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Argynnis paphia

Argynnis paphia
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 3:15
Viewed: 3128
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my backyard:

For once the shot has not been taken from the wilderness part of the yard, the plant presented here is the cultivated Buddleja davidii that has its origins in Central China. But the butterfly is autochthon, by Jove! It's a female Silver washed Fritillary (Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae; Argynnis paphia L.; Kaisermantel; le Tabac d'Espagne), one of the big and showy butterflies in Europe. The species has often been presented on TN, sorry for the reiteration.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-02 5:09]

Lieber Dieter,
Wieder ein Kandidat für mein Thema, und welch ein schöner!! Unwahrscheinlich wieviele Pfiffolter den Weg in deinen Garten finden.
Poetisches Bild mit feinen Farben und ein sehr ausdruckstarke A.Paphia. Gut gemacht.
Schönes Wochenende
Herzlich grüsst

Hi Dietrich. Excellent photo of this beautiful butterfly.
Colours, details, composition and pov are wonderful.
Best regards

Good use of flash & I like the way your fritillary is bordered with the b-fly bush Dietrich. Great POV, DOF & details, a most pleasing frame :)
Have a great weekend!

Great clarity, powerful colors and detail Dietrich! Stunning point of view, lovely sharpness, and .... everything!! Clear 10 out of 10 from me! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-02 6:27]

Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful photo in very bright and clear colours and excellent sharpness and details. Good DOF, POV and composition. A few dirty spots on the right side of the photo.

Hello Dietrich, colourful and perfect shot of this beautiful butterfly with nice composition and details.
TFS and regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-02 11:06]

Hi Dietrich,
Splendid macro work.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,vivid colors,
clear details and composition are perfect.Have a great weekend!
Thanks for sharing..

This shot is flawless, my friend Dietrich.
The sharpness is perfect, the exposure you've chosen along with the POV, again perfect, and the overall presentation, simply fantastic!

Hello Dietrich,

Really big and beautiful butterfly type.
Point of view, with detail and very nice shooting technique.
Thank you for sharing.


Hi Dietrich,

A very sharp macro of this splendid butterfly. Very fine details adorned with superb lighting. Fantastic composition too!
TFS and have a nice Sunday night and new week MF!


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