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Silverwashed Fritillary

Silverwashed  Fritillary
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-31 12:08
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Silverwashed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia

I’m afraid I’ve not had much time for photography or TN lately but here is a fairly recent capture of a Fritillary. This is a species that is found by the edge of forests and in forest clearings where its food plant, Viola, is found. It’s a large Fritillary with a wingspan of between 53-65 mm. It is recognised by the dark bands on its bright orange upper wings and the silver streaks on the underside of the hind wings.

Paphia is the female form of Paphos, a town in northern Cyprus overlooking the sea where the goddess Aphrodite rose from the waves.

Sw. name – ’Silverstreckad Pärlemorfjäril’

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Hi Ulla, two great macro captures... pov, dof and composition are great in each shot.
TFS. Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-31 12:37]

Hello Ulla.
This one is just beautiful with the wings spread wide in such a nice position.Second a beautiful sample shows. Lovely colors and good details. Shows up well against the backgrounds.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Ulla,
Nice composition with this lovely butterfly in two POV. Very good colours and focus.
Contrast and clarity are great.

Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful collage showing perfectly the splendid features of the Silverwashed Fritillary, very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours.
Have a good Sunday
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Ulla, this is very impressive and educative collage showing this pretty frit from two different vantage point! Incredible details and focus too.
TFS and have a nice night and Sunday MF!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-31 16:47]

Hi Ulla
Nice presentation,I ve benn quite busy my self.Excellent POV and as usual sharp image.I like the composition and the nice OOF BG
tfs Michel

Hallo Ulla
Thanks for sharing two different viewpoints of this beautiful Silverwashed Fritillary. I especially appreciate the 2nd image as it is the 1st time I have seen the outer wings of this beautiful butterfly and I must admit I am astound by the beautiful detail. It reminds me of the colours of a pearl, this just being a bit darker. I like both images but stick to no 2 as it is brand new to me. I like the composition and the point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-01 0:31]

Hello Ulla,
Beautiful diptych of this butterfly in pleasing poses. Excellent sharpness, details and compositions. Great DOF, POV, OOF BG and natural colours.

Ciao Ulla, great couple of macro of a splendid argynnis paphia on a beautiful flower, fine details splendid sharpness and fantastic colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Ulla

beautiful photos of this butterfly shot with different POVs
on different poses to show its beautiful shape and patterns, TFS


Hi Ulla,
A nice capture of this Silverwashed Fritillary on both the frames. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Ulla.. Wonderful colors and nice pattern on the wings. beautiful picture...Well done. TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-01 12:46]

Hi Ulla,

A wonderful post showing the two views of this lovely butterfly. I especially appreciate seeing the silver wing - something I have never seen before. Both pictures are excellent with fine colors, clarity and composition.


Hello Ulla,
Great "two for one" today! ... This is an excellent way to document this species, providing views with closed and spread wings at time. Good job! With good color and proper lighting. I like the background achieved, it a background as DSLR camera!
Regards, have a nice week, TFS, Jesús

Hello Ulla,
Beautiful collage of this pretty butterfly with lovely poses, beautiful colours and details.
Kind regards,

Two great views of the Silverwashed, easy to see where it gets its name with this detailed look at the underside of its hindwing..
Well done and have a great week Ulla :)

  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-02 6:51]

Dear Ulla!

We have at least one thing in common: not enough time for TN! I hope that the day I can stop working (maybe in 3 years), I will find more time...

I like your simple, yet very pleasant and effective composition very much. The pedagogical aspect is very present and allows the viewer to get a fine impression of this beautiful butterfly. The Centaury and the Fritillary form a superb couple!

Kind regards


P.S. Oh, I realize only now I haven't got any smilies left. So let me send you a friendly kiss instead...


I'll check my smily-stock before the post next time, I promise...

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2010-08-02 8:55]

Hi Ulla
Nice pictures of these butterfly
In Israel we have its relative - the Pandora butterfly


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2010-08-03 6:12]

Hi Ulla,

I really enjoyed your composition and all of it's two shooting.
At least he did not disagree. Is sure to have the case that we take a picture.
Beautiful shot and great idea, now I'm going to like that.
The colors are a natural, beautiful image sharpness and very good details of the wings.
TFS and good luck.

Hello Ulla,
beautiful image and excellent capture, two photo for a spectacular butterfly. Regards Paolo

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-08-04 14:53]

Hello Ulla,
An excellent collage from two great macro with wonderful sharp details and colors.TFS.
Have a nice day.

Hi Ulla,

a very nice duo picture, great different pov and exellent details.
Fine colours.
Maybe I saw this specie here flying on St Pietersberg but I am not shore.
It's a rare sprcie in the Netherlands.


Merci Ulla pour ces deux vues du Paphia, et les explications.
Bonne journée

Excellent colours, sharpness, light, and composition.
Thanks for showing us both sides of the beautiful butterfly wings.
Ciao, Melania.

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