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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterfly, I love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-13 11:52
Viewed: 3085
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture in my garden and hope you like this Fritillary
Argynnis paphia / Silver-washed Fritillary
Family: Nymphalidae
Flight Time: June - August
Size: 54-70mm
Altitude: 0-1500m
Male is dark orange with black spots and streaks, the female usually a paler orange and lacking the forewing black streaks of scent scales present on the male. Underside of wings mainly olive-green in ground colour with silvery bands on the hind wings.
A widespread fritillary preferring a forest environment. Like many other similar species its caterpillars eat Violets. The Silver washed fritillary lays its eggs on a nearby tree, and the caterpillars make their way to the foodplant when they hatch next Spring.
Crop, sharpened, adjust color, resized to 800 pixels for the site.
I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

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bonjour Rimantas,
très belle macro de ce papillon belle couleurs et netteté bravo


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