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High Brown Fritillary

High Brown Fritillary
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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: 2014-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-25 13:50
Viewed: 863
Points: 12
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The genus Argynnis comprises of about 25 species, found variously in Europe, temperate Asia and North America. Certain workers include an additional 18 Speyeria species within Argynnis.

The High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe is distributed across much of Europe, but is absent from northern Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean islands ( except Sicily ).

It can easily be mistaken for the Dark Green Fritillary, which often shares its habitats, but the male of aglaia lacks the conspicuous black sex brands which run along veins 2 and 3 of the forewing of adippe. The ground colour of female High Brown Fritillaries is golden, whereas in females of aglaia it is more reddish brown with noticeably pale outer margins. In both sexes the outer edge of the fore-wings is almost straight in aglaia, but is slightly concave in adippe. The size and positioning of the black spots is variable in both species. On the undersides the differences are more pronounced - the High Brown Fritillary has a yellowish ground colour with no trace of green, and has an additional row of white-centred reddish spots in the submarginal area of the hindwings.

In continental Europe this species can be confused with the Niobe Fritillary Argynnis niobe, but the latter is smaller and has more chevron-like lunules on the underside.

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Ciao John, great macro of fantastic buttrfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰
花紋真是很特別 角度也不錯
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hello John-Beautiful butterfly.Excellent colour.Well captured.Nice POV and composition.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-26 12:22]

Hi John,
Excellent makro shot. Nice colours and sharpness details
with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-26 16:09]

Salut John,une capture vraiment parfaicte malgre' la difficile perspective,les details sont impressionants et cet orange est super! Mes complimens et bon WE,Luciano.

Hello John

Excellent image, very nice DOF and composition, nice details, fine sharpness and very nice POV



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