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Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies II, BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA, 50-60 points (chapter 5), Butterflies of North-America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 19:12
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Points: 57
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greeting Friends,
This is my first Butterfly shof of this year and also from my recent Florida trip.
I saw her on the one of the flower bushes at the parking lot when me and my daughters were going to see Carrot eating Manatees at Homosasso Springs,FL in Citrus County.
I hope you like it:)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

As its name implies, this beautiful insect haunts the Gulf of Mexico, and may be seen flying far out over the water. Although it has silver spots like the true fritillaries, the Gulf Fritillary is not closely related to them. Significant emigratory flights of Gulf Fritillaries often take place from the Southeast. Colonization of the North is temporary, as neither the butterfly nor its host plants can withstand northern winters.

description 2 1/2-2 7/8" (64-73 mm). FW long, narrow. Brilliant red-orange above with a few black spots, black network along HW border, and cluster of tiny white spots near FW costa. Below, FW similar but with bright coral-pink base and metallic silver-white teardrops near tip; HW below dull to rich brown or olive with many silver-white orbs and streaks.

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Hi Chris, What a colourful shot. Really beautiful. Nice composition and exposure. Janice/Canada

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-05-09 23:53]

hi CTP
iste harika bir kelebek fotosu. renkler, derinlik, pov, detaylar, frame super olmus. not da her zamanki gibi bilgilendirici. eline saglik

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-10 0:17]

Yes I like Chris! It´s a beautiful composition, presenting wonderful colours and sharp details! TFS!
All the best!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-10 1:39]

Wooow ! What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have very well captured ! Its colored wings are wonderful. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Chris and thanks for sharing.

Hi Chris
Great capture, colors and light are excellent

A superb composition, Chris!
I like the way you frame this, in letting the butterfly fill most of the image...
Excellent details and sharpness, good colours in the butterfly that makes a good contrast to the background...
Pablo -

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-10 3:23]

Hi Chris!
Excellent capture! It looks like flame. Great colours, good details and composition. Very interesting note.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-05-10 3:25]

Bonjour Chris,
Quel beau papillon bien mis en valeur : belle composition, belles couleurs et belle netteté. Bravo. Gérard

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-10 3:56]

Very good photo of this orange butterfly!
Very good POV with wings wide open!
Very good on colours!
Very good details and DOF!
5* and TFS!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-10 4:30]

Hi Chris, great shot. Excellent details, focus and colours. A very well composed shot, TFS.

Hi Chris
Everything is so clear, the colors, the details and the BG is also a good part of this excellent composition.

Nice shot, good diagonal composition. Maybe just missing some sharpness around the head.

Hi Cris, Excllent details, POV, BG, DOF, colors, Excllent capture, TFS Kyle

Could have done more on the sharpness perhaps. Nice butterfly.

Lovely image, Chris.
I like the colour of this butterfly.

Selamlar CTP,yahu kardes amazon ormanlarinda yasiyorsun sen mutlaka eminim,yoksa nerden bulursun bu tabiat varliklerini,olmaz bu kadar da yahu,pes terikler al yahu al.

Excellent macro shot with excellent colors,sharpness,focus,pov,dof and frame.....
Thanks Ana:)

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-05-10 16:35]

Fransız besteci Georges Bizet'in ünlü Carmen operasında, sahnede hercai "Carmen" i canlandıran bu muhteşem yaratık idi degil mi?

Elinize sağlık.


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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-05-10 22:29]

Hi Chris, very good sharp macro photo, good note too, Juan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-11 3:28]

What brilliant colors, Chris.
Just beautiful butterfly in a great POV and very sharp details.
Fantastic light. TFS. : )

Hi Chris,
Excellent macro. Point of view, BG, composition, nice colors and sharpness are excellent. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-12 17:23]

Hi Cris,
A wonderful butterfly, perfectly captured. Sharpness, color and POV are simple perfect.
José M.

Hi Chris,
a lovely picture of this beautiful butterfly, I think this is your best shot so far.
Good details, niice POV, good composition and lovely colours.
Excellent work, my friend.

Hi Chris,
wow! the colors in this are very vibrant. Intricate ans tack sharp detail in the wings. Your control on the DOF was perfect. Excellent work!

perfect colors DOF and composition.
A little nit: The face is a little soft.
Brilliant pic anymay. TFS

Another great shot of a beautiful butterfly! The composition is great, colors are brilliant and warm and the details are sharp! The BG is very nicely defocused which makes the subject stand out perfectly! I like the red-green combination of colors! Outstanding job! Congratulations and TFS!


Hi Chris

This is stunningly beautiful. Congrats!

Excelente conjunto independientemente de carencias en foco y fondo.

Such a beauty!! Lovely colours and great photo!

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