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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-08 11:02
Viewed: 1904
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Assmann's Fritillary, Melitaea or Mellicta britomartis, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It has a wide geographic range and is represented by three subspecies.

* M. b. britomartis Europe including the Balkans and Italy to North Kazakhstan and Altai
* M. b. amurensis (Staudinger, 1892) Altais to Amur
* M. b. latefascia (Fixsen, 1887) South Ussuri, Korea, Northe East China

The larva feeds on species of Plantago and Veronica.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Mellicta
Species: M. britomartis

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Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly, I never see in nature, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius.
Another perfect photo. Splendid sharpness.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-06-08 12:40]

Hello Marius,
From many Melitaea this species I haven't seen yet maybe is absent in my country. Frame is perfect.
Regards, Pawel

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-06-08 12:46]

great profile capture with superb colour rendering and max of detail .. well done Marius

Hello Marius,

Hope you are doing fine friend. Your precision photography is as always of high class. Perhaps taken from a distance the butterfly and the flowering grass both look splendid being sharply focused.The colours are gorgeous and the details top-notch. Listen, what else can one demand from a friend but a photo of top quality like this.....thanks a lot for sharing....warm regards/Abid

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-08 16:18]

Hi Marius,a very rare specie of a Melitaea,fantastic capture whit the best exposure,details and colors,a great pleasure for my eyes another time...ehehe..have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius.
這漂亮的蝴蝶 照的很清晰 角度也不錯
最令人映象的是那草穗 照的很有質感

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-08 19:51]

Hello Marius,
A perfectly executed photograph of this fine looking Fritillary. I love the diagonal perch and super sharp focus which reveals the wonderful detail and textures in it's wings. Nice clean BG and excellent DOF. Great work Marius!!

Another great photo Marius! Very good composition, wonderful BG, fantastic lighting colours and impressive sharpness.

Hallo Marius
A beauty by all means. The sharpness is admirable, while the autumn colours in the image are striking and very pleasing to the eye. The gentle light are amazingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Beautiful diagonal composition with the Fritillary, Marius.
Outstanding sharpness, colours and details.
TFS and regards.

Hello Marius
Fantastic macro my Friend.Perfect lateral POV and composition,magnificent colours and splendid sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good Sunday!
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-09 3:15]

Hi Marius.
I cannot image how could take more fine picture of the species. All is brilliant including amazing subject (impressive ear and beautiful butterfly on it), blameless composition of the shot at the most impressive POV, ultimate details/sharpness, wonderful lights and colours. Bravo. Great job.

Hello Mr.Marius,
Excellent picture.Nice sharpness with good POV.Colours and DOF is really eye-catching.Details are splendid against green BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo marius
This is super good
i like the composition and beautiful colours
super details and nice BG
thanks greeting lou

Hi Marius,
you have taken a a fine shot of the Assmanns Fritillary.
It's really well composed, clean with a fine diagonal, the square frame is a good choice here.
Good sharpness with tons of details and the subject stand out well.
Fine work.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-09 11:01]

Hello Marius,
What a nice matching colours in this macro. It's a pleasure for the eye. Together with the superb sharpness, details and fantastic diagonal composition this is a marvellous presentation.

Hi Marius,
really nice presentation. Great point of view. Nice colours. Excellent idea.
Thanks for sharing,

Superb,ca de obicei.Felicitari Marius.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-10 5:02]

Very good macro Marius. With an excellent compositon. Congratulation.

Hello Marius,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and the splendid light. The diagonal composition is excellent.
Best wishes,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-10 5:57]

Hello Marius,
great capture butterfly,nice details m.britomartis,regards..

Hello Marius,
One of the most beautiful picture of butterfly I ever seen.
Great composition and detail.
perfect colour.
best wishes my friend.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-10 8:42]

Hi Marius,
Interesting light,gorgeous colours and sharpness
details with excellent composition.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Marius. Top details and sharp.! Best exposure as possible. TFS.


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