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Issoria lathonia

Issoria lathonia
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-13 8:54
Viewed: 466
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a species that I have already posted recently, but this photo I did today I like very much, and so I propose again the Queen of Spain.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Issoria

Species: I. lathonia

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer. It is a very rare visitor to the British Isles. Heat-dependent, this species is found breeding on the hottest places of the foodplants of the larvae (prefers Viola tricolor and Viola arvensis). The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.
The eggs of this species are laid on the Wild Pansy ( Viola tricolor).


La latonia è un piccolo ninfalide dalla colorazione marrone chiaro a sisegni neri simile a molte altre specie della stessa famiglia. Più caratteristiche sono invece le grandi macchie argentate presenti nella pagina inferiore. E' una ottima volatrice e la si può osservare dal livello del mare fino ad oltre 2000 metri di quota.

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Ciao Luciano, favolosa macro della Latonia vista dal suo lato più bello, colori fantastici, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Luciano,
you were right to show the species again. The composition and the lighting are exceptional, they make this butterfly look like a real Queen, standing out proudly. Evolution in racing mode! Have a nice weekend, Dietrich

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-07-14 1:53]

Here is the rearly seen angel that show the background, nice catch with rich colors.

Ciao Luciano,
Une superbe prise de profil, sur fond de ciel bleu.
Magnifiques détails des ailes.
Bon WE

Bonsoir Luciano,

Les fleurs aident au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Petit nacré. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hi Luciano,
Superb shot, the way how you controlled lights (flash) is fantastic, such as the composition. Simply majestic. However, color-wise I'm not into the image 100%, white balance is a bit too much into the magenta on my screen. Except for this, a stunning photo.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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