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"Heliconius"


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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 1:38
Viewed: 3278
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo at Carleton University Butterfly Show in Canada. Most species were tropical butterflies and its ID is possiblely "Heliconius erato cybia" I guess. This picture has some strange colours, I guess something wrong with WB, when I took this at that time.

FYI, Carleton University Butterfly Show is an annual event in Ottawa. You can get some info at this web-site.
http://www.carleton.ca/biology/butterfly/hi-home.htm

A special method of feeding is adapted by the New World tropical genus, Heliconius. The insect gathers a ball of dry pollen under its head and then squirts a drop of clear liquid into it; the butterfly kneads the pollen for some hours by movement of the proboscis. The liquid now enriched with amino acids, is then sucked back into the gut. The protein-building material acquired in this manner sustains the butterfly in a much longer life than is usual and is also put into egg production. Exuded fluid contains no digestive enzymes but it is known that some pollen moistened with sugar solution releases protein and amino acids.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi dear Kevin ,
realy excellent shot.
it is very lively.
good composition , sharpness and BG.
beautiful colors.
nice frame.
thanks dear friend.
Saeed

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-03 10:05]

Hi Kevin.
This is very nice and clear capture.I like those composition and good POV.Fine details and very pleasant colours.Good OOF background.
Very nice work!
TFS
Regards Milos

Beautiful Butterfly and an awesome photo...great DOF , Sharpness, POV..great frame as well. very nicely done TFS
donna :o)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-03 15:44]

Wow!! Wonderful shot and wonderful composition!!
I agree with you that this is Heliconius erato cyrbia.
Thank you very much for sharing it and for the useful information.
Best wishes
Maite

Hi Kevin,
Excellent shot.
good composition , sharpness and BG.
nice colors.

Biswarup

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