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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: 2017-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-26 3:29
Viewed: 700
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-07-26 11:44]

Just great! Amaizing the orange color of this Argynnis paphia. The sharpness and light is also perfect.

Hello Marius,

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.

Warm Regards,

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