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Argynnis paphia

Argynnis paphia
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Copyright: Hendrik Boot (NINIX) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z2, GT Lens 1:2 8-3.7 APO, 38-380 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies, my personal collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-21 3:44
Viewed: 3550
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this Argynnis paphia? (in Dutch Keizersmantel) in France. Silver-washed Fritillary.

This is a large and powerful butterfly and a pleasure to watch in flight. I wasn't sure whether it was the legs hanging down or a combined effect with the abdomen but it really looks like there's an undercarriage engaged when it comes in to land!! The species can be observed in sunny clearings in densely wooded areas and nectars avidly on bramble and hemp agrimony. Buddleia is popular in nearby gardens. The photographed specimens were utterly indifferent to my presence but getting pictures wasn't easy as they were moving about quite a lot on the flower heads.

Source: The Butterflies of the Monts du Lyonnais

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Very Nice Close Up.This photo has a good colour and brightness.Thanks

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-21 3:59]

Good evening Hendrik, what a beautiful photo you have posted tonight. It's very well composed, and to me looks much like a pastel painting. Is that a spider on the flower just under the wing on the left? Very nicely shown, thank you.
IMO, I would have preferred the frame to be half the size as I think it is too dark and heavy for such a gentle and pretty photo.
Janice :)

Hendrik, thatīs a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done.

This is a nice close-up, Hendrik.
I like the light and the colours.
Good details and nice composition.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-21 7:28]

Wow ! What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! in France ;-) Composition, colors, DOF, details and sharpness are excellent ! Thanks for sharing Hendrik.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-09-21 11:32]

what a really nice photo of this butterfly. good DOF and exposure, but too much frame.

Hi Hendrik

Very nice macro shot of this fine and cute butterfly. I like the vivid colors. Good focus.

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