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Argynnis adippe

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 27 July 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Argynnis adippe (NL: Bosrandparelmoervlinder / EN: High Brown Fritillary / DE: Feurige Perlmutterfalter) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, native from Europe across mainland Asia to Japan. Eggs are often laid in places where there are dead bracken on the ground or in areas where the underlying rock is limestone the eggs may be laid in moss overlying rocks. The mosaics are typically one-third grass and two-thirds bracken. It prefers sandy or rocky hills and banks with patches of the foodplant for the larvae. It is among the first butterfly species to disappear when the vegetation becomes too lush.

Image: Thillot (FR) - 03/06/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Demo from Villeneuve d, France

beautiful portrait. the light is perfect.

27 Jul 2011 1:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent filling of the frame. fine selective focus

27 Jul 2011 6:27pm

Anca from Galati, Romania

Beautiful, I love that sweet focus spot!!!!!!!

29 Jul 2011 7:20pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
ISO 200
150 mm