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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: 2015-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-17 3:47
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This butterfly is a large fritillary and gets its name from the beautiful streaks of silver found on the underside of the wings. The bright orange male is quite distinctive as it flies powerfully along woodland rides, pausing only briefly to feed or investigate anything with an orange hue that could be a potential mate. The male has four distinctive black veins on its forewings that contain special "androconial" scales that are used in courtship. These veins are known as "sex brands". The female is paler than the male, has rounder wings and more-prominent spots. In England and Wales, the Silver-washed Fritillary is found in woodlands.

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A really razor sharp image of another Fritillary from your versatile hands, Marius.
The flawless green BG adds a great deal of charm to the composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-17 6:21]

Hi Marius,another spectacular pic.Nice Paphia,very rare this year in my country,ans it's too hot to go in the fields to take some pics too...ehehe...great sharpness and natural colors,very well done.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-17 6:31]

Hello Marius,
Amazing details and colors on that butterfly. A beautiful pose over the flower. Excellent POV. Well done and TFS.Regards Sigi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-17 6:32]

Hello Marius,
Superb photo of this butterfly in great sharpness, details and DOF. Very beautiful light and colours against a fine blurred background. Excellent composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

hallo Marius
Great sharpness picture with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius,
Very beautiful? No...no...excellent. Hmmmm! no...Outstanding. Sorry ( smile ) can't find perfect word. You have showed how to use such Nikon macro lens. So many people use this toy, but it does matter who is behind the camera. Like it...
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Hello Marius

Great macro of this butterfly over its flower, with fine lateral POV,
very beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hi Marius,
a wonderful portrait of this beautiful butterfly. Clear and sharp. Well done.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-07-18 8:02]

Shalom Marius,

Thank you for this perfect capture. Great details and fine colors. The sun direction was just right to bring out the deltas in the wings.

Well done!


Ciao Marius, great macro of beautiful buttrerfly, splendid light, fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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