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Argynnis pandora

Argynnis pandora
Photo Information
Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 9:43
Viewed: 3570
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was returning from holyday and passing through Dobrogea I went visiting the ruins of Enisala fortress. The medieval fortress is located on a hill on the shore of a previous golf, actually Razelm lake.

The hill was covered by grasses dried out at the beginning of September. Sun was shining strongly raising temperature to about 30 C. A strong wind was blowing on the hill. I was surprised to see a rather great butterfly flying over the dry landscape. It stopped on a group of plants near me.

Due to the strong wind the insect was not able to keep its wings open. As this butterfly did not look very common to me I took some photos with the camera hand hold. I had to use a relative high shutter speed due to the strong wind moving the plant insect was sitting on.

It must be Argynnis pandora (thank you Cosmin (cosmln)for ID). This species is not so often met in Romania so I was glad taking the photo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-04 9:49]

Hello Cristian,
Perfect pose, pov, details, light and background. A great capture and a nice image to see.
Regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-04 10:20]

Hi Cristian. This is a fine close up of the Btterfly which i have never seen so thanks for posting. It has some nice markings on is wings which you have captured with good detai land colours. a nice top POV . well done TFS.

Hello Cristian,

Nice job on this one! I like the colours a lot! The picture is very sharp and well exposed too. I would be tempted to crop it a little bit, just to get more focus on the butterfly itself.



Preciosa toma Cristian, donde yo destacaría sin duda la belleza de la combinación de los colores. Bien la luz, los colores y el encuadre.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2008-11-04 13:59]
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Buna Cristian,

nu este A.aglaja... aia e un pic altfel.
diun experienta mea asta este 99% Argynnis pandora o alta specie nu foarte comuna (depinde de an). Dar in Dobrogea mai comuna... eu am fotografiat specia nu departe de locul ala in Muntii Macin.

in imagine ai o femela ;)


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-04 15:30]

Hi Cris,very very nice marriage of colors between this nice butterfly and the cardus! Fantastics details and perfect point of view,my best compliments and thanks to show us this beauty,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Christian,
Very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly with good POV and composition, sharp details and bright colours.

Hi Cristian,
A great macro of this extremely beautiful pandora butterfly. Your pov is excellent, giving us very good details of the head as well as the wings. Good composition with the wings spreading to the corners too.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Cristian,

You have lovely colours all over, even the butterfly is looking very good in the composition, I liked it very much.TFS.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-05 4:27]

Hi Christian
very nice colors and sharp
well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-11-05 7:03]

Hello Christian
Beautiful composition.Nice POV and sharp image.The light and colors are excellent.I also like that nice OOF BG.
TFS Michel

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-05 7:08]

Hello Cristian, Nice pose and good light. The capture is composed very well. Ganesh

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-05 8:02]

Hello Cristian,
A fine capture of Argynnis pandora taken from a good frontal POV with excellent sharpness and DOF to create a pleasing OOF natural BG.
Thanks for sharing this fine image of a species not found in Sweden,
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-05 8:54]

Hello Cristian,
This is a very fine view of this beautiful Fritillary. Excellent sharp focus and I like your low POV. A fine soft background too and a very nice composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-05 9:24]

Hi Cristian.
What a nice scenery and wonderful butterfly. I like superb rich colour palette of the picture, great details of the beautiful insect and flowers as well as the pictorial nicely blurred BG. Perfect shot. My best regards and TFS.

Hi Christian,

good capture from this butterfly and also a great dof and bg.
Beautiful colours.


Ciao Cristian, splendid butterfly with wonderful details and great sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-05 14:12]

Hello Cristian! A really fine shot my friend! It looks like a jewel, it's so beautiful. Perfect sharpness, great background and lovely colors, well done!


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