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Pararge aegeria tircis

Pararge aegeria tircis
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Masterpieces with Bridge or Compact cameras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 6:56
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was on a trip near my hometown, which is called Jablonec nad Nisou.
This shot I taken with my old compact camera.
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me :-)
Best greetings.


Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus: Pararge
Species: aegeria

Wingspan: Male: 46 - 52mm
Female: 48 - 56mm

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Czech name: Okáč pýrový

Speckled Wood in the Czech Republic is rampant in all forest areas. He lives just only in the forest, mainly deciduous and mixed, from lowlands to mountains. Forests consisting of conifers only avoids.
Creates usually two, rarely three generations. First live from April to June, the second from July to August. In the mountains produces only one generation, the image of flying from May to June. The female lays eggs singly in isolated tufts of various wild grasses. After hatching larvae remain on the host plant, and later can climb over to other clusters. Their development takes different times depending on conditions. Pupate on the rocks or on the ground floor of the host plant. Winters in the pupae stage, or caterpillars in the 3rd undressing.
It is one of the few butterflies that can inhabit the contiguous forest stands. There are lighter and darker form. That's according to various researches mainly genetically influenced. Brighter males are territorial - the females are waiting for a suitable location. They have short wings and powerful chest muscles. Contrast, darker males seek females patrol flight and therefore have a larger wing, which is advantageous for longer flights.
Pararge aegeria creates several geographical races. In the Czech Republic live race called Pararge aegeria tircis.
This is not an endangered species, even in the last 100 years has increased its distribution area.

Edit: ID fixed, thanks to Anne for determining :-)

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Hi Milos,
A very sharp macro of this lovely butterfly.Great light and a pleasant composition.

Lovely Image . I like the placement of the subject in the frame and a kind of 3D effect because of the shadow of the butterfly.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-04 7:13]

Hello Milos,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo in great clarity and very beautiful colours. Excellent diagonal composition and DOF. Very beautiful!

Hello Milos,
A beautiful sharp image of this beautiful butterfly, superb clarity - showing nicely the texture as the depth of filed is well adapted and all details can be clearly seen, Beautiful lighting, colours and excellent contrast against the vivid green background, nicely done and presented,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Ciao Milos,geat macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Milos,

Well what a very nice and delightful macro image here my friend, spectacular detailed sharpness with such fine details, 10 out of 10, amazing rich colours accompanied by fantastic lighting control, good strong composition, congratulations Milos on a job well done,
Best regards,


hello Milos
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-04 8:22]

Hi Milos,magnificent composition whit this pararge very common in my country too,very impressive sharpness,colors and details,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

A superb photo with excellent light. The subspecies does indeed look different to ours. regards yiannis

Great photo Milos!! Excellent composition, wonderful colours, impressive sharpness.

Hi Milos,
excellent photo of this butterfly. Very good point of view. A lot of details - perfect sharpness.
I like this composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Milos,
What I like at this image are the vivid colours, great sharpness, fine details and excellent POV. Well done!

Hi Milos,
Heavens! As you do this with your camera bridge? ... Great work, wonderfully composed and a perfect light. This is close to what others do with a DSLR! ... Congratulations!
TFS, Regards!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2011-07-04 11:20]

amazing shot!

very good sharpness, details on subject.
great natural colors.


Ciao Milos. Excellente details and sharp so like DOF. Magnificente light and contrast. So well done!


Hallo Milos,
my neighbour, a superb macro shot of a male Pararge aegeria "tircis", outstanding sharpness and marvellous natural colours in a very harmonious composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-04 12:14]

Hello Milos,
Beautiful colors and markings of this butterfly give it a very elegant look. Fine details and a lovely backdground show it off so well. Lovely open winged composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Milos,
Excellent capture with outstanding clarity and razor sharp details.
Perfect composition with excellent light, colors and POV.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-06 4:11]
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Bonjour Milos,
As usual a high-standard picture from you. Love the color-contrast here and the decentred composition. Well seen and done!
Just a little remark, the name is P. tircis and not tricis
Kind regards

Hello Milos,
excellent capture of this butterfly with good light and beautiful colours. Outstanding sharpness with many details and a well chosen POV.
Best wishes,

wonderful light and colors in your picture Mikou, very nice composition with good details on the subject, congratulations !

have a nice day !

ciao, tino

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-24 5:26]

Hello milos,
very beautiful shot with sharpness and contrast well presented. The view is so exciting with pattern and details well seen.


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