Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Zinnia Flower

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on a Zinnia Flower

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Photo by Ian Sands


One of my very favorite butterfly photos. This gulf fritillary butterfly almost looks like a painting. I used the macro setting on my camera as I often do for closeup shots and this one turned out perfectly. The detail of the wing is exquisite. The gulf fritillary butterfly is a common sight in Florida and looks like a different butterfly when it’s wings are closed opposed to when they are open.  The opened wings are a bright orange color and not as detailed as the outside. If you have flowers in your yard there should be butterflies to enjoy.

Thank you for viewing my photography. I enjoy nature very much and hope others take the time to appreciate it as well.

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