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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-24 18:56
Viewed: 1090
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of the Great Spangled Fritillary while on vacation at Chautauqua Lake in NY. The day was quite sunny and it was very hot out, not the best time to go searching for butterflies.

The Great Fritillaries life cycle is closely tied to violets. The female after mating lays her eggs on or near violets, which are the host plants of their caterpillars.

Found in meadows and open woodlands they have a wing span of 2 1/8 to 3 inches.

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Hello Ron,
A wonderful image with a splendid specie. The butterfly is in the most appropriate shooting position......Outstanding details.

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Marvellous capture of this Frtillary atop a flower, Ron.
It is a perfect shot with everything in place.
I love the composition with the flower.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-26 2:36]

Hi Ron,great pic fro the Great fritillary! What a perfect shot,a magnificent close up very sharp and with fantastic colors,a great gift to me,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron,
Excellent picture of this beautiful coloured butterfly. Perfect exposure and BG. Eye looks so big! So, I must say that you were achieved good DOF as well as details here. Eye catching composition. Good work.
Thanks for showing beautiful butterfly,

Excelente captura!
Cores, composição e luz perfeitas!!!

Hi Ron,
Exceptional, wonderful macro shot with such impressive background blur what we wouldn't even think from f/11! Both the butterfly and the flower are tack sharp. Fantastic lights (flash usage rocks!!!) and colors, in a fabulous composition. Absolute stunner! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, Laszlo

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