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Large Ringlet in Alps

Large Ringlet in Alps
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 17-85 USM IS Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 3, Macros, papillon en europe, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 5:09
Viewed: 5784
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Large Ringlet (female) – Scientific name : Erebia euryale – Family : Nymphalidae.
Note : At the beginning I thought it was an Erebia ligea for the ID, but Harm gives me the good name (because of the white part on wings) so there is a mistake written at the bottom of my picture, sorry :-(
Photo : Cropped, resized, sharpness and frame in 800x600 for TN.
Camera Canon EOS 350D - Handheld - Focal 85mm - Iso 100 - Speed 1/200 - Aperture f6.3 - Mode P - No flash - Stabilizer on.
Picture taken in Alps at 1800m at Combe des Fours. This butterfly was patient... In the background you can see the Bargy mountain. I hope you like this point of view...

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Hello Christian,
A perfect picture of this butterfly. A priviledge to share with you at 1700m above sea level. TFS

Hi Chrsitian, you have very nice composition on this buterfly, I like to see the mountains at the BG. Good POV and details, TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-13 5:46]

Hi Christian!
Nice to see new photo from you! This one is really brown :-) I like patterns and shades of browns on its wings. Very nice composition with leaf and beautifull blue sky. Blurred mountains with snow on top [?] also look great.

bonjour christian
les details sur le papillon sont biens presents,la netteté est bonne et le BG nous laisse entrevoir les alpes.
c'est bien fait.

Hi Christian,
it's a great close-up with very good details and very good DOF. Lovely colours and well composed.
Nothing wrong with your lens.
Excellent work, my friend.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-13 7:35]

Bonjour Christian,
Wonderful butterfly close up. Great colors, and wonderful crisp clear details. POV, framing and composition are excellent.


The Lighting, Sharpness and detail make this a very good posting. I like your composition, DOF and BG too. TFS,

Beautifully captured,love the colours and detail.
Well done on the lighting and nice framework....

Bonjour Christian,

Quelle superbe image tu nous offres aujourd'hui!!! Les couleurs sont si naturelles et les détails sont très fins! Tu as pris une excellent prise de vue et ta composition est très très bien! J'aime beaucoup ton superbe background montrant les alpes énormes derrière ce fragile papillon! Excellente photo et merci pour le partage!


Bonjour Christian !
Encore une photo sublime ! J'aime beaucoup les détails et les textures sur les ailes, ainsi que les belles couleurs brunes de ce papillon que je n'avais encore jamais vu, pas même en photo. le composition est excellente, avec les imposantes montagnes à l'arrière-plan. Félicitations !

Hello Christian,
great butterfly shot with great colours, lighting and sharpness/dof. Excellent bg and great POV. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting m.f..

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-13 10:44]

Hello Christian,
A beautiful Butterfly. Great shot, wonderful detail in the Butterfly and the leaf. Great exposure in direct sunlight and good colours. What really makes this for me though is the background. Instead of leaves and trees we have the Alps, just fantastic! Great shot.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-13 10:53]

Hi Christian, this is a truly excellent shot. The lighting and details are superb. The composition is also excellent with the Alps in the background. Brilliant, well done and TFS.

You have very nice composition .I like it especially mountains behind of it ,and color contrast.You well done.

Great shot Christian,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Hi Christian.
Great capture of this butterfly.
Superb composition with great colors and details.
I like the patterns on its wings and the POV and BG are excellent.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-13 15:07]

Wow, Christian. : )
The markings and colors on this butterfly are exceptionally beautiful.
And the background of the mountains and the blue sky make such a stunning background. A great POV and very sharp details.
Enjoy your vacation in Chinaillon.
We are so glad you can share your pictures with us.
Don't worry about the rest.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-13 17:31]

TAZ, what a beautiful shot, especially showing this very sharp butterfly with the mountains in the BG. And the Butterfly is looking at the mountains too, and no doubt wanting to fly away up there too.
Looks like a great place to have a holiday, so enjoy yourself my friend.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-13 17:58]

Very good Christian!
I didin't knew this specie till now!
Very good POV and colours!
Good on details too!
5* and TFS!

Hi Christian

Congrats on a visually impressive shot. Lovely quality work. :-)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-14 2:48]

Hi Cristian,

Very well composed picture of this butterfly with the mountains in the BG,well captured and TFS,


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-14 4:58]

Hello Christian,
Nice to see a new post from you again:).Excellent close up.I liked DOF you managed,POV,cross framing,3D effect,colors,details,sharpness and composition a lot.

