Gulf Fritillary on Yellow Zinnia

 
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Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
This fritillary emerged in my house on a rainy day. I took the flower from my garden and taped it to another tripod and shot this at 0.8 sec and f/13 using the back door window for the natural background. No, I do not usually pose my butterfly photos!Photo taken in Orange Co., NC on November 05, 2002.

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amygale - Feb 19, 2008 09:17 AM EDT
Unusuel visitor at home! He's very photogenic as in a studio. Very good!
Guest - Sep 15, 2006 09:58 PM EDT
How very colorful!!!! Lydia, you are right about the opal color in white spots on wings. Beautiful. Lovely fritilliary also. A picture from Nature and rle photo. *g* I can almost feel it fluttery past me.
Guest - Oct 11, 2005 09:49 PM EDT
This is amazing! It looks like the white spots on his wings are opal. How beautiful.
Guest - Aug 12, 2005 01:13 PM EDT
that is beautiful, missed seeing this one before. have never seen that type of butterfly
Guest - Jul 28, 2005 03:04 PM EDT
Another beautiful photo. Wow!
Guest - May 06, 2005 08:55 PM EDT
I love the color of the flowers and the butterfly. I love the detail also.

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