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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: 2011-11-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS, Tokina AT-X 100 Pro-D Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-22 17:41
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Points: 50
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Eueides isabella (Stoll, 1781) -Isabella's Heliconian or Isabella's Tiger

I wanted to repeat this butterfly because my garden is full of them and I really like how they look through my new macro lens Tokina 100mm! ... :)

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: sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 100 mm
Date Taken: 2011-11-13 11:07
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 279 kb

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Lucky you to have your garden teeming with beautiful butterflies, Jesus!
This is a brilliant picture with amazing focus on the subject from a very clear perspective. Every minute detail is crystal clear and the colours are just beautiful.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-22 20:16]

Hi Jesus,
Another very nice photo beautiful butterfly.Nice colours with excellent detail.
Good composition and background.
Regards Jiri.

Yeah new lens means NEW ADAPTATION and LOTS more to oooh an ahh about! It is exciting isn't it?

GREAT MACRO as always...love the crispness and cool blue plaid eyes!!

Ciao Jesus, se ne hai trope mandfane qualcuna da me, che le accolgo volentieri, ormai qui non vola piè nulla ed i prossimi tre mesi si sta a casa, fortuna che da te volano tutto l'ano, altra magnifica macro con fantastici colori, ottima nitideza e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo of this beautiful Butterfly, great sharpnes, very nice colors and fine details, TFS!

excellent focus and very nice details, excellent macro shot, congrats Jesus for the picture,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

wonderful composition and photo performance!
regards Nasos

Hi Jesus,
clear, colourful - perfect.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-23 2:35]

Hi Jesus,in my garden there is only grass...ehehe....how i'm jealous! Fantastic bis for this spectacular specie,top quality as usual!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

This butterfly has amazing eyes! Amazing detail and excellent colours. Nice composition. regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-23 3:57]

Hello Jesús,
What a splendid butterfly photographed in top quality. Very beautiful colours, superb sharpness, details, POV and composition. Fantastic contrasting blurred BG.

Hello Jesus,
A very nice sharp picture of this beautiful butterfly, the details are very clear, excellent composition and wonderful colours, an excellent captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Ciao Jesus. Ogni giorno una magnifica novità. Qualità eccellente. Un applauso per luce e colori.


Ciao Jesus, altro grande scatto. Splendida la farfalla e grande e pulito l'immagine. Un saluto, Paolo

Hi Jesus

A beautiful sharp capture this especially the eye button and wings stand out. The freshness of the subjects of your images is amazing. maybe everything is washed by rain before u take photo. Thanks

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-23 5:44]

Lovely species and excellent image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-23 6:17]

Hello Jesus,
Another beauty from your corner of the world..perfect sharpness all over the beautiful butterfly and a fine and simple composition. Very fine colored background too.
Bravo again!

Another great macro Jesus! The composition, the colors and the sharpness are excellent,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-23 7:29]

This is a GREAT shot of this butterfly, Jesus!
Fantastic sharpness and very fine detail; great POV and beautiful natural colours, perfect contrast with a nice background. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Jesus,
another great shot of another beautiful buterfly with perfect sharpness and fantastic details like the eye of the butterfly. I also like the wonderful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-11-23 8:29]

Hola Jesús,
Great shot of this Isabella's Tiger ..
Excellent sharpness and good light to show well the patterns of the wings.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-23 10:28]

Hello Jesus,
a very good macro shot of the Eueides isabella, fine details and very beautiful natural colours, excellent point of view and a very pleasant composition with an excellent background.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Jesus,
perfect composition. Very good point of view. Amazing colours. Great sharpness. Really beautiful butterfly.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-23 12:38]

Ciao Jesus!
Altra fantastica macro, perfetta in ogni aspetto.
Luce splendida e dettagli super.
ciao e buona notte! Vanda

hello Jesus
great MACRO with good details and beautiful colours
Super good picture Jesus
thanks greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-24 8:09]

Hello Jesus,
What a perfect profile of this beautiful species. I love the yellow antennae! Excellent focus against the dark background and the colours and details of the markings are wonderful.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

This is wonderful picture. Congratulation to your fine macro lens. TFS this sharp and crystal clear picture.

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