Hi Christian,

Excellent close-up.
Very good colors, details and light.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-14 6:18]

Hi Christian
Great shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details, BG, DOF and POV.
Well done my friend


Hi Christian,
Very good capture.
Excellent colors, light, POV, DOF and sharp.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-14 10:43]

Hi Christian.
Bravo. Outstanding shot of butterfly. The idea to photograph the butterfly on a background of mountains is brilliant. Execution of this plan is faultlessly. The butterfly and the leaf are excellent owing to its colours, sharpness and details. DOF and POV are outstanding too. TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-14 23:07]

Hi Christian
Seems like everyone are going on leave, is already on leave or just coming back from leave. I would have swapped my circumstances any day. Although I'll be on leave for the next ±2 months, it is not going to be a pleasant leave. Sick leave never was and a replacement knee apparently is no joke for the first month or three. Anyway, I should be better of afterwards to chase little gems like this one on your photo.
A lovely specimen captured in an excellent composition with a lovely POV. The colours are great, the details are stunning, the BG is breathtaking with the mountain as backdrop, and the exposure was perfectly managed.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-07-15 11:59]

Hi Christian,
Beautifull image! great colors and details. well composed and very nice BG!!
well done and TFS!!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-15 14:48]

Hi Christian,
Excellent Arran Brown close-up.
I like your pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,bg,frame and note.Merci:)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-16 6:21]

Christian, je suis de plus en plus jaloux du piqué de vos photos!!! et de leur composition!! Posé sur sa feuille, ce grand négre hongrois (j'aime cette denomination!!) avec le fond le ciel nuageux est un plaisir visuel.Bravo et à bientôt mon ami, Didier.

Hello Christian, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect details, everything is reall crisp, TFS Kyle

Excellent capture Christian,
Wonderful OOF BG that makes the shot. Very nice color, exposure, DOF, POV, and sharp details..
Very well framed..
Very well done!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-16 13:02]

Hi Christian,
excellent quality of photo. Great colours, sharpness and DOF. Good note also. Well done photo.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hello Christian,
Lovely shot! The low angle with a lot of space in BG works great. Very good details and lighting too.
I really like it!

Hello Christian!
Very nice photo of this brown Arran. Fantastic quality. Very good POV.

Hi Christian,
EXCELLENT! The colors and detail in this are amazing. The butterfly looks perfect, but what i really like is the overall composition with the OOF mountain and blue sky in the backround. That rocks!

Bonjour Christian,
Très belle composition qui met bien en valeur cet Erebia dans son milieu naturel.
Bravo pour cette superbe prise de vue, et merci pour le partage!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-19 9:13]

Hello Christian,
An excellent capture of this butterfly,the first one of this species I've seen.
The background is superb,the butterfly is nice and sharp.
A great shot,well done.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-20 2:52]

Hi Christian,
A great composition that let see clearly the mountaint and trees with distracting from this beautiful butterfly. Details, color and texture of butterfly are wonderful. In fact, I like to have a jersey like the wings!:-) A very good job!
TFS, José M.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-07-25 16:28]

Very nice photo Christian. I like composition with alpine slope on BG. Also details and colors are perfect. TFS

Hi Christian
Beautiful picture of this Nymphalidae.
Great colours and composition - thanks


Excellent choice on your POVall with a very nice background setting that goes into the distance of mountain and trees. :)

WOW! The BG that can be seen makes this one special for me. Lovely details and DOF. Great shot Christian. Well done.

Another wonderful capture Taz, great perspective on this one, very good work.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-08-26 16:42]

Witaj Christian. Fantastyczne zdjêcie, fajne podej¶cie do tematu. bardzo dobrze zrobione. Pozdrawiam Robert.

Hallo Christian,

This is an excellent photo of a cute, little butterfly! I like your composition and POV! The colors are great and the BG really makes the butterfly stand out! Sharpness is spot-on! Great note too! A very good job and a complete post! TFS!


This must be one of your best postings.
I love the way you managed to leave the mountain Bg still perceptible.
Outstanding composition!
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
My best regards,


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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-16 22:02]

Hola Christian:
Excelente captura. Gran definiciòn de detalles y colores, con una buena profundidad de imàgen y un lindo punto de vista. Es una gran composiciòn. Felicitaciones.

Very good image indeed.
A lot of depth in the image.
Good compo.

Hello Christian,
I like this picture a lott.
The ID is wrong I think. I think it is Erebia euryale female.
This butterfly has a submarginal white band over the whole wing, something the Erebia ligea does not have.
TFS Harm

Bonjour Christian,
merveillieux.Excellent combination of close-up with landscape. A perfectly well describing documentation of both species and its habitat coming with high impact and great aesthetical pleasure. That critique coming with a three years' delay, but it may prove that the image is still considered to be just on top.
Thank you! With best regards,

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