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Love on the grass

Love on the grass
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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: 2011-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-08-05 6:12
Viewed: 4225
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today is another picture with the second largest Fritillary species living in the Czech Republic.
Several pictures with different angles view on this pair you can seen in the Workshop.
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me.
Best greetings.


Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Argynnis
Species: paphia

Wingspan: 54–70 mm

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)
Czech name: Perleťovec stříbropásek

Information about this butterfly is on my last image.

ramthakur, Argus, marius-secan, siggi, PaulLees, maaciejka, maurydv, cloud, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Wow, what a composition, Milos!
The light management is perfect in this shot. The colour tones are the most natural and the details on the mating butterflies are incredible.
TFS and regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-08-05 7:26]

Hello Milos,
With skillful focusing through the grass stemsthis is a fine capture of paphia in copula.
The details of both sexes are seen with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a clean natural BG. This also show how the female is much greener than the male even when viewing them with the wings closed in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hello Milos
very nice picture with good details and super sharpness
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Another great macro Milos! The composition and the framing are excellent. The lighting and the colours are fantastic. The sharpness is impressive.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-05 10:04]

Hi Milos,this is a fantastic scoop,not easy to find the fritillary in love! Magnificent capture,the best as possible in this difficult situation,great details and sharpness,beautiful colors and nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-08-05 10:10]

Great photo and great scene of mating butterflies, excellent details and colors.

Hello Milos,
As usual a first class image with outstanding colors, wonderful details and perfect focus.
The composition with the two loversshot from a very low POV is spectacular.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-05 12:48]

Hello Milos,
Excellent capture of these mating Silver-washed Fritillary with good POV and composition, good timing, sharp details and nice colours.Best regards Siggi

great capture between the grass stems, TFS Ori

Hi Milos,

Wow what a splendid capture of these beauties my friend, exposure, sharpness,and composition are great, as for the stems criss crossing the format hmmm spoils the picture for me, sorry Milos this one does not make the grade, apart from that a very clear image, workshop photo's are great,
Best regards,


Hi Milos.
I like this photo of two butterflies. Great point of view. Nice colours. Very good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Hallo Lilous,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Silver-washed Fritillary mating, very good sharpness and splendid colours, very beautiful and interesting pictures in workshop too, very well done
Have a good weekend

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-08-06 3:19]

Hello Milos,
Although these green plants disturb a little but your photo like me very much, excellent soft light and very nice colours.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Milos, great macro of lovely maiting couple, excellent sharpness, splendid lightand colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-07 11:59]

Ahoj Miloši,
Krásné přírodní barvy, ostré detaily,dobrá poza a akce.Pozadí také nemá chybu,škoda těch stébel trávy působí opravdu rušivě jak se zmiňuje Paul.
Přejí krásný večer.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-08-10 12:08]

Hi Milos.
I like the subject so much despite somebody does not share this opinion. You have presented this charming pair into their natural surroundings. It is really true wild photography. Stem pattern underlines this key point. Amazing sharpness and precise focus, wonderful soft lighting and lovely colours. Well done and TFS.

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