Melitaea phoebe - courtship display

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 16 January 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Melitaea phoebe (NL: Knoopkruidparelmoervlinder / EN: Knapweed Fritillary / DE: Flockenblumen-Scheckenfalter / FR: Mélitée des centaurées, Grand damier)

Image: Barnave (FR) - 10/07/2013

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Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous capture 5*****

16 Jan 2014 7:35am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Another spotlightable one, stunning ballet.

16 Jan 2014 10:41am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Une photo pleine de mouvement

16 Jan 2014 2:20pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

La seconde éternelle
de la première rencontre

16 Jan 2014 2:29pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een prachtig moment en de belichting is héél mooi.

16 Jan 2014 2:57pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Excellent ! bravo ! *****

16 Jan 2014 3:51pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

E X C E L L E N T !!!!!

16 Jan 2014 10:55pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh j'aime ces deux papillons et surtout celui le plus flou

17 Jan 2014 3:17pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The best spotlight of the day. Congrats !

17 Jan 2014 4:41pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Absolutely fascinating ... Congratulations on this well deserved Spotlight !!!

17 Jan 2014 4:49pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

17 Jan 2014 5:24pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Bravo pour ce spolight bien attribué... bonne soirée !

17 Jan 2014 5:28pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats!!!

17 Jan 2014 5:37pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing...Congratulations on spotlight.

17 Jan 2014 6:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

17 Jan 2014 6:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous color! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

17 Jan 2014 6:20pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Very nice.Congratulations!

17 Jan 2014 6:33pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is an absolutely stunning capture the lighting and composition are perfect, so well deserving of the spotlight, congratulations

17 Jan 2014 7:52pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

17 Jan 2014 9:22pm

Jean-Patrick (alias Flagrant-declic) from Alsace, France

Congratulations for composition, macro, colors and spotlight.

17 Jan 2014 10:01pm

Ramu from Jersey City, United States

Wowwwww

18 Jan 2014 2:19pm

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! splendide photo!!!! bravo pour ce superbe spotlight

18 Jan 2014 6:53pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..perfection at its best / / /

18 Jan 2014 8:38pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

wonderful!

19 Jan 2014 12:03am

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Insectes by Flagrant-declic

Canon EOS 7D
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

animalia
arthropoda
insecta
lepidoptera
nymphalidae
melitaea
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