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Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary
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Copyright: Roma Januchowska (romuszka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 352] (2263)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies' transient life [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 14:09
Viewed: 3190
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Queen of Spain Fritillary / Issoria lathonia/
D 35 – 45mm, IV – X

In flight, it may be confused with the Dark Green Fritillary, but it is smaller, its wings have a more angular shape, and the large silver patches on the undersides of the hindwings are unmistakable.
Species in the genus Viola (violets and pansies) are used in continental Europe. Northern populations rely mainly on Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor) and Field Pansy (V. arvensis) and it is assumed that the butterfly is restricted to these two species in Britain.
The butterfly is found in a diverse range of habitats in continental Europe, but in the north of its range is associated predominantly with dry, open habitats such as limestone pavement, heathland, and dunes.

Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Tribe: Argynnini
Genus: Issoria
Subgenus: Issoria
Species: lathonia

# I thank for help Peter(batu) in identification.
For Your help I improved incorrect sign.

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Hi Roma,
Lovely study of this fritillary basking on what is probably very warm sand. I like the green leaf to the left very much as an extra colour in the composition. Bravo.

Hi Roma,
Great capture of this beautiful butterfly!
Excellent colors and very good sharpness.
Very pleasant composition and POV.
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-10 0:22]

Hello Roma,
this is a nice view of Issoria lathonia (butterfly identification is sometimes not easy). I. lathonia can be recognized even without seeing the wing markings by its unique wing form, see the outer margin of the forewings and compare with aglaja (uniformly rounded).
Best wishes, Peter

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2007-09-10 1:07]

Czesc Roma!

Kolejny fajny motylek do kolekcji. Ten gatunek lubi sie wygrzewac na piaszczystych sciezkach. Podoba mi sie kompozycja z koniczyna i kamykiem - niby nic a ozywia zdjecie.

Czesc Roma
Fajna fotka. Ciekawa perspektywa, fajna kompozycja z koniczynka. Calkiem niezla ostrosc
Bardzo mi sie podoba

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-09-10 6:58]

Podoba mi sie na takim jednobarwnym tle ten skromny motyl. Kompozycja bardzo przyjemna.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-10 10:30]

Hi Roma. A good shot of this butterfly. You have captured good colour and detail with a nice top view. the markings can be seen so well. TFs.

Magnifiques détails, on voit tout le duvet de son corps et les couleurs sont superbes.

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-09-13 3:35]

Piekna fotografia. Ciekawy okaz, ladnie ubarwiony. Ladnie wyroznia sie na tym szarym tle. Udana kompozycja.

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-09-13 7:03]

Nie znam się na motylkach, więc będe oceniał fotografię. Powiem tak: świetne makro poczynajac od ładnego kadrowania. Dobra kolorystyka z wyważonym nasyceniem
Ostrość bardzo dobra i dobrze wykorzystane światła.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-18 15:39]

Hola Sra. Roma. Exelente foto de esta bella mariposa. Me llama la atencion sus colores y la iluminacion lograda aqui. Saludos Luis52.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-11 7:25]

Hi Roma,
Just marking this shot for a proper critique later. Facing acute internet problems hence doing a quick job. Sorry.

Tego nie zauważyłem poprzednio ;-)
Bardzo fajnie skomponowane - najbardziej podoba mi się ta roślinka na ziemi ;-)


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