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Tiger Longwing

Tiger Longwing
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-10 0:28
Viewed: 1282
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tiger Longwing, Hecale Longwing, Golden Longwing, or Golden Heliconian (Heliconius hecale) is a Heliconiid butterfly that occurs from Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon.
Heliconius comprises a colorful and widespread genus of brush-footed butterfly commonly known as the longwings or heliconians. This genus is distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the New World, from South America as far north as the southern United States. The larvae of these butterflies eat Passion flower vines (Passifloraceae). Adults exhibit bright wing color patterns to signal their distastefulness to potential predators.
Brought to the forefront of scientific attention by Victorian naturalists, these butterflies exhibit a striking diversity and mimicry, both amongst themselves and with species in other groups of butterflies and moths. The study of Heliconius and other groups of mimetic butterflies allowed the English naturalist Henry Walter Bates, following his return from Brazil in 1859, to lend support to Charles Darwin, who had found similar diversity amongst the Galapagos Finches.

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really an interesting species with colorful wings. good lighting and presentation. i really love this one.

照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶 也是新品種
非常美麗 光線充足使翅膀色彩亮麗高貴
依然往如你以前的風格 很有質感

Hello Mr.Siegfried,
Another beautiful butterfly.Uncommon to me.Very sharp picture with good pose and splendid BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Siggi,
Another superb macro capture of this unseen beauty! Everything about the shot is perfect: DOF, POV, sharpness, details, colors, and composition. Great work, my friend, and have a great day!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-10 6:18]

Hello Siggi,
Fantastic macro in all aspects. Very beautiful. High quality!

Hello Sigfried
Superb simplicity, excellent setting, background and detail. Good light with no shadows. And a beautiful butterfly
regards yiannis

Czesc Siggi,
znowu swietna kompozycja. Bardzo dobra glebia ostrosci. Podobajace sie kolory. Czegoz chciec wiecej?

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-10 11:17]

Hi Siggi,the top of perfection for this magnificent beauty,what a elegant form and design and what a top quality of details and colors! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-10 12:01]

Hi Siegfried,
Nice composition and excellent sharpness details.
Amazing colors of this butterfly and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Another beautiful exotic butterfly Siggi! Great photo. Excellent composition, wonderful soft colours and very good sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-11 0:56]

Beautiful species and excellent colors..fine one. tfs.

Ciao Siggi, grteat macro of fantastic butterfly, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-10-16 17:53]

Una delicada macro como merece la delicada Heliconius hecale. Felicitaciones, Siggi.

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