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Agraulis vanillae


Agraulis vanillae
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-06 12:50
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Tribe: Heliconiini

Subtribe: Heliconiiti

Genus: Agraulis
(Boisduval & Le Conte, 1835)
Species: A. vanillae

The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with other butterflies. It is not closely related to the true fritillaries. It is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of 6–9.5 cm (2.4–3.7 in). Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots.It takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf Fritillary is commonly seen in parks and gardens, as well as in open country. Its range extends from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States, as far north as the San Francisco Bay Area on the west coast. It is occasionally found further north in the US.


La Fritillary Gulf o Passione Butterfly (vanillae Agraulis) è un sorprendente, farfalla arancione della famiglia Nymphalidae, sottofamiglia Heliconiinae. Queste sono stati precedentemente classificate in una famiglia separata, il Heliconiidae o farfalle longwing, e come gli altri longwings questa specie possiede ali strette in confronto con altre farfalle. Non è strettamente legato alla fritillaries vero. Si tratta di una farfalla di grandi dimensioni, con un'apertura alare di 6-9,5 cm (2,4-3,7 in). La sua sottoali sono spettacolari, con grandi macchie argentee. Prende il nome dal fatto che i voli di migrazione delle farfalle sono talvolta viste sul Golfo del Messico.

La Fritillary Gulf è comunemente vista in parchi e giardini, così come in aperta campagna. La sua gamma si estende da Argentina attraverso l'America Centrale, Messico e Caraibi a sud degli Stati Uniti, a nord fino alla Baia di San Francisco, sulla costa occidentale. Solo occasionalmente si trova più a nord degli Stati Uniti

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-06 12:54]

Hi Luciano. You have chosen avery colourful butterfly for us today MF. It looks 3D on my computer. Taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. i like the top POV so we can see the wing markings, well taken TFS.
Nick..

Have a good week ahead.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-06 13:15]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic photo of this butterfly with a great DOF. Splendid clear colours. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-06 13:28]

Hello Luciano,
A very good capture with brilliant coloration patterns, sharpness & very fine details. Excellent POV, pose & BG.
Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Hi friend Luciano. A superb capture of this Dominician beauty..
What POV and clear details. Amaxing job my friend. Well done.
TFS. Kind regards,
Özgür

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-06 15:19]

Hi Luciano,
Very nice DOF and colours in this pic and I agree with Nicholas that it looks 3D. Very well done and TFS.
Francisco

bonjour Luciano

comme tojours jolie photographie, prise par un excellent POV,
superbe focus sur le papillon avec d'excellentes netteté et détails,
j'aime voir des détails dans le background flouté
comme c'est dans ta photo, TFS

Asbed

Hello Luciano,

An excellent macro with deep and beautiful colors, sharpness & POV. Great pose & composition. Very nicely done & presented. TFS & best regards.

Umar

Colores bonitos a pesar de una ligera saturación en algunas zonas; lo mismo opino de la luz. Los reflejos de las alas bien captados, aunque al límite.
Encuadre "académico" aunque algo forzado a mi entender.
No por mis pequeñas críticas deja de ser un buen trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Luciano,

an good pov and detailted picture from thiss butterfly.
Fine colours.

Gert

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-06 21:15]

Hello Luciano
Wonderful macro taken with vivid colors and sharp details.
Regards
Razvan

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-06 22:49]

Hi,
Beautiful and colorful species, good lighting. tfs.
nagraj.v

hello Luciano
splendid the colours in this beautiful composition with the enjoyable clarity, exotic your photo as her origin!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-07 0:06]

Hi Luciano,
Magnificent close up.I liked vivid colors,POV,exposure,details on butterfly and composition a lot.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

Merhaba Mehmet. Intrigant capture here with best details on reptile and good light. Good stone like BG. I like reptiles. TFS.

Roberto

Ciao amico Luciano,

An astonishingly awesome macro capture of a Dominician beauty perched on a yellow flower.
The POV/DOF, clarity, details and composition are all impeccable!
TFS and have a nice new week!
Cheers,

Bayram

Ciao Luciano, bella anche da questo POV, meno spettacolare dell'altro, ma sempre fantastica, meravigliosi i colori brillanti, macro di grande qualità, come tuo solito, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano,
un'altra splendida macro dalla Repubblica Domenicana, questa volta una cattura che sembra fatta nel giardino sotto casa, eccellente definizione e bellissimi colori molto luminosi, ottimo punto di ripresa per mostrare il dorso di questa meravigliosa farfalla.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-07 2:13]

Bonjour Luciano,
Encore une grande beauté de papillon, celui-ci je crois l'avoir vu déjà. Une composition plaisante et colorée nous faisant rêver d'îles et du sud. J'aimerais aussi te féliciter pour êter arrivé à 500 photos, toujours bien documentées et réalisées. Nous attendons donc les 500 suivantes...il y a encore beaucoup de petites bêtes à découvrir dans ton coin d'Italie!
Meilleures pensées et une bonne journée
Anne

hello Luciana
super picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Ah! Encore une beauté! Superbe composition et détails. Cela doit être fascinant de découvrir constamment des espèces inconnues, aux couleurs chatoyantes... Je vois que tu en as bien profité! Bonne nuit,
Catherine

Bonjour Luciano
un autre superbe papilon découvert pendant votre séjour en Répubique Dominicaine, j'aime bien la très grande netteté du papillon dans un environnement flou, ce qui le met bien en valeur avec un excellenteffet 3D
les fleurs jaunes et la belle lumière ajoutent à la beauté de l'image
Passe une bonne nuit, mon ami
Jacqueline

Bonjour Luciano,
Je suis étonné de lire la date de ta prise de vue:des papillons en décembre !global warming ?
Une bien jolie photo riche en couleurs
Bravo
Albert

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-08 4:24]

Hello Luciano,
Nice to see this species with open wings too! It is a real beauty and very well shown here in a lovely composition with great focus on the butterfly. Beautiful colours too!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-08 9:43]

Slav Lûcîano,
What is a beautiful macro.Excellent sharpness,details and splendid colors.Great POV and very nice composition.
TFS
Bi slavên germ.(warm regards)

Dûrzan

ciao Luciano!
mi sa che domenica,dopo la partita,ti conveniva ripartire per la repubblica domenicana,cosi' evitavi il supplizio e la figuraccia di ieri sera......
bella e con ottima definizione questa farfalla color vaniglia colta tra un pasto e l'altro.....
non ci resta che g..are stasera!

buon mercoledi' di riposo sERGIO

Hi Luciano
An excellent capture of the Gulf Fritillary...Fine color, detail and POV...TFS
Jim

ciao Luciano
after Italy, we see some great posts from Dominican Rep. from your camera. I like to see new species here. This is very beautiful butterfly. You greatly captured it with sharp focus, POV/DOF and composition. Coloration superb. thanks for sharing, best wishes
Ahmet

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