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Gulf Fritilary

Gulf Fritilary
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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, Canon 72mm UV Haze
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): By Cade [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-31 12:23
Viewed: 3244
Points: 8
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Gulf Fritilary

Agraulis vanillae

Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: Longwings (Heliconiinae)

Identification: Upperside bright orange with black markings; 3 black-encircled white dots on forewing leading edge. Underside brown; forewing with orange at base; both wings with elongated, iridescent silver spots.

Life history: Males patrol for females, who lay eggs on many parts of the host plant. Caterpillars feed on most parts of the host. Adults overwinter in the south.

Flight: Throughout the year in south Florida and South Texas, January-November in the north. Number of broods has not been determined.

Wing span: 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 inches (6.3 - 9.5 cm).


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Hello Billy,
Beautiful butterfly! GReat color saturation, POV and dof background...nice work. tFS

Plant and Butterfly, Both are the perfect in scene. Sharpness and colors are delicius as well

Hey Billy, Nice image of this butterfly, well presented, good colour saturation throughout, excellent notes Cheers Rick

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-01 16:01]

Hi Billy,
This is my first visit to your gallery of nice photos. The light and details on your butterfly are excellent. Although we cannot see entire butterfly, we get a good view of it's signature wing markings. The colors in the lantana are rich and deep and the textures in the leaves are outstanding.
In my opinion your fine photo would look better in a much lighter frame. There are a lot of dark spots in the photo and I think the dark frame emphasizes that.
Thankd for stopping by my gallery.

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