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Silver-Washed Fritillary

Silver-Washed Fritillary
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-25 9:21
Viewed: 2819
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a female specimen of
- Argynnis paphia
- family: Nymphalidae

English: Silver-Washed Fritillary
German: Kaisermantel

Species information
A. paphia is widely distributed in Europe and occurs also in Algeria (North Africa). Females can be clearly distinguished from males by their wing markings.

Bavarian Alps, open place in forest surrounding the Eibsee facing German's highest mountain, the Zugspitze (about 2900m).

* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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Hello Peter,

An excellent macro with beautiful coloration patterns, sharpness & fine details. Very nice POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.



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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-09-25 9:31]

Hi Peter,
An excellent open wing Argynnis paphia ...
Excellent presentation of the butterfly.
Great colours, good details and composition.
Best wishes,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-25 9:35]

Hello Peter,
Ein ausgezeichnetes Makro. Ich mag, wie du ihn gemacht hast.
Ausgezeichnet ist auch dein BG.
Ein schöner Abend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-25 9:40]
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Hello Peter,
A technically perfect capture of a female A. paphia to show its features at rest with the wings open with excellent detail in this fresh specimen. I like the diagonal placement on the umbelliferous flower in the composition, though maybe a bit too central for my taste.
Thank you and have a good weekend,

buena luz, pero sobre todo un color de la mariposa muy fiel a la realidad. Buenos detalles. Clásico y elegante encuadre.
Buen fin de semana Peter: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-25 10:53]

hello sir,
this is an amazing picture. very nicely composed, the details are also fantastic.
great sharpness too

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-25 10:55]

Hello Peter,
Great photo in superb sharp details. Beautiful natural colours and an excellent diagonal composition, POV and OOF BG.

hallo Peter
super sharpness composition with very good details
beautiful colours
very nice butterfly
greeting lou

Ciao Peter. Interesting soft light that exalt natiral colours. Well composed macro. Well done.


Hello Peter!
Welcome back after some short absence! :) Great to see picture like this one - with very good clarity, sharpness and beautiful colours. Natural light and good composition add a lot to this very nice picture.
TFS and have a nice weekend!
Greetings from Poland,

Lovely Silver-Washed Fritillary!
Great colors, wonderful details, POV.

ciao Peter!
another lesson in photographic technique in this macro,with definition and details really impressive...
good w.end sERGIO

Hi Peter

A beautiful image of this gorgeous butterfly, Perfectly positioned diagonal composition on a pretty white flower. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-09-26 6:37]

Hola Peter: Que hemosa foto la de esta mariposa, por su nitidez se ven los detalles de la especie a la perfección...saludos.

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture, very sharp, with a nice background. Cheers,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-09-26 22:37]

Peter This is a beautiful shot. Excellent macro shot and beautiful color. Superb composition. Ganesh

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2009-09-27 4:17]

Hallo Peter, das ist ein wunderschönes Makro, hervorragender Bildaufbau. Was will man mehr?Klasse!
LG Rose

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-09-27 12:06]

Hallo Peter,
besser gehts nicht, ein frischer Falter, ein auch farblich perfekter, feiner Blüten-Hintergrund, gute Komposition. Ich streiche meine Kaisermantel-Bilder! Einfach toll anzusehen.
Meine besten Grüsse

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-29 11:05]

Lieber Peter,
Welch schönes und natürliches Bild von Argynnis paphia! Der Schmetterling scheint noch sehr frisch zu sein und hat eine feine braun-goldene Färbung. Dazu passt der grüne Hintergrund perfekt. Hab diese Spezies diesen Sommer nur einmal gesehen. Allerdings war ich im August krank.
Wünsche einen schönen Abend und liebe Grüsse an die ganze Familie

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-10-13 21:54]

Hi Peter,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Silver-Washed Fritillary with immaculate sharpness, colours and details on its open-wings. Superb POV, DOF and composition. Kudos.

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