Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, Agraulis Vanillae is feeding from a blooming flower.
The Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with other butterflies. It is not closely related to the true fritillaries. It is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of from 6 to 9.5 cm. Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots. It takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • kcranmer
    kcranmeralmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic clarity Eyal and love the focus!
    BTW…the card I bought from you came out amazing!

  • Rebecca Brann
    Rebecca Brannalmost 7 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!!

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic capture, stunning image !!

  • Peco Grozdanovski
    Peco Grozdanovskialmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful capture Mr. Eyal… My compliments!

  • Zigga
    Ziggaalmost 7 years ago

    Such a gorgeous image. You’ve captured the elegance & fragility of the butterfly beautifully. Well done!!!

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosseralmost 7 years ago

    this is beautifully done great close up and colors

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    KC, thank you .. for the support and for the purchase.. hugs….

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Boo7 thank you.. :-)

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Robert, Thanks for the positive feedback… :-)

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Peco, Thanks, much appreciated

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