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Issoria lathonia

Issoria lathonia
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/300 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-29 8:47
Viewed: 2557
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Issoria

Species: I. lathonia

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer. It is a very rare visitor to the British Isles. Heat-dependent, this species is found breeding on the hottest places of the foodplants of the larvae (prefers Viola tricolor and Viola arvensis). The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.
The eggs of this species are laid on the Wild Pansy ( Viola tricolor).

La latonia è un piccolo ninfalide dalla colorazione marrone chiaro a sisegni neri simile a molte altre specie della stessa famiglia. Più caratteristiche sono invece le grandi macchie argentate presenti nella pagina inferiore. E' una ottima volatrice e la si può osservare dal livello del mare fino ad oltre 2000 metri di quota.

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Ciao Luciano,
ed ecco uno dei tuoi cavalli di battaglia in una meravigliosa ed accurata composizione, eccellente definizione e colori stupendi e luminosi.
Grazie e complimenti.
Buon fine settimana

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-29 9:25]

Hello Luciano,
beautiful composition, with vibrant colors and fabulous details.
Very nice DOF sharpness from wing to wing and a lovely OOF that shows off this butterfly very well.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-29 9:43]

Hello Luciano
Nice capture with vivid colors and great details.

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful shot of Issoria lathonia. Excellent details & POV.
Have a nice weekend: Subhash

Ciao Luciano,

Una bella foto, ben composta, con magici colori e dettagli. Lotti di profondità. Molto bella nel suo complesso.

Cordiali saluti,


Ciao Luciano, bella latonia che spicca nitidamente sul magnifico sfondo ornato di margherite, ottima macro, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-29 10:00]

Hello Luciano,
A fine super sharp capture of I. lathonia taken from a great POV that shows the wings superbly against the OOF natural BG and the OOF flowers make a great natural framing in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

goodevening Luciano
very fine composition with background the daisies, the butterfly as if it hovers in the corner,wonderful photo

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-29 10:23]

Ciao Luciano,
I once saw, did not pose well ...:(
In the coming days, my final good exposure take photographs.
Beautiful shot of "Issoria lathonia".Very nice colors and fine details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Luciano
Very nice presentation. Good , sharp image of lathonia. Despite the little noise in background it is a very good shot. Good diagonal composition, nice POV.

hello Luciano

very beaurtiful photographu of this butterfly, fine POV & DOF,
beautiful luminosity, superb focus with great sharpness
and details, i also love to see details of the blurred background,



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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-05-29 11:24]

Slav Lûcîano,
Very beautiful butterfly in the natural environment.Very nice composition.Good sharpness.
Best regards.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-29 11:48]

Hi Luciano. This has a nice compostion with the beautiful butterfly and white wild flowers. The detail in the close up of the Queen of Spain Fritillary is first class. With rich colours.All with interesting notes well done TFs.

Have a nice weekend.

Ciao Luciano. Bellissima e dettagliata. Da qualche giorno non ne vedo più. Sopraffatte dalle cardui.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-29 13:07]

Hello neighbour Luciano,
Beautiful photo in a surprising composition. The sharp focus on the butterfly is excellent. Great clear colours and a very good DOF.
Have a good weekend,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-29 16:43]

Hi Luciano,

A beautiful butterfly in a wonderful setting with the pretty flowers. You have captured this Queen of Spain in a perfect position to show off the lovely wing markings. I love the deep rich colors and the fine details. A wonderful composition.


Great capture, Luciano.
This Fritillary looks very beautiful with its wings open and your image of it is sharp and attractive.
I appreciate your retention of the flowers for compositional purposes.
Thanks and regards.

A nice offset to the upper left and then the OOF flora in the lower right...nice artistic approach I think! I love the regal name! Ha! Regalia has its limitations I am hearing..but not for the camera

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-29 20:11]

Hi Luciano.
What a clear shot of the beautiful butterfly. I like framing of the scene and composition of the picture a lot. Crisp sharp imager on the left=top corner of the frame is looked perfectly. I like natural surrounding and excellently exposure white flowers on the left side of the frame too. Well done and kind regards.

Bonjour Luciano,
Superbe composition ,image bien colorée et fins détails sur le sujet
Bon W-E
J'espère pouvoir rentrer chez moi très prochainement et de reprendre mes posting sur TN

Wonderful capture Luciano... :) Composition, lighting, detail, all presented beautifully. TFS.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-30 8:10]

Hello Luciano,
You managed to get this lovely Fritillary beautifullly in focus showing it in a lovely pose and details are very sharp. Lovely natural colours too. Personally I find the daisies rather distracting and would have cropped it closer on the right but that's a matter of opinion.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

This is not just a wonderful shot in terms of technicalities, Luciano, but also in terms of composition!

ciao Luciano!
la Regina di Spagna ha sempre il suo fascino....ottima composizione e cromatismo

buon w.end sERGIO

Bonjour Luciano
Excellente image de ce Petit Nacré dans ce beau decor de fleurs, la pose et le point de vue sont vraiment parfait pour nous montrer son bon dessin
la luminosité et les couleurs sont superbes
Passe un bon dimanche

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-31 4:58]

Bonjour Luciano,
Tu es donc de retour,grand plaisir de revoir tes images. J'aime beaucoup la composition de cette image avec le papillon dans une position décentrée et une jolie vue sur son environnement. Heureusement qu'Issoria lathonia a une forme si particulière et est facile à reconnaître.
Bonne fête de Pentecôte

Ciao Lucio,
Great caught of view, il est très jolie celui-là tous comme les autres..:)) superbes couleurs orange et détails et une belle netteté.
tous mes complimenti...
Bon dimanche.

Ciao Luciano
J'amie beaucoup ce papillon, il a des lignes assez anguleuses, et des motifs géométriques.
Merci pour cette belle photo

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