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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,
Adrian

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

Jesús

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