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Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Información de la foto
Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-03-12
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposición: f/4.9, 1/256 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
Fecha enviada: 2006-03-18 13:35
Vista: 3624
Puntos: 45
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo
- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea [Johannson])

Wing span: 2 3/4 - 4 inches (7 - 10.2 cm).

Identification: Upperside of male bright yellow-orange; forewing has red-orange bar and hindwing has red-orange outer margin. The two forms of the female, one off-white and the other yellow-orange, are much larger than the male. Both have upperside of forewing with solid black cell spot and a submarginal row of broken, angled black smudges. Outer half of hindwing of yellow form is red-orange.

Life history: Swift, high fliers. Females lay single eggs on leaves and flowers of host plants; caterpillars prefer to feed on the flowers. Development is continous in the wet season.

Flight: Two-three flights in Florida, one in northern range from mid-late summer.

Caterpillar hosts: Cassia species in the pea family (Fabaceae).

Adult food: Nectar from many different flowers.

Habitat: Open lowland sites such as gardens, forest edges, parks, road edges.

Range: Resident from Brazil north to peninsular Florida and the Keys. Irregular wanderer to south Texas; extremely rare vagrant in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Connecticut

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-18 13:48]

Another perfect shot Heinz, everything in it is just numero uno ! Thanks.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2006-03-18 13:50]

Hi Heinz
Brilliant capture of this lovely butterfly. The composition, cropping and framing is splendid. Crystal clear details are visible thanks to a good DOF and excellent exposure. The very dark BG lends fabulous contrast to the bright yellow wings and colourful flowers.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-18 14:40]

Hallo Heinz,
klasse Farben die komen herrlich zur Geltung vor diesem dunklen HG. Du praesentierst uns mal wieder eine super scharfen Schmetterling. Ein sehr schoener Bildaufbau und schoen umrahmt.

Superb capture,such vivid colour you've well taken....
There is a 3D effect to it...Well done

Hi Heinz

Nice work. Well composed. Excellent POV with clear sharp details. Perfect colours. :-)

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-03-18 16:06]
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Hi, Heinz! Where in Nordrhein-Westfallen did you capture it on the 12th of March? Anyway, it is an excellent macro and your explanation note is encyclopedic. I just wonder, were you together when taking photos with Jose: http://www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo46338.htm ?

And where were you - in Brasil, or in Germany?
Good job;-)

Beautiful Heinz!
Excellent butterfly's colours!
Very good details and sharpnness!
Excellent DOF and POV!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-18 17:06]

Hello Heinz,
A great capture.
Superb colours and detail,very good composition and POV.
Nice dark background.
Great shot.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-18 17:11]

Bonjour Heinz!

Excellente photo,les couleurs sont éclatante et la netteté bonne.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Hello Heinz,
Short on time, but suffice it to say, this is perhaps one of your best..A touch of USM would make it perfect.
Very well done.

Hi Heinz,
Superb shot on this beautiful butterfly,
excellent composition and very sharp image,
great colour and nice framing.
Well done!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-19 1:46]

Whoa... Beauty incarnate!
Another fantastic shot of your favorite subjects, Heinz.
Excellent POV and composition with perfect focus and exposure.
TFS. : )

Hallo Heinz,
satte Farbenpracht der Tropen, elegant komponiert.
Leichte Unschärfe des Körpers. Beschlagene Linse?
Sehr schönes Foto, und danke für komplette Notes.
Beste Grüße aus dem langsam endlich frühlingshaften Wien,

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-19 4:56]

Simply beautiful Heinz!
I like the black BG, it emphasizes th butterfly's colours!
Very stunning on colours, details and sharpnness!
Excellent DOF!
Very good POV!
Keep on going and TFS!

Superb image as usual!
DOF, POV, sharpness, colours and details are immaculate as ever.

Hallo Heinz,
also schärfer geht nicht mehr!
Der ist so wunderschön, ein klein wenig wie ein Zitronenfalter. Die Farben tun mir soooo gut, wann kommt denn nun endlich die Sonne und schmilzt den nervigen Schnee weg?!?
Schönen Sonntag und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Heinz,
great photo, The colors are awsome the BG DOF, Shapness All Perfect Great work, TFS Kyle

Hello Heinz! I love the direction of light on the wings here, giving it a kind of unique quality, and adding texture. Nice one!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-19 13:36]

very good one Heinz,
marvelous shot, well I think it's a perfect one, I don't no nothing for critique, with my compliments, good job.
gr. jaap

Hi Heinz,
WOW! stunning and vivid colors. Detail is nice and sharp. Flawless composition and framing of the shot. Well done again!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-20 1:43]

Heinz, this, my friend, is just beautiful!! Another superb show from you. I have NO nits at all, I just wish I could capture one as good as you...
Colour, sharpness, details, pose, flowers, butterfly - all great, thank you

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-21 13:25]

Hello Heinz, another lovely butterfly. Very nice all round. I like the tongue! Well done.

This is beautiful, My apologies for missing this gorgeous capture, colors are excellent right along with the sharpness. :)

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