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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: 2016-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-06-13 4:37
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This butterfly is a large fritillary and gets its name from the beautiful streaks of silver found on the underside of the wings. The bright orange male is quite distinctive as it flies powerfully along woodland rides, pausing only briefly to feed or investigate anything with an orange hue that could be a potential mate. The male has four distinctive black veins on its forewings that contain special "androconial" scales that are used in courtship. These veins are known as "sex brands". The female is paler than the male, has rounder wings and more-prominent spots. In England and Wales, the Silver-washed Fritillary is found in woodlands.

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Hello Marius my neighbour today

Excellent image of Argynis paphia, excellent composition, great DOF, very nice POV, excellent clarity, very nice blurring BG.
I like it very much.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-06-13 8:02]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic macro in splendid colors and excellent sharpness and great details. Taken from the best POV in an attractive composition. High quality!

Extremely beautiful composition, Marius! This is sheer magic.
In addition to 2 subjects within the frame, it is the flowery perch that adds immense value to the picture. It is such an eye-pleasing image.
It is going to be my favourite.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-13 8:40]

Waaw Marius! So fresh,brand new,absolutely beautiful! A perfect capture of this paphia wiht the open wings,magnificent colors and perfect sharpness too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius,
Excellent POV with eye-catching composition. Well BG as well as exposure. Well visible marking on its wing.
Thanks and best regards,

hallo marius
super good picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful bright colors, fine details snd splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-14 11:47]

Hello Marius,
A incredible shot of this gorgeous butterfly in an attractive composition. The colors and detail are amazing. Exposure is right on the money and you have obtained perfect white balance rendering true and natural colors. Great job!!

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