Great Spangled Fritillary
|Copyright: Janice McCafferty (mjaniceanne)
|Date Taken: 2008-06-21|
|Camera: Nikon D50|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-06-29 14:32|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|One of the most common of the fritillaries in the eastern US and not so commmon in the west and the southern states. Their colors can be quite variable especially females in the western states. The males can be quite orange. This picture was taken on the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Forest-a haven for butterflies.|
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- [2008-06-29 15:47]
Great photo Janice,
Very sharp and detailed, and the colours are gorgeous. Your lime green background really helps set this beautiful butterfly off.
Is it sitting on a milkweed plant?
I love the song it brings to mind... Oh Shenandoah....and on...as a child I thought the song was meant for me...I heard it as Oh Shannon-doah:-) Really...and my father, ever the jokester, left me thinking that way. A fine image Janice......good for an Irishman like me:-)))
lovely photo! the combination of the butterfly + the pink flower is so sweet!!
- [2009-01-24 4:29]
a lovely shot of this butterfly.
Well composed with excellent clarity and sharpness. i like its pattern very much as well as the flower it perched upon.
Well presented shot.