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Agraulis vanillae


Agraulis vanillae
Photo Information
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-12 17:24
Viewed: 3993
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I must say thanks to all friends of TN today allowed me with their comments get to share 20000th ....have a nice Sunday at all!

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Tribe: Heliconiini

Subtribe: Heliconiiti

Genus: Agraulis
(Boisduval & Le Conte, 1835)
Species: A. vanillae

The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is 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 6–9.5 cm (2.4–3.7 in). 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 Caribbean 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.

Devo dire grazie a tutti gli amici di TN che oggi mi hanno permesso con i loro commenti di arrivare a quota 20000....
La Fritillary Gulf o Passione Butterfly (vanillae Agraulis) è un sorprendente, farfalla arancione della famiglia Nymphalidae, sottofamiglia Heliconiinae. Queste sono stati precedentemente classificate in una famiglia separata, il Heliconiidae o farfalle longwing, e come gli altri longwings questa specie possiede ali strette in confronto con altre farfalle. Non è strettamente legato alla fritillaries vero. Si tratta di una farfalla di grandi dimensioni, con un'apertura alare di 6-9,5 cm (2,4-3,7 in). La sua sottoali sono spettacolari, con grandi macchie argentee. Prende il nome dal fatto che i voli di migrazione delle farfalle sono talvolta viste sul Golfo del Messico.
La Fritillary Gulf è comunemente vista in parchi e giardini, così come in aperta campagna. La sua gamma si estende da Argentina attraverso l'America Centrale, Messico e Caraibi a sud degli Stati Uniti, a nord fino alla Baia di San Francisco, sulla costa occidentale. Solo occasionalmente si trova più a nord degli Stati Uniti

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salut Luciano

une excellente photo de ce papillon avec le POV
légèrement en contre-plongé, excellent focus
netteté et détails, jolie regard visuel, TFS

Asbed

Hallo Luciano
I am glad that I can be a part of helping you reach your 20 000th points on the site. Wow, what an achievement. Great, full framed composition and pleasing point of view of this most colourful butterfly. Details are well seen, and so close it gives the feeling that one is looking through a magnifying glass. The bright colours are very pretty and remind me of the happy and hot days of summer. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-12 23:05]

Hello Luciano,
Congratulations on reaching at least 10000 critiques!
You celebrate the occasion with a very fine capture of the Gulf Fritillary taken from a great ventral POV to show its features with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting against a great blue sky.
Thanks and have a good Sunday!
Ciao,
Ivan

Hi and good morning my dear friend Luciano,
Very brillant and clear macro capture of this colourful butterfly.
Details, composition and your POV are great.
TFS.
Kind regards,
Özgür

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-13 0:16]

Hello Luciano.
Woooow ! What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have very well captured ! This species is great like your shot. Excellent details, Perfect colors, BG, POV, DOF, great work, Congratulations for your
20 000 th points Luciano and thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano, POV differente ed efficace per questo splendore tropicale, magnifica contro il cielo blu, bellissima macro con fantastici colori, meravigliosa nitidezza e grande dettaglio, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio
PS quando le passo a riscuotere le mie due cene?

Ciao and good morning amico Luciano,

Very impressive macro capture from a magnificent POV!
The details and textures are incredible. Very warm and effective lighting too. Briefly, a first class photo MF!
TFS this and also you amusing commenting:) on my last post!
Have a nice Sunday MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-13 0:46]

Luciano
Wonderful capture this lovely butterfly!
I like the sky on the BG!
The colors are beautiful too.
Congratulation!
Horia

Hello Luciano
Beautifull capture of this beauty against the lovely blue sky.Wonderful colors and details.
Excellent POV and BG!
Well done ,TFS,
regards,
Nikos.

ciao Luciano
a great beautiful close up, from special POV, the painting colors are enjoyably, a great photo!
I wish always you enjoy this smiley game!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-13 1:20]

Slav Lûcîano,
Very impressive macro shot with great colors and taken from an excellent POV.The sharpness and details are very good.TFS and best regards,
Dûrzan

