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Titania's Fritillary / Boloria titania

Titania's Fritillary / Boloria titania
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 15:36
Viewed: 3421
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
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Boloria (Clossiana) titania (Esper, 1793)

Common English Name: Titania's Fritillary

This is a lovely butterfly found flying in lush meadows amongst trees in the Alps, a few other mountain ranges further east and lower levels of Finland. The underside is an exquisite mosaic of soft pinks, reds and purples that make it quite unmistakable.


This beautiful Butterfly is my last image of 2007.
I thank all of you and I wish you a Happy New Year.


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Hi Marcello,
Thanks for this lovely greetings and wishes. Very good capture with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Marcello, hai chiuso l'anno in bellezza con questa splendida farfalla sopra un magnifico fiore, come sempre oltre alla qualità della macro apprezzo molto la bontà della composizione, di nuovo tanti auguri per il 2008, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-31 1:52]

Hi Marcello,
Outstanding close-up shot of this beautiful butterfly with such lovely colours and sharp details. Superb light and exposure management and a great DOF. I like the classical pose and the natural surrounding here. Excellent POV and composition too. Kudos. TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-31 3:26]

Dear Marcello
With this lovely butterfly and wonderful shot as a gift for my eyes I want to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your comments and I hope to keep enjoying with a lot more from you during the next year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you good health, great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-31 4:58]

Hello Marcello,
Many thanks for this beautiful post and for all the interesting and excellent images you've posted so far! You've making a great contribution to this site and I hope we'll see a lot more from you this coming year. Thanks also for all your critiques and comments.
All the best wishes for the New Year!

Hello Marcello
Wonderful shot of this Titania's Fritillary,
Great focusing,colors and composition,
Superb shot.

Best wishes for 2008 my friend :o)

Foto meravigliosa in sintonia con l'augurio.
Buon Anno Maurizio

Ciao Marcello,
My compliment towards this outstanding composition!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to view and enjoy
the exposure and focus is spot on
very well done
wishing you HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello Marcello,
Good image. Well composed.
A Happy New year for you too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-31 9:28]

Niente male la cartolina di buon anno con una bella foto estiva..che sia di buon augurio per un 2008 ricco di scoperte di esemplari che ancora ci sono sfuggiti..buon 2008,Luciano

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-12-31 12:06]

Hello Marcello,

Happy new year!

Preciosa como siempre Marcello !!
Te deseo un feliz 2008 en compañía de tus seres queridos. Espero seguir compartiendo fotos contigo durante mucho tiempo.
Un abrazo desde españa: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Marcello,
Wonderful picture. TFS.
Wishing a very very Happy New Year 2008 to you too.
- Nirmal

Ciao Marcello,
a wonderful posting showing rare Boloria titania visiting Arnica montana - a quintessential capture to demonstrate the beauties of Alpine meadows. Thank you!
The unmistakabe patterns of undersides of hindwings of this rare species have been shown here really well. Interesting to note that I always found it extremely difficult to capture those exquisite purple hues on titania's hindwings. Here the very strong reflections of yellow light from the flower cast a strong yellow tint onto the wings that physically neutralize the purple colours. Please allow me to do a short experiment in the workshop trying to compensate the effects of the strong yellow light onto the butterfly's wings in order to show its characteristic purple hues more cleary.
Thank you for this beautiful image and all the other exquisite documents Italy's beautiful wildlife.
Returning all my best wishes to you for 2008!

Excellent shot of this rather rare Nymphalidae. Unfortunatelly I've never seen this species at large...
Thanks for sharing.


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