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Small Postman

By FeatherFriend
The Red Postman (Heliconius erato) is one of about 40 Neotropical species of butterfly belonging to the genus Heliconius. It is also commonly known as the Small Postman, the Red Passion Flower Butterfly, or the Crimson-patched Longwing.

Many thanks for the comments on my previous upload, really appreciated.

For those that may be interested it's Sad news, the Atlas Moth has now died, the good news is that there are new eggs waiting to be hatched soon Wink

Tags: Wildlife Devon Farm Close-up and macro Small Postman Butterfly

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fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
4 Sep 2014 4:03PM
Excellent photo. Regards Martin

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fishiee 15 478 3 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 4:29PM
Excellent shot Geoff. You've done a fine job bringing out the details in the blacks here which can be challenging sometimes. Looks like the lighting was on your side for this one and you've made the most of it! Great job! Smile
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
4 Sep 2014 4:33PM
A beautiful butterfly on an equally beautiful lantana, Geoff, a wonderful capture. Carol
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
4 Sep 2014 4:53PM
Another great image Geoff, sad news about the mothSadSad

4 Sep 2014 4:55PM
beautiful. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 5:09PM
Excellent capture well done

annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
4 Sep 2014 5:48PM
fantastic shot... where did you find it? Colombia?
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 6:41PM
its beautiful
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 6:58PM
lovely shot Geoff, the colours captured are really lovely and the sharpness.
be good to meet up with the Owls next month
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
4 Sep 2014 8:29PM
Fine detail and colour........Nice shot
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
4 Sep 2014 8:39PM
A stunning capture-- new butterfly to me!
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
4 Sep 2014 8:40PM
Super detail and colour...............GrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
4 Sep 2014 8:40PM
Superb detail Geoff - love the red splashes. Pretty plant/perch too.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
4 Sep 2014 8:47PM
Thanks all,
hasslebladuk 10 1 6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 8:56PM
This image is amazing Geoff the colours jump out great shot
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 9:01PM
Excellent shot Geoff - great detail and colours SmileSmile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
4 Sep 2014 11:00PM
Superb capture Geoff. An excellent shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
4 Sep 2014 11:22PM
Excellent shot Geoff,
DerekL 14 211 24 England
5 Sep 2014 10:22AM
Lovely image Geoff.
Well exposed, with sharp detail capturing the tones and texture on the wings well.
Like the colours of the flowers, which brighten the image.

5 Sep 2014 3:59PM
Excellent macro!
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
5 Sep 2014 6:28PM
Thanks for popping in,
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
6 Sep 2014 2:29PM
A first class image Geoff as always you've delivered the goodsSmile
JohnoP 14 2
8 Sep 2014 10:36AM
A beautiful specimen here Geoff with such lovely detail and colour...nature is just amazing! Smile John
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2014 11:35AM
Spectacular subject and a great DOF... Grin
Very very good image!

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