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Gulf Fritillary

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 May 2020 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The Gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus), is a brightly colored butterfly common across extreme southern portions of the United States. At home in most open, sunny habitats, it frequents roadsides, disturbed sites, fields, open woodlands, pastures, yards, and parks.

The Gulf fritillary is a medium-sized butterfly with elongated forewings. Adults have a wingspan range of 65 to 95 mm. Females are generally larger than males. The upper surface of the wings is bright orange with black markings. The forewing cell contains three black-rimmed white spots. The undersides of the wings are brown with elongated silvery-white spots.

Spotted in the grassy dunes of Myrtle Beach's beach on October 10, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 125 105 mm

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quelle beauté, ta photo est superbe

7 May 2020 5:12am

Anne from France

Très beau

7 May 2020 5:32am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great close up

7 May 2020 5:33am

Roland Theys from Loverval, Belgium

A splendid "papillon" nice day to you.

7 May 2020 5:52am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel papillon et macro quelel couleur et rendu sur el ailes superbe
Belle journée

7 May 2020 6:16am

jpla from Anjou, France

Qu'il est beau !

7 May 2020 7:02am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at this butterfly Steven. Great detail and color.

7 May 2020 7:56am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel orangé

7 May 2020 8:46am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A flying beauty. Wonderful colors!

7 May 2020 8:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, gorgeous !

7 May 2020 8:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely capture. Butterflies usually take off just as I get set to capture them :)

7 May 2020 9:04am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful photo of the superb butterfly and colors .

7 May 2020 9:22am

fereshteh. from Iran


7 May 2020 10:59am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


7 May 2020 11:32am

Florence from Bretagne, France

The power of colors. The power of nature!

7 May 2020 12:00pm

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Très belle prise et sans filet !!!
Ce papillon est superbe. Avant j'en avais (pas le même que celui-là) dans mon jardin mais depuis un ou deux ans je n'en vois plus !
Bonne journée Steven

7 May 2020 1:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely vibrant colors and what a beauty

7 May 2020 2:12pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

superbe papillon avec une très belle robe

7 May 2020 2:48pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow...splendid capture of this beautiful butterfly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 May 2020 3:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Excellent shot of this stunning butterfly. Nice capture.

7 May 2020 3:36pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

It is gorgeous!

7 May 2020 4:25pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Pretty colorful.
Nice close-up.

7 May 2020 4:30pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

This is a wow , what a gorgeous photo from the butterfly .

7 May 2020 4:30pm

véronique cherpantier from sauveterre de guyenne, France

very beautiful colors

7 May 2020 5:48pm

willy from Belgium

un vrai régal pour les yeux Steven

excellent !

7 May 2020 6:05pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus & colors!
L O V E L Y !

7 May 2020 6:36pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique ce papillon, qui pose pour toi. Bien capturé.

7 May 2020 7:19pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A winning close up. Impressive.

7 May 2020 8:41pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful creature; you caught the oranges beautifully

8 May 2020 12:56am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très beau spécimen, très bien photographié !

8 May 2020 1:20am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely beautiful. This is a gorgeous image. The butterfly is beautiful. I love the bright color. The yellow flowers really pop! 5*

8 May 2020 1:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous capture of this beauty. The coloration is really nice.

8 May 2020 3:01am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Terrific shot, Steven - Great comp and position! Beautiful creature!

8 May 2020 3:32am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Enough to cheer up any day or situation,Steven!

8 May 2020 5:16am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!!!!

8 May 2020 5:40am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful colors.

8 May 2020 9:23am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaauw...this one is beautiful!

8 May 2020 12:44pm

Remus from Portugal

It's a beautiful butterfly.
Just like in the serie, orange it's the new black.
Excellent level of detail.

8 May 2020 1:59pm

CrashRyan from Weehawken, NJ, United States

fantastic butterfly. been looking for them in my hood but they are scarce!

8 May 2020 2:16pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such brilliance of color

8 May 2020 3:42pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très beau papillon ! Merci pour la description détaillée.

8 May 2020 7:52pm

joelle from France

Un joli spécimen que je découvre grâce à toi Steven, bon we !

9 May 2020 4:51am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Great close up of this papillon! Nice one!

9 May 2020 12:10pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une macro magnifique!

10 May 2020 2:09pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this beautiful butterfly. Gorgeous colours. Excellent. :)

11 May 2020 5:16am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I don't think I've ever seen one such a vibrant orange.

12 May 2020 1:19am