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|SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY (ARGYNNIS PAPHIA)|
This butterfly is a large fritillary and gets its name from the beautiful streaks of silver found on the underside of the wings. The bright orange male is quite distinctive as it flies powerfully along woodland rides, pausing only briefly to feed or investigate anything with an orange hue that could be a potential mate. The male has four distinctive black veins on its forewings that contain special "androconial" scales that are used in courtship. These veins are known as "sex brands". The female is paler than the male, has rounder wings and more-prominent spots. In England and Wales, the Silver-washed Fritillary is found in woodlands.
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- [2019-06-03 6:04]
Splendid clear photo of this butterfly in excellent sharpness, details and taken from the best POV. The colors are are so lively. Fantastic composition and DOF. A beauty!
- [2019-06-03 15:34]
Hi Marius,a species very difficult to find in the last years in my village,but i remember an invasion during my trip in Georgia 2 years ago. Perfect capture very sharp and bright as usual. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
One of the best photos I've ever seen about this species. Fantastic lights, colors, sharpness, depth of field and most importantly, composition. Hats off for you.
Kind regards from Ireland, László
- [2019-06-25 12:32]
Great foto of this butterfly with pretty drawing of the wings.