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Erebia ligea

Erebia ligea
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-05 23:46
Viewed: 4186
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo from Romania. This time Erebia ligea. It wasn’t easy to take this shot because the butterfly was restless so please forgive me the strange composition ;-)

Erebia ligea
Family: Nymphalidae

Wing span: 42-50mm
Catterpillars host plants: Millium effusum, Sesleria, Carex sylvatica
Habitat: meadows, clearings, up to 1200 m a s l
Distribution: Alps, other mountain in the central and south-eastern Europe. Also from Scandinavia trough Asia to Sachalin and Japan

Erebia is a Holarctic genus of brush-footed butterflies, family Nymphalidae. Most of the about 90–100 species (see also below) are dark brown or black in color, with reddish brown to orange or more rarely yellowish wing blotches or bands. These usually bear black spots within, which sometimes have white center spots.

This genus has found it easy to adapt to arid and especially cold conditions. Most of its members are associated with high-altitude lands, forest clearings or high latitude and tundra.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-06 0:43]

Hallo Krzysztof,
Dzisiaj jestesmy sasiadami.Twoja Erebia jest juz troche nadgryziona ale prezentuje sie na tym doskonale rozmytym tle jestzcze bardzo dobrze.Ten czerwony Punkt to jest jakis wspolmieszkaniec.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Ciao Krzysztof. Interesting capture with very good detaisl and brigh natural colours.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-06 4:58]

Hello Krzysztof,
Very fine colors and a not often shown butterfly species. Sharpness is good too. The composition is not optimal, like you say in your note.
Kind regards

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of this beautiful Arran Brown butterfly. A little older specimen but I think I am seeing it for the first time. Strange composition and it is normal in nature shots. Good sharp details. I think it is infested by mite. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-10 4:05]

Hi, dear friend.
Thanks for visiting my photos and nice comments. It is a nice opportunity to watch your shots too because of lack of free time. Dimply amazing picture with stunning clearness and 3D-looking. Pictured subject, diagonal composition, details of the flowers and butterfly are incredible as well as very nice smooth BG. Lights and shadows of the shot are looked perfectly too. Brilliant use of camera. TFS and best wishes.

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