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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, Hoya 58mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-20 16:38
Viewed: 5081
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Clossiana titania (?)(Nymphalidae Argynninae) it is a strikingly large fritillary for the genus and has a bold flight.
The upperside is well marked, with what look like a row of little chess pawns on the hindwing. The underside image is missing for me, so this ID is no certanly correct. I showed it to my friend cosmin , but each one ask me for underside image.
The butterfly usually has its wings flat out in the sun , pudic like a mimosa. However, when the weather is cooler or towards evening the butterfly rests conspicuously on plants with the wings folded above the back (so i read) in fact, when the clouds come over it is quite fun to survey the vegetation and see how many you can pick out.

For this picture, tehnical support was sugested by nistor

Hope you like it. Suggestions are welcomed.

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To cataclysta: mimosaparvulescubio 1 11-21 04:55
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Hi Luci,
WOW! Great photo! Lovely colours, contrast, frameing, sharpness and background... all the ingredients for a perfect photo. Well done! TFS

All the best,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-20 17:37]

Hola Amigo, que bella imagen, es excelente la compo. y bello bg, la luz es perfecta... saludos

Bonita mariposa. Bellos colores un fondo estupendo y una composición ideal.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Parvulescu

I like the diagonal placement of the butterfly. Nice colours and the sharpness and clarity are very good. TFS.

Nice photo. I like the composition and colors. I am wondering about your ID problem. Titania is rare and local in Europe. In Romania there are also only few locations. How big it was? My first impression was that it is B. selene. But I can only guess here. Maybe we can exclude some species. I think it is not B. dia. So we stay with titania, selene and euphrosyne :-)
Best wishes

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-11-21 3:32]

excelent. minunate culori, compozitie, focus, detalii. felicitari. tfs

Beautiful capture, Lucian.
Excellent POV, DOF, colours and details.
The shiny leaf on which the butterfly is perched adds beauty to the entire composition.
TFS and bye.

nice shot, well composed, sharpness is excellent sharpness,nice bg, lovely colours,
tfs & regards
pankaj bajpai

Lovely shot, great contrast between butterfly and background.
Good sharpness and composition
Good POV and DOF.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-21 7:41]

Hi Lucian,
Excellent shot of this butterfly. I like also the green background. Not easy to distinguish all these Bolorias and Melitaeas.
Best regards

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  • Luca (539)
  • [2006-11-21 7:55]


Frumoasa captura..imi place sa vad ca iti perfectionezi tehnica foto...:)
Tine-o tot asa!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-11-21 9:06]

Hello Lucian
Wonderful shot with a very beautiful composition.
I think it has a perfect realitation. Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing it and the information.
Best wishes

Hi Luican,
Great DOF and POV. Hope you managed to obtain the ID.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-08 9:18]

Salut Lucian

Cumva am sarit peste poza asta din greseala si am facut rau :)
Este una superba la care iese in evidenta mai multe aspecte: pe de-o parte focusul excelent si DOF impecabil, prin care subiectul se individualizeaza foarte misto de BG, si pe de cealalta parte, compozitia foarte frumoasa.
De asemenea culorile sunt bine saturate si luminate iar detaliile sunt foarte clare.
Bravo si TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-20 15:38]

Muy bonita macro Lucian con estético punto de vista y apropiado encuadre conformando una excelente composición.
Un amplio DOF brinda foco sobre la totalidad de la mariposa, con suaves y naturales colores, gracias al apropiado control de la luz, gran agudeza y perfecto fondo difuso.
Una gran entrega... gracias por compartirla.
Saludos y mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

Very beautiful macro Lucian with aesthetic point of view and appropriate framing conforming an excellent composition.
A wide DOF offers focus on the entirety of the butterfly, with soft and natural colors, due to the appropriate control of the light, great sharpness and perfect diffuse bottom.
A great post... thank you for sharing.
Regards and my best wishes... Ricardo

Hello Lucian!
Very interesting species with nice, saturated colours. POV allow to see the upper side of wings but as I noted from post by cataclysta, it is not enough to be sure ID :)
Anyway, I would suggest to use nome noise reduction and maybe a little better DOF :)
Best greetings,

Hello Lucian,
I like very much the colour contrast here as well as the clear diagonal composition. Very effective shot.
Best greetings,

Hello Lucian,
a beautiful, well detailed, strikingly well composed butterfly portrait. The blue iridescence of wings at the lower right looks particularly interesting. I would vote for Clossiana titania ssp. cypris (Meigen, 1828), an attractive and rare mountain species which is also reported from Transsilvania at elevations beween 800-1600m. But without seeing the undersides of wings, there might also be a probability for Clossiana selene.
Pretty picture of a pretty - and obviously rare - species. Thank you! With best regards,

Happy New Year!

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