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Zebra Longwing

Zebra Longwing
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: EOS 700 D Rebel T5i
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-14 16:51
Viewed: 1896
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Was sitting by my window when she flew in. Rapid fire and lo and behold captured her as she landed on this little bud. It was perfect timing as she flitted off right after the shot

The zebra longwing, Heliconius charitonia (Linnaeus), was designated the state butterfly of Florida in 1996.

They sleep in the same place each night (with other Zebra butterflies), and are such sound sleepers that you can just about go and pick one up.

Their wing span averages about three inches.

The Zebra butterfly is named for its zebra-like yellow stripes. The female lays her eggs on leaves. Most butterflies perch and love to bask in the sun. Scientists believe their wings collect sun rays and act as a "solar heater".

The lifespan of a butterfly is short, from a few days to about 8 months. Their diet is nectar and pollen and their enemies; Snakes, frogs, birds, and mammals. Humans (chemicals).

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Hello Brenda-Beautiful composition as well as nice soft light.It's really a beautiful butterfly with nice pattern.Well captured with splendid colour.Well managed BG too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:31]

Hello Brenda
such a beauty well presented with nicely spread wings. Exciting colors with good contrast. The smooth blurry background of the greenish hue is so attractive and pleasant.
Exciting composition.


Hello Brenda
Very beautifull image of this butterfly, vivid and clear colors, nice sharpness and details, very nice blurring background, nice POV



Hello Brenda
照的很漂亮 很美丽的蝴蝶 也很清晰
第一次見到這品種 真是驚歎不已 就是漂亮
构图也很美丽 真是好看

hallo brenda
very nice and soft composition
good light and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-15 8:43]

Hi Brenda,perfect capture of one of the most elegant butterfly of the world,its design is truly beautiful! A great macro well exposed and made with the best detail too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

a killer shot dear Brenda ... I told you :)
George Veltchev

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-17 10:38]

Hi Brenda,
Nice capture of a beautiful butterfly.
Excellent colours and sharpness details with very
nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-20 19:59]

Hello Brenda,
Just got back from vacationing at Chautauqua Lake in NY. so I haven't been on much lately. I see you captured a really nice photo of this beautiful Zebra Longwing. I love the soft BG and the way the butterfly stands out in perfect focus. The overall composition and quality is awesome and a real eyecatcher!!

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