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The Silver-washed Fritillary

The Silver-washed Fritillary
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 9:51
Viewed: 3050
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) is a European species of butterfly, which was in decline for much of the 1970s and 1980s but seems to be coming back to many of its old territories.
The Silver-washed fritillary is deep orange with black spots on the upper side of its wings and has a wingspan of 54-70 mm, with the male being smaller and paler than the female. The underside is green and unlike other fritillaries has silver streaks instead of silver spots, hence the name silver-washed. The caterpillar is black-brown with two yellow lines along its back and long reddish-brown spines.

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Hello Rimantas,
Hope you'll be fine. Nice to meet you.A great shot from the top of this beautiful butterfly of your region sitting on a beautiful flower. The sharp focus brings out the details perfectly.And the colours of butterflies are beautiful as ever. Thanks for sharing...wish you and your family a happy new years...warmest regards/Abid

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-30 13:12]

Hi Rimantas,
Ir tavo atsisveikinimas su 2009 m. puikią sudėtį.
Linkiu Naujųjų Metų pilnas džiaugsmo ir geros sveikatos!
Naujųjų 2010 metų!
Nuoširdžiausi linkėjimai,

Hi Rimantas,

A photo full of sensibility, with a great background and a butterfly captured with very adequate POV, beautiful light and impeccable approach.

Happy New Year to you and your whole family! that 2010 brings you health and peace!

Greetings from Venezuela


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