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Heliconius erato

Heliconius erato
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Copyright: Jose Vladimir (MacroMundo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 64] (1628)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-04
Categories: Insects
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterfly, I love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-13 18:36
Viewed: 4544
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Canon a640 - self lens

Heliconius erato is commonly known under a variety of names, such as the "Red Postman", the "Small Postman", the "Red Passion Flower Butterfly", or the "Crimson-Patched Longwing". It is one of about 40 different Neotropical species belonging to the genus Heliconius. The species is remarkably variable in color and form throughout northern South America, and its various appearances can be difficult to distinguish between various other Heliconius butterflies such as Heliconius sara, also known as the Sara Longwing. Particularly hard to distinguish is the related butterfly Heliconius melpomene, or "The Postman", which mimics almost all the color forms of Heliconius erato; color forms are synchronized between the two throughout their common habitats. Heliconius erato is up to about 2.25 inches in wingspan with a jerky unelegance in flight.

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Hi Jose,
Great shot, sharp and neat, very fine details.
Thanks for sharing.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Jose,
very cute approach of Heliconius, nicely imbedded in vegatation in beautiful soft light. I like the twig with buds entering the image from the top.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-02-14 16:53]

José, muito boa esta foto,gosto desta imagem bemproximo mostra todos os detalhes,parabéns.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-16 14:41]

Hola Jose
No sé cómo te viene mejor, si te escribo en inglés o en español, así que a veces lo hago de una forma y otras veces de otra.
Qué mariposas tan preciosas teneis por ahí, son realmente lindas y lo mejor es que tú las fotografías de una manera espléndida con toda su belleza. La nitidez siempre es perfecta y la composición magnífica. Además las tienes muy bien identificadas lo cual es un punto muy importante a tu favor. ¡Y al nuestro!
Muchas gracias por mostrarnos unas fotos tan maravillosas.

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