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Eueides isabella

Eueides isabella
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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: 2010-11-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-04 3:10
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Points: 42
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Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781) -Isabella's Heliconian or Isabella's Tiger

This species I have already submitted before, but this "posed for me" Sucking very quiet in the flower, and placed in perfect side view. I think she wanted to appear on TN! :)

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.

Model: SP565UZ
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 2674/100 mm
Date Taken: 2010-11-28 13:42
Metering Mode: Spot
Light Source: Fine weather
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 285 kb

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Hello Jesús,
This flower is a favorite of many butterflies I think. The photo is really perfect. Splendid colours, amazing sharpness, details, POV and composition. The depth of field is brilliant with this BG. Thanks for this beauty!

Wow ! I am speechless, but let me add only this. We have seen so many beautiful images of butterflies around. Some of them are good other far above average and some just perfect. In my opinion the image of this Eueides isabella with its beauty and exotic name belong to the top of that group. The Perfect one! Bravo, Jesus! Another first class addition from you today! Wow!
George Veltchev

Ciao Jesus, bellissima macro di una fantastica farfalla su un meraviglioso fiore giallo, splendid colori, magnifica nitidewzza e ottimi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

great portrait, TFS Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-04 5:03]

Very good composition for this beautiful species, incredible details and colors captured well along with the flower. tfs.

Hola Jesús

Preciosa mariposa, con perfecta nitidez y un buen punto de enfoque, una composición excelente. Yo por estos lugares ya no veo ninguna mariposa, debe ser por el frio que hace. Tengo poco tiempo para salir, pero sigo buscando. Fantastica imagen como siempre.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-04 5:21]

Hallo Jesus,
This is a very nice butterfly in a very nice composition. Perfect sharpness and focus with good details.Superb colours.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jesus. Altra bellissima composzione con dettgalio e nitdizza eccellenti sia per la farfalla che per il fiore. Magnifci luce e colori.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-04 5:57]

Hello Jesus,
Wow, this one is certainly posing very nicely for you!! Great timing and a beautiful composition with the pretty butterfly sharply in focus. Great details and a lovely soft background too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

hello Jesus
very good pose with great sharpness and beautiful colours
super shot Jesus
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jesus
A beautiful butterfly and a fantastic photo with wonderful colours, very good composition and great sharpness. I am looking forward to see the next one
Regards, Christodoulos.

Hello Jesůs
great macro shot of this very beautiful Eueides isabella, with great sharp details and optimal focusing.

Hi Jesús.
This is another beautiful upload from your stream. The details are flawless and the plane of focus is amazing.
Nice colors and well defined details.
Thanks for sharing and have a great WE.
Kind regards - Jusni

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-12-04 8:03]

Ciao Jesus!
Fantastica macro amico mio...nitidezza e dettagli al top! Bellissima la composizione con i soggetti perfettamenti isolati con uno stupendo sfondo sfumato.
Congratulationi e buon W/E.
Ciao! Vanda

Ciao Jesus,splendida questa farfalla e splendida la ripresa. E' proprio il caso di dire che il tuo č il paese delle farfalle. Una grande immagine. Ciao Paolo

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-04 8:48]

Hola Jesus.
Otra exelente y bella foto.
Colores suvaves bien definidos, alta calidad y nitidez.
Me gusta mas esta que la anterior.
Cuestion personal tu sabes.
Saludos Jesus

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-04 9:04]

Spettacolare!!Non so piu' cosa scrivere...ogni giorno una delizia della natura ed una foto di una qualita' incredibile..sei bravissimo...grazie per il tuo lavoro e buona serata,Luciano

hello Jesús

these butterflies they are also acrobats
with the poses they take on the flowers,
another great shot with very very beautiful
luminosity and color tones, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Jesus,
Splendid colours and exceptional composition.
Outstanding focus, details and clarity.

Jesus, I agree with all the others... what a fine photo. You have excellent focus... the smoothness of the photo is very appealing. Cosmos sure do draw butterflies.


Hi Jesus

Gee you have some beautiful species there. This one posing on a beautiful flower, what more could one ask for, nature at its best. Well captured and presented, TFS


altra cattura dove la perfetta perpendicolarita' con il soggetto
ti ha permasso un dettaglio senza sbavature
complimenti Jesus
ottimo lavoro sERGIO

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