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Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, My personal butterflies, Lantana Flowers and their visitors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-06 5:56
Viewed: 7484
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Gulf Fritillary (Family Heliconiidae)

Description: 64 to 73 mm of expansion eave. Narrow previous wing, the part of above is of reddish color orange with some black spots and a black network throughout the edge of the later wing; also it presents a group of smallest white spots near the costal area of the previous wing. The part of under the previous wing is similar but with the color base pink-chorale and tears of metallic silver-plated color near the end; the part of under the later wing is of color coffee or olive, of mat to the brilliant with many silver-plated veins. The venation presents the discal cell of type opened in the later wing.

Habitat: One is him in the limits of subtropical forests, urban gardens, cannons, open and sunny areas with flowers.

Host Plants: Flower of passion (incarnata the Passiflora) and other species. The pasiflora contain alkaloids that grant toxicity to the adults and it allows them to secretar nauseous fluids of his body, with which they protect themselves of his predators, reason why its pattern of coloration becomes jumbled in mimetic complexes.

Distribution: The south of the United States until Mexico. In Nuevo Leon it has been registered in San Nicholas de los Garza, Villa de Garcia, Guadalupe, San Roque Monterrey, Escobedo, San Pedro.
The photographed subspecies (Agraulis vanillae maculosa) can be found in great Sud America's areas.

Observations: The little eggs are of yellow color. By the general the adults feed themselves on the nectar of white and red flowers.

ellis49, AndyB, alainh, nwoehnl, carper, letr, Esox, japie, Callie, kenny10pin, gerhardt, elihesam, Jean-Luc, Junim has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To saguzar: Gracias...RAP 2 07-29 17:49
To elihesam: Dear friend...RAP 1 08-11 10:40
To marhowie: Thank you.RAP 1 08-07 18:18
To Callie: dont worry... be happyRAP 1 08-06 14:43
To PDP: sorry....RAP 1 08-06 14:42
To PDP: Dont worry... be happy :)RAP 1 08-06 14:40
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What a beaty.
I love butterflies, but up here in the cold north we dont have many species.
Very good colors and good composistion
Great note.
Thanks for shareing
Well done

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-06 7:13]

A nice shot.
Beautiful colours and good composition.
A great capture,very well done.

bonjour Ricardo
encore un beau papillon et une note excellente qui l'accompagne.
tres belle lumière

Again a festival of colors, Ricardo. Beautiful contrast between the butterfly and the plant, and a wonderful touch of light you were able to benefit from. Good sharpness and details, and fine job on the note, too. Well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-06 10:08]

oeps Ricardo,
I had seen it but I almost forgat you.
Very nice one here, good composition, great colours. Good sharpness, very good note, well Ricardo Very good job

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-08-06 10:58]

Very bright colors Ricardo , like the lighting and composition . good job !!

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-08-06 12:44]

A nice shoy with high colours.
Good sharpness and composition.
Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-06 14:07]

Very well captured with excellent colors abd DOF. The flower it is on looks like a Lantana which has been decleared a weed in South Africa. It is a real pain to get rid of these plants as they spread like wildfire. Well taken.

I have not forgotten the duck, My in-laws are here & I will do same still this weekend. Youe S Am species are some of the most beautiful and large ones in the world. This is a lowvly vivid orange guy, well rendered, Ricardo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-06 14:30]
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Great colours and composition. The butterfly is a beauty! Another nice picture Ricardo, well done.

What a colours and what a light in your picture. The "vlinder" is beautiful, nice shot !

great picture I like the beautiful butterfly, very good natural pic

The bold bright contasting colors have great impact. Makes you want to take a long look! Now that's a butterfly photo! I'd like to give a constructive critique but I'll have to leave that to the "professionals". For now.

Belle composition , les couleurs sont parfaite , un beau cadrage . C'est bien fait .

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-08 4:01]

Very nice Ricardo, lovely contrast between the butterfly and the plant, and a wonderful touch of light you were able to benefit from. Good sharpness and details. Good work!

Great compo. Lovely take. Details very sharp. Thanx for sharing.

Beautiful,lovely,excellent shot,Ricardo!
Composition is a fine point here,with real colors & nice contrast,well done!

La composition est parfaite et le jeu des couleurs est remarquable.
Excellent cliché.
Well done Ricardo

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-03-02 18:37]

A nice shot and capture.
Beautiful colours and good composition.
Well done.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-19 14:42]

Such a beauty!
Wonderful butterfly!
Excellent POV with wings wide open!
Excellent on details!
Very good DOF!

Hola otra vez,
Linda foto, muy parecida a una que tengo en mi galería. En su tiempo me ayudó para identificarla.
los colores están muy buenos

Hi Ricardo great macro shoot wonderfull colours, good sharpness.

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