|Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas)
|Date Taken: 2009-07-29|
|Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-04-22 9:42|
|[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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A very good image with good sharpness and excellent colours.