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Heath Fritillary on Pyramidal Orchid

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Another from Provence 2010. Found a little spot with a handful of these just a short walk from where I stay. One of the few times I've found a butterfly settled on an orchid. You can't see it in this image, but there is actuallyone of the pollen sacks from the orchid stuck to it's proboscis. I had heard about this before but never actually seen it until this trip. In fact I found several butterflies of different species with these, so proves they feed on the orchids.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:150mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jun 2010 - 6:59 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/4sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Heath Fritillary on Pyramidal Orchid
Username:fishiee fishiee
Uploaded:22 Oct 2012 - 11:03 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 2Ayoob vcard Australia
23 Oct 2012 - 12:13 AM

Brilliant clarity and capture.......Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 6:16 AM

I've never seen a butterfly on an orchid, John Sad A superb find and capture. Carol

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TonyDy
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23 Oct 2012 - 11:03 AM

Superb shot, John.
Tony

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 4NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 11:26 AM

Excellently captured as usual John, the orchid certainly makes a beautiful perch.

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 11:11 PM

Another hypnotised butterfly Wink Beautiful composition!

Well done!

Tim

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