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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: 2014-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D 610, 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: 2015-07-30 8:51
Viewed: 852
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Argynnis pandora, the cardinal, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout southern Europe and is also found in northern Africa and western and central Asia.

The wingspan is 6480 mm. The butterfly flies from April[1] to September (in Europe typically May to August) depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Viola species.

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Ciao Marius,great macro of fantastic butterfly, rare in my country, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2015-07-30 15:59]

Hi Marius,it's always a pleasure to see butterflies pics made by your hands.This is another wonderful masterwork,a specie that i seen only 1 time in my life in Greece many years ago.No comment about the quality always fantastic!!!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 0 N: 434] (8603)
  • [2015-07-31 1:02]

Hello Marius,
excellent capture nice species,thanks for sharing,regards..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-31 1:43]

Hello Marius,
great looking image, very nice use of light to give such excellent colouration and focus. The fast shutter speed has captured the details well.
Regards Sigi

A razor sharp image of this extremely attractive butterfly, Marius. I wonder how it would look with its wings open.
Superb details and colour tones on the wings and a lovely composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-31 11:50]

Hello Marius,
Another great macro. This time of a Cardinal. Superb sharpness, details and splendid colours. Taken from the best POV in a nice composition with a beautiful blurry background.

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