Ciao Luciano,
spettacolare di grande impatto visivo, questa tua bellissima immagine di una splendida farfalla mi concilia con la mia compatta e mi stimola a continuare negli scatti con questo mezzo, che raramente mi restituisce delle immagini veramente belle (forse cambiare compatta con una più idonea alla macro o carpire i tuoi segreti...?), come dici a volte nei tuoi commenti "anche solo questa immagine meritava un viaggio ai Caraibi", fantastici colori ...
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

ciao Luciano,
great number of your 20000 points. congratulations my friend.
A fine capture of a colorful butterfly taken with a great sharp focus. The colours, details and BG contribute to make this a nice image. Nicely composed. Thanks for sharing and best wishes
Ahmet

Hi Luciano,
it's wonderful and I love your low POV to see the underwings and the pretty face of this beautiful butterfly against the blue sky. Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

ciao Luciano!
oggi e' il giorno delle commemorazioni e come sottolineavi poco fa',anche la nostra squadra ha pensato di portare i regali di Santa Lucia anche a Bari......
complimenti per il traguardo dei ventimila
raggiunto con questo bella macro frontale
di Agraulis vanillae,ricca di dettagli e di vividi colori.....
stammi bene e buona domenica sERGIO

Luciano
Wonderful capture!
Lovely colors and great POV!
The colors of the sky on BG is great!
Mariana

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-13 2:13]

Hello Luciano,
Wow, so close and so beautiful! I love your POV and the beautiful light. Excellent sharpness and fantastic colours too. The blue sky makes it really stand out!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Luciano,

another fine image from an butterfly with unusal pov.
Razor sharpness with exellent details.
Fine warm colours.

gert

Hi Luciano
What I like here the most is the POV and great blue sky in background. Sharpness is pretty good, composition also looks nice I like it very much
TFS
Krzysztof

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-13 3:16]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic photo to celebrate these 20 000 points. And it goes on because this is another very beautiful photo, a lot of points worth.
Splendid saturated colours and very sharp. Original POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-13 5:01]

Bonjour Luciano,
Te voilà arrivé à un nombre de points impressionnants..mais je pense que tu les comptes pas trop. L'image est impressionnante aussi avec un angle de vue parfait et intéressant. Des couleurs vives qui nous rappellent le sud et un cadrage très bon. Très plaisant et ensoleillé.
Un grand merci à toi et meilleures salutations.
Bon dimanche
Anne

Ciao Luciano. Raggiungi i 20.000 e trami con Silvio per gozzovigliare senza neanche invitarmi..... Nonostante questo non posso che associarmi al coro di complimenti raccolti da questa meravigliosa costruzione frutto di un POV eccezionale tanto quanto la gestione della lucue e della DOF. Un risalto cromatico ancor più eccellente. Sembra una farfalla dipinta.

ps: ma vi siete proprio esauriti con l'Inter...!

Roberto

Bonjour Luciano
Des couleurs et details qui flashent !! que c'est joli,bravo et merci pour le partage de cette belle photo
Bon dimanche
Albert

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-13 12:41]

Hi Luciano,

You deserved every one of those 20,000 points - congratulations!! An amazing close-up of this Passion Butterfly to celebrate with. A wonderful pose on the yellow flower with the butterfly looking right at the camera. The vivid colors and sharp details are just marvelous. A beautiful blue sky and composition.

Jane

bonjour Luciano
félicitations pour avoir dépassé les 20 000 points, j'aime bien le faca à face avec ce beau papillon en train de butiner cette jolie fleur jaune
très beau details, belle lumière et superb ciel bleu
Passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

Hello,
Very fine sharp. Excellent details and lovely colours. Very nice shot.
Best wishes,
Achim

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-14 8:19]

Ciao Luciano
First congradulation of those 20,000point well deserve.In regard oth that image one of the thing I alike is that different lower POV.Sharp image with great detail.Colors are outstanding.
TFS Michel

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-14 23:56]

Ciao Luciano,
This one is also excellent.Low level POV,vivid colors,blue BG,sharpness and clear details are wonderful.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Quelle beauté! Je découvre seulement cette pure merveille. La composition et le POV sont excellents. Et les couleurs fantastiques, avec ce ciel bleu en arrière plan. Bravo! Tu mérites parfaitement ces points! Amitiés,
Catherine

Hi Luciano,

this is an amazing shot! Very nice PoV. How did you manage to get this shot? Very well done! Nice bright colours and sharp focus. Very well done

TFS,
Kedar

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