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Silver Washed Fritillary

Silver Washed Fritillary
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-11 9:39
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Points: 44
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Argynnis paphia, (Linnaeus 1758)
Silver Washed Fritillary

Turkish Name: Cengaver Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey can be seen everywhere. However, this butterfly, the more north and south are seen.

Distribution in the world: Silver-washed Fritillary, from Europe to Asia to live in a vast geography, observed.

Living Area: Above sea level, can be seen up to the heights of 1500 meters. Usually seen in forested areas.

Flight time: June-August months as a single generation flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Viola palustris and Viola riviniana develop the type of feeding on plants.

Description-Notes: Large and elegant butterfly. The Silver-washed fritillary butterfly is deep orange with black spots on the upper side of its wings 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. Butterfly lays eggs in the trees near the area of violets. Violets own finds the egg of the caterpillar. The wing is greater than the lower, black spots above them. The most important difference between females and males, male, black in color banded wings above them. Caterpillars, winter's sleep lies.

Wingspan: 54-70 mm long.

Similar Species:
• High Brown Fritillary - Argynnis adippe, (Rottemburg 1775)
• Dark Green Fritillary - Argynnis aglaja, (Linnaeus 1758)
• The Niobe Fritillary - Argynnis niobe, (Linnaeus 1758)

1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..136 pp.
2.O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Silver-washed Fritillary
3.Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Silver-washed Fritillary
4. Krzysztof Jonko’s: European Butterflies & Moths - Silver-washed Fritillary

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Hi seyfi,
Beautiful close-up of this butterfly showing sharp details and texture of wings and vivid colours, very well exposed, excellent composition and point of view,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Superb image, great detail and beautiful colours. regards yiannis

Merhaba Seyfi,
what a fantastic macro shot of the Silver Washed Fritillary taken from an excellent point of view with impressive sharpness and details, very beautiful colours, ina very pleasant composition
Tebrik ederim
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-11 10:25]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly. Great sharpness, details and splendid bright colours. Pleasing diagonal composition. Good blurred BG.

Ciao Seyfi. Great lightning and detailed pic. Wonderful natural colours.


Hi Seyfi.
Congratulations for this artistic shot. Excellent point of view. Very good sharpness and depth of field. Amazing warm colours. Nice blurred background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Seyfi
Another great butterfly photo with excellent composition. The colours and the lighting are fantastic. The sharpness is impressive.

Nice sharp picture of this pretty fritilary in a great pose


hello Seyfi
great sharpness and good details
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou

Hi Seyfi,

Well what a beautiful image of this fine species of Butterfly, amazing rich colours very strong composition, and sharp throughout,
Congratulations Seyfi and have a nice evening,


Ciao Seyfi, fantastic butterfly with wonderful bright colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-12 0:41]

Beautiful capture of this lovely species with excellent colors. tfs.

a very beautiful butterfly, very good sharpness with bright colours, nice composition
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-12 4:01]

Hi Seyfi,magnificent fritillary whit the best wings position for a wonderfull result.Very impressive sharpness and composition,for me just a little oversatured.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Merhabalar Seyfi bey,
Renkler mükemmel ve çok canlı çıkmış.
Kadraj nefis olmuş.
Hatunun çok güzel bir pozunu yakalamışsınız tebrikler
En güzel dileklerimle.

Hello Seifi,
What a beautiful image in great quality and with lovely diagonal image. A real pleasure to view. Well done.

Buena pose y encuadre pero la luz casi al límite.
Saludos Seyfi: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Seyfi
you have captured this Silver Washed Fritillary of a nice way, he texture of the wings are very well seen, impeccable sharpness, superb color saturation,
excellent DOF and BG
Have a great WE

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-14 1:33]

Merhaba Seyfi,
excellent view with good sharpness and clarity. this top view is really amazing as it shows the pattern on the wings so pleasant. how the black dota on orange wings captures the eyes.
Very exciting presentation.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-14 8:56]

Hello Seyfi,
A very fine close-up of this beautiful Fritillary showing great sharpness and lovely details! A nice contrasting background and well composed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Seyfi bey bundan iyisi Şam'da kayısı. Usta elinden çıktığı belli oluyor. Ellerinize ve emekllerinize sağlık.
Selam ve sevgilerimle.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-24 7:53]

Hi Seyfi.
You managed to picture a simply splendid specimen. Amazing posture of the wings, great upper POV, great sunlight and vivid colours of the shot. Details of the butterfly are ultimate and smoothness of the BG is excellent too. Well done and TFS.

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