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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-26 5:04
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Titania's Fritillary
Nacré porphyrin

Family: Nymphalidae
Species: Boloria
Subspecies: Boloria cypris

Size: 21-23mm (male)
Habitat: Woods and meadows close to woods
Distribution: Europe until Sibiria, N'America
Foodplant for caterpillars: Polygonum bistorta
Flighttime: June-August, one generation

Boloria titania is especially easy to recognize with the very original patterns of its underside-wings. The upperwings appear very close to other Heliconiinae-species(colors, spots, patterns). One particular sign which helps me to identify it is the dark point close to the abdomen on the upperpart of the hindwing.

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Anne, that is a stunningly beautiful picture of two butterflies on the same flower.
I'm stealing a moment in the office to say this.

Salut Anne,

What a great macro shot of butterfly-duo! Colors and textures of the butterflies are just adorable. Great POV with wonderful sharpness and good DOF. The plant on which the butterflies are sitting is interesting indeed. I like the rich-green colored BG. Good harmony of colors overall. Well done!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-26 5:58]

Slav Anel,
This is first class macro shot.These two butterflies are very beautiful.Excellent sharpness,details and splendid colors.Very well composed.Thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-26 6:23]

The flower seems to be very inviting for these two beauties, well captured. Good to see them in two different pose. tfs.

hello Anne
marvellous composition and coexistence, completely technically,a splendid capture and photo

Bello conjunto con especie que yo no conocía. Destacaría la naturalidad conseguida en los colores y el ambiente creado a pesar de que la luz parece algo justa. Un bonito documento.
Saludos Anne y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

excellent double-capture of the two pretty butterflies! :-) it is not so easy to get two or more of them together on one
flower. the sharpness and colors are really great, love the poses and composition with the nice orange flower underneath
them. well done & take care, thor.

Ciao Annie, lovely macro with wonderful couple on a beautiful flower, fine details and excellent sharpness, splendid natural colors and great blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

I have no words to describe this shot!
This simply stunning, Anne!

Hello Anne,

An excellent macro capture with brilliant colors, sharpness & fine details. Excellent efforts on your part & TFS.



Hola Anne

Gracias por el comentario

He visto la colección que tienes y son fantasticas y con mucho arte como esta, de colores fantasticos y gran nitidez, felicidades

Un saludo Antonio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-26 11:48]

Hi Anne. You have chossen the right name for this beautiful picture.This just about summs up summer. Butterflies and flowers. The Titania's Fritillary ia a beauty. The markings which you have taken with your sharp focusing. Along with such natural colours. Well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-26 12:09]

Bonsoir Anne,
A superb capture of two specimens of B. titania. I like the POV, pose, sharpness and BG and the composition with the flower and the Bartsia(?) is excellent.
Nice to see this species that is absent from Sweden.
Merci et je te veux une bonne semaine,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-07-26 12:48]
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Hallo Anne,
ein fantastisch klares und scharfes dieser beiden 'Titanen'.
Farben und Freitstellung gefallen mir sehr gut.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

P.S. Bin heute aus Südtirol ins Zugspitzgebiet gefahren und habe kurz Gelegenheit TN zu besuchen.

ciao Anne!
summertime is coming and you have
captured this beautiful pair of specimens of Boloria titania with excellent definition and detail
compliments and thanks sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-26 14:09]

Salut Anne,capturer deux papillons avec cette nettete' c'est vraiment pas facile.On peu voir tous les corners de cet espece dans une seule photo! Mes compliments,une composition de grande classe,bonne semaine,Luciano

Bonjour Anne,
It seems that every time I open an image that you have just recently taken it is much better than the previous. This beautiful composition with the soft light and pastel colors is such a remarkable image that it must be rated high on your own list of achievements. The image makes one stop and peer deeply at the detail of this grouping of this grand butterfly and flowering plant.
It certainly caught my attention and I have the most respect for your keen eye and attention to detail,
Have a Great Week, and Good Shooting...

Hi Anne,

Lovely capture of these twoll little butterflies. Very nice PoV and nice contrasting BG. Very well captured. TFS,

Bonjour Anne,
Excellente photo avec une belle profondeur de champs, donnant de beaux details des ailes des deux papillons biens mis en valeur par un BG dilué

bonjour Anne
vraiment superbe, cette photo de ces deux très beaux papillons, j'adore la pose toutes ailes déployées de celui de l'avant-plan, les details sont superbes et les couleurs sont très naturelles
Passe une bonne nuit

Ciao Anne,
un'altra splendida immagine, mi piace moltissimo la composizione ottenuta con un eccellente punto di ripresa e la magnifica visione prospettica, ottima nitidezza e bellissimi colori.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon pomeriggio
Con amicizia

Liebe Anne,
sehr stimmungsvolle, lebendig eingefangene Szene, Sinnbild sommerlich unbeschwerter Lebensfreude. Das delikate Violett der Flügelunterseiten von Titania findet sich in den sehr hübsch rosa gefärbten Blätern der linken Bildhälfte wieder.
Hoffe Dich bald wieder gesund und munter.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen aus Wien,

Bonsoir Anne.

Somptueuse présentation de ces deux papillons vaquant à leurs occupation usuelles. J'adore le rendu des couleurs des ailes de ces deux papillons. Bravo pour la netteté de l'ensemble des sujets qui se détachent parfaitement sur un arrière plan d'une belle élégance.

Merci pour le partage de cette photographie.

A bientôt pour d'autre photographies.


Ciao Anne. Well seen this amazing double capture. Amazing compo and very good details in excellent DOF.


Wow, what a great job. You've done such a fine job getting both in focus. Great detail here.


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