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Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)

Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)
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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: 2013-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-23 20:18
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Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While on vacation last week at Chautauqua Lake in New York I managed to capture a shot of this pretty little Baltimore butterfly. I don't remember ever seeing any down home in Ohio, so I was thrilled to photograph this particular specimen.

I was visiting the Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown and decided to check out it's beautiful landscaped gardens. The flowers were in full bloom and there were several butterflies visiting them. This particular one decided to pose close enough for a descent shot, so I took full advantage of the opportunity.

The Baltimore is in a group of butterflies known as the checkerspots. It's bright reddish-orange markings identify it to predators as being a toxic butterfly. They feed on turtlehead (Chelone glabra) which gives them their toxic ability.

They can be found in wet meadows and arid hillsides and range from New England to SE. Manitoba and south to Arkansas and Georgia.

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Hi Ron,
beautiful colours. Excellent point of view. Perfect presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ron
What a gorgeous butterfly! Excellent composition with bold colours, good detail
regards yiannis

Hi Ron,
蝴蝶照的很漂亮 色彩鮮豔 花朵也很美
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Ciao Ron, lovely composition with fantastic butterfly on nice flower, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Ron
This is a gorgeous image. The vivid colours are spectacular, all the details on the butterfly as well as on the flower are so beautifully seen. Looking at it makes me peaceful inside and I once more just appreciate this tiny little insect given to us as part of the Creation. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-24 0:56]

Hi Ron,
excellent capture of this wonderful spicies unknown to me,
amazing colors and beautiful details !
Thanks for sharing !
Best regards !

first seeing this wonderfully textured butterfly with excellent colors inside each cells. nicely presented. good work. what a beauty?

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-24 6:48]

Hello Ron,
This is really summer. Awesome saturated colours in the flowers as well as in the butterfly. Great sharpness, details and composition. Good DOF. A beauty!

Hello Ron,
Beautiful capture,nice composition with its natural surroundings,great sharpness and lovely natural colours.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-24 9:10]

Hi Ron,i'm jealous,this butterfly is a great great beauty,i wish to meet it me too one day....ehehe...really magnificent,what a design,colors and elegant pose,and your excellent pic is the best way to discover this specie,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ron
great sharpness composition with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful butterfly and beautiful photo Ron! Good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Hello Ron

Excellent photo with beautiful saturated color tones,
fine POV, beautiful light, excellent focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Some butterfly species are endemic to your country and this seems to be one of them, Ron. Very photogenic and colorful!
You made the best of the opportunity to capture this beauty away from home and we thank you for sharing it with us.

Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful Butterfly.Well captured.Colour is really attracting.Composition is really splendid.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Ron,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Basltimore butterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


Hi Ron
Your Baltimore Butterfly is a nice contrast to the bright yellow marigold. The butterfly has very interesting markings and your close view shows them off perfectly. Great notes.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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