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Euphydryas aurinia

Euphydryas aurinia
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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: 2015-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-18 10:01
Viewed: 608
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Marsh Fritillary occurs in very different types of habitat, like moist, sheltered grasslands, along the edges of raised bogs and on dry, calcareous grasslands. The foodplants are Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratense), Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria), Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis) and teasels (Dipsacus spp.). The eggs are laid in large clumps under the leaves. The caterpillars spin a substantial nest between the leaves of the foodplants, feeding in it and also hibernating communally there. However, later they are solitary and look for places deep in the vegetation in which to pupate. The Marsh Fritillary has one generation a year. This is a very variable species with many sub-species. In Spain and Portugal, E.a. beckeri is larger and brighter than most sub-species, with bold, black markings. E.a. debilis is found above 1,800 m in the Alps and Pyrenees and is smaller, with a lot of black markings and hardly any orange. E. a. provincialis occurs in the south of France and is pale orange. E. a. hibernica occurs in Ireland and is very distinctive with prominent red and heavy black markings. Habitats: humid grasslands and tall herb communities (26%), mesophile grasslands (21%), dry calcareous grasslands and steppes (9%), broad-leaved deciduous forests (7%), heath and scrub (5%), alpine and subalpine grasslands (5%).

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Hello John,
No doubt a beautiful BG as well as I like the way you framed it vertically. Just light on yellow flower looks little bit OE, otherwise sharpness and details of this Marsh Fritillary is really nice.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

Hi John

Very nice image od Marsh Fritilary in a very nice composition, beautiful natural colors, very good sharpness and details, nice color patern of wings, nice POV, nice blurring BG.



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-05-26 11:33]

Hi John,
Nice colours good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

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