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SILVER WASHED


SILVER WASHED
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-06-03 1:44
Viewed: 99
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY (ARGYNNIS PAPHIA)

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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-06-03 6:04]

Hello Marius,
Splendid clear photo of this butterfly in excellent sharpness, details and taken from the best POV. The colors are are so lively. Fantastic composition and DOF. A beauty!
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6450 W: 89 N: 15596] (65250)
  • [2019-06-03 15:34]

Hi Marius,a species very difficult to find in the last years in my village,but i remember an invasion during my trip in Georgia 2 years ago. Perfect capture very sharp and bright as usual. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Marius,
One of the best photos I've ever seen about this species. Fantastic lights, colors, sharpness, depth of field and most importantly, composition. Hats off for you.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Great foto of this butterfly with pretty drawing of the wings.

TFS

Deffra

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