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Argynnis pandora

Argynnis pandora
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-23 7:29
Viewed: 3554
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Argynnis pandora (Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775). Female

Argynnis pandora is a large butterfly of the family Nymphalidae with a wingspan of 60-75 mm.

It is a species of southern Europe, North Africa and central - western Asia.

It is on the wing from the end of May until the beginning of November in a single brood. Overwinters in the larval stage, completing development the following spring. The larval host-plants are various species of violet (Viola spp.).

In Greece Argynnis pandora is very common and widespread.

dmark11, CeltickRanger, siggi, maaciejka, marius-secan, maurydv, Dis. Ac., Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-01-23 7:54]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Full midday sun, eating!
Pleasant shot of the impressive Argynnis pandora! Excellent sharpness and good light to show well the patterns of the wings.
best wishes,

hello Christo
this is a super shot with very good light great sharpness and beautiful colours
i love it
great details and nice bg
greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
A really stunning image. This is an explosion of color. Great focus of the flower and on the butterfly eye. This is quite well put together. Awesome as always.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-23 8:25]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great photo of this butterfly on the flower perfectly isolated from the BG. Fantastic sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful OOF BG.

Beautiful combination of butterfly and flower. Great detail and colours. regards Yiannis

hello Christodoulos

excellent and very beautiful photo of this
butterfly over hos flower, with fine POV and
appropriate framing, excellent contrast,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Technically superb image no doubt friend Christodoulos! Good day. How special is the detail here, and those spectacular colors around from the butterflies wings to the awesome flower! Bravo, the standard 50mm lens producing incredible results. The composition however is a bit to direct I think and may be can be carefully rearranged.
Awesome shot friend Christodoulos! Another special stuff from you which I only describe as superb! Your standards are extremely high and I your inspirations well and alive! Please,stay there!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-23 9:49]

Hello Christodoulos.
Superb capture of this Argynnis pandora perfectly showing all details.The colours are superb, wonderful harmony. My compliments.Best regards Siggi

Hi Christodoulos,
Great sharpness. Nice natural colours. As usually perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Christodoulos. Great POV for an excellente DOF with razoer details and sharp for the butterfly and the flower. Interesting blurry BG.


Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid capture with excellent colors and outstanding details.
Wonderful composition. Nice POV and perfect focus as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Christodoulos,
a very beautiful macro shot of Argynnis pandora, superb sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV, nice composition
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Very beautiful and exceptionally high quality. TFS.

Hello Christodoulos,

an very great presentation from this butterfly.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-24 4:45]

Hello Christodoulos,
a very fine work and splendid capture of this butterfly. The sharpness is so stunning and the details are superb.
excellent view and you have presented in a skillful manner.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-24 22:49]

Hi Christodoulos.
It is a stunning in every aspect picture. Subject is simply sweet as well as impressive sunlight, vivid colours, terrific sharpness and details of the flower and butterfly and wonderful nicely blurred BG. Well done and TFS.

Geia sou Christodoule,
Excellent composition of the butterfly and the thistle; wonderful colours and perfect sharpness. Kalo brady, Pambos

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