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The gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)


The gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-22 1:09
Viewed: 1091
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), sometimes called the hedge brown, is most commonly found in South and East Britain, and confined to coastal areas of south and southeast Ireland. It is also found in the Channel Islands, but not in Scotland nor the Isle of Man. Given its preference for warmer weather, it can be assumed that the restriction of range expansion is due to climate. Colonies will vary in size depending on the available habitat, and can range from a few dozen to several thousand butterflies.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-22 4:44]

Hi Siggi,not easy to take this specie with the open wings,great capture,very sharp and with bright colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-07-22 6:02]

Hello Siggi,
nice capture pyronia,regards..

Lovely composition with the butterfly perched on a flower with its wings open, Siegfried. The perspective is uncommon.
Excellent natural colours in the bright light.
Thanks.
Ram

Hello Siegfried,
Very nice specie of butterfly. The butterfly is in sharp focus and the colors and details on its wings are lovely. Great composition.
Marius

hello Siegfried,
une magnifique photo, avec les ailes ouvertes.
Belles couleurs et détails intéressants.
Bonne soirée
Roland

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Siegfried,
Nice to see this species is here in garden; but don't know who will take care of entrance of the gate. Excellent color and sharpness. Nicely placed in the frame.
Thanks for showing us such beautiful species,
Regards,
Srikumar

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-22 12:08]

Hello Siggi,
Nice presentation of this butterfly in beautiful light and colours and fine sharpness. Good choice of composition.
Regards,
Peter

nice portrait of this little butterfly. have a nice day
Pierre

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