Titania's Fritillary / Boloria titania
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-12-31 1:29]
Thanks for this lovely greetings and wishes. Very good capture with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-12-31 1:46]
Ciao Marcello, hai chiuso l'anno in bellezza con questa splendida farfalla sopra un magnifico fiore, come sempre oltre alla qualità della macro apprezzo molto la bontà della composizione, di nuovo tanti auguri per il 2008, bravo, ciao Silvio
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-12-31 1:52]
Outstanding close-up shot of this beautiful butterfly with such lovely colours and sharp details. Superb light and exposure management and a great DOF. I like the classical pose and the natural surrounding here. Excellent POV and composition too. Kudos. TFS.
WISHING YOU A PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2008.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-12-31 3:26]
With this lovely butterfly and wonderful shot as a gift for my eyes I want to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your comments and I hope to keep enjoying with a lot more from you during the next year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you good health, great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-12-31 4:58]
Many thanks for this beautiful post and for all the interesting and excellent images you've posted so far! You've making a great contribution to this site and I hope we'll see a lot more from you this coming year. Thanks also for all your critiques and comments.
All the best wishes for the New Year!
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-12-31 5:03]
Wonderful shot of this Titania's Fritillary,
Great focusing,colors and composition,
Best wishes for 2008 my friend :o)
- maurydv (36428)
- [2007-12-31 8:28]
Foto meravigliosa in sintonia con l'augurio.
Buon Anno Maurizio
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-12-31 8:54]
My compliment towards this outstanding composition!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to view and enjoy
the exposure and focus is spot on
very well done
wishing you HAPPY NEW YEAR
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-12-31 9:12]
Good image. Well composed.
A Happy New year for you too.
- lousat (65489)
- [2007-12-31 9:28]
Niente male la cartolina di buon anno con una bella foto estiva..che sia di buon augurio per un 2008 ricco di scoperte di esemplari che ancora ci sono sfuggiti..buon 2008,Luciano
- mariki (9477)
- [2007-12-31 12:06]
Happy new year!
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-12-31 12:38]
Preciosa como siempre Marcello !!
Te deseo un feliz 2008 en compañía de tus seres queridos. Espero seguir compartiendo fotos contigo durante mucho tiempo.
Un abrazo desde españa: J. Ignasi Tejedor.
- nirmalroberts (2857)
- [2008-01-01 4:01]
Wonderful picture. TFS.
Wishing a very very Happy New Year 2008 to you too.
a wonderful posting showing rare Boloria titania visiting Arnica montana - a quintessential capture to demonstrate the beauties of Alpine meadows. Thank you!
The unmistakabe patterns of undersides of hindwings of this rare species have been shown here really well. Interesting to note that I always found it extremely difficult to capture those exquisite purple hues on titania's hindwings. Here the very strong reflections of yellow light from the flower cast a strong yellow tint onto the wings that physically neutralize the purple colours. Please allow me to do a short experiment in the workshop trying to compensate the effects of the strong yellow light onto the butterfly's wings in order to show its characteristic purple hues more cleary.
Thank you for this beautiful image and all the other exquisite documents Italy's beautiful wildlife.
Returning all my best wishes to you for 2008!
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2008-01-10 1:56]
Excellent shot of this rather rare Nymphalidae. Unfortunatelly I've never seen this species at large...
Thanks for sharing.