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Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-12 20:50
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot out in Tulsa Oklahoma while visiting my daughter. I spent an entire day at Oxley Nature Center with my camera in hand while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

The Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) has a wingspan of 1 3/4-2 1/4 inches. It can be found in open habits including fields, meadows, waste places and fallow fields.

They range from Arizona to Gulf Coast states; emigrates north to S. Canada.

The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of host plants including violets and passion flowers. Adults fly all year long in the south.

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Hi Ron,
Truly fantastic macro MF. Great warm color tones, superb sharpness, pleasing composition and the background's completely noise-free. Light management's also fabulous, I didn't even think you used flash at all before checking out the exif data - the flash didn't distort the natural colors. Awesome work, huge congratulations!
Best regards, László

WOW! Fantastic photo Ron! The POV, the composition, the BG, the framing, the colors, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent. Very interesting and beautiful butterfly too!

Hello Ron,
this is a fine close-up picture with fine natural colours and WB.
it's well exposed in the backlit, with help of the fill-in flash you got a fine balance of the light both in FG and BG, it's really nice.
The butterfly is sharp and stand-out nicely from the BG.
A very fine work, mf.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-12 23:00]

Hello Ron,
A nice one from the summer. The lighting has a fine effect. The sharpness and DOF are perfect with the clean green BG allowing the Variegated Fritillary to stand out in a pleasing composition. The deatils of the wings whenn closed are well seen with natural colours.
Thasnks and enjoy your Sunday,

Hello Ron,
Perfect macro, super sharpness and colors.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-13 0:48]

Bonjour Ron, stunning capture, colors that blend well, good lighting, I like the blurred green BG too. La lumičre en contre jour est belle et ajoute un plus. Best regards, DidierL

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-13 0:56]

Hello Ron.
Another great picture of yours. Greatly capturing this pretty butterfly. Sharp, clear, and neat. Nice details. Nice blurry BG. Great shot.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-13 1:11]

Hello Ron,
This photo is a real beauty. Fantastic sharpness, details and splendid light and colours. Nice contrasting BG. Excellent POV and composition. What a perfection!

Very good composition, nice background and good detail. A very beautiful butterfly for us to enjoys. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-13 1:57]

Hi Ron,spectacular light position to create these magic transparencies on the wings,a great beauty taken whit the best sharpness and perfect colors,a great gift to the butterflies fans of Tn like me..ehhee...Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-13 4:42]

Hi Ron,
Excellent macro work. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Perfect blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron,
It have really beatifull coloors.
Good detalis on perfect lights.
Very good photo.
Have a good week.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-13 6:04]

Hello Ron,
this is a SPLENDID composition!
Great sharpness, detail and POV; beautiful light and colours; excellent contrast with a very nice background.
Very well done!!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Ron,
amazing photo of this butterfly. Excellent point of view. Many details because of very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Ron
super good sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ron,

Awesome shot of this beauty on this flower with fine details, colors, sharpness.
Taken from a good POV & lovely composition. Very well done & TFS.

Ciao Ron, great macro of fascinating butterfly on a fantastic flower, fine details, splendid light, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
Splendid image as always. The focus, clarity and details are superb.
The composition is great. Lovely colors and excellent WB.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ron,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and a beautiful pose on the flower. I especially like the wonderful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Buen tabajo con la luz, con unos complementos en la base muy apropiados.
Buen fondo también.
Saludos Ron.

Hello Ron,
This wonderfull buttelfly seems to be seeing "face to face" my butterfly! :) (we are neighbors today!)... But your butterfly is better !.... Beautiful work, great use of "almost back-light", elegant composition, interesting POV!

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2011-11-15 14:35]

Hi ron Very nice pic good color and framing very clear picture.I like butterflys and I like to search for them. Regards,Caleb

Ron, this is a great shot. You did a great job capturing it. Have a great week, Bill

how did i miss THIS one? w o w just look at the sunlight basking through his wings! awesome!

Hello Ron,
A beautiful captured of this butterfly, excellent sharpness details, great composition, lovely colours and the butterfly stands out very well against a very nice pleasing background, a beautiful picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hi Ron, Wow what a fabulous quality image of this splendid Butterfly my good friend, superb macro work with impressive detailed sharpness, delightful point of view and what awesome lighting and lovely colours, excellent presentation here Ron and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Ron,
Very nice details of this butterfly catch. I like the silenced background and the light catching on this specimen. Vibrant image and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hello Ron

The light and color tones are wonderful,
with fine POV and framing, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Really quite a stunning photo of this beautiful Variegated Fritillary. Just a beautiful shot.

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