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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-23 17:36
Viewed: 1364
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I would like to wish all my friends here on TN a "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy and Prosperous New Year"

Tomorrow night is Christmas Eve and today the temperature here in Ohio reached 68°F...how weird is that!! No snow in order to post a wintery scene, so I decided to share this pretty butterfly with you.

The Great Spangled Fritillary can be found in Ohio and throughout the surrounding Great lakes region during the late summer months. It has a wingspan of 2 1/8 to 3 inches.

They can be found in woodland openings and trails, prairies and meadows. Their caterpillars feed on violets.

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Hi, Ron. This is one of the finest photograph that I have seen in recent posts In my opinion. Excellent clarity of both the butterfly as well as the flower in this composition.The depth of field brings out the texture, color of the subjects.The color of the flower harmonizes with the color on the outer wing of the Butterfly. Thanks for the nice note.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2015-12-23 22:28]

rarely seen butterfly. good pov. tfs

How beautiful and refreshing dear Ron ! Merry Christmas my friend !
George Veltchev

Hello Ron,
A masterpiece.....Perfect shoot and composition. No doubt it is one of the most sharp image with amazing accuracy I have seen in the past weeks.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-12-24 7:02]

Hi Ron,

Amazing capture of the butterfly, i like very much.
The détails are superb, the BG is perfect for the composition.
Great job here, TFS.
Wonderful gift for the Christmas day, here is the température also good for the season.
Again Merry Chrsitmas to you and your family.
John vantighem

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-24 8:20]

Hello Ron,
What a beauty! Fantastic in all aspects.
Merry Christmas to you and your family,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-24 8:40]

Waaw Ron,a great gift to the butterflies fans like me,magnificent capture of this beautiful butterfly,and the quality is fantastic too!!!!Merry Christmas to you too and thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Ron,

Beautiful butterfly and well presented....

Hi Ron,
I don't know if it's good or not that you don't have snow... Not good, because nature should need it. But good, otherwise you wouldn't post (now...) this beautiful macro shot. Lovely composition, very pleasant to look at; colors are natural and well saturated, nice lights, perfect sharpness... An excellent image overall, congratulations!
Have a happy festive season with your loved ones, kind regards, László

Dear Ron,

Hope you, family and friends are doing fine. Yes, first of all Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your family and the friends around. May these happy occasions bring bring new joys to your lives.
I am sorry I have come to this wondrous shot a little late.I have recently been watching photos of fritillarys by friends and this one of the Great Spangled Fritillary sitting so pretty on this clover flower, is superb in every way. What to speak of your beautiful butterfly, Ron, the clover flower is also looking so elegant!The is inch perfect and the background blur has made the photographed objects so prominent. Excellent!Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
Best regards & Merry Christmas once again,


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-12-25 0:40]

Shalom Ron,

Thank you for sharing this colourful and sunny picture with us for Christmas. Great specimens very well captured.

Merry Christmas from the Holy Land!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-25 1:45]

Hi Ron,
Very nice butterfly,excellent details and perfectly sharp photo
with nice blurred background.
Merry Christmas to you and your family
regards Jiri.

Ciao Ron, great macto of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-12-29 9:02]

Hi Ron,
Very good shot of this beauty butterfly ..
Nice photo with good composition and good sharpness.
Happy New Year with good health to you and Family,

Hello Ron

Great macro of this butterfly, with wonderful warm light and color tones of
the subject, fine POV and framing, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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