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Another moment of love

Another moment of love
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Copyright: Tanja Almazan (sily) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sily's photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 9:42
Viewed: 3342
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo on the edge of river forest.River Tisa runs 15 km from my hometown, and there is long belt of river forest by the river, beetween forest and fields on each bank there is a long system of flood protective very high earth "walls" (bulwark, dam,embankment,mound...) with road on them, we call them "dolma".These places are often full of wild vegetation and butterflies and I often like to walk there because there is wast amount of bugglife and beautiful field flowers.
I know you all wonder how I took this, the truth is they were too focused into each other to notice me, and of course I crawled trough the grass on my knees and got bitten by mosquitoes, and my clothes were green, but I was so happy to have these shots!

Peter thinks (thanks!) this could be
Knapweed fritillary - Melitaea Phoebe
and I find it really hard to differ fritillaries because of their distinctive colour and markings, so here one useful link for you

RANGE. From W. Europe across Asia Minor to Transbaikalia, Mongolia and W. China.

Being an extremely variable species, a lot of forms and varieties have been described. Moreover, individual variability appears to be combined with geographical one, as a rule. Depending on particular ecological conditions, light (aetherea Eversmann, 1851) or dark (melanina Bonaparte, 1831) forms can dominate a population.
Common over dry meadows, in the mountains not over 1,500 m a.s.l. Flight period: June to July sometimes in two generations. Host plants: Centaurea, Plantago, Serratula, Cirsium, Saussurea. Stemmacantha.

SIMILAR SPECIES. Melitaea punica: smaller; black marking less well-developed. M. psedosibina, M. sibina: black marking well-developed;

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Hi Tanja,
that's a lovely shot, I like this couple so much, very nice moment, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-07 11:19]

selam tanja; really good shot of this lovely butterflies,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-05-07 11:37]

Uma bela foto ricas borboletas juntas está de parabéns por esta magnifica imagem.

Hi Tanja, beautiful serie of love story, great butterflies with splendid colors, lovely details and great sharpness, very well done, BRAVA! ciao Silvio

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-08 10:02]

Hello Tanja
Another excellent shot and marvellous composition!
I like it as much as the other.
Congratulations and my best wishes

Hello ,
great catch you made, TFS this moment , great color, contrasts and you had a great POV! TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "Morning Relections (24)" :o)

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