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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary
Photo Information
Copyright: Janice McCafferty (mjaniceanne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 17] (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-29 14:32
Viewed: 3942
Points: 8
[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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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [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?
Well done!!

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:-)))

Hi, Janice,

lovely photo! the combination of the butterfly + the pink flower is so sweet!!

Man Yee

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-24 4:29]

Hi Janice,
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.


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