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Agraulis vanillae


Agraulis vanillae
: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5735 W: 89 N: 14837] (62119)
': Animals
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: 2009-12-01
: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
: 2009-12-04 4:29
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Tribe: Heliconiini

Subtribe: Heliconiiti

Genus: Agraulis
(Boisduval & Le Conte, 1835)
Species: A. vanillae

The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with other butterflies. It is not closely related to the true fritillaries. It is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of 69.5 cm (2.43.7 in). Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots.It takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf Fritillary is commonly seen in parks and gardens, as well as in open country. Its range extends from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States, as far north as the San Francisco Bay Area on the west coast. It is occasionally found further north in the US.


La Fritillary Gulf o Passione Butterfly (vanillae Agraulis) un sorprendente, farfalla arancione della famiglia Nymphalidae, sottofamiglia Heliconiinae. Queste sono stati precedentemente classificate in una famiglia separata, il Heliconiidae o farfalle longwing, e come gli altri longwings questa specie possiede ali strette in confronto con altre farfalle. Non strettamente legato alla fritillaries vero. Si tratta di una farfalla di grandi dimensioni, con un'apertura alare di 6-9,5 cm (2,4-3,7 in). La sua sottoali sono spettacolari, con grandi macchie argentee. Prende il nome dal fatto che i voli di migrazione delle farfalle sono talvolta viste sul Golfo del Messico.

Il Fritillary Gulf comunemente vista in parchi e giardini, cos come in aperta campagna. La sua gamma si estende da Argentina attraverso l'America Centrale, Messico e Caraibi a sud degli Stati Uniti, a nord fino alla Baia di San Francisco, sulla costa occidentale. Solo occasionalmente si trovano pi a nord degli Stati Uniti

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40524)
  • [2009-12-04 4:35]
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Bonjour Luciano,
Nous voyons donc o tu avais disparu... ce n'tait pas la porte ct :-)
Magnifique image de papillon! Quelle nettet et quel joli environnement.
Cela devait vraiment ter merveilleux de pouvoir photographier dans la nature ce grand papillon. Je t'envie, vraiment.
Bonne fin de semaine, heureuse de voir que tu es de retour.
Amitis
Anne

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 991 W: 27 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-04 4:37]

Hello Luciano
Excellent macro work, I like vivid colors, perfect focus and sharp details
regards
Razvan

adess o capit andue' ta s'e' disparu,come la dis Anne.....
Luciano...giusto in tempo per il derby d'Italia.....ma erano meglio le dominicane o le farfalle!!!!!

ciao sERGIO

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 2369] (10418)
  • [2009-12-04 4:57]

Ciao Luciano,
Fantastic macro photo of a butterfly ...
Butterfly's wing pattern colors and sharp detail are very good.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 279 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-04 5:03]

Hello Luciano.

Great capture of this beautiful butterfly.
Colors are very nice and gives your picture a pleasant look.
Compliments for making it this way and thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Luciano,
bentornato da vacanze che spero siano state favolose e ricche di felici sorprese; non pi farfalle che passeggiano in piazza a Cuggiono, ma bellezze esotiche colte nel loro massimo splendore, non potevi che cominciare con un Ninfalide dalla vaga rassomiglianza con la tua Regina di Spagna, eccellente definizione e meravigliosi solari colori, la mano e l'occhio per la composizione nel tuo consueto stile.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hallo Luciano
Truly a beauty! Wow, This is a perfect specimen, and you have captured it so beautifully. The image as a whole has certain magnetism to it, the colours is wonderful, the details captured with such preciseness and pride. Looking at this image certainly made my heart pound a bit faster than normal. Indeed a painters dream. Thanks for sharing this delightful creature which is surrounded by a feeling of joy and happiness. Excellent photography my friend. Best regards.
Anna

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1129 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-04 5:30]

Hello Luciano
nice presentation.Excellent POV and outstanding colors.Sharp image with great detail.I also like the butterfly pose,good timing.
TFS Michel

hello Luciano
super sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Oh Luciano e mica vale per, ti propongo per la squalifica, io riciclo farfalle di pi di due anni fa che han la nuffa sulle ali e tu mi proponi sto splendore fresco fresco magnificamente ripreso, poi non ti lamenta' se senti che rosico fino a Cuggiono......
Magnifica macro dai fantastici colori e dai meravigliosi dettagli, difficile far meglio di cos, so che l'invidia non un buon sentimento ma sapessi quanta ce n'ho, bravissimo, complimentoni, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-04 5:57]

Hi Lou, it is a very good macro of this Butterfly, great colors and sharpness!

Ciao Luciano. Intanto bentornato, spero abbronzato e rilassato..... Beh che ti posso dire ancora che gli altri non abbiano anticipato? Nulla se non che la tua impareggiabile tecnica si espressa anche oltroceano. Perfetta la prima ed ora attendo.....

Roberto

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-04 6:15]

Luciano
Wonderful!
Your capture is amazing!
Colors are great, details are perfect!
Congratulation!
Horia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2009-12-04 6:26]

Ciao Luciano!
So that's where you have been! You have made a fine start to your winter!
This is a great capture of A. vanillae, a species that I have seen in Trinidad before digital photography.
The lateral POV shows the underside of the wings with superb sharpness, colours and lighting in a nice composition on the marigold flower.
Thanks and welcome back!
Ivan

Hello Luciano,

An excellent macro with such brilliant colors, sharpness & fine details. Lovely POV, pose & BG. Very well taken & presented. TFS & best compliments.

