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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (male)

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (male)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 7:22
Viewed: 2204
Points: 22
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this is a Gulf Fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae), and seems to be a male. had been seeing them recently.. around me. but they being so restless, a dorsal view was becoming a dream :)
then, at last. on my second day at the Shelby Farms Park.

while in India, i used to see these butterflies on my computer screen.. it was one of those butterflies which had both the views: dorsal & ventral, so attractive! i wished i could see them someday for real.. well, then here i am :)

happy to share my fourth butterfly species from United States. thanks for viewing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-09-18 7:52]

Hello Ruby
Beautiful composition.Razor sharp image with fantastic colors.I also like that nice OOF back ground.
TFS Michel

An extremely eye pleasing capture of this very colourful Fritillary, Ruby. You are now coming into your true spirits in America and getting connected with its nature in a warm synergy.
All the best, young lady!


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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-09-18 8:21]

Good photo Ruby,
I like the sharpness of the details of the butterfly. The colors are enjoyable.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-18 8:53]

Hi Ruby,beautiful capture of this common specie,that i seen many times in my caribbean trips.Great perspective and spectacular orange,very good details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

Good work here Ruby ...almost! But what a pristine virgin beauty this tiny creature is before all. Like a candle in the wind!Love it!
George Veltchev

Ciao Ruby, lovely composition with fantastic butterfly on nice flower, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ruby
A well presented image with excellent detail and good background. Lovely to see this beautiful butterfly.
regards yiannis

hello Ruby
very nice composition with good light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2012-09-18 14:36]

beautiful butterfly!
very nice colors
i like the composition


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-18 18:43]

Hello Ruby,
Seems like Shelby Farms Park has been a dream place for you lately...almost like treasure Island. I love this shot of the Gulf Fritillary as it shows it off very well. The fully opend winged pose gives us a great view of it's beautiful colors and attractive markings.
PS. I had to check out Shelby Farm Park on the web and it looks like a great place to spend the day with a camera. It said it is one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

Hello Ruby,
Another marvelous composition. It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV. Splendid butterfly species with very interesting colors and shape. The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent capture.
Thanks for sharing!

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