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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29592)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-16 11:39
Viewed: 649
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

It occurs throughout the Palaearctic from North Africa to Japan (Bretherton, 1990). It is distinctly migratory in Western Europe, reaching almost as far north as the Arctic Circle; however, it is resident in southern Sweden and Finland, and on the coastal sand dunes of the Netherlands (Bretherton, 1990). A map of its distribution is given at Lepidoptera and some other life forms (2009).

The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.

Flight time is between March and October, size is between 38 mm and 46 mm, and is usually found at altitudes between sea level and 2700 m.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-16 11:59]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic picture of this butterfly in exceptional clarity, awesome sharpness and a great DOF and composition.

WAUWH Marius
this is super good
i like the composition and the good sharpness
colours are beautiful to
thanks gr lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-16 13:11]

Hello Marius,
Excellent shot! Very sharp focus, great colors and well exposed. The bg is nice and blurry and POV & DOF are great.Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2015-07-16 15:24]

Hi Marius,absolutely fantastic this Issoria with the open wings,the quality of sharpness and colors is over the top,magnificent work about this specie very common in my country too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

An extremely beautiful capture of this spectacular Fritillary, Marius.
POV couldn't be better; the open wings are a rich feast for the eyes.
Thanks for sharing this prized shot.

Hello Marius

Excellent macro of this butterfly over its flower, fine POV and the way it is framed,
beautiful light, great contrast between the color tones of the butterfly, TFS


Splendid Marius , sharp and bright colors.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Marius,
Excellent Photograph of this Queen. Like the way you used your Nikon 105 mm perfectly. This is the perfect butterfly picture if we notice on its focus, color and light. Good work...
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Ciao Marius, lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

hello Marius
excellent sharp detailled shot, great view of the wide open wings, colors and light are perfect
Have a great sunday

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