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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-29 11:05
Viewed: 2828
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Assmann's Fritillary, Melitaea or Mellicta britomartis, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It has a wide geographic range and is represented by three subspecies.

* M. b. britomartis Europe including the Balkans and Italy to North Kazakhstan and Altai
* M. b. amurensis (Staudinger, 1892) Altais to Amur
* M. b. latefascia (Fixsen, 1887) South Ussuri, Korea, Northe East China

The larva feeds on species of Plantago and Veronica.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Mellicta
Species: M. britomartis

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a very good close up Marious!
regards Nasos

Hallo Marius,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours very well saturated, excellent point of view and composition
Have a good weekend

Buna Marius,
O noua imagine in care ne prezinti cu detalii bune si culori saturale acest fluture. Claritatea, fundalul si compozitia sunt si ele excelente.
Numai bine,

Hi Marius,
great photo of this butterfly. Excellent point of view. Nice natural colours. Very good shaprness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Marius
very good sharpness and great details with nice light
the colours are beautiful
thanks greetinglou

Hi Marius,
This is a beautiful butterfly!
The clarity is great and this is really sharp.
Well composed.

Hi Marius,

Fabulous detailed sharpness with good clarity, splendid wing markings with such vibrant colours, lovely out of focus background, quality work here Marius and well done,
Best regards,


Cioa Marius. Excellente details and sharp wiht brilliant natural colours. Only the right up wing in bit OFF.


Ciao Marius, fantastic macro of lovely Melitea brintomartis on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Marius, what a great shot of this butterfly. Great sharpness and detail. Excellent job my friend. Have a wonderful weekend, Bill

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-29 16:11]

Hello Marius,
A superb macro shot with great sharpness and splendid colors.
have a nice day!...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-29 20:41]

Hello Marius,
very beautiful butterfly shot from the top view. The colors and pattern is so well seen in good details.
A very splendid shot.


Hello Marius,

another very nice image with an beatiful butterfly.
Good of sharpness, details and pov.The right wing are an little oof but i know sometimes the wings moving.
Fine saturated colors.


Hi Marius,
Beautiful shot of this butterfly, excellent clarity, good point of view and beautiful contrast against the blurred background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-30 1:44]

Hello Marius,
A fine fresh male britomartis, a species that is nearly extinct in Sweden now. The sharpness and details are excellent in this open wing view and the broad wing edge band that distinguishes it from other Melitaea is well seen.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

very nice presentation with good pov and sharpness.Fine colors, well done my friend, vijeesh

Hello Marius,
lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly with wonderful colours and fine sharpness. Well chosen POV and a nicely blurred background. Well done, I like it.
Best wishes,

Hello Marius, Another fantastic image of the beautiful details and subject. All the best, Paolo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-30 9:48]

Hello Marius,
An excellent and classic field guide illustration of this beautiful Fritillary that is new to me. Excellent sharpness and natural colours that stand out against the green background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Marius!
It seems that shoot butterflies is so easy for you, but I know tha it is not!
That´s why I give all my congrats to you and a big BRAVO.Your pic here is amazing!
Lovely composition and very sharp image in a classical pose with both wings opened.really wonderful!
Have a nice day , my freind, and thanks a lot for visiting my gallery! aNa

Hello Marius,
Impressive contrast level and solid colors my friend! The POV is a bit difficult but well resolved. Nice butterfly!

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