Posted by Ron (Saint Louis, United States) on 18 April 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.
Heliconius erato reductimaculata or more commonly known as the "Small Postman" and indigenous to Ecuador. Photographed in the Missouri Botanical Garden's Butterfly House.
Superb shot Ron, the colors and focus are excellent.
18 Apr 2008 7:07am
18 Apr 2008 7:45am
Great shot and perfectly framed!
18 Apr 2008 9:01am
Lovely and sharp
18 Apr 2008 9:02am
Brilliant. So sharp. I really like the contrasting colours.
18 Apr 2008 9:27am
Wonderful sharp shot!
18 Apr 2008 9:54am
Very well done, indeed.
18 Apr 2008 10:14am
great sharo shot..you have captured the colors wonderfully :)
18 Apr 2008 11:44am
wow one heck of a shot. whoa check out the compo, well done Ron, it's wonderful :)
18 Apr 2008 1:05pm
Beautiful image. Love the contrast...very well framed. Great job!
18 Apr 2008 1:41pm
What a beautiful shot, the lighting and clarity are simply wonderful Ron.
18 Apr 2008 1:49pm
Beautiful, sharp and clear!
18 Apr 2008 2:22pm
Just wondering when I can take the same shot.
Nice and sharp.
18 Apr 2008 3:02pm
18 Apr 2008 3:11pm
Lovely! I like the way it is poised between two leaves which provide a frame and good contrast color.
18 Apr 2008 3:44pm
Spectacular. Tones and color are superb. fantastic.
18 Apr 2008 5:28pm
Wow, wonderful capture. Composition, detail, texture and colours are 1st class.
18 Apr 2008 7:17pm
Fantastic! Love the wing span. I am hoping to visit a butterfly garden soon. The little creatures are so much fun to capture!
18 Apr 2008 8:42pm
very nice macro, Ron! it's not easy to get those guys to pose for you, but the reward looks to have been worth the effort. beautiful colors and detail.
18 Apr 2008 9:33pm
Terrific and the clarity is amazing. I also like the dappled light on the leaves, too, which in some ways matches the patterns on the wings. Nice work.
18 Apr 2008 10:07pm
Great photo - the colors and details wonderful. It looks similar (but not exact) to a butterfly I photographed in Niagara and posted here.
19 Apr 2008 12:45am
@Chris: Very similar, Chris; could actually be in the same family. Thanks for the visit! rll
19 Apr 2008 2:36am
Yes yes yes!! Excellent capture, Ron!!
19 Apr 2008 3:02am
Awesome catch .. at the moment I'm very busy with creating my new webspace ..
19 Apr 2008 5:43am
Beautiful macro. Very sharp.
19 Apr 2008 8:23am
19 Apr 2008 10:40pm
Nice capture with the wings wide open. Great color too.
20 Apr 2008 5:25am
This is really a crisp, clean shot. I love this.
20 Apr 2008 1:36pm
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