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Tiger Longwing

Tiger Longwing
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Raynox DCR-250, Digital ISO-80, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Angelina's Favorites - Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 2:56
Viewed: 3461
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a close-up of a Tiger Longwing.
This was taken at the London Butterfly House.

I hope you like this one :)

Tiger Longwing Butterfly: Scientific Name:
Heliconius hecale

The Tiger Longwing butterfly originates from between Mexico and the Peruvian Amazon. These pretty butterflies are pollen eaters rather than surviving on food stored from the laval stage or on flower nectar. The eating habit of the Tiger Longwing attributes to its longevity of several months as well as its high fecundity rates.

This Tiger Longwinged Butterfly, was resting on a leaf at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Tiger Longwing Butterfly, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America.


2 days till Christmas!!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-23 3:41]


Bravo pour cette superbe macro. La netteté est extras et les couleurs sont très justes.
Bravo pour la qualité d'image.

Merci Joe et Joyeuse fêtes.

Wala joey ,

Perfect macro shot with amazing details, BG is perfect to put the butterfly in spot with its probes out to suck the honey. Lovely this shot.
Meery Christmas joey,



Superb macro Joe,
So sharp and detailed,
Very well composed with great BG and DOF,
Well Done and Merry Christmas,
Nick :-)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-23 4:08]

Hello Joe,
What a lovely portrait of a butterfly. The details and colors are fabulous. Great work Joe, thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

You are getting closer to Xmas and your shots are taking on a new clarity and brightness..and your compositions are more powerful. Amazing watch folks grow in learning and knowledge which accompanies....Nicely done Joey!

Hi Joe ,
Great macro with excellent details.nice sharpness and good light.
well done

my best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-23 8:20]

What a perfection in this stunning macro-shot!!
Really amazing with so sharp and interesting details! I like a lot the colors, bg and composition!
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing, dear Joe.
I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas!
Best regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-23 9:01]
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Great shot Joe, another excellent close up of a beautiful butterfly from the London Butterfly house. That green background is the pefect backdrop to make you subject stand out so well. We'll all have to get togther again in the new year for some more shooting i think!

Hope you and your family have a great christmas and a very happy new year.

all the best,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-23 9:21]

Hi King Joe,

King of the macros, that is. This is just superb. So sharp, wonderful colors, more details than I knew existed.

Yup, 2 days to Christmas and we still have wrapping to do.


Impresionantes detalles Joe. Aparato bucal, ojos y partes de la cabeza muy bien plasmadas.
Precioso conjunto en formas y colorido.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-23 12:51]

Hi Joe. This is a fine close up again with sharp focusing and fine detail. rich colours. .all spot on. very well done TFS.
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-23 14:01]

Hola Joe,
bella macro, magníficos detalles y nitidez,
buen trabajo,
muchos saludos y felicidades amigo.

Hello Joe,
Oh! nearly take my breath away with such a awesome close up!
every thing looks so huge in perfect details
not only the word 'good' on this job, but simply perfect!
many thanks for sharing
best of everything in the festive season!

Hello Joe,
This is wonderful. Very close and vey sharp. Perfect exposure and color clarity. TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-24 0:38]

Hi Joe

Thanks for this lovely image and also for all the wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year.

All the best for you and your loved ones during this festive season and beyond into the New Year that looms ahead.

May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family this Christmas, and for the New Year I wish for you:
Health to Enjoy each day in Comfort,
Copious measures of Love from Friends and Family,
The Exquisite Beauty of Nature,
Wisdom to Choose priorities Sensibly,
Prosperity and the Best of everything,
Generosity so you may Share the above,
Overflowing Happiness and Abundant Joy,
and a Youthful Excitement at life's Simple Pleasures,

Warmest regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-24 1:06]

Hello Joe ! That's fantastic macro ! The details are incredibly sharp, the background is beautiful and the colors are great. Well done, thanks ! Have a great Christmas time !


And now its TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So do you have a stack of packages under the tree ready to open? Are you guys having tons of people over or just a few for a quiet meal? However you celebrate, I wish you and family a wonderfully Merry Christmas! :)

A great close-up! These shots are amazing! WOW!

Hi Joe,

I like the close-up (macro) photo of the Tiger Longwing butterfly, the point of view is showing a lot of details of the front part of the body and of its colors. Thanks for sharing Seasons Greetings.


Hello Joey !
This is an awesome close-up ! So many details on the butterfly, and each little hair is sharp - I could almost count them, if I had the time ! :-) I also like the vivid colors, the composition and the dark blurred BG, which makes your butterfly stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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