Cloud Forest Restaurant
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|Happy New Year to everybody on TN.|
Here is a little quiz for you. How many different insects can you count on this flower? Many individuals, for sure, and many different orders too.
The large black and orange butterfly is, I am fairly sure, Altinote hilaris desmiala, Jordan, 1913. All the others remain mysteries to me, so perhaps you can help. Surely somebody can ID the clearwing moth!
Anyway, I thought you might like this as it gives a good idea of the fine array of insects that can be drawn by a single flower in the right place at the right time.
The photo hand held in fairly dull light. Cropped a little for TN. Taken at 2,300m elevation on the Bellavista Reserve west of Quito. Cheers.
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Amazing composition with very beautiful colours. Best wishes for the New Year, Pambos
- [2010-12-30 23:37]
An extraordinary beauty.!
Excellent capture, good sharp details and a nice composition.
Happy New year 2011!
a spectacular meeting of insects, fine detail and very beautiful colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Happy New Year to you and your family
- [2011-01-02 6:36]
Surely these flowers are very attractive to insects.
Interesting scene and well presented too.