High Brown Fritillary
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Flight Time: June-August.
The High Brown Fritillary is a large powerful butterfly. The wings are orange with black markings similar to several related fritillaries especially the Dark Green Fritillary. It is usually seen in sunshine flying swiftly over bracken and other low vegetation in woodland clearings. On cloudy days, they have the habit of retreating to the top of trees when the sun goes in.
In the wild, the male High Brown Fritillary is almost impossible to distinguish from the Dark Green Fritillaries which often occurs in the same location. The High Brown Fritillary is easy to approach when feeding on flowers such as Bramble and Thistles enabling close inspection of the underside of the wings to see their distinctive markings.
The High Brown Fritillary is a Priority Species for conservation due to the continued loss of habitat and resulting drop in population.
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- [2010-08-04 13:51]
Prezentacja bardzo udana,motyl i kwiatek na pierwszym planie w doskonalej ostrosci.Tlo bardzo dobrze rozmyte.Bardzo interesujace swiatlo.Pozdrawiam Siggi
- [2010-08-04 23:05]
Splendid photo, great details, TFS!
- [2010-08-05 12:11]
Excellent macro and very good capture of the Argynnis, the détails and colors of the wings are splendid.
Very good sharpness and beautifull light, the composition with the flower is great.
Have a good day.
Très belle image de Moyen nacré, bien cadrée et parfaitement nette. Les couleurs sont superbes.