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Iulia - aged

Iulia - aged
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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, close-up lens +4x
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-07 11:41
Viewed: 1894
Points: 12
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Dryas iulia ssp

(Fabricius, 1775)

Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia),commonly called the Julia Butterfly, Julia Heliconian, The Flame, or Flambeau, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. The sole representative of its genus Dryas, it is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida. Over 15 subspecies have been described.

This butterfly is a fast flier and frequents clearings, paths, and margins of forests and woodlands. It feeds on the nectar of flowers, such as lantanas (Lantana) and Shepherd's-needle, and the tears of caiman, the eye of which the butterfly irritates to produce tears.

The species is popular in butterfly houses because it is long-lived and active throughout the day.

D. i. alcionea (Cramer, 1779)
D. i. carteri (Riley, 1926)
D. i. delila (Fabricius, 1775)
D. i. dominicana (Hall, 1917)
D. i. framptoni (Riley, 1926)
D. i. fucatus (Boddaert, 1783)
D. i. iulia (Fabricius, 1775)
D. i. lucia (Riley, 1926)
D. i. largo Clench, 1975
D. i. martinica Enrico & Pinchon, 1969
D. i. moderata (Riley, 1926)
D. i. nudeola (Bates, 1934)
D. i. warneri (Hall, 1936)
D. i. zoe Miller & Steinhauser, 1992


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-07 11:43]

Hi Paulo,old but still beautiful,one of the most elegant butterflies of the world for me.A very nice capture,very sharp and with magnificent natural colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-07 13:48]

Hello Paulo,
A wonderful shot of this fritillary. Colours are outstanding.The focus and sharpness are really well done.nicely composed in the frame.This shot has visual impact.Regards Sigi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-07 19:31]

Hello Paulo,
I remember seeing this type of butterfly when I visited your beautiful country a few years ago, unfortunately I didn't get an shots. I will therefore just have to admire your wonderful capture until I get another chance someday.
I love the wing features of these long narrow winged butterflies. The bright orange colors contrast nicely with the yellow petals. The framing is quite attractive and colors vivid yet natural. The exposure is just right with no blown out areas.

Both the flower and the butterfly seem to be suspended in space, Paulo.
The centered composition looks beautiful.
Perfect focus, colors and details.

Ciao Pedro, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful naturtal colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Paulo,
Beautiful butterfly... well captured. Very nice details and color. Well close POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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