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Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Braynard (pbraynard) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 96] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 7:48
Viewed: 2588
Points: 14
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Gulf Fritillary - Agraulis vanillae

This guy is sitting on top of a Tithonia rotundiflora, which is also known as a Mexican Sunflower. I was about 3 meters from this critter. Good lighting made for a nice photo. Earlier I identified this flower as a zinnia. They look very similar. I realized my error when examining some of my other shots.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-22 8:05]

Hello Paul,
The central composition works here with the POV and shape of the wings of this Gulf Fritillary as viewed on the orange Zinnia flower. The clear sky BG is excellent and both the butterfly and flower ar shown with nice clarity and natural colours.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Paul,

we are neighbours today.
good frontal pov and details with very nice bg.
Fine colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-22 9:53]

Hello Paul,
A photo in very beauiful bright colours and taken from a very good POV. Great blue contrasting BG. Nice sharpness and a good composition.

Hi Paul,
beautiful photo! Excellent sharpness, great details, nicely chosen POV and perfect DOF! Great, natural, well saturated colors and homogeneous BG>

Hola Paul

Una fantastica imagen y un buen POV, colores espectaculares y buena nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Good Morning Paul,

An awesome capture and POV that creates quite a mysterious mood! Nice job, very effective lighting and composition. The blue sky BG aids in bringing out the details too. Well taken.
TFS and have a nice day!


Ciao Paul, great POV on a wonderful butterfly on a lovely flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

really wonderful butterfly. background really complements the total photograph. great lighting and angle.

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