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Orange Julia Butterfly

Orange Julia Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Canon EF100mm Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/220 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-21 5:24
Viewed: 4901
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Orange Julia butterfly is bright and cheerful and is among many other beautiful long wing butterflies. My experience with them has been from a butterfly conservatory, but I enjoy learning about them. They are naturally found in Mexico, South America, and in some of the very southern United States. You may see one very rarely in Brownsville Texas or in Florida.

The bright orange color seems to exude light from it, and the picture with the sun coming through the wings gives a feel for how beautiful but fragile these creatures are. The Orange Julia comes from the Dryus Genus, and goes by Dryas Julia, as well as Julia Heliconian. In some areas, you may hear them referred to as the Flambeau, and this is likely because its wings are a flaming orange color.

The wingspan of the Orange Julia is about three to three and a half inches across. The shape is lovely. They are mostly orange, with a bit of brown pattern along the bottom of the wings. Their main characteristics that help to identify are the color and shape.

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Hello Bill,
great capture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and wonderful colours. I especially like the nicely opened wings and the fine colour contrast with the green background.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-21 5:57]

Spectacular butterfly, very colorful image, well captured. tfs.

A wonderful capture, Bill.
The picture is well composed and the orange wings of the butterfly go very well with the green BG.
Thanks for sharing this archived picture.

Hello Bill,
Excellent presentation of a beautiful butterfly. Super composition and colors.

Ciao Bill, my today neighbour, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful bright colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-21 6:37]

Spectacular gift to the butterflies fans of TN,maybe a little oversatured but it's aways difficult to work whit this terrible orange,very good details and perfect wings position.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bill,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and vivid colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-21 8:21]

Hello Bill,
Beautiful coloured butterfly you got here. Excellent sharpness and details. Great contrasts and a fine composition.

Hi Bill,
really nice colours of this butterfly. Excellent point of view and composition.
Have a nice day,

Hello Bill
Amazing butterfly and impressive photo with good composition and fantastic colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-21 13:23]

Hello Bill.
A beautiful capture of this bright butterfly.Excellent lighting and wonderful rich colours.The textures and details are terrific.The POV and DOF are well done.
Very good pose with the open wings.Best regards Siggi


An excellent contrast in colour between the subject and the BG. I like your composition and POV very much. The sharpness, detail, DOF, BG and lighting are all very well done.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-22 6:52]

Hi Bill,
Excellent macro work. Beautiful butterfly in superb colours.
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

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