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*Argynnis Paphia Male


*Argynnis Paphia Male
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Minolta AF 70-210/F4.0 "Beercan", Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-11 12:11
Viewed: 2704
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly is our largest fritillary and gets its name from the beautiful streaks of silver found on the underside of the wings. The bright orange male is quite distinctive as it flies powerfully along woodland rides, pausing only briefly to feed or investigate anything with an orange hue that could be a potential mate. The male has four distinctive black veins on its forewings that contain special “androconial” scales that are used in courtship. These veins are known as “sex brands”. The female is paler than the male, has rounder wings and more-prominent spots.

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No comments for this great image?
wonderful colors. nicely taken with good angle. good sharpness and contrast. wonderful unique species you have shared. thanks for sharing.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-12 13:35]

Hello John,
Nice composition this beautiful and large butterfly. Good nicely blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

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