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Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 27 N: 497] (1788)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 17:28
Viewed: 3520
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Small Heath - Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus 1758)

Description: Wingspan 33-37 mm. Females are larger than males. The upperside is generally light orange-brown. The underside of the forewing is also orange-brown with a small white pupilled black eyespot near the apex. The underside of the hindwing is dark brown near the base and grey along the hind margin. These are separated by a cream-coloured jagged blotch.

Flight Period: Double-brooded the first in mid May to early July and the second in mid August to mid September.

Ecology: Found in grassland biotopes especially drier types. It lives in colonies but individuals do wander. Males congregate in tall grasses or shrubs and adopt small territories from which they investigate any passing adults. Females visit perching areas to mate. Once mated females depart from male arenas and search for egg-laying sites. Larval foodplants are fine-leaved grasses especially Poa and Festuca spp. Overwinters usually as a half-grown larva.

World Distribution: Europe, except northernmost Fennoscandia; Asia Minor and Asia to western Mongolia.


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Hi Eduard,
Beautiful shot! The color saturation is perfect. Nice sharp detail with just the right amount of DOF. OOF backround of green really makes this stand out well.

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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 18:08]

Very good shot of this common Satyridae Eduard!
Excellent on colours, DOF and details!
Also a very good blurred BG!
5* and TFS!

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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 2:21]

Hi Eduard,

A great shot of this small heath,very good composed,well exposed and good dof and a nice green BG,well done and TFS,


Hi Eduard

Short on time tonight. Good shot, well done and thanks for sharing. :-)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-14 6:50]

Hi Eduard,
Nice close-up. Excellent details and lighting. Wonderful colours and a great POV. Very well composed and TFS.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-07-14 23:17]

Hi Eduard,
I really like this very attractive picture of the satyrina, a very good macro with a harmonious background and a lovely flower to hold it up. Yet, I think this is a Maniola jurtina (Meadown Brown). I've done some comparisons from my gallery and you could also look here where you have pictures almost identical with yours: European Butterflies and
Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa. These satyrinae can be confusing for sure!
Thank you very much for a lovely picture,

so great;-))

If my picture is excellent.. what are the name for yours? ;) This was indeed great with so much of the butterfly in focus. Sharp and superb colors and background :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-28 6:50]

Hello Eduard
Excellent photo. Good composition and the clarity is outstanding as well as how you used the natural lighitng.

Hello Eduard,
Very nice color and light. Excellent sharpness and detail as well. Lovely BG, well done on the PP :)
Very well done.

Hello Eduard
You've created very nice picture. The butterfly is so common but the picture is very nice. Good colours and sharpness, thanks


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