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Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781)

Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 55-200mm AF-S 1:4-5.6 G ED DX VR, Zeikos UV 52mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 17:05
Viewed: 3790
Points: 36
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Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781) -Isabella's Heliconian or Isabella's Tiger

Well, this picture is full of technical deficiencies; But I think this is very funny! These butterflies are the "new owners" of my garden and I'm enjoying a lot photographing this! :)

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae - Brushfooted Butterflies
Subfamily: Heliconiinae - Heliconians and fritillaries
Genus: Eueides
Specific name: isabella
Scientific name: Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781)

Description: Eggs are cream coloured and approximately 1 x 0.9 mm (h x w). Females usually place 1 to 3 eggs under older and younger leaves of the host plant. Mature larvae have a black body with orange and yellow stripes and white bands, with black and white scoli and head, orange anal cap; length is around 1.7 cm. Caterpillars are gregarious in small numbers (Brown, 1981). Pupae are greenish white with black markings on the wingpads and short spines on dorsum that are tipped black (DeVries, 1997).

Habits: E. isabella occurs from sea level to 1,500 m in secondary forests. Females mate multiply, often on hilltops. Adults roost solitarily at night under leaves (Brown, 1981).

Hostplant: E. isabella larvae feed primarily on plants from the subgenera Distephana and Granadilla (Passifloraceae)(Brown, 1981). In Costa Rica larvae feed on Passiflora platyloba, and P. ambigua (Passifloraceae) (DeVries, 1997).

Distribution: Eueides isabella is widely distributed from Central America to Brazil and also on the Greater Antilles. The map below shows an approximate representation of the geographic distribution of this species.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 1600
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2011-11-27 12:31
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 214 kb

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WOW a masterpiece ...no less! You've managed to achieved almost the impossible Mr.Linares. To fit to butterflies in the narrow window of the focusing field with such a precision. And what a performance at ISO1600...truly brave but convincingly brilliant choice! You are untouchable !
George Veltchev

Wonderful composition, very well captured in the air. Very nice to see two together. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

WOW! Very impressive photo Jesus! Perfect timing, excellent composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness. Amazing scene!!

Hi Jesus

Wow, stunning capture; brilliant in-flight shot. It is very difficult to get a butterfly in flight, but here you've captured two beautiful specimens. Well done


Ciao Jesus, piena di deficenze tecniche?
Ma allora hai sbagliato foto che questa č fantastica, riuscissi io a beccare una farfalla in volo cosě bene, poi ce ne č anche un'altra bellissima, ottimi dettagli, splendidi colori, magnifica macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-28 0:42]

Beautiful image, forget the technical part, this kind of behavior images are always welcome. One showing the underside and other (in flight) upper side, not everyday happening, fine capture. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-28 3:35]

Hello Jesús,
A brilliant photo! What a perfection and what a timing. Splendid in all aspects. Thanks for this great contribution.

Ciao Jesus. E' fantastica! Vale l'applauso!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-28 4:50]

Hello Jesus,
I understand that you have fun to take shots of these beautiful butterflies. I'm amazed too that you succeeded to make a very clear picture of the flying one with shutter speed of 1/1250 sec.
If the butterfly would have kept some more distance to the other one, the picture would have been perfect!
Interesting shot.
Thanks and kind regards

What a nice capture, Jesus! First of all, the butterfly in flight is as sharply captured as the one perching on the flower. Secondly, both of them make a fantastic composition.
It is a real masterpiece. Well done and thanks for sharing it!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-28 7:17]

Ciao Jesus!
Se la tua foto ha carenze tecniche...beh, allora non ho piů coraggio di postare le mie foto :))
Questa foto č fantastica! A parte tecnicamente ineccepibile, la composizione č bellissima : hai immortalato una situazione piů unica che rara. Luce e colori splendidi.
Complimenti: bravissimo.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo of this beautiful Butterflys in action, TFS!

hello Jesus
this is super good
great details good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
Another fantastic capture of two butterflies from the same species.
This species has a superb color and shape. Outstanding clarity and focus as usual.
You are a great master of catching butterflies in flight...

Hi Jesus,
really nice photo of these butterflies. Great sharpness and details. Perfect composition. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-28 15:13]

Ciao Jesus,la farfalla in volo sulla destra fotografata con questa nitidezza č l'ennesima dimostrazione della tua grande professionalita',un vero capolavoro di classe e competenza,ed una bellissima specie!! Buona serata e complimenti,LUCIANO

That's a great shot Jesus!
Both the butterflies you'd captured with perfect clarity.
The 2nd one is flapping the wings in air is superb.
Good colors & nice composition.
Well done & TFS.

great shot, and great timing, congrats for the picture Jesus, simply beautiful,

un saluto, tino

Preciosa... y oportuna.
No paro nunca de tirarte piropos pero tus trabajos me encantan.
Abrazo Jesús.

Hello Jesús

Superb and very beautiful photo with in focus
both of the butterflies, very beautiful light,
great sharpness and details, with compact cameras
or with DSLRs you are always a master of macro photos,



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