SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY
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|SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY (ARGYNNIS PAPHIA)|
This butterfly is a large fritillary and gets its name from the beautiful streaks of silver found on the underside of the wings. The bright orange male is quite distinctive as it flies powerfully along woodland rides, pausing only briefly to feed or investigate anything with an orange hue that could be a potential mate. The male has four distinctive black veins on its forewings that contain special "androconial" scales that are used in courtship. These veins are known as "sex brands". The female is paler than the male, has rounder wings and more-prominent spots. In England and Wales, the Silver-washed Fritillary is found in woodlands.
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- [2017-07-26 4:26]
Hi Marius,a common species in my country but not this year,i'm still waiting to see the first! Fantastic capture with a very bright orange and fine detail everywhere,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Delighted to find you in my neighbourhood in the gallery with such a beautiful picture of a Fritillary, Marius!
Your macro lens has done a great job of capturing this beauty on a daisy flower in its full glory. What sharpness and colours!
une magnifique composition, ce papillon est superbe: couleurs, dessins et netteté, on l'appel aussi le Tabac d'Espagne.
L'environnement est très bien aussi
Ciao Marius, great macro of beautiful butterfly on nice blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2017-07-26 11:44]
Just great! Amaizing the orange color of this Argynnis paphia. The sharpness and light is also perfect.
This is a fabulous macro of the Fritillary with exceptional sharpness & details. The colors are vivid and you have captured from a perfect POV to present the lovely patterns on the wings.