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Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 0:25
Viewed: 2749
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 also found in North Africa, India, Central Asia, Himalayas and China.
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).
Flight time is between March and October, size is between 38 mm and 46 mm, and is usually found at altitudes between sea level and 2700 m

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Ciao Siggi, beautiful Latonia with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi MF Siggi,

Impressive macro capture of this beautifully coloured fritillary with great DOF providing a 3-D effect and blurred green BG.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hello Siegfried
a very beautiful capture of theQuee of Spain Fritillary, very good sharpness, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-16 1:54]

Hello Siegfried
Good work... I like details, vivid colors and perfect focus

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-16 2:01]

Very fine composition and excellent colors, beautiful species too. tfs.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-16 2:21]

Slav Sîggî,
This is very different and beautiful butterfly.Very good capture with great POV,colors and perfect sharpness.TFS and regards,

hello Siegfried
very good composition
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Siegfried,
die Königin - ja, wirklich majestätisch wie sie da sitzt - und die Flügel sind wunderschön. Sieht aus, als hätten die Flecken die gleiche grüne Farbe wie die Blätter, sieht toll aus, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Siegfried. Interesting POV and intrigtant colours' tone. Very good details on wings weft.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-16 5:58]

Very interesting composition, nice natural colors and good details too!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-16 6:18]

Hi Siggi,what a strange pic of queen of spain! I know very well this specie and i'm surprising from your class to take so perfectly the silver reflections of the wings.Excellent work,sharpness and details,my best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-16 6:38]

Hello Siggi,
I really like your composition showing the Queen of Spain Fritillary very nicely in focus on some pretty green leaves. Excellent details of the underside of the wings, the silvery patches here perfectly matching the green leaves due to the light. Lovely colours and very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Siggi,

An excellent macro with striking colors, sharpness & details. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & best compliments.


Hello Siegfried,

an very good presentation from these butterfly with good details and pov.
Fine natural colours.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-16 11:38]

Hi Siegfried. Once again you have taken a fine close up of a butterfly. This time Queen of Spain Fritillary . Which you have taken a fine side view of. Showing fine detail and natural colours. You have an unusual refection on the wings . Well taken TFS.

Hi Sigfried
Great photo of this Queen of Spain Fritillary.. Colours, dof and pov are nice.
Best regards

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-16 13:19]

Merhaba Siegfried,
çok güzel bir makro fotoğraf olmuş.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-16 13:46]

Hi Siggi,
Magnificent macro. Details and beautiful colors!
What color is this beautiful butterfly. If you look not perceived.
Have a good evening,

Bello trabajo con el color y encuadre óptimo. Enfoque algo justo a la cabeza del insecto.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-16 16:26]

Hi Siggi,

This is beautiful!! Amazing how the leaves match the green markings of the butterfly. The Queen of Spain is so pretty and you show it off perfectly with rich colors and superfine details. The butterfly looks magnificent against the green background. Outstanding composition.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-17 1:11]

Hello Siggi,
A fine capture of I. lathonia resting with its wings closed.
Its features are seen clearly in a pleasing composition in the greenery and it is interesting to see how the silver spots reflect the green surroundings.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hallo Siggi
Die perlmutterartigen Flecke deines Issoria haben die Grüne Nuancen, und ich habe es wie diese niemals gesehen.
Die Sauberkeit deines Fotos zeigt die Details(Einzelteile) gut, das ist fabelhaft.
Danke, und bravo, Grüße

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