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Argynnis paphia 03

Argynnis paphia 03
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-21
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 2:16
Viewed: 12185
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 212
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dovrebbe essere Argynnis paphia, ma dopo le ultime padelle che ho preso preferisco non sbilanciarmi:)
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Hello Silvio a fine shot perfect pov and nice details so sharp also. The light is interesting and contrasty with good exposure tfs nice work tfs have a good Sunday rgds Necip

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-22 2:19]

Hi Silvio. A very good shot of the orange butterfly. looks like the one i have loaded. good colours and detail. with a nice POV.the flower has a lot of detail too.
well done TFs.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-22 2:20]

Hi Silvio,
a great shot of this beautiful butterfly.
Excellent backlighting.
Well done,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-07-22 2:26]

Hi Silvio,
I see that you now show your photos of butterfly and very good so as this.
Regards, Pawel

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  • alby65 (143)
  • [2007-07-22 2:29]

Ciao Silvio,gran bello scatto come sempre!!

Hola Silvio,
Una imagen preciosa y de elegante y bella compsición, gran nitidez y bonita luz con un fondo muy agradable, saludos
José Ramón

Outstanding composition...I don't know which I like more, the butterfly or the flower...Excellent POV against a great BG...Color and detail are superb, you can even see the bugs in the flower...Very well done...TFS

Beautiful shot Silvio and so sharp.

Regards Mark :)

Ciao Silvio,
Wonderful composition
great light,contrass and sharpness

Hello Silvio,
Superbly composed photo of this beauty butterfly. Great light. Good POV and sharpness.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-22 3:35]

Hi Silvio

Wonderful light through the wings here and excellent composition. Nicely sharp and great POV



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-22 4:08]

Hi Silvio,
Amazing effect presented by the backlighting on the butterfly. Very neat and sharp image with an unusual POV, very artistic touch. The colours are lovely and spot-on focus. Excellent DOF which stands out the subjects from the BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

hi silvio,
fine capture, liked the pov very much, the light passing through the wings make you post special one, well saturated colours, sharp image with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Salve Silvio
Bravo per questa farfalla maschile, la luce è molto bene captata e fatto bene rendere la tranparence delle ali

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-22 4:55]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent capture of the Silver-washed Fritillary against the light and well composed on the thistle flower against a fantastic BG.
Very fine shot!
TFS, ciao,

Great capture of butterfly with excellent backlighting,beautiful pov and superb composition,lovely colours

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-22 5:01]

Hi Silvio.
Great composition with superb low POV.Beautiful colors and wonderful backlight.Details are very good and dark blurry BG worked here very well.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • sisir Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 5] (103)
  • [2007-07-22 6:45]

Hi Silvio

This is a fabulous composition. I liked the lighting and sharpness in particular. TFS

Regards... Sisir

hi silvio
Beautiful butterfly with lovely colours and sharp focusing,well done.

Hi Silvio,
A nice butterfly. Very nice composition, details and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-22 8:14]

Hi Silvio,

One beauty after another. This is lovely. Wonderful pose on a beautiful flower. Excellent colors and details and a great background.


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-22 9:03]

The natural backlight is very effective to bring out the colors and patterns of the butterfly. Nice composition and very good focus and detail on butterfly.

La lampadina naturale è molto efficace mette in evidenza i colori ed i modelli della farfalla. Composizione de Nizza e fuoco e particolare molto buoni sulla farfalla.

bonjour silvio
une de plus tres reussie dans votre galerie.
c'est tres bien fait.bravo.

