Hi Cris,
Beautifully composed shot but slightly soft,
Did a small WS let me know if you like it
Goutham R

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-04-21 13:24]

This is a new species to me, and this photograph shows its markings and colours perfectly. I won't comment further on the sharpness - it's been said, but Peter and Goutham's workshops do give a worthwhile improvement. Thanks for introducing this species to me.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-22 5:27]

Very good photo of this Satyridae Christoper!
Very rare in Portugal!
Very good POV with wings wide open!
Very good blurred BG!
5* and TFS!

Dear Christopher, unfortunately, the colours of this butterfly are altered in a way that it is hardly recognized as Lasiommata maera (only some specific wing markings allow its identification). The specimen presented on the foto resembles more a species of the genus Erebia [see for example Higgins & Hargreaves (1983) Butterflies of Britain and Europe]. In an workshop I tried an approximation to match the characteristic colours of L. maera.
Best wishes, Peter.
CORRECTION on 22.04.06: SORRY Christopher, the appearance of your L. maera as an Erebia was a problem of my screen settings. Here are 2 points :). Best wishes, Peter.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-05-14 1:08]

Great picture of this butterfly. Great background, color and position.


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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-08-20 7:59]

Hello Chris.
Very good capture.POV,colours and your butterfly are great.
Thanks for posting... :)

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