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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-18 10:55
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 52
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

It occurs throughout the Palaearctic from North Africa to Japan (Bretherton, 1990). It is distinctly migratory in Western Europe, reaching almost as far north as the Arctic Circle; however, it is resident in southern Sweden and Finland, and on the coastal sand dunes of the Netherlands (Bretherton, 1990). A map of its distribution is given at Lepidoptera and some other life forms (2009).

The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.

Flight time is between March and October, size is between 38 mm and 46 mm, and is usually found at altitudes between sea level and 2700 m.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Issoria
Species: I. lathonia

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Hi Marius,
really impressive photo of this Queen of Spain! Great sharpness - I see many details. AMazing composition. Great colours. Also suitable background.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Marius,
this surely must be one of the very best images of a butterfly I have ever seen! Spectacular execution! Well done!
George Veltchev

Ciao Marius. Wonderful performance for the beauty in excellente sharp and razor details against a fantastic BG. Best compliments and have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-18 11:26]

Hello Marius,
What a perfection! Everything in this photo is of high quality. The light is gorgeous. A beauty!

Hi Marius,
Wow... It's simply fantastic!
POV and focus is impressive and the colours are very beautiful.
Outstanding picture!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Marius,
This is a perfect picture of a beautiful butterfly, wonderful composition and the colours are so gorgeous, superb sharpness details and the depth of field is right on the money, excellent camera skills!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hello Marius,

Wowwww this must be the most explicit and sharp picture of a Butterfly on TN to date my friend, great sharpness with so much depth, what a masterpiece with exposure control to the T, beautiful details and amazing elegance, Professional camera work and settings, Bravo and well done,
Best regards Marius and have a nice weekend,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-18 13:36]

Hello Marius.
A beautiful butterfly with very unusual colors. The wing patterns are wonderful. Great colors and details and a pretty picture.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-18 14:59]

Hello Marius,
An excellent macro shot of this beauty butterfly on the flower,nice colors and great sharpness.TFS.

Esta es más bella que la reina de España... no hay duda :-)
Excelente la luz y el enfoque con unos colores espectaculares
a la vez que reales. Gran foto.
Saludos Marius: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-18 15:53]

Hi Marius,super capture of my prefered butterfly,a fantastic work on the underwing,magnificent sharpness,colors and light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-18 16:05]

Hello Marius!
What a outstanding pic , my dear friend! Incredible! Lovely! Great! Wonderful!Really a breathtaking pic! "More beautiful than the Queen of Spain, no doubt" ( Josep is very funny!!! kkkkkkkkkk)Many congrats Marius! You are my hero today!!!! TFS
Nice w-end!

Hi Marius,

Beautiful picture with lovely composition. Nice POV & great sharpness. Well done & TFS.

Another GREAT photo Marius! The composition is excellent. The lighting and the colours are fantastic. The sharpness is impressive.

Hallo Marius,
a very beautiful macro shot of this marvellous butterfly, superb sharpness and bright colours, excellent point of view and composition.
Best regards

Hello Marius, only one word ..... fantastic. All the best, Paul

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-06-19 1:46]

A real beauty, Marius! Splendid capture! Well done! Ishi

beautiful butterfly and picture, very nice details and good composition with nice colors,
congratulations Marius,

have a nice day,

ciao, tino

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  • Medina (117)
  • [2011-06-19 5:11]

Hi marius,
a good job..Details of the photo are wonderfull.Thanks for sharing..


WAUWH Marius
this super cool
great picture with very good sharpness
the colours and light are BEAUTIFUL
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-19 6:47]

Lovely species and fine image, really queen, no doubt. tfs.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-19 7:32]

Hi Marius.
Excellent macro. High quality pictures in all directions ...... Precise work! Best compliments and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Buna Marius,
O captura magnifica cu toate calitatiile unei imagini de revista. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Ciao Marius, Superb macro of fantastic Issoria lathonia, wonderful blurry BG, splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius friend,
Congratulations, this photo has a wonderful visual rhythm, everything is perfect from the approach to composition.

Salut, Marius!
O noua captura excelenta!Ai surprinsu un fluture frumos hranindu-se intr-o pozitie spectaculoasa pe o floare frumoasa. Excelenta captura avand in vedere ca petalele albe reflecta mai multa lumina si de foarte multe ori apar aberatii cromatice.Imi place de asemenea pozitia aripilor desfacute ca un evantai, lasand sa se vada desenele de pe ambele aripi ceea ce sporeste frumusetea aceste fotografii.Fundalul verde pentru un subiect maro este combinatia perfecta...
Toate bune!

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