BTW...Its good to see you back on TN!

Regards

Umar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5082 W: 166 N: 13006] (48428)
  • [2009-12-04 6:52]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo in splendid colours. Great composition and the isolation from the BG is wonderful. Good POV, DOF and OOF BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2009-12-04 6:58]

Hello Lousat,
I was wondering where you'd gone to!! I hope you had a nice time! This is a brilliant capture of this beautiful species, all very sharply in focus. I love its elegant pose and the beautiful markings and colours. A fine composition too! Very well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Excellent colors, with superb details, my friend Luciano...
Bravo!
Goldy

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-04 7:21]

Ciao Luciano,
Ancora una volta una macro stordimento. Come puoi dire niente, solo essere felice di avere la possibilit di vedere tanta bellezza del quadro. Congratulazioni.
Una splendida serata,
Adrian

Bonsoir Luciano!

Hmm, tu nous gtes avec une image pleine de couleurs et de lumire! Il faut la contempler un bon moment pour chasser les images de dbut d'hiver, et aprs on se sent plong dans la chaleur des les Dominicaines! Quelle chance tu as! Et merci pour cette superbe carte postale!

Amitis

Markus

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-04 9:49]

Hi Luciano.
Amazing in all aspects picture. Pictured butterfly is simply sweet as well as flower and nice green BG. I am impressed with impressive sunlight , POV and composition of the shot too. My warm congratulations and TFS.
Alexei.

Ciao Luciano,

Lucioano Complimenti, sei riuscito a cogliere questa bella farfalla di luce molto buona e bella dettagli. Eccezionale, pieno di colore e all'equilibrio. Espero que disfrutes en Republica Dominicana! grazie per la condivisione di questa foto.

Jess

Hello Luciano, superb macro of this beautiful butterfly.
TFS and regards,
Bahadır

hello Luciano

so in your absent of TN you where in vacations, hops Luciano j'ai oubli
d'crire en franais, donc tu tait Rpublique Dominicaine ce n'ai pas
trs loin du Canada et Qubec, une prochaine fois passe par chez nous,

une excellente et trs jolie photo de ce papillon, prise par un excellent POV
et cadrage appropri, trs belle luminosit et tonalit des couleurs,
j'aime voir des dtails dans l'arrire-plan flout, TFS

Asbed

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-04 11:54]

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful close up.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked vivid colors,sharpness,lighting and clear details a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Hi my dear friend. welcome! nice to see you again..
Super macro capture of this beautiful butterfly..
Details, composition and your POV are great.
TFS.
Kind regards,
zgr

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-04 12:34]

Very well done dear Luciano,
The composition, colours, DOV, DOF, are all great in this picture.
Great job.
Regards,
Francisco

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2943 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-04 12:47]

Hi Luciano. This isa text book picture of the Butterfly. Which you have taken with fine detail and sharp focusing. We can see all of the wing markings with bright colours. well taken TFS.
Nick..

Hello Luciano,

Great photo.
Beautiful colours with fantastic sharpness.
Lighting and composition are excellent.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-04 13:37]

Hello Luciano,
stunning sharpness on the butterfly, great details and a good choice of DOF,of course a beautiful lighting,and shiny colors.like it.
Best regards Siggi

bonjour Luciano
bon retour de Vacances ! Quelle chance de pouvoir visiter un si beau pays, et de photographier de magnifiques papillons comme celui-ci et qui n'existent pas chez nous, cet Agraulis vanillae a des ailes superbes
merci pour cette beaut et passe une BONNE NUIT !
Jacqueline

Bonsoir Luciano,
Te voil de retour... ( moins que tu postes de l-bas?) Et je vois que tu as pu approcher des papillons fantastiques! Trs jolie couleur et composition. J'attends avec impatience la suite de tes dcouvertes tropicales... Amitis,
Catherine

Ahhhh... amico mio Luciano. Now we learnt that where you gone:)
Hope you had funny time there.. This is absolutely great shot of a wonderful tropical beauty like others:))) -i am sure you will understand what i mean- ehueueue:)).
TFS and have a nice night and WE MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

ciao Luciano welcome back!
what a beauty! splendid brilliant colours in this very beautiful composition with your good POV, wonderful macro!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

Hello Luciano,

an very good close up from this butterfly with good pov and details.

Fine colours.

Gert

Ciao Luciano
una meraviglia che viene degli amriques... Applauso e grazie per queste magnifiche cattura
Amicizie
Laurent

Bonjour Luciano,
Superbe cette photo avec un piqu exceptionel sur les ailes de ce beau papillon qui vient de sortir de son cocon ? car il est tout neuf
Bon W-E
Albert

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 21 N: 1931] (13249)
  • [2009-12-05 14:02]

Stunning capture, Luciano!

My compliments!

ishi

Wouah,
Non l'avevo vista questa,banale fare altri commentari.

Ciao buon week-end
Francesco

Hello Luciano - Very attractive colored Butterfly. Excellent presentation with splendid sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar / thanks for your appreciation on my last post. I found the exact species and added NOTE. Have a nice day...

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