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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-30 14:40
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My best wishes for a Happy New Year to all the friends of Treknature, and a big thanks for the work done during 2015, how many days spent in the fields under the sun looking butterflies and insects, many other passes in the cold waiting for some bird. ..and all for the passion that unites us...the nature.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Tribe: Heliconiini

Subtribe: Heliconiiti

Genus: Agraulis
(Boisduval & Le Conte, 1835)
Species: A. vanillae

The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with other butterflies. It is not closely related to the true fritillaries. It is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of 6–9.5 cm (2.4–3.7 in). Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots.It takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf Fritillary is commonly seen in parks and gardens, as well as in open country. Its range extends from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States, as far north as the San Francisco Bay Area on the west coast. It is occasionally found further north in the US.

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Hi, Luciano. Happy new year to you and thanks for the excellent posts on trek nature. Another beautiful photograph of passion butterfly with attractive bright orange color and texture. Excellent sharpness and presentation with the nice informative note. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Luciano
The soft light brings out soft but sharp details. Lovely composition and notes.

Happy New Year and I wish you many fun adventures in Photography in 2016.

TFS Janice

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-30 18:57]

Hello Luciano,
A gorgeous image to close out the year and welcome in the new. Top quality as usual and shown in an eye pleasing composition. Excellent detail displaying beautiful colors and markings. The fritillaries are always thrilling to view, you picked a winner with this particular specimen.
"Happy New Year" from Ohio.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-31 2:41]

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful macro of this butterfly in splendid colors and superb sharpness in gorgeous light.
A Happy and Healthy New Year,

Lovely image, Luciano.
Happy New Year to you too!

Hello Luciano,

Beautiful butterfly and well captured. Nice color and POV.
Thanks for sharing,

Wish you have a nice and prosperous new year 2016,

Hello Luciano,
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too.... Excellent photo with such a lovely colorful butterfly specie. No doubt about the clarity and sharpness of this image. Outstanding capture!

Hello Luciano

Happy New Year also for you, great macro of this butterfly, with very fine POV to
show its patterns and color tones, lovely light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Ciao Luciano, fabvolosa bellezza per il fine anno, grazie per tutte queste magnifiche cubane, bravissimo, auguri di un fantastico 2016, ciao Silvio

Cio Luciano,
You've made a very powerful photo series in Cuba, with many masterpieces, and this photo isn't an exception either. Very spectacular, with the usual perfect light management, absolutely gorgeous details, and fantastic colors. Majestic shot - even with the little background noise. ;-) Congratulations!
Have a prosperous new year, kind regards, László

Hallo Luciano
Happy new year with many health to you and your Family

you have here a beauty
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

bonsoir Luciano
j'etais pas trop souvent sur TN ces derniers temps, tu as posté quelques superbes photos depuis, ce papillon est superbe et parfaitement capturé avec d'excellent details et couleurs, ça me donne envie que le printemps arrive vite
Passe une bonne nuit

AMAZING image of this butterfly with great colors and exposure.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-05 9:03]

Hi Luciano,
Nice capture from close range, a marvellous colours and excellent focus on the eye.
Regards Jiri.

excellent shot Luciano, well done!
Happy 2016!

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