Hello Silvio,
Trully a outstanding macro photo here!
perfect pov with exposure and focus indeed
express my true feeling - just perfect
thanks for sharing, Silvio

Hello Silvio,
Excellent work...
Beautiful light.
Well composed.

good POV, light, excellent colours
well framed even if i would have cropped out the bottom

Other very good shot of Argynnis paphia in to TN.
Great colors and very well composed.
Great job.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-22 20:50]

Hello Silvio

A beautiful photo of a pretty butterfly on an equally pretty flower.The colours are deep and well saturated.Very well focused with sharp details.The POV and DOF are very good.A lovely image.TFS


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-22 21:31]

Hello Silvio,
Bella fotografia amigo, Great POV and composition
Lovely image, very sharp.. Well done


Hello Silvio,
Attractive light and a fine composition!
The backlight makes the butterfly really stand out, still with great details...
Well done on the macro work!
Pablo -

Hi Silvio,
This is a beautiful butterfly macro shot!
good exposure and focus with sharpness and details.TFS.


selam silvio, wow excellent macro shot and very good composition of this b.fly nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

ottimo controluce. ben ben composta.
procurati coperchi.

Belle photo de ce jolis papillon qui a de très beaux yeux,de belles couleurs. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Silvio,
I like the vertical framing and how you've used the overhead light to your advantage with this low POV. Nice top lit effect with the light coming through the wings.
Great detail & well seen from this BG.
Well done!

This is a great capture Silvio, congrats! This is a beautiful specie with superb back-light on its wings and great sharpness. Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-25 23:44]

Hello Silvio,
Magnificent macro shot of this beautiful butterfly.I liked POV,use of backlight,details,colors,contrast between butterfly,thistle and dark BG a lot.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-26 2:36]

salut Silvio,
waow énorme réussite sur ce cliché en contre jour, le jeu de la transparence est une idée formidable. Très bonne maîtrise de tous les paramétres pour un résultat coloré et vif.


Hello Silvio
What a great shot of this wonderful butterfly,
Perfect focusing,details and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-27 10:44]

Outstanding PoV, fabulous colours and details
I am sorry I missed this one before!

Hello Silvio,
Magnifique photo de ce papillon, avec le jeu du soleil à travers ses ailes, belle netteté et belles couleurs

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-08-18 17:41]

Ciao Silvio!
Very sharp and nicely composed photo,great captured the light, pretty and joyfull!TFS!

Wow! This is quite a shot! The light from behind gives it a great effect. Excellent focusing. Congratulations!

Hi Silvio!
Good picture with brilliant sharpness and beautifull colors!
I like the contrast beween fg and bg and the contrast between butterfly and flower!Tfs,

Ciao Silvio,

bellissima macro, dettagli eccezionali e bei colori. L'ennesimo capolavoro del maestro Silvio!


Nice shot. The soft sunlight falling on the wings of the butterfly makes it look beautiful.

Hi Silvio
The light glowing through his wings is beautiful. Nice POV, great picture1

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-14 15:12]

Hi Silvio, I don't know how I missed this fabulous shot! You have surpassed yourself. Everything about this is perfect. Good sharp focus, perfect exposure, wonderful light and colours and perfect dov. pov is superb. The detail on the butterfly is amazing and the wonderful light tones and shadows make it a great photo. Beautiful work.

Hello Silvio!
What a nice and colourful composition! I like the butterfly pose (great timing - a drinking butterfly looks really nice! :>). Bravo also for DOF, sharpness and details. Only the note is a little to short as for me :)
Best withes,

very nice pic, congratulations for 100 points! TFS Ori

Buon natale Silvio !
I am glad to see such beautiful photos in your gallery. This one is a very strong and colourful shot, with nice DOf and unique lights.
Thanks and regards, Felipe.

Olá Silvio,
a iluminação nas asas ba mariposa ficou impressionante nessa foto, gostei mesmo, sorte sua e dela de fazerem parte de uma foto tão bela, apenas o inseto no meio da flor que não teve a mesma sorte...
Parabéns e Abraço!

Bellissima foto. Sono affascinata dalle macro, ma ho poca pazienza...
A volte le scatto al volo con il 300!
Complimenti per la foto e per la tua città (adoro l'Umbria)

Beautifull effect presented by the backlighting on the butterfly..
Very good composition and details.
Well done.
tfs & regards

Hi Silvio,

Thank you a lot for your critique in my gallery. I always try to learn a lot from your photos than just enjoying the beauty of it. I don't even know if I can take such good snap like yours in any near future. These snaps are so so awesome and it gives me a kind of motivation to become something. I am sure you will be an inspiration factor for everyone who have visited your gallery. Thank you a lot for sharing all these superb photos and showing us there is a long road ahead.

Thank you,

Hi Silvio, Nice freeze on this little guy and the purple is a great complement, congrats on fantastic, closeup capture. Great shot!

Thanks for sharing.

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  • tariq Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 2] (2)
  • [2009-02-16 18:59]

one word for this photograph and that is fantastic.TFS

wonderful picture of the buttefly nice POV and composition.

ANil Pinto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-07 2:30]

Hi Silvio,
it is glowing and the eyes are really pretty. Well presented in full effect, especially the use of light. excellent colours of both the butterfly and the floer.
splendid moment well depicted in stylish capture.


Hi Silvio,

Wow! Amazing shot!!! The butterfly in the upright position with sun rays falling from behind making the wings shine. Extremely sharp. TFS.


Hello Silvio, wonderful colors and capture.Nice timing.Seyfi Karaman

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  • luibu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 54] (508)
  • [2009-03-30 12:50]

che dire ,sono senza parole ottima macro ottima luce,ottimo dettaglio,in poche parole una super macro, ciao Silvio. Luigino

Hi Silvio,

what an great picture from this flower and butterfly.
Two in one, nice pov and exellent dof.

Fine colours.


Hello Silvio.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
Beautiful Butterflie.

Jose Luis.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-05-31 4:04]

Ciao Silvio!

EXCELLENT, tout simplement EXCELLENT!


Hello Silvio,

Great picture.
Natural colours with fantastic definition.
Ligh,focus and details are splendid.
Good composition.

hi silvio
another lovely shot,butterfly is very beautifull
perfect composition

Hi Silvio.. you great capture.. perfect shot.. high quality sharpness.. very beautiful image.. Thanks for sharing..

great sharpness and nicely photographed.

Ciao Silvio,
Did you take this photograph against the sun? The thistle and the wings are like chiseled out of marble - whereas the left wings (closer to the viewer)are transparent: beautiful effect!

The subtle colours of the background also enforce this impression.

The underside of the animal is slightly pinkish - and I wonder, whether it is attracted to the thistle for this reason!?!
The details are impressive: the insect looks, as if it was wearing an orange wig, matching the hue of the right wing.

Perfect photographic technique!
Have a nice week-end

Hi Silvio
Brilliant picture with shiny bright colors and very good details...Perfect photo....What can i say always you share excellent picture......

Great moment of the butterfly. I like the contrast with the pink flower and the blurred background.

quelle lumière!!!
Un papillon divin aux ailes d'or!
Je suis en admiration car tu as su te placer dans l'axe idéal de lumière.

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  • sanita (8)
  • [2010-03-25 7:24]

Hallo Silvio
I just love your pictures of the butterflies with the light that passing through the wings make this one very special. Thanks

Ciao Silvio! Master Work. Amazing shot. Superb coloursfull work. Good exposure. Very good capture. Ideal sharpness. Well done!

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-07 16:34]

Unusual and pretty light on the wings.
Pleasing vertical compo and colour.

dear silvio, i just say woderful....
thanks my friend...
kind regards

Salam Silvio
With angle much better than my picture and Very good resolution and so sharp.

super macro, great details

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  • Aleks Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 14] (14)
  • [2010-11-15 12:06]

Hi Silivo,

Truly spectacular photo. Everythoing is super but the back light is just incredible.

