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Melitaea phoebe / Knapweed Fritillary

Melitaea phoebe / Knapweed Fritillary
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 8:01
Viewed: 3300
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
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Melitaea phoebe (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Knapweed Fritillary

Widely distributed in N Africa, S and C Europe. Absent from Britain and from Mediterranean islands except Sicily. Flies April-August in two or more broods through summer at low altitudes; a single broad in July in mountains at high levels, often common on open, flowery slopes. Larval food plants Plantago, Centaurea.
A highly variable species. It is large compared to most Mellicta/Melitaea species and also rather bright and colourful, meaning that it is really quite easy to identify. It is characterised by the broken black lines that border the discal band on the underside and by the light hindwing postdiscal spots.

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Hello Marcello,
Very good light. Good POV..and DOF.
Framing is a bit personal;-)
Well done

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-28 8:45]

Ciao Marcello,
it's a perfect picture with respect to point of view, focus, sharpness, leight management and colour reproduction.
Beautiful and professional work!
Best wishes, Peter

very nice Marcello,
I cature this one a few times in a butterfly garden, you made a fine composition with a very good dof and with fine details, fine photojob, have a nice evening.
gr. jaap

Hi Marcello

Excellent picture, with an appealing parallel POV, great light and colours. Does justice to this beautiful butterfly!


Ciao Marcello,
Una ottima foto, detagli meravigliosi ed armoniosa composizione. Un buonissimo lavoro.

Another incredible butterfly image. Beautiful focus and perfect sharpness. This one is a keeper for sure! Kudos to you for one fine capture.

Hi Marcello,
Great details. Nice colours. Good composition. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-29 0:44]

Hello Marcello,
beautiful pic, nice pose captured, great POV and composition,
colors and details are fantastic,
nicelly blured background,
best regards, Dejan

Ciao Marcello,
...un altro spettacolare scatto alla tua collezione. Bravo.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-29 7:41]

What a perfect macro, Marcello! I love the splendid POV with such perfect sharpness and great details, DOF, contrast and beautiful framing and composition.
Really great!!
Congratulations and thank you very much for this beauty.


Hello Marcello
Very nice shot of this Knapweed Fritillary,
Perfect focusing,sharpness and colors,
Welldone my friend.

Good Luck

bonjour marcello
rien a dire,l'image est bonne en tous points!
juste bravo.

Ciao Marcello, la volevo postare questa sera la stessa farfalla, poi all'ultimo momento ho cambiato idea ed ho fatto bene, perchè in confronto alla tua la mia merita di rimanere nel cestino, splendida in tutto, per dettagli, nitidezza e colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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