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Tiger Longwing Butterfly
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Published: November 2, 2009
A Tiger Longwing Butterfly (Heliconius hecale) taken at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo. Info: www.cirrusimage.com/butterfly_…

The longwing butterflies have unusually long lifespans and high fecundity rates, which largely result from their augmented diet. Instead of surviving on food stores from the larval stage or solely sipping flower nectar, adult longwing butterflies are avid pollen eaters. These trait make them eminently suitable for butterfly farming and butterfly gardening. Also, Adult Longwings may live for several months, much longer than most butterflies.


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IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2009, 1:45:03 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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AlejandroCastillo's avatar
Beautiful capture. =)
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Thank you, Alejandro :)
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Missy-MooMoo|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful   Free 2 Use By Undead Academy-d8f1cs6 by Missy-MooMoo  
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Glad you like it, Missy :)
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LaraVilya|Hobbyist Photographer
Your butterfly has been featured here [link] ! I hope you don't mind :D Have a nice day :hug:
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No, I certainly don't mind. Thanks a lot and have a nice day too :hug:
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Wisteareia's avatar
It's beautiful! :)
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I think so too :)
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Little-Angel33's avatar
wonderful macro photo! im amazed it didn't fly away!
<3
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Thank you. I think the butterflies are used to having people around all the time. Sometimes they even land on your head or shoulder :D
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Little-Angel33's avatar
you're welcome. wow, really? not here, they don't... :(
<3
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Hello :iconhellothereplz:

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DragonMemories|Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! ^_^
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you :)
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AliciaMarieCreations's avatar
Great detail and color. Fantastic capture! :D
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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You're welcome
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abhishek-mitra|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot!
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Thank you :)
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abhishek-mitra|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome!
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SMerle|Professional Photographer
beautiful capture. Love how you can see the rolled up watcha ma callit!
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