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The big Queen

The big Queen
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-09-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-11-14 8:44
Viewed: 428
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The cold has arrived and the butterflies have disappeared, so I show you a curiosity of the end of September, a common species that I have shown many times, but with a very big one of the last generation, as opposed to the small ones observed in spring.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Issoria

Species: I. lathonia

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer. It is a very rare visitor to the British Isles. Heat-dependent, this species is found breeding on the hottest places of the foodplants of the larvae (prefers Viola tricolor and Viola arvensis). The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.
The eggs of this species are laid on the Wild Pansy ( Viola tricolor).


La latonia è un piccolo ninfalide dalla colorazione marrone chiaro a sisegni neri simile a molte altre specie della stessa famiglia. Più caratteristiche sono invece le grandi macchie argentate presenti nella pagina inferiore. E' una ottima volatrice e la si può osservare dal livello del mare fino ad oltre 2000 metri di quota.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-11-14 9:08]

Matching with the background, beautiful colors and excellent shot.

You have a masterly control over your compact camera now, Luciano.
Superb capture from an impressive perspective. The details on the wing are perfect.

Hi Luciano
A spectacular large butterfly with an appropriate common name. Great large white patches. beautifully sharp.

Hello Luciano,
Excellent image with superb metallic colors on the wings. Very nice details.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-11-16 1:51]

very beautiful..

Ciao Luciano, sempre bella, esaltata dai colori dell'autunno, quest'anno poi erano insolitamente grandi, al solito gran macro con dettagli favolosi e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Well managed background 😉. Beautiful butterfly 🦋 no doubt. Excellent details and colors.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-11-19 15:16]

Hi Luciano
Interesting pattern and good dof.
A bit different to the species of my region.


hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture of this beauty
the colours are beautiful
gr lou

Bonjour Luciano,

Le cadrage serré met l'insecte en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Petit nacré. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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