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Great Spangled Fritillary. by William Brennan

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The wingspan of the great spangled fritillary is 2.5 to 4 inches. It has scalloped orange forewings and hindwings. Females are a darker orange than males. They have black spots on the upperside of their wings and silver spots on the underside. I captured this beauty feeding on the milkweed along the shore of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon D3100 with a Nikon 85mm macro lens.


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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • BrendaForsey
    BrendaForseyabout 3 years ago

    absolutely stunning, just fabulous…what a great photo!

  • That’s very kind of you to say Brenda. Thanks so much. =)

    – William Brennan

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    A lovely capture . . .

  • Thank you as always lorilee! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Awesome colors in this capture Bill

  • As always Larry, thank you for your kind comments. =)

    – William Brennan

  • davvi
    davviabout 3 years ago

    well done.

  • Thanks davvi! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Karue
    Karueabout 3 years ago

  • SWEET! Thanks so much for the feature Karue!! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 3 years ago

  • Thank you Cynthia! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Penny V-P
    Penny V-Pabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

  • Thanks Penny! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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  • Awesome Ray! Thanks so much! =)

    – William Brennan

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thank you very much Andrea. Getting featured never gets old. =)

    – William Brennan

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