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Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/169 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-04 3:53
Viewed: 3195
Points: 44
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Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

Range expanding.

When newly emerged, the Ringlet has a velvety appearance and is almost black, with a white fringe to the wings. The small circles on the underwings, which give the butterfly its name, vary in number and size and may be enlarged and elongated or reduced to small white spots; occasionally they lack the black ring.

Bramble and Wild Privet flowers are favourite nectar sources, and adults continue to fly with a characteristic bobbing flight in dull, cloudy conditions when most other butterflies are inactive.

This widespread butterfly has extended it range in England and Scotland in recent years.

Conservation status
UK BAP status: not listed
Butterfly Conservation priority: low
European threat status: not threatened

European/world range
Across Europe except in central and southern Spain, Portugal, peninsular Italy, and northern Scandinavia, and extends eastwards across Asia to Japan. It is stable in most European countries, but its overall range appears to be shifting northwards.

Coarser grasses are used, including Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), and meadow-grasses (Poa spp.). Other species of grass may also be used.

Tall grassland is used, mainly in damp situations in partial shade on heavy soils where grasses are lush, especially in woodland rides and glades. The butterfly also occurs on commons, verges, and riverbanks, especially on clay soils. In northern areas, it is found in more open, less shady, situations.

Info from: http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/species/bdata/ringlet.html

valy67, dew77, ramthakur, horia, batu, coasties, red45, phlr, Dando, liquidsunshine, liziafa, marhowie, Christopher_PL, sgo, TAZ has marked this note useful
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Hello Heinz ! This is such a beautiful shot ! Excellent details and textures on the butterfly's wings, wonderful colors and composition, and a very good POV. I also like your DOF, the blurred BG makes the butterfly stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-04 4:24]

Hello Heinz,
Beautiful close up.I liked POV,details,blurred BG,framing and composition a lot.

Great image, Heinz.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-04 4:34]

A very nice shot, Heinz. This is indeed a special butterfly, very beautiful by its simplicity. It just goes to show you, it doesn't have to be hyper colored to be amazing. I love the POV, DOF and BG a lot, too. Great macro!!!
Bravo and TFS

Helo Heinz

A lovely shot of this pretty butterfly. Stands out well against the OOF BG. Good colours. :-)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-07-04 4:47]

Hallo Heinz,
Schornsteinfeger dieser Art bringen Glück in Form von 2 Punkten. Das Bild ist klar aufgebaut und der homogene Hintergrund lässt den Falter gut hervortreten. Auf diese Weise erscheint hyperantus doch ansehnlich!

Very cool!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-04 5:03]

Hello Heinz!
Delicate and beautifull. Rings on wings look very good, same as eyes and other details. Green BG is perfect for this kind of shot. Nice composition also.

Hi Heinz,
the POV and compostion are vey nice. It's well seen fron the nice green BG. Good details and DOF.
Well done.

Hello Heinz, excllent details, Bg, POV, DOF Perfect colors, Excllent work, TFS Kyle

Hallo Heinz,
komme auch mal wieder vorbei, irgendwie ziehts mich bei dem Wetter nicht so zum PC.
Dieser Schmetterling ist ja soooo süß, die Punkte sind so hübsch und ich mag den diagonalen Stengel und den grünen Hintergrund, ganz toll, vielen Dank.
Schaust Du heute Abend auch Fußball? Klar!
Ich bin schon nervös - ach wäre das toll wenn wir gewinnen, na, mal sehen, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-04 15:56]

Great shot, the ringlet stands out beautifully and you have made it look very pretty. I really like the composition with the slanted leaf across the page.


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-04 17:40]

Hi Heinz,
Excellent macro. Great lighting, outstanding colours and details. Also good shallow DOF and Very well composed. Well done and TFS.

Hi Heinz,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

I was sad to see Germany lose tonight, they have been a very good team this world cup.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-04 20:48]

Hallo Heinz,
Sehr gelungene Nahaufnahme. Der neutrale Hintergrund der jedoch noch Struktur aufweist, wirkt sehr super. Tolle Bildgestaltung und proma Schaerfe.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-04 21:18]

Hello Heinz

Exceptional photo of this butterfly.Beautiful DOF and detail.Superb composition.TFS


Hi Heinz,
Interesting capture.
Very nice details, sharp and colors.
Well done.
TFS Malgosia

Hello Heinz,
Excellent color, light, POV, and well framed.
Very nice BG and composed well also.
Well done and Thank You!

Very good close-up of this Nymphalidae. The colours are natural, the sharpness is great.
Thanks for sharing


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-06 3:28]

Just the best Hienz!
Perfect on everything!
5* photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-07-06 5:08]

Hi Heinz,
An extremely good macro of the Ringlet! Just perfect and standard-setting! Thank you very much for this wonderful contribution and the valuable note,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-09 1:50]

Sometime you shot European butterfly ;-) DOF, BG, exposure, POV and composition are good. Sharpness is perhaps a bit soft...
Well seen and well done. Congratulations my friend and TFS.

  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-21 10:44]

Hi Heinz,

Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, position, DOF, BG and sharpness.


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