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I was so happy to find this butterfly and to capture a good image.

Captured on Vancouver Island, Canada, Nikon D300, Nikkor 200-400 mm lens with a 20 mm extension tube on a Gitzo monopod, ISO 500, -0.33, f8, 1/400s.

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butterfly, macro, insects, fritillary

If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiabout 5 years ago

    Yes, a fritillary, I couldn’t find the species, but I did try!! LOL Gorgeous capture David :)

  • Thank you, Donna. I don’t know how widely distributed these butterflies are. I found them in my book. “Butterflies of British Columbia”.

    – David Friederich

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 5 years ago

    Hi Fritillary! I’m Arvy. You look awesome and fly better than I do. Nice to meet you. Well done, David! :)

  • LOL, thank you, Arvy.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 5 years ago

    Would you believe I have never seen a Fritillary?
    A beautiful, beautiful insect and you have captured it perfectly. Lovely shot, David.
    j

  • Do they exist in the UK, Jesika? Thank you for you comment, and I am happy to be able to show you a butterfly you haven’t seen.

    – David Friederich

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 5 years ago

    Perfec capture of this butterfly. What grace…what perfection…another wonderful compostion by you David.

  • You are very kind in your comments, Anthea :))). Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous image David,,,wonderfully crisp and clear! And such a pretty “flutterby”!!!

  • Do you have these butterflies where you are, Karen? Thank you for your compliment.

    – David Friederich

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    From what I’ve read there are so many variations and subspecies, they can be easily confused with other butterflies. Perhaps you can tell me if this is a fritillary? I think it is but I’m no expert!

  • Wow, Karen, what a great shot. It certainly looks like a fritillary to me. I also read that there are many variations and sub-species. Thank you for this.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 5 years ago

    David, we do have Fritillaries, most under threat from habitat loss. I haven’t seen any because I’ve never been able to travel to visit them…one day perhaps.
    I’m pleased you liked my raptor, I may get to see that again soon.
    j

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot, David!

  • Thank you so much, Dave.

    – David Friederich

  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookieabout 5 years ago

    wow you can even see the strips on his anntea :) beautiful David! I’m still chasing mine lol

  • I have been chasing and chasing, so I know what you say. I just cannot capture a swallowtail, no matter how much I try. Don’t give up, Kelly, and you will get a few before the season is over. Thank you for the comment.

    – David Friederich

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image David!!

  • Thank you Marvin.

    – David Friederich

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