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Doris longwing

Doris longwing
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-17 4:38
Viewed: 3801
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing, Doris Butterfly)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Mandibulata (Invertebrates)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies | Admirals, Fritillaries, Emperors, Satyrs and Milkweeds)
Subfamily: Heliconiinae (Heliconians and Fritillaries)
Genus: Heliconius (Longwings)
Species: doris
Scientific name: Heliconius doris
Common name(s): Doris Longwing, Doris Butterfly

In South America there are two species of Heliconius, both of which have multiple mimetic forms. The color patterns are controlled by many loci but in both species the loci are scattered at random among the chromosomes rather than in any linkage disequilibrium. When two morphs of a Heliconius species are crossed, the offspring contain a kaleidoscopic variety of non-mimetic recombinant forms that resemble neither parent nor any known morph of the species.

The reason for this is probably geographic. In Heliconius there is usually only one morph at any one place; the different morphs are geographically separated and will not interbreed in nature. The non-mimetic recombinant Heliconius is only generated when morphs from different places are put together in the laboratory. In Heliconius it does not matter if the mimicry genes are scattered around the chromosomes, because the non-mimetic progeny are not usually produced.

The genetics of Heliconius should be compared with that of another mimic, Papilio memnon.

Tomorrow I will show you the blue variant.

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia

TAZ, ellis49, marhowie, Luc, liquidsunshine, coasties, greghume, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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Hi Heinz,
Very nice colour, great details, very good composed, excellent shot!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-17 6:09]

What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! I love butterflies and your shot is realy beautiful ! Thanks for sharing Heinz, it is a pleasure for my eyes ;-)

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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-09-17 6:27]

very nice picture.

Beautiful butterfly, Heinz.
Well composed, good exposure and colours.
I like the details and the contrast too.
Very well done.

This is very good Heinz, Thank You!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-17 16:41]

Heinz, a colorful and pleasant macro.

Excellent colors and dof - incredible how got such good dof by using F/3.0. I like contrast too.

Great pov and composition.

Hallo Heinz,
Dank Dir kenne ich jetzt schon sehr viele Schmetterlingsarten. Dieser hier ist besonders schön, ich freue mich schon auf den morgigen, blau mag ich besonders. Dieser hier sitzt so wundervoll dekorativ auf den schönen Blättern und Farnen, gefällt mir sehr gut, bis morgen
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-17 22:23]

I would like to see your face in your Intro.

Great work, Heinz. Thank you.

Hello Heinz,
Good capture of this butterfly! Nice DOF and POV. Colors are great. Thanks for sharing!

Great shot Heinz,
Excellent detail, sharpness and composition. The colours and exposure are very good. Good POV.
Thanks for posting, have a good day

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-18 3:39]

Beautiful butterfly, Heinz. The colors and patterns on the wings are exquisite. Sharp details and good composition. Well done and TFS. : )

Hello Heinz

You are sharing some fantastic work. This is another excellent shot. I love the bright colours. Good clarity and details. Nicely composed. Well done. Thanks. :-)

Hello Heinz
Great POV and composition on this capture, interesting note as well. The red/orange markings remind me of engine flames.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-21 22:18]

Hello Heinz,
Very nice capture and great note, i like the colours & sharpness, light is beautifull.

Very well done !

Another great eye perspective flying rainbows, your papillons are pretty well selected !

Your notes and image "inspired" me to post a similar compostion.
THIS IS A "SUPERB" portrayal of the Doris Longwing.
Friendly greetings.
Mario from Canada.

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