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Euptoieta hortensia

Euptoieta  hortensia
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 9:09
Viewed: 4424
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae (Longwings)
Tribe Argynnini

Euptoieta hortensia (Blanchard, 1852) Variegated Fritillary

I couldn’t find the information about this species that is why I prepared a note about the Nymphalidae.

The butterfly family Nymphalidae contains about 6000 species that have been placed into about 550 genera. Currently these genera are placed into 12 subfamilies and 40 tribes. Many species are brightly coloured and they include popular species such as the emperor, admirals, tortoiseshells and fritillaries. However, the underwings are dull and in some species look remarkably like dead leaves, or are much paler, producing a cryptic effect that helps the butterfly disappear into its surroundings. In adult butterflies, the first pair of legs are small or reduced, giving the family the other names of four-footed or brush-footed butterflies. The caterpillars are hairy or spiky with projections on the head, and the chrysalids have shiny spots.

Nymphalidae subfamiles:


(Source: compiled from wikipedia and http://nymphalidae.utu.fi/) Absolutely fantastic site about Nymphalidae

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-31 9:18]

Hola Krzysztof,
a beautiful and sharp picture of the butterfly. I appreciate the natural environment. optimal point of vie wto show the wing pattern.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Krzysztof,
Wonderful butterfly!
Very good colors and sharpness.
Excellent details and POV.
Pleasant composition.
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

Hello Krzysztof,
Wonderful butterfly; you displayed the subtle wing coloration very well. Focus and light are accurate.
Well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-31 10:37]

Hola amigo,
hermosa mariposa,
color y pov,
agradable captura y detalles,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-31 11:55]

Hi Krzsztof. You have captured a fine shot of the butterfly. It has some very nice markings which you have captured so well. with good detail and colour. a nice top view. well done TFs good notes too.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-31 20:16]

Hello Krzysztof

A very good shot of this beautiful butterfly.The details and pattern show very well.The POV and DOF are excellent with good texture.Even though the butterfly looks a little older and tattered it is still very lovely.TFS


wow, this is a beautiful capture of the butterfly resting with open wings, the image is sharp with good details, nice pov, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

tres jolie photo de ce papillon, bonne netteté, bon bg, bravo et merci a toi de partager

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-01 3:53]

Superbly delicate colours and fine details on this lovely butterfly. Great composition and PoV

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-01 3:54]

Hello Krzysztof,
Very sharp capture of this beautiful butterfly seldom seen. I like the intricate wing pattern and the gentle colours. The grassy background makes it stand out.
Many thanks, Ulla

Despite busy background, the image retains the appeal of the subject by virtue of sharp focus and intricate details on it.
Good to know you were able to shoot wild life too during your momentous trip, Krzysztof.
TFS and regards.

Hi Krzysztof, beutiful butterfly with wonderful details and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wonderful picture my friend. you are very good, young and talent is real high up there. Keep it up and you'll be famous!

Hi Krzysztof,
Excellent exposure, detail and color make this a fine photo. Outstanding POV. Very well captured.


Hola Krzysztof.
Magníficos colores y estupenda presentación.
Acertado encuadre y buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-03 1:47]

Hi Krzysztof,
Beautiful butterfly with such nice colours and patterns on its wings. Among the grasses you have captured a nice pose. The lighting and focus are superb. Great POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-03 6:20]

Hello Krzysztof,
Superb capture of a nymphalid species of butterfly that can't be photographed that often and is most certainly a first on TN!
That you have produced a sharp, detailed, well coloured and composed shot makes it evn better.
Nice to see this and thanks for sharing,

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-21 10:14]

Bardzo ciekawy motyl. Wcale nie wyglada na krewniaka Heliconii. Moze bardziej podciagnalbym poziomy ale poza tym piekne zdjecie dokumentalistyczne.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-21 13:56]

selam Krzysztof
wonderful close-up working on this beautiful and nice butterfly
composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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