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Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-10 8:14
Viewed: 1460
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Argynnis paphia, (Linnaeus,1758)
Silver-washed Fritillary

Turkish Name : Cengaver Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Northern and Southern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Northern Algeria, Northern Scandinavia, northern Britain and the Iberian peninsula, China, Japan, all over Europe and Asia.

Living Area: Altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, woodland clearings and edges.

Flight time: Mid -June - mid-August .

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Violets (Viola spp) plants are fed with.

Description-Notes: This is a summer butterfly. Large butterfly. Males are smaller than females. Uppersides of male are bright red-orange, with black spots and swollen black veins in the middle of forewing. Female is duller, with bolder black spots. Forewing underside is pale orange in both sexes and hindwing is greenish with silvery stripes. Black submarginal spots are larger and more rounded than those found on Cardinal. Amount of silver markings varies greatly on underside.

Male :69 – 76 mm
Female: 73 – 80 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Cardinal - Argynnis pandora, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
• Niobe Fritillary - Argynnis niobe, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• High Brown Fritillary - Argynnis adippe, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
• Pallas's Fritillary - Argynnis laodice, (Pallas, 1771)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .136 pp.
2. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Silver-washed Fritillary
3. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Silver-washed Fritillary
4. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - Silver-washed Fritillary
5. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Silver-washed Fritillary
6. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Silver-washed Fritillary
7. UK Butterflies: UK Butterflies - Silver-washed Fritillary
8. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Silver-washed Fritillary
9. Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland: Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland- Silver-washed Fritillary


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Hello Seyfi-Again a precise and useful NOTE.What an excellent picture of this Butterfly.Great details and light on subject as usual BG.Splendid one!Really like it.thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao Seyfi, fascinating composition with lovely butterfly on beautiful flowers, nice blurry BG, wonderful colors, superb sharpness, fine details and splendid light, great macro, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-10 16:10]

Hi Seyfi,perfect capture of this specie very common in my country too but not this year,the best detail,colors and exposure in a great close-up,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

nice shot
very beautiful...
the lighr is sharp and very good pose to see..

Hello Seyfi,
Very good close-up of this lovely butterfly. Great details from a very good lateral POV. I liked the faded sort of colors on butterfly and a good contrast with a BG that has almost the same color tones as your subject. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hallo Seyfi
super good sharpness composition with nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-11 11:16]

Hello Seyfi,
Great macro in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from the best POV in a pleasing composition with a nice blurred background.

Master stroke here...Bravo!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-12 4:42]

Excellent picture, very, very good! I like it. Saludos.

Nice presentation of this beautiful butterfly. The details and colors are a pleasure to view. :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-20 9:22]

Hi Seyfi.
Once more stunning butterfly picture from you. You have met a splendid specimen of the species and managed to picture it on a very beautiful flower against fantastic BG. Bravo. Great job.

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this butterfly, fine lateral POV and framing,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details,
and wonderful color tones and patterns of the butterfly, TFS


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