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Fritillary on Mexican Sunflower

Fritillary on Mexican Sunflower
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/6.3, 1/550 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-23 6:16
Viewed: 2557
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Gulf fritillary is enjoying a tast of Tithonia rotundiflora which is also known as Mexican Sunflower. I viewed these flowers at a community garden near where I live. I thought at first these were zinnia's, but began to have my doubts after examining my photos more closely. These flowers are a big attraction for butterflies and I hope to have some in my garden next year.

Thanks for taking a look.


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Hi Paul,

another great image from an flower ad butterfly.
Exellent sharpness and details.
Good blurred 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)
  • [2010-09-23 10:54]

Hello Paul,
Another beautiful photo in bright saturated colours. Excellent sharpness, details and an outstanding DOF with a nice OOF BG. Butterfly and flower in a very attractive composition. The POV is also very good.

Hi again Paul,

Another beautiful and well composed capture of a fritillary. Very sharp with good color saturation, and the shallow DOF has nicely blurred the background. I like the way the flower and the fritillary are positioned in the frame, nice work.
TFS and have a nice day!


Muy buena composicion!

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