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Argynnis pandora

Argynnis pandora
Photo Information
Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of Mesopotamia II, Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-27 1:08
Viewed: 3258
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cardinal (Argynnis pandora) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout Southern Europe.

The wingspan is 64-80 mm. The butterfly flies from May to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Viola species.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Genus: Argynnis

Species: A. pandora

Binomial name
Argynnis pandora
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

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Muhteşeemmmmmmmmmm.... Kusursuz! Tele-macro her zman çok güzel oluyor. Bak nasıl işe yaramış 500 mm. Eline sağlık dostum.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-27 2:03]

Hello Durzan,
a beautiful capture of Argynnis pandora, very good sharpness, excellent POV and DOF, well composed.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Durzan, lovely butterfly against a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Good capture with powerful colors, Durzan! Bravo !
George Veltchev

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-27 11:29]

Hi Durzan
What a great Argynnis pandora capture!
Perfect details and great colors.
Light are amazing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-27 11:37]

Hello Dûrzan,
What a beauty: photo, butterfly and flower. Very beautiful light and colours. Great sharpness and details. Good DOF, POV, OOF BG and composition.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-27 12:05]

Hi Cirano,
Splendid composition, excellent colors!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-27 15:20]

Waaw Durzan,this purple flower is the best to complete a spectacular composition! Fantastic quality of sharpness and very intelligent pov too.My greats compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-27 19:33]

Hello Durzan,
very beautiful and exciting capture of the butterfly as well as the flower. The rich and intense purple is very catchy. You have presented these subjects in good details and the natural lighting is very special.
i like the cintrast of purple against the broenisg bokeh.
Very lovely.


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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-05-28 3:46]

Enfes görünüyor dostum, emeklerine ellerine sağlık.
Sevgi ve selamlarımla..

Ciao Durzan. A scenograpgic one with bright colours and soft and warm tones. perfect light'sn managment and very intresting POV too.


Hello Durzan
i see, not only the larvae feed on viola species , the buuterfly do it too,
wonderful capture,well composed,
superb details and colors
Have a great WE

Merhaba Durzan,
this shot is soooooo wonderful - I love the colours and the frontal POV.
The light is perfect, also the sharpness.
This shot would be fantastic as a big poster at a white wall, wow.
Excellent work my friend, I like it very much.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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