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Golden Helicon

Golden Helicon
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Copyright: Norman Rae (nrae) (24)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C765 UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-25 10:15
Viewed: 3539
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a "Heliconus hecale". The helicons are known for their nauseous fluids that repel their predators. Beautiful but taste rotten - nature's irony!
Most of us who went to the Papillons en Liberté (Butterflies in freedom) show at the Montreal Botanical Gardens had an enormous pleasure admiring these butterflies and their amazing colours! The "comble de l'ironie" (photographer's conundrum) was when I was trying to photograph a butterfly and it decided to come and perch itself ON MY CAMERA ! It sat there a couple of minutes, long enough for someone else to catch the funny moment. I hope they will send me the photograph one of these days...

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-25 12:09]

Nice shot!
A bit far away from the buttefly.
Nice on POV!

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