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* Gulf Fritillary *
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-13 8:29
Viewed: 3593
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of not so many butterflies i was able to capture
during my recent florida vacation.
I had a look at other photos and i think this could be
a Gulf Fritillary - Agraulis vanillae.

As i am not so familiar with insects, maybe some
helpful friend knows more.


The Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, a striking,
bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae,
subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified
in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing
butterflies, and like other longwings this species
does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with
other butterflies. It is not closely related to the
true fritillaries. It is a medium to large butterfly,
with a wingspan of from 6 to 9.5 cm. Its underwings
are buff, with large silvery spots. It takes its name
from the fact that migrating flights of the
butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf Fritillary is commonly seen in parks and
gardens, as well as in open country. Its range extends
from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and
the West Indies to the southern United States, as far
north as the San Francisco Bay Area on the west coast.
It is occasionally found further north in the US.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Fritillary]

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Hi Thorsten,

Lovely shot
Excellent compo with beautiful colors and good sharpness

TFS Thijs

Hi Thorsten,

Extra points for the superb sharpness and natural colors!
The light is excellent! I tink this POV is a bit strange but highly successful. I like this work is very good and has much more balance in the composition.

Greetings and thanks for sharing


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2009-06-14 1:57]

Hi Torsten,a very artistic pic!! The choice of point of view make a difference.You manage very well the light too for the best result as possible.Very very beautiful pic,my best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-17 9:14]

Hi Thorsten.
What an amazing subject, POV and composition. I like them a lot. Posture of the butterfly on a cute tiny flower are wonderful as well as plant on a FG. Lights and colours and blurriness of the BG are fine too. Very attractive picture. My compliments and TFS.

Hallo thorsten.

Danke, dass Sie uns gegeben haben, diese ausgezeichnete Fotografie dieses wunderbaren Schmetterling.

Sehr schöne Inszenierung des Schmetterlings in seinem Biotop, umgeben von Blumen. Die Schärfe ist ausgezeichnet und die Details des Schmetterlings sind gut sichtbar. Die Farben sind wunderbar und die Position der Schmetterling den Eindruck, dass es dabei schüttelt seine Flügel vor uns.

Eine sehr schöne Fotos, die man gerne getan haben.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen.

Bis bald.


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