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The Flame


The Flame
Photo Information
Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 50] (361)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-11 6:18
Viewed: 1315
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
By his colors he is a male. In addition, look close it had just rained and he has water droplets near his eyes and one on his antenna.

Here is some info from wiki:

Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia),[1] commonly called the Julia Butterfly, Julia Heliconian, The Flame, or Flambeau, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. The sole representative of its genus Dryas, it is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida, and in summer can sometimes be found as far north as eastern Nebraska. Over 15 subspecies have been described.

Its wingspan ranges from 82 to 92 mm, and it is colored orange (brighter in male specimens) with black markings; this species is somewhat unpalatable to birds and belongs to the "orange" Batesian Mimicry mimic complex.[2]

This butterfly is a fast flier and frequents clearings, paths, and margins of forests and woodlands. It feeds on the nectar of flowers, such as lantanas (Lantana) and Shepherd's-needle (Scandix pecten-veneris), and the tears of caiman, the eye of which the butterfly irritates to produce tears.[3] Its caterpillar feeds on leaves of passion vines including Passiflora affinis and Yellow Passionflower (P. lutea) in Texas.

The species is popular in butterfly houses because it is long-lived and active throughout the day.

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To cobra112: WishingScrapperella 1 09-11 18:20
To ramthakur: Ram :) Elena (Scrapperella) is my daughterdrchoneydew 1 09-11 14:16
To ramthakur: Unique POVScrapperella 1 09-11 11:38
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We are neighbors today on the gallery, Elena.
This is a rather huge butterfly with an impressive wing span.
It also has a somewhat uniform color with some spots here and there.
The POV you have chosen is quite difficult. Nonetheless, it is quite an attractive composition.
Regards.
Ram

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-11 10:59]
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Hello Elena.
I love this POV - eye to eye with this beautiful butterfly. Excellent shot, I like it very much.Regards Siggi

Ciao Elena. An intrigant orange butterfly like diagonal. Good idea.

Roberto

Elena, love love this POV and you are getting better and better!!!!!! Keep up the excellent work of sharing God's beauty

Did you post my favorite yet?? The dragonfly holding the flowers???

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-11 18:42]

Hello Elena,
A bright orange colored butterfly with just a few dark markings added for character. I like the pose which is a bit unique while showing off it's rather large, yet streamlined wings in wonderful detail. This is a new one for me!!
Ron

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