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Melitaea cinxia

Melitaea cinxia
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 58, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, SanDisk Extreme 8GB
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-26 11:50
Viewed: 1240
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Glanville Fritillary
Named after Lady Eleanor Glanville who first found the butterfly in England in the 1690s.

Orange and brown chequered butterfly with pattern of cream and orange bands and black marks on the underside of wings. The Glanville Fritillary is virtually restricted to coastal landslips on the southern half of the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands along with a few coastal locations on the mainland.

The status of the butterfly appears to have changed little in recent decades, though there has been some loss of habitat due to coastal protection measures. However, there are only a handful of core breeding areas and it remains a vulnerable species.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-26 12:51]

Salut John,capture parfaite de cette Cynthia jamais vue dans mes champs,la nettete' est au top partout malgre' la difficile position pas parallele a la camera,tres bien fait! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello John,
Beautiful butterfly and well captured against such green OOF BG. Good light too. Try to frame it in vertical composition, IMHO. Too much blank place my friend....
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-30 1:21]

Hi John,
Amazing colours and sharpness details of this butterfly.
Nice memory of summer.
Regards Jiri.

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