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Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-30 8:48
Viewed: 700
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In many places, the UK in particular, euphrosyne is considerably less common than the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (B. selene). However, in southern France the reverse seems to be true, and in Var and the Alpes-Maritimes selene does not occur so there is never an identification problem. In fact, having visited a variety of locations in southern France in the past seven years I have not seen a single selene, and euphrosyne was often common.

They are superficially quite similar, but selene is usually smaller and often darker and the uppersides can be differentiated by the uph marginal markings - in selene they are slightly sagittate and touching the margins, making them enclosed or "pearls" as this is supposedly how it became named; in euphrosyne the marginal marks are more regular solid triangles just touching or not quite touching the margins.

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Hello John
Great macro of this beauty my Friend!
Fantastic bright colors and light.Beautiful contrasting surround.Excellent sharpness.Well done!
Have a good evening and thank You.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-30 15:33]

Salut John,une position difficile et un bon resultat,avec les meilleurs details sur l'aile a droite,parfaicts couleurs et exposition.Belle journee' et merci,luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-30 19:04]

Hello John,
An interesting POV in which to show off this beautiful Fritillary. Colors are vivid yet natural and exposure is right on the money. Nicely focused. In my opinion composition would be more eye appealing if there was less space on the right and a tad more on the left.

Hi, John. Lovely macro shot of the butterfly in its natural surroundings. Depth of field, contrast and composition is perfect. Overall it is a beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing.

Hello John

Great macro of B. selene in a very nice composition, excellent sharpness, fine details either both antenae, very nice color pattern of wings, nice lighting, nice POV and DOF.



Hello John,

Beautiful butterfly you have captured. Nice color and good sharpness as well as light. Sometime BG doesn't help us to get stunning view and in such time I try to capture as well as crop it tightly. I always try not to keep any unwanted things in picture which can distract the viewer. What you think? Overall a nice work...
Thanks for sharing,

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