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Long Live the Queen!


Long Live the Queen!
: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
: Animals
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: 2007-08
: Insects
: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200
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: 2007-12-03 10:04
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Another butterfly closely related to my favourite flower - Echinacea :-) Today Queen of Spain Fritillary resting and eating in hot rays of summer sun.

Polish: Dostojka latonia
English: Queen of Spain Fritillary
French: Le Petit Nacr
German: Kleiner Perlmutterfalter
Dutch: Kleine Parelmoervlinder
Trke: İspanyol Kraliesi
Binomial: Issoria lathonia


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Issoria
Species: I. lathonia


The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer.

cataclysta, earthtraveler, fiyo, Argus, uleko, LordPotty, Juyona, jrobertop, marhowie, Alex99, peter_stoeckl, phlr, Janice has marked this note useful
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Czesc Grzesiu
Jak motylki to motylki :-) Piekna fotka. Podoba mi sie nieostry kwiat w tle. Fajny pierwszy plan z kwiatem i motylkiem. Calosc ladnie ostro. Nie ma czeago krytykowac :-)
Pozdrawiam
Krzysiek

PS Widzialem twojego skalnika, ale one sie wrednie kamufluja :-)

Hello Grzegorz,
This is gorgeous!
Excellent capture of this Fritillary on the Echinacea flower.
Fine POV, comp. and beautiful DOF as well as focus detail and color.
Well done, TFS
Richard

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3474] (15151)
  • [2007-12-03 11:32]

Hello Grzegorz,
Very nice close up.POV,lighting,details,colors,exposure and framing are wonderful.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2007-12-03 11:51]

Hello Grzegorz,
She lives thoughout the summer and autumn and continues to live in such fine shots as this one!
Nice capture of I. lathonia with fine sharpness and DOF in an excellent composition on this marvellous butterfly flower, Echinacea.
Well done and thanks for this bit of summer!
Ivan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1081 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-03 12:48]

Hello Grzegorz,
superb sharpness from wing-tip to wing-tip. Natural and brilliant eye-catching colours. Very good point of view.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-12-03 12:58]

Hello Grzegorz,
What a striking colour combination and the butterfly really stands out from the pink background. Excellent DOF and sharp details.
(Is that a little Bumblebee hiding there as well?) Fine soft background and a lovely composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Nice capture of this butterfly beauty queen Gregz.
I like Echinacea very much too,but my favourites are Bergamot and Love I A Mist (Nigella) ... oh,and Tigridia ... and Toad Lillies ... and Orchids ... and blah blah blah ...

Hi Grzegorz, superb colors for your wonderful Queen, great sharpness and excellent details, very well done, ciao Silvio

excellent quality, good composition, great colours
very good shot, congrats
regards
jo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-03 14:36]

Hola amigo,
estupendo trabajo,
pov. y color,
bellos detalles...
saludos

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  • emka (41)
  • [2007-12-03 16:10]

Witaj Grzegorzu,

Wspaniałe zdjęcie. Podoba mi się Echinacea, no i hiszpańska krlowa. Puięk nie pokazane szczegły. A mnie jest szkoda lata.. Chciałabym zobaczyć takiego motyla, a jeszcze długo trzeba czekać.

Pozdrawiam

Małgorzata

Hi Grzegorz,
Great shot! Exuberant butterfly!
Excellent colors, very good sharpness and POV.
Wonderful composition!
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
Best regards,
Jos Roberto

Ciao Grzegorz,
foto dai colori e dalla luminosit eccezionali!
Fuoco perfetto su tutta la superficie delle ali e buona composizione dell'immagine.
Complimenti,
Marcello

Beautiful Greg,
Great frame-filling color, comp, and POV. I like the exposure and detail I see within your DOF..
Nice work!
Howard

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-04 6:57]

Hi Grzegorz.
I have learned to photograph on your amazing pictures. This one is from them. Outstanding at every respect shot. Subject is amazing, POV and composition are excellent. DF is simply great Details and sharpness of the beautiful butterfly are perfect too. Bravo and thanks.
Alexei.

Hello Grzegorz,
brilliant, artistic, enchanting - a feast for the eye!
Wonderful crisp and clear details, and such an exquisite combination of colours, perfectly fitting for a Queen.
Thank you! My best regards,
Peter

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-12-05 11:49]

Well, I'm slowly going through my backlog of friend's photos!!
The Queen of Spain Fritillary - lovely name for this beauty Greg. And its on my special flower - hurrah.
Good capture, nice, sharp and colourful - well done
Regards from a warm and very wet Aotearoa
Janice

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