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Fritillary Macro 2/2 An unusual crop zoom to show the details of this Fritillary's face. Comma,Heesch,Macro,Polygonia c-album Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Fritillary Macro 2/2

An unusual crop zoom to show the details of this Fritillary's face.

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  1. Applause, wow factor! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Amazing that these eyes even work at all, they look resemble bark a lot. Macro is often surprising in detail, as is this one! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks! I had good light on this one. I was laying flat on my belly which is kind of a natural tripod :)

      You can see how up close it is by looking at its antennea. The distance between them (in depth) is only a few mm, yet the one further away is already out of focus.
      Posted 7 years ago
  3. Wow this is really an incredible shot! I would say promoted! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you, hereby it is promoted :) Posted 7 years ago
      1. Grin:) That's democracy:) Posted 7 years ago
  4. Indeed great job. I have photographed the same butterfly a few weeks ago but did not get this close or this sharp. Posted 7 years ago
    1. The same one? I was about to ask you to identify it, but I see somebody already did in the meantime. Posted 7 years ago

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The Comma is a species of butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidae. Its irregular wing edges are characteristic of the ''Polygonia'' genus, which is why they are commonly called anglewings. It is found in northern Africa and across Europe from Portugal through Asia as far as Japan. Its dorsal wings are colourful but its underside has a pattern that camouflages it when its wings are held together.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2012. Captured Aug 12, 2012 12:39.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO125
  • 105mm