Thanks for sharing


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  • dilek Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 9] (82)
  • [2010-11-18 17:55]

Wooow Silvio choooo sweet frinedship you capcured with this sweet artist buterfly Thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind comments
Respeckt n greetings from İstanbul

Ciao Silvio,

Not occasionally your most rated image. PoV can't be any better, the compo's fantastic, so is sharpness, and the translucent wing textures make the whole image a magic one. Absolutely pleasant pic, bravo amico!

All the best to you & your loved ones for 2011, friendly regards, Ladislao

Che bella occasione,ben colta al momento giusto,bella luce che risalire i dettagli delle ali.

Ciao francesco

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  • Rhea (10)
  • [2011-04-05 2:01]

I just love the colours and composition!

Great light and sharpness, beautiful composition and as an interesting detail there are also some insects (beetles?)hidden in the flower! I'm not a specialist in butterflies, so I can't say anything about the species..

Fantastic colours and depth.

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  • Medina (117)
  • [2011-06-06 7:33]

very nice, good capture..TFS


Ciao Silvio, altra grande cattura con una luce molto bella e ottimi dettagli. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2011-11-05 1:22]

Can not say more that was said about this picture !!! Just I like the light a lot ! a favorite of mine TFS Tina

Hello Silvio
Impressive photo with excellent composition, fantastic lighting and great sharpness.

Perfect macro shot of a beautiful butterfly. The details, DOF and exposure are impressive.
Happy New Year SIlvio!

Ciao Silvio,
Uma fotografia de beleza incrível!!! Excelente luz, nitidez e cores fantásticas. Maravilhosa composição amigo Silvio.
Cumprimentos, João Edgar

Ciao Silvio,
This photo is very, very good!
Kind regards

Witaj Silvio,
Very nice shot of this Argynnis paphia. Pretty colours and fitting perpendicular frame.Very good POV and BG!Good DOF and details!
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje

Hi Silvio. That is glorious lighting in this from above. Even the colours are illumines with light. You framed it beautifully. Well done! TFS Trevor

Bellissima foto la luce laterale mette bene in evidenza le ali della farfalla, complimenti! Ciao Giuseppe

What a beautiful capture...
well done

Hi Silvio,
An excellent capture of a male Indian Fritillary with beautiful backlighting, gorgeous sharpness and details, and superb composition.

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  • nazia (83)
  • [2013-11-18 15:52]

Wooowww The lights r amazing and beautiful framed goodluck dear friend and Thank you very much Nazia :)

Hello Silvio,
Outstanding capture with great details and clarity,beautiful play of light and perfectly exposed.
Best regards,

Hello Mr.Silvio,
Thanks for your great help to find out the exact species.
Beautiful species.Well captured.Details and sharpness is really outstanding.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Beautiful shot....

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-02-22 10:52]

Hello Silvio,
I love the backlight coming through the translucent wings.
Beautiful details and colors on the butterfly and the thistle.
The dark green blurred background gives a striking contrast.

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  • dip (59)
  • [2014-03-20 16:07]

Fantastic shot Silvio!

Hello Silvio
Wow, excellent close up and back lighting. I love the colours that the sun brings out on the butterflies wings.
Happy Spring!

Ciao Silvio

A perfect image, nice brilliant colors, very nice DOF and bokeh, nice lighting



Very nice capture of a beautiful butterfly.
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Devendra

Ciao Silvio! Perfect take. Ideal moment. Good scene. Good colours. Very good contrast and sharpness. Original effect. Well done!

Bellissimo lavoro Silvio, complimenti per il macro!

Hello Silvio

Great macro of this butterfly over its flower, fine POV
and appropriate vertical framing, great focus, sharpness,
and details, wonderful light and warm color tones, TFS


So full of color and beauty, nature is truly a gift to mankind. Thank you for sharing.

Hello there Mr. Silvio :)

This is very excellent shot. The details is great. The natural sun backlighting the wings turns it more interesting. Overall an excellent composition. TFS!


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