Viceroy Butterfly at Okaloacoochee Slough

 
 
 
Viceroy Butterfly at Okaloacoochee Slough

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – OKALOACOOCHEE SLOUGH, FL

Photograph of a Viceroy Butterfly taken at Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest using a Nikon D90 camera and a Nikkor 60mm macro lens.

Viceroy butterflies physically resemble the monarch butterfly in coloring and wing pattern, and scientists think this mimicry helps protect both species of butterflies from predators.

The viceroy butterfly exhibits orange and black coloring similar to the monarch butterfly. Other color variations include black with white spots and purple with red spots.

The viceroy butterfly lives east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the U.S. and breeds all year-round in Florida. This butterfly also lives in central Mexico and Cuba, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science.

The viceroy butterfly has a wingspan that can reach approximately 4 inches in length, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/13
  • Credit - Picasa 3.0
  • Camera - NIKON D90
  • Date Created - September 19, 2010, 2:38 am
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 400
  • Shutter speed - 1/125
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12 Comments

 
  1. Patricia.W. says:

    Way cool

  2. Andy.Hurvitz says:

    Cool wildlife photo

  3. Nancy van Buren says:

    love butterflies so much and monarchs are the best. Good shot.

  4. Charles Henry Eldridge says:

    Nice shot Alan! Hope all is well!

  5. PhotoGurl says:

    Stunning photography

  6. Eric58 says:

    WOW Wow wow

  7. BobbyS says:

    Impressive indeed Alan

  8. Andy1221 says:

    I\’m totally jealous of your work!

  9. Steven.Goldman says:

    Terrific photo

  10. Tony Staggs says:

    Your Photography is Astounding!

  11. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thanx Tony..You made my day!

  12. SandyG says:

    Impressive indeed Alan

 

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