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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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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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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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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:

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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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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thank you :)
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greenlaces Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
whoa!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanks :D
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AliciaMarieCreations Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   General Artist
Great detail and color. Fantastic capture! :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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AliciaMarieCreations Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   General Artist
You're welcome
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Thank you :)
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome!
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SMerle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautiful capture. Love how you can see the rolled up watcha ma callit!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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:iconannybling:
annybling Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Photographer
really amazing.
i don't usually like insects, birds and animals in pictures but this one is really phenomenal !
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Thanks, glad you like this one :)
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That curled up tongue is far out. Reminds me of black licorice whip. :wow: Nice.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Lol, that's a good one. Glad you like it :)
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NIKON D300
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1/250 second
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F/8.0
Focal Length
105 mm
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200
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2009, 1:45:03 PM
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