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Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-02 7:24
Viewed: 2017
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Baltimore Checkerspot(Euphydryas phaeton) butterfly. Its native larval host is the White Turtle Head (Chelone glabra) which grows in abundance in my back meadow .... although this is the first one I've seen in quite some time.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euphydryas
Species: E. phaeton
Binomial name Euphydryas phaeton (Drury, 1773)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-02 8:02]

Hello Derek,
Nice to see a new posting from you after a long time.
Excellent photo in great sharpness en beautiful bright colours. Fine composition with a nice blurred background.

Hello Derek-I haven't seen such coloured Butterfly before.Well presentation with nice colour and sharpness.I like the way you have managed BG here.Thanks for sharing your work with us.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar from India

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-02 10:59]

Just great! Great composition and great color! Congratulation

Ciao Derek, lovely composition with nice butterfly on beautifulblurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Derek,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰 色彩真是鮮艷
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-02 23:48]

Hi Derek
very pretty butterfly well captured in a good details, colors and composition. The patterns on the wing is so pleasant.
You have controlled the lighting very well.
Special presentation.


Hello Derek!
A lovely composition featuring this beautiful butterfly. Very good sharpness and details and beautiful natural colors, especially the background. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Like the composition and the beautiful light!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-05 2:29]

Hi Derek,
Great image nice butterfly.Amazing colors,good composition and nice details.
Regards Jiri.

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