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Argynnis adippe

Argynnis adippe
Photo Information
Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.7
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-05 6:37
Viewed: 2084
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe) is a butterfly in Nymphalidae family.

This is one of three rather similar species. They are all rather widespread across Europe from southern Spain to central Scandinavia. The other species are: Dark Green Fritillary, A. aglaja and Niobe Fritillary, A. niobe. Refer to the notes below to help separate the species.

To separate aglaja from niobe and adippe refer to the underside hindwing. This is heavily green in aglaja and usually a rather warm brown in the other two species. The submarginal band is devoid of spots in aglaja where niobe and adippe have several brown spots often centred with a small white or silvery pupil. Another useful feature to separate adippe is the shape of the outer margin of the forewing - this is slightly concave in adippe, straight or convex in niobe and aglaja.

The separation of niobe from adippe is a more difficult proposition. Nearly always niobe, and never adippe, has a small pale spot near the base of the underside hindwing. This spot has the same colour as the ground colour and itself contains a small black spot or mark.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-05 7:34]

Hello Miroslav,
Very beautiful photo in superb sharpness and details. Splendid contrasting colours against the white background. Nice composition.

hello Miroslav
great sharpness and good details of this beautiful coloured butterfly
great shot
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Miroslav.
Complimenti per esuberante nitidezza e notevoli dettagli di questa aegynnis adippe eccellenti i colori ed un’ottima composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Miroslav,
What a splendid image with exceptional details and outstanding sharpness.
Absolutely amazing vivid colors and nice composition. The light and exposure are great.
It is a lovely species of butterflies. The flower is also lovely with such superb white-
pink colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Miroslav,
another interesting photo.
Many details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-05 11:50]

Hello Miroslaw.
Very good picture of this butterfly with vivid colour. Very good POV, DOF and focus. Splendid composition. Very good light and great colours.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-05 12:08]

Hi Miro,this is one of your best pics! The perfect wings position for the best details everywhere and a great light management too,not easy to work whit this white carpet in background!! Very well done!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Miroslav,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautful colours and the nicely opened wings.
Best wishes,

nice picture , very good definition and focus on the subject !

congrats Miro !

un saluto, tino

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