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Agraulis vanillae

Agraulis vanillae
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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: 2015-11-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-16 5:03
Viewed: 1867
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I can't resist to post another pic of this beautiful butterfly...waiting the springtime..

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 69.5 cm (2.43.7 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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Hello Luciano
I agree, seeing butterflies means spring is just around the corner. I love the bright colour on this butterfly and the way his has his wings open to show off the beautiful pattern. Nice and sharp, well composed and good light.
TFS Janice

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-16 9:57]

Hi Luciano,
A marvellous capture of beautiful butterfly. Gorgeous colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

A great capture from Cuba, Luciano.
This is an exotic species and it's a pleasure to see it with its wings open.

Hello Luciano,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great. I am also waiting for the springtime and I think it will came soon because the weather in my country is unusual warm for this season....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-17 1:45]

Hello Luciano,
Nice sharp macro of this butterfly in beautiful light and colors. Fine composition.

hallo Luciano
great shot with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano,
Don't think twice to post same species several times. For this, you need to capture more photograph and you could judge your own work; and we'll get chance to see the species in different angle.
Beautiful photograph of this 'Gulf Fritillary'. Excellent light as well as stunning POV. Against green it's looking really splendid. I didn't get much butterfly sitting her/his wings open in India in our yard!
Thanks for showing with informative NOTE,
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-02-17 18:50]

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful presentation of this colorful Gulf Fritillary in a full opened wing pose. The bright orange wings with black markings and a few specks of white intermingled is quite eye catching. I love all the greenery surrounding it giving a wonderful contrast to it's rich colors. Tac sharp focus revealing much detail and your exposure is perfect.

Ciao Luciano, in attesa di quelle di casa nostra ci godiamo le splendide cubane, colori favolosi, nitidezza e dettagli impressionanti, gran macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-18 10:14]

Ciao Luciano,
Great shot of this Agraulis vanillae ..
Excellent sharpness and nice composition on the green leaf.
Best wishes,

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this butterfly, fine POV,
beautiful warm light, excellent focus,
sharpness, details, and beautiful contrast
of the color tones, TFS


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