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Arygnnis pandora

Arygnnis pandora
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Copyright: Mehmet Karababa (caspian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 387] (1342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-09 13:48
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Points: 34
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Arygnnis pandora(The Cardinal) [in Turk. Bahadır]

The Cardinal (Argynnis pandora) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout Southern Europe.

The wingspan is 64-80 mm. The butterfly flies from May to August depending on the location. The larvae feed on Viola species.

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Very nice picture

Hallo Mehmet
I remember this butterfly from the time Bayram dedicated it to Bahadir just before he went for his military training. What a beauty this is! The bright colours are overwhelmingly beautiful and indeed a feast to the eye, especially the bright orange on the outer wings. The outer side of the wing with its green and spots of other colours are just as beautiful and reminds me of a fresh new leaf. This is a beautiful macro with lots of wonderful colours that reminds me of summer. We have winter here in South Africa and the site of the Bahadir is warming to the heart. The background is a bit light but that is understandable due to the hot weather which is noteable in your image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Merhaba Mehmet bey,
Nice capture of this pretty Bahadır with attractive orange and green underwings. Have a nice weekend, selamlar,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-10 0:32]

Marhaba Mehmet
Arygnnis pandora is in my opinion one the most beautiful butterfly!No easy to catch, with interesting reflection and amazing colors.
Your is fantastic!

Merhaba Mehmet,
at first,, thanks, i am proud that you chose my picture on your favourite list; a very beautiful capture of the Cardinal taken from an ideal lateral POV with very good sharpness and bright colours, very well composed.
Tebrik enderim
Ciao Maurizio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-10 1:41]

Merhaba Mehmet,
very sharp shot of the butterfly. excellent sharpness and the close up is great. The blurry background is neat and enhancing too.
I like the pattern on the wings so special and unique.
Well presented in excellent clarity.


Hello Mehmet,

a nice picture from this butterfly with good pov and dof.
Fine colours.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-10 2:34]

hello Mehmet,
A butterfly I have rarely seen and never really could catch it, it was faster than me..
You have been lucky, even if it turned a little bit away from you. We can perfectely see the beautiful colors and patterns of the impressive Argynnis pandora
Thanks and kind regards

that´s a perfect work my friend, thanks a lot...
nice weekend

Ciao Mehmet. An interesting lightning compo with good detaisl and fantastic brighc colours.


Hello Mehmet,
Lovely capture with superb details and focus.
Excellent composition and sharpness.
Great background.

The sun shines brightly on this beautiful butterfly, Mehmet.
I like the very sharp details that have been captured on the wings.
Thanks and all the best.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-11 10:42]

Hi Mehmet,this is a perfect and beautifull work,what a best way to show us the cardinal,impressive sharpness,warm colors in a perfect light and a nice composition too on the purple flower! Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Mehmet dostum Bundan iyisi Şam'da kayısı:)
Tam da suriyede iken bu laf cuk oturdu:)
Nefis bir makro almışsın bişzim Bahadır'dan.
Ellerine sağlık.
Selam ve sevgiler.


Merhaba adaş,
nekadar net ve güzel renkler.
En güzel dileklerimle,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-15 8:23]

Merhaba Mehmet,
A superb capture of A. pandora.
The POV shows it feeding with the wings closed with fine sharpness and colours against a pleasing OOF natural BG in a nice composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Mehmet, fantastic Argynnis pandora, wonderful colors, superb sharpness and splendid details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-25 12:39]

Hello Mehmet,
Great macro of Arygnnis pandora with sharp details, great POV, ligting and composition on beautiful flowers.TFS, Best regards Siggi

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