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Eueides isabella (Post 400th)

Eueides isabella (Post 400th)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-21 13:22
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Points: 42
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Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781) -Isabella's Heliconian or Isabella's Tiger

This is my photo number 400 in TN, and I was worried about not having a butterfly for this occasion! ... But yesterday I found this in the garden of my mother! ... This beautiful Isabella's Tiger butterfly is a very attractive and often flight in the shadows of the trees. Fortunately, yesterday this decided to enjoy a little of midday sun and let me take this shot. The direct sun (from top) was a bit difficult to make this macro, I had to use fill flash (33%) to generate side lighting.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae - Brushfooted Butterflies
Subfamily: Heliconiinae - Heliconians and fritillaries
Genus: Eueides
Specific name: isabella
Scientific name: Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781)

NOTE: I'm not sure, but I think this may be sub-species: "Eueides isabella dynastes - C. &. R. Felder, 1861" - Found only in Venezuela and Colombia.

Description: Eggs are cream coloured and approximately 1 x 0.9 mm (h x w). Females usually place 1 to 3 eggs under older and younger leaves of the host plant. Mature larvae have a black body with orange and yellow stripes and white bands, with black and white scoli and head, orange anal cap; length is around 1.7 cm. Caterpillars are gregarious in small numbers (Brown, 1981). Pupae are greenish white with black markings on the wingpads and short spines on dorsum that are tipped black (DeVries, 1997).

Habits: E. isabella occurs from sea level to 1,500 m in secondary forests. Females mate multiply, often on hilltops. Adults roost solitarily at night under leaves (Brown, 1981).

Hostplant: E. isabella larvae feed primarily on plants from the subgenera Distephana and Granadilla (Passifloraceae)(Brown, 1981). In Costa Rica larvae feed on Passiflora platyloba, and P. ambigua (Passifloraceae) (DeVries, 1997).

Distribution: Eueides isabella is widely distributed from Central America to Brazil and also on the Greater Antilles. The map below shows an approximate representation of the geographic distribution of this species.

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/501
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-11-20 09:29
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired
File Size: 279 kb

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e questa Isabella e' arrivata al momento giusto per il tuo 400esimo post
complimenti per la cattura e per il traguardo raggiunto amico mio

ciao sERGIO

Ciao Jesus. Magnifico regalo! La tua 400th pietra preziosa. Grazie amico.


Hi Mr. Jesus,

1st congratulations for the 400th post.
Nice pic of this tiger butterfly. Keep it up.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-21 14:27]

Hello Jesus.
Congrats on 400 postings. And a beautiful butterfly for the day.Very good detail and colours. good markings which you have captured so well.Best regards Siggi

Congratulations on your 400th post Jesus. A great feat featuring excellent images as this wonderfully captured butterfly. Looking forward to another 4000 from you in TN.
Well done and best regards.

Hola Jesús

Pues no se que decirte de esta bella imagen y bella mariposa. Que para mi es perfecta, con una nitidez que yo nunca consigo, con un punto de vista fuera de serie. Osea una magnifica imagen y que no tiene ningún pixel desperdiciado. Perfecta.

Un saludo de Antonio

400 sounds truly a remarkable achievement friend Jesus! And in celebration of that what can be better than the returning to the butterflies with the spectacular Eueides isabella ! Wonderful! Wow, perfect site view, with perfect depth of field, briliant moderate sharpness and eye pleasing composition. My rusty guillotine is covered with spider web and desert dust! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Jesus,
Another great shot with nice clarity and outstanding colours. Fantastic shot with wonderful details.
Excellent composition and POV.

hello interesting shot well done !

Ciao Jesus, complimenti a te per la tua magnifica 400ma su TE e grazie ad Isabella per averti consentito di festeggiare con una fantastica macro.
Bellissima farfalla splendidamente ripresa con ottima nitidezza, perfeto detaglio e bei colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-22 4:16]

Bonjour Jesus,
A magnificent butterfly for your 400th posting, I almost cannot believe that you have presented so many shots already. Congratulations! Nice to find this kind of beauties in your mother's garden. Well framed and good use of flash here.
Kind regards

hello Jesus
great capture of this beautiful Eueides isabella. The colours are well saturated and light optimally managed with a very good POV, fine details and perfect focusing. Congratulazioni per la tua 400th foto su TN.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-11-22 5:55]

Ciao Jesus!
Una grandissima macro per festeggiare il tuo 400° post: Congratulazioni!! e tanti auguri di tanti, tanti post ancora :))
Hai fatto un ritratto fantastico a questa bella farfalla, di cui possiamo ammirare tutti i dettagli. Splendida luce soft con bellime ombre.
Complimenti Jesus.
Ciao e buona settimana.
Ciao! Vanda

hello Jesus
congrat with your 400th post
super good sharpness and good details with lovely colours
super shot
greeting lou

hello Jesús

congratulations for your 400th post on TN,
as always a great photo from you with DSLR
quality but shot with a point & shoot,
as always superb POV, great focus sharpness
and details, and here a very beautiful light, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-22 12:04]

Hello Jesus,
Congratulations on this milestone. A photo in great quality. The light on the butterfly is gorgeous. Splendid contrasting colours against the BG. Superb sharpness and DOF. And, last but not least, an excellent composition.
Hope to see a lot more of your little masterpieces.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-23 3:18]

Ciao Jesus,niente di meglio per festeggiare il tuo 400esimo post,e questo è il simbolo di tutta la tua galleria,una serie di foto fantastiche di una qualità sempre eccezzionale e con una varietà di specie bellissime e sempre nuove ed interessanti.Grazie per il tuo lavoro e non fermarti..eheh...buona giornata,Luciano

Hello Jesus
you show us this Eueides isabella from very close, so we can see each small detail thanks the excellent sharpness, i like the beautiful colors of this species, wonderful pose, light and composirtion
Have a good night

P.S : congratulations for your 400th post on TN

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-30 1:08]

Hello Jesus,
splendid shot of this exciting butterfly. The pattern is so lively and the lighting hitting the wings make it so pleasant and attractive.
Very effective composition and very impressive view.


Hi Jesus,

I'm so sorry to be late to congratulate you on your 400th post. I think you know how much I have enjoyed all of your wonderful pictures. You selected a beautiful Isabella Tiger in a lovely pose to celebrate with. Colors, details and setting are all excellent. Here's to the next 400.


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-12-05 10:24]

Olá Jesus,Estive vendo o seu albun e realente tem fotos exelentes, belo trabalho de macro principalmente desta que estou comentando, a nitidez e as cores bem focada traz vida a imagem parabéns por esta belissima foto.

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