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Gulf Fritillary x 2

Gulf Fritillary x 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, My personal butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-16 7:23
Viewed: 4814
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Two specimens of a Gulf Fritillary with different conformation in the wings, with its version LP so that they can evaluate the details of the same ones.

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

The wingspan is on average 2.75 to 3.75". The upper side of the Gulf Fritillary is rich orange in the male and a dull brown in the female. The female is a little larger. These butterflies are beautifully patterned on the under side. They have shiny silver spots across the wings and a rich rose patch at the base of the forewing.

They cannot survive freezing temperatures at any stage in its life. The caterpillar is orange with four rows of black spines along its body, which are harmless to humans. The eggs of the Gulf Fritillary are oblong, ribbed, and yellow. The caterpillar is about 38mm or 1.5" and the chrysalis, which looks like a dried-up leaf, is 28mm or 11/8".

Their geographic distribution ranges from, "South America north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to the southern United States. Wanders north to the central United States; rare northward. The habitats they prefer are subtropical forest edges, fallow agricultural lands, roadsides, open/sunny areas, and canyons.

The larvae of the Gulf Fritillary feed on plants such as maypop (Passiflora incarnata), blue passionflower (P. caerulea), and corky-stemmed passionflower (P. suberosa) all of which are passionflower vines. The adult tends to feed on Tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis), pentas (Pentas lanceolata), tread softly (Cnidosculous stimulosus), drummond phlox (Phlox drummondii), and lantana (Lantana camara).

PDP, marhowie, carper, Jax, juanka, AndyB, gerhardt, TAZ, Signal-Womb, extramundi, Callie, Robbrown, milloup, Oldtree has marked this note useful
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To Robbrown: Thanks Robert.RAP 1 09-16 16:24
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Ricardo, Great note. Very nice colors & detail also..Well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-16 8:13]

I like the "mirror image" presentation. The colours are excellent and great detail. In addition to htis great photo you have supplied a great note too. Well done Ricardo.

Very nice one Ricardo,
And indeed the mirror effect is very nice, because the composition is so good, very good job

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-09-16 9:06]

Nice mirror images! Colours and detail are great and good note too.

Bonita composición con excelente definición de colores y contraste.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-09-16 10:24]

Great shots and with excellent presentation.
Lovely colours and detail.
Excellent work,very well done indeed.

WOW! Ricardo. The details of this pic is super sharp in the LP view. Lovely colours and a great note. Great work. Thanx for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-16 11:51]

C'est toujours un ravissement de voir des papillons, mais quand ils ont des teintes orangées je craque encore plus ;-) Et avec l'agrandissement c'est toujours plus de bonheur !
Very well done !

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-16 12:21]

This is beautiful. the light seems to be radiating from the butterflies. The image is also very sharp and I like the fact that you posted the two shots in the same format as a butterflies wings. Very well done.

Very good and interesting post Ricardo. Very easy to compare the butterfly's this way and having the LP version is defiantly a bonus enabling us to appreciate the details.

Que, Ricardo, ahora ya a pares, no?
Me dejas de piedra, parecia una simetría. Los colores son magníficos y el PP genial, felicidades.
Por cierto, noto muy poca compresión para tan gran tamaño, utilizas alguna técnica especial?
Un saludo.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-09-16 14:13]

Very pleasing post, Ricardo, with the 2 being nearly mirrored - it gives a strong compo to the overall image.

I think these are your best post on TN to date, they are so clear and detailed and yet with a great OOF. BG. Very good all inclucive notes.

Very sharp and clear captures of these two, great colours and details. Interesting to see the variation available ;-)

Excellent presentation, Ricardo. Very good idea. The photo's a sharp and clear, the colors are wonderful and the composition is great.

Beautiful colours, it's so nice what you do with macro-pictures ! Very, very nice shot again !

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