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Marpesia petreus

Marpesia petreus
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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-30 7:02
Viewed: 3226
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marpesia petreus.

Cramer, 1776

The Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Brazil north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to southern Florida. Strays north to Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and South Texas.

The wingspan is 70-95 mm.

The larvae feed on Ficus carica and Ficus citrifolia.


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  • Great 
  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-30 7:36]

Hola Paulo,
United butterfly ...
Marpesia petreus, a good macro detail.
Strong light some effective.
Best wishes,

hello Paulo
POV and result impressively,good colors details and clarity in the body, fine BG

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-01 5:35]

Hello Paulo
Nice portrait with great details and interesting POV. Well done.

Hello Paulo
what an unusual Point of view, i like to see the underside of this Ruddy Daggerwing
excellent details, colors and BG
a very beautiful shot

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