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NIKON D300
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1/250 second
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F/8.0
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105 mm
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200
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2009, 1:45:03 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Tiger Longwing Butterfly by KeldBach Tiger Longwing Butterfly by KeldBach
A Tiger Longwing Butterfly (Heliconius hecale) taken at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo. Info: [link]

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.

105mm macro lens + 36mm extension tube. Handheld, using a macro twin flash kit.



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:iconlaravilya:
LaraVilya Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  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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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
No, I certainly don't mind. Thanks a lot and have a nice day too :hug:
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Wisteareia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
It's beautiful! :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I think so too :)
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Little-Angel33 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
wonderful macro photo! im amazed it didn't fly away!
<3
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
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 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
you're welcome. wow, really? not here, they don't... :(
<3
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Hello :iconhellothereplz:

This work is featured on The Showcase - Nature Photos

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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Cool :D
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DragonMemories Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Beautiful! ^_^
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