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Silver washed fritillary, near Guadalupe
27.5.14 Chris Spracklen

Silver washed fritillary, near Guadalupe

Guadalupe, Cáceres, Spain

Argynnis (ex Dryas) paphia is a common and variable butterfly found over much of the Palaearctic ecozone – Algeria, Europe, temperate
Asia and Japan. The Silver-washed fritillary butterfly is deep orange with black spots on the upper side of its wings, and has a wingspan
of 54–70 mm, with the male being smaller and paler than the female. The underside is green, and, unlike other fritillaries, has silver streaks
instead of silver spots, hence the name silver-washed. The caterpillar is black-brown with two yellow lines along its back and long reddish-brown
spines. Adults feed on the nectar of bramble, thistles, and knapweeds, and also on aphid honeydew. The silver-washed is a strong flier,
and more mobile than other fritillaries, and, as such, can be seen gliding above the tree canopy at high speed. Its preferred habitat is thin,
sunny, deciduous woodland, especially oaks, but it has been known to live in coniferous woodland.

Nikon D7100 ,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1250s @ f8, full out at 400mm (with TC2.0III in place) full exif

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Alexander Kazakov28-Oct-2014 15:03
So nice! V
Claude Gagnon11-Aug-2014 20:33
Beautiful compo for this great shot, love it :)) V
Jeff Real29-Jul-2014 23:51
This is really beautiful...pure perfection ~V~
Mark Chambers ARPS CPAGB26-Jul-2014 15:12
Great capture V
Jean-Claude Riboulet23-Jul-2014 02:54
Beautiful capture!V
MarcViskens22-Jul-2014 20:24
excellent shot
Simon Chandler21-Jul-2014 17:28
Excellent capture. Excellent composition and tone. Love it. v
Brian McAllister21-Jul-2014 04:54
Wow! This is excellent! V.
Stephanie20-Jul-2014 11:24
What a beautiful, beautiful capture of this lovely butterfly! BV
Buz Kiefer19-Jul-2014 19:13
Another beauty, Chris. Lovely bokeh and good isolation of the subject. Vote.
Marco Valk19-Jul-2014 17:24
Super detail. Great shot, Chris.
shatterbug19-Jul-2014 08:14
Beautiful clarity, colors, and details!
SLC_Images19-Jul-2014 00:34
Lovely detail, color and great patience! VT!!
Karen Stuebing18-Jul-2014 20:53
Amazing colors and patterns on this beautiful butterfly. Super detail. V.
Ika Zinka Eferl18-Jul-2014 19:49
NealyBob18-Jul-2014 02:18
Outstanding capture of this most beautiful butterfly~!V
Richard Marcus18-Jul-2014 01:42
The color, detail and composition ... just brilliant work, Chris! V
Frank Brault17-Jul-2014 21:23
Superbly composed with fabulous light, color and detail! V
Colin Storey17-Jul-2014 20:23
Stunning details and colours and beautiful bokeh. v
Mary Hamilton17-Jul-2014 15:28
Wonderful focus and framing! V.
Tom LeRoy17-Jul-2014 14:37
I just love these, so graceful and beautiful. Excellent shot, Chris. V
Fong Lam17-Jul-2014 04:29
Outstanding macro shot with excellent details and lovely dof, Chris...V
janescottcumming17-Jul-2014 02:25
Colors and sharpness are simply wonderful! V
Ken Chambers ARPS16-Jul-2014 19:31
Very pretty and delicate, lovely picture Chris.
Hank Vander Velde16-Jul-2014 18:43
Beautiful sharp and well composed image chris.
lucanton16-Jul-2014 15:58
vraiment superbe, les détails, les couleurs et la netteté sont au rendez-vous, Chris! V
SageCreek Images16-Jul-2014 13:51
Nice sharp and well composed image of this butterfly...
Marcia Colelli16-Jul-2014 13:04
Beautiful capture with outstanding details and nice pose V
Jean Chiasson16-Jul-2014 11:39
Fantastic capture Chris big vote
Chris Gibbins16-Jul-2014 10:01
Beautifully detailed, and nicely positioned in the frame. V.
Gerard Koehl16-Jul-2014 04:52
Splendide. V
joseantonio16-Jul-2014 04:10
A wonderful area for walking and watching birds. I loved this place.V.
Raymond Ma16-Jul-2014 03:39
A smashing macro vignette! V
woody3416-Jul-2014 01:45
A superb outstanding piece.V
Walter Otto Koenig16-Jul-2014 01:44
Excellent work Chris. I like everything about it. Well done my friend. "V"
Gill Kopy16-Jul-2014 01:43
What a beautiful butterfly shot - amazing clarity V
Jean D16-Jul-2014 01:36
Excellent capture of this beauty with terrific detail and fine light, Chris. ~V
Julie Oldfield16-Jul-2014 00:43
Such gorgeous detail. V
beingme16-Jul-2014 00:41
Fantastic close-up! V
Pierre16-Jul-2014 00:21
Une très belle trouvaille magnifiquement composée! V
Neil Marcus16-Jul-2014 00:17
Perfect picture. Sharp, excellent color and separation from the background.
Buz Kiefer15-Jul-2014 23:48
Well placed subject and excellent DoF. Vote.
bill friedlander15-Jul-2014 23:12
Nicely placed in the frame plus superb details for a beautiful shot! V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography15-Jul-2014 22:33
Very nice close-up, Vote.
larose forest photos15-Jul-2014 22:07
Excellent composition and details in this fine shot. VV
Helen Betts15-Jul-2014 22:03
Wow, fantastic detail and lovely color! An excellent closeup, Chris. V.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet15-Jul-2014 21:56
Magnificent capture.
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)15-Jul-2014 21:38
Very interesting image and information. The body resembles a US grasshopper in many ways. Such great detail in this image. Well shot, Chris. V.
Mildred Alpern15-Jul-2014 21:33
Extraordinarily beautiful butterfly, captured here newly minted and with remarkable clarity and superb dof. V
Jim Coffman15-Jul-2014 21:08
Simply beautiful,Chris! Love those rich colors and detail!
Zeeby15-Jul-2014 21:07
Brilliant capture and background is fabulous! V+
Martin Lamoon15-Jul-2014 21:03
Interesting details on this butterfly. An excellent close up.
Apostolos Tikopoulos15-Jul-2014 20:55
excellent close up with superb details. V.
marie-jose wolff15-Jul-2014 20:53
absolutely wonderful! V
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