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Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 7:53
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked) Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Tribe: Heliconiini

Subtribe: Argynnina

Genus: Argynnis

Species: A. paphia

Binomial name
Argynnis paphia

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.

Adults feed on the nectar of bramble, thistles and knapweeds and also on aphid honeydew. the silver-washed is a strong flier and more mobile than other fritillaries and as such can be seen gliding above the tree canopy at high speed. It preferred habitat is thin, sunny deciduous woodland especially oaks but has been known to live in coniferous woodland.

The male possesses scent scales on the upper side of the forewing that run along veins one to four. The scent produced from these scales attracts females and helps to distinguish it from other species. Unusually for a butterfly, the female does not lay her eggs on the leaves or stem of the caterpillar's food source (in this case violets) but instead one or two meters above the woodland floor in the crevices of tree bark close to clumps of violets.

When the egg hatches in August, the caterpillar immediately goes into hibernation until spring. Upon awakening it will drop to the ground and feeds on violets close to the base of the tree. The caterpillar usually feeds at night and usually conceals itself during the day away from its food source but during cool weather will bask in the sunny spots on the forest floor on dry, dead leaves . It will make its chrysalis amongst the ground vegetation and the adults will emerge in June

Ref: Wikipedia

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To ridvan: Selamstar74 1 10-09 13:39
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Hola Yildiz.
Genial PoV y fabulosos detalles.
Excelente presentación dedicatoria y nota.
Un saludo, JL.

hello yildiz,
this is a lovely dedication and our friend alex is goon love it, liked the beautiful colours and the metalic shine on the wings, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Yildiz,
Beautiful butterfly and beautiful dedication.I love in this shot the metalic reflection and the details.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-09 9:37]

Hello Yildiz,
the green iridescent colours of the wing underside is particularly well presented. The general composition is very pleasant.
Best wishes, Peter

Merhaba yildiz,
extremely beautiful captured with perfect sharpness, awesome colour and details
exposure and focus is spot on!
well done indeed

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-09 10:19]

Hello Yildiz,
I love those wing patterns with a metallic shine to the markings. Very well caught, sharp and in lovely colours. Fine dark background too that makes it stand out. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Yildiz,

Excellent dedication
SUPERB sharpness with lovely colours
Lovely compo

TFS Thijs

Hi, Yildiz.
At first it's very nice butterfly. Excellent composition and sharpness too. Nice colors.

merhaba Yıldız,
güzel kelebek serisinin bir başka güzel türünü ve fotoğrafını görmek güzel. netliğinden detaya, renkten kompozisyona çok başarılı bir çalışma olmuş. eline sağlık, selamlar.

Hi, dear Yildiz.
Thanks a lot for kindness, interest and touching dedication. Your picture is wonderful. The butterfly is simply beauty. I have not seen something similar. Your POV is great as well as the whole pictured scene. New little leaves and buds are charming and serve as a nice substrate for butterfly. I also like the BG a lot. It is well coloured and smoothed. I am happy. My heart wishes and TFS.
I'll be back soon and mark this dear for me shot by dark green smile.

selam yıldız; bana da aldıracaksınız bu makinadan walla :) cok begendim renkler arka plan netlik super tebrikler

Hi Yildiz,
A very nice fill flash exposue on this Silver-washed Fritillary. You have captured the colors and detail extremely well. A beauty!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-10 22:55]

Merhaba Yildiz,
Netlik, kompozisyon ve kanatlardaki metalik piriltilar cok guzel. Ellerine saglik

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-19 10:04]

selam star
bu da cok guzel bir kelebek ve hos bir hediye olmus alex99 icin
kompozisyon, isik, renkler, netlik ve detaylar harika bence
eline saglik

Hello Yildiz
Very nice shot of this Silver-washed Fritillary ,Perfect focusing,lighting and
composition,Superb shot.


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