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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sigma SD14, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, RAW ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-10 13:01
Viewed: 4478
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses.

Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).

There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up.

A variable number of smaller eyespots are usually found on the hindwing undersides. These may number up to 12 per individual butterfly, with up to 6 on each wing. The factors that govern polymorphism in this trait are not resolved, although a number of theories have been proposed (Stevens 2005). On the other hand, the evolutionary significance of the upperwing eyespots is more obvious: The more active males have a markedly more cryptic upperside pattern, whereas the females have more often opportunity to present their eyespots in a sudden display of colors and patterns that presumably make neophobic predators hesitate so that the butterfly has better chances of escaping.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-10 13:40]

Hi Malgosia. This isa very good close up of the Butterfly . Which you taken with sharp focusing and fine deatil. good use of the light which has given rich colours. a nice side POV/Dof. well done TFS.

I few notes on the picture will help to get it noticed more.

Ciao Malgosia,
splendida cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione con una perfetta messa a fuoco ed uno stupendo OOF BG, straordinaria la definiziopne della "texture" della farfalla, bellissimi i colori.
TFS. Maurizio

This looks like a perfectly composed image to me. Each element is well placed. I like the curve of the flowers and the stance of the butterfly. The sharpness is enhanced by the lovely soft textured background.

Evelynn : )

Try to write a few notes.... it is a TN requirement : )

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2008-08-10 23:48]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Kolejna swietna fotka! Co pierwsze sie rzuca, to swietna ostrosc i pieknie rozmyte tlo za motylem. Kompozycja - pierwsza klasa :)
Czekam na wiecej!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-08-11 0:10]

Witaj Malgorzato,
Kompozycja motyl-kwiatek jest naturalna i swietnie to uchwycilas. Ostrosc na skrzydlach znakomita.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hi Malgosia,
Wonderful macro capture of a meadow brown in all around.
Greetings from TR N. Cyprus

A beautiful specimen rendered nicely exposed and perfectly in focus, thanks to your fine POV, being the optical axis of the lens exactly perpendicular to the wing plane. In my workshop I tried to eliminate some of the colour layers in the warmer parts of the spectrum, hoping to achieve a more natural balance in colours, hope you like my version...

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-08-11 8:18]

Merhaba Malgosia,

Bir kelebek fotosundan beklenen hemen herşey bu karede mevcut. Sade ve koyu bir artalan, renkleri enfes bir konrast oluşturan kır papatyaları ve en güzeli kusursuz bir teknikle tüm detayları ortaya konulmuş olan kelebek. Herşeyiyle enfes bir çalışma olmuş. Yeni karelerde görüşmek dileği ile.

very sharp image
beautiful Maniola

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-08-13 12:49]

Hello Malgosia,

Beautiful composition. Excellent sharp picture of this Brown. Very good light and colours. Very good bokeh too.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2008-08-13 13:43]

Bardzo ładny kadr tło i motylek, na skrzydle widać złoty odcień co mi się szczególnie podoba.


fabulous colors...great compo...sharp as hell.

way too good.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-16 21:16]

Hello Malgosia! A really beautiful nature shot, well composed, great technique and a fantastic result, thanks!


Hi Malgosia,
this is a very beautiful post with an excellent composition.
The butterfly is perfectly sharp allover. You cann see all its little hairs.
Perfect light and a beautiful background, too.
TFS Tatjana

Hi Malgosia,
A nice capture of this beautiful meadow brown. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Malgosia,
Breakfast for two :)
Excellent DOF and detail.
Great comp with very good color, exposure, BG, and POV.
Well done,

Bardzo ladna fotka. Swietna ostrosc (minimalnie bym przejechal unsharp mask), ladne nasycone kolory. Piekne rozmyte tlo. Wszystko ladnie naswietlone. Bardzo mi sie podoba

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2008-08-26 15:19]

Witaj Malgosiu,

Woooooow, coz za ostrosc i jakosc... fantastyczne!
Gratulowac ;-)


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-31 11:58]

Hi Malgosia.

Ufffffff.........Magnific macro, wonderfull colors ,tones, contrast and sharpness, of details is perfect, is a great composition,good note.


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