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Boloria selene

Boloria selene
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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: 0000
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-15 9:03
Viewed: 917
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary is a delightful butterfly found in discrete colonies. Patrolling males can be seen flying a couple of feet from the ground, alternating a burst of rapid wing beats with a short glide, searching out freshly-emerged females in the surrounding scrub. The wing pattern, however, makes the adult butterfly difficult to follow in flight, it being much easier to observe this species when it is basking or nectaring on flowers of Bugle and other plants.

This butterfly, like the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, gets its name from the series of "pearls" that run along the outside edge of the underside of the hindwing. The two species may be seen together at certain sites, although the Pearl-bordered Fritillary emerges a couple of weeks before the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and generally appears much paler as a result. This strongholds of this species are found throughout much of Scotland and Wales, and in the north-western and south-western counties of England with scattered colonies elsewhere. It is absent from the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This butterfly is found in discrete colonies containing anything between a couple of dozen and 100 adults at peak.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-15 9:09]

Salut John,tu n'as plus de phoebe mais tu as encore cette magnifique selene qui je n'ai jamais vue chez moi.Les ailes parfaictaiment ouvertes ont aide' toi dans le meilleur resultat,details au top,couleurs brillantes et aussi une tres jolie perspective! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-15 10:22]

Hello John,
Another very beautiful macro in excellent sharpness and natural colours. Nice to see the contrasting colours against the green background.

Hello John-It's truly a delightful Butterfly.Useful NOTE.Well captured.Nice pattern and colour.I like its POV too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hello John
照的很漂亮 很美丽的蝴蝶 也很清晰
构图也很美丽 真是好看


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