Beautiful lady and close friend Argynnis paphia(male at bottom+Ab valezina female at top)

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The summer has been so drab here that I had given up on finding any Silver washed fritillarys, and then two come along at once. And, one is a beautiful abberation.

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Comments (15)

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 22, 2012

They really are beautiful A very nice series of pictures. Well done. I like them all!

David Hodson on July 23, 2012

I was really lucky. This is my favorite butterfly and to see them mating is great. What makes this really exciting for me is that the dark coloured one is a female, they are normally the same colour as the male, so to find such a fine specimen as this one mating is marvalous, maybe once in a lifetime shot.

Taoab on July 29, 2012

Amazing capture, like.

David Hodson on July 29, 2012

Thank you taoab. I was very lucky to be in the right place, at the right time.

Marjan Kustera on August 9, 2012

Amazing photo!YSL,Kuki

David Hodson on August 10, 2012

Thank you Kuki. I was really lucky to capture this image. We have had a really wet summer in England this year and there has not been many butterflies about.

c. bayernengel on August 11, 2012

ein wunderschönes Paar, like

David Hodson on August 11, 2012

Thank bayernengel for your comment. I felt a little embarrassed to photo this loving couple at such a private moment;)

Thanasis Germanos on November 2, 2012

I like it . Greetings Thanasis.

David Hodson on November 3, 2012

Greetings Thanasis, thank you for your like. I know that the valezina is not very rare but I was so lucky to see them pairing. I hope that the beautiful genes are passed on to the next generation.

David Hodson on November 3, 2012

bayernengel, thank you for your visit. They do make a beautiful couple, and hopefully beautiful children:)

David Hodson on November 3, 2012

Kuki I am not sure if I replied to your comment. I am sorry if I did not. Thank you for your visit and like.

Marjan Kustera on November 3, 2012

Yes,you did!Thanks again,best regards...IU have a few new photos of them!

Fred Quader on June 26, 2013

L 8, very nice :)

David Hodson on June 27, 2013

serco6 Thank you very much. Greetings to you from England.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 22, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Hodson
    • Camera: Konica Corporation Konica Digital Camera KD-310Z
    • Taken on 2002/01/22 01:09:07
    • Exposure: 0.004s
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash