photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Jay Levin | all galleries >> Some Residents of the Butterfly Garden at the Detroit Zoo > Sapho Longwing
previous | next
Sapho Longwing

Sapho Longwing

Scientific name: Heliconius sapho

The original identification of this butterfly as a Sara Longwing was incorrect. This is a Sapho Longwing with wings open. Ms. Palombi has
informed me that the bluish cast shows up in certain light conditions and is more or less pronounced on individual butterflies.
For my earlier image of the Sapho Longwing with wings open but without the bluish cast, see

The bottom image is the Sapho Longwing posted on December 4 with wings closed, the same species!

other sizes: small medium original
Nora van Beek21-Jan-2017 15:44
So interesting to see how different it looks from the different angles! V
Monique LaguŽ28-Feb-2008 12:32
Excellent composition, colors and light. v
Matthew Mannell25-Feb-2008 02:06
A perfect "open" capture of a gorgeous butterfly...fascinating creatures, and oh so difficult to identify sometimes! Great work.
Joanne Kamo24-Feb-2008 21:07
Outstanding image with rich colors, detail and sharpness. V
Char24-Feb-2008 14:27
Hi Jay,
These are both wonderful shots with perfect rich colors. Excellent POVs. \/
Jean Chiasson23-Feb-2008 12:53
Beautiful image and details Jay vote
Brian with an Eye23-Feb-2008 11:02
Superb detail and colour in both images! ~V~
crina.23-Feb-2008 09:13
thanks for reopening the butterfly gallery - I love it.
Sofia Solomennikova22-Feb-2008 23:46
Beautiful rare capture, V
Janet Forjan-Freedman22-Feb-2008 21:21
Great to see the different views! Lovely work Jay!
Jeff Waldorff22-Feb-2008 21:09
Amazing how different they look. Beautiful, either way. Well capture, Jay.
Bryan Murahashi22-Feb-2008 19:53
Beautiful pair of butterflies, Jay. GMV.
Buz Kiefer22-Feb-2008 19:45
Excellent pair of photos jay. Can't believe the variations of color and patterns in this gallery. Great work. V
Linda Ellis (Bique)22-Feb-2008 19:07
Beautifully captured Jay, a good decisive moment. You can put a book together with all of these images and the interesting facts you've illustrated...nice work! V!
Steve Morris22-Feb-2008 18:21
Macro artistry at its best! V
Fong Lam22-Feb-2008 17:28
Love the patterns and colors of those wings.
Terrific images, Jay
Jean D22-Feb-2008 17:09
Both butterfly images are awesome macros, Jay! ~V~
Ann Sherba22-Feb-2008 16:44
Beautiful colours! Hard to believe this is the same butterfly! Wonderful detail!
estralita22-Feb-2008 15:48
Perfect! vote
Marcia Colelli22-Feb-2008 15:24
Beautiful butterfly and very nice capture V
Barb22-Feb-2008 15:08
Pair of beautiful butterflies and shots. V
Nestor22-Feb-2008 14:07
Beautiful photographs Jay , very nice light and resolution.
Very nice to include the descriptions.
Carol Breton22-Feb-2008 13:19
Beautiful image Jay. So glad you were able to get a shot with the wings open....just beautiful. V
Andrew Vincent22-Feb-2008 12:19
They look pretty dissimilar to me. Unusual looking butterfly, fantastic macros once again Jay! VOTE!
Marjan Schavemaker22-Feb-2008 09:58
Beautiful, Jay! V
marie-jose wolff22-Feb-2008 09:24
superb blue butterfly, Jay!
spectacular capture! V
Vince22-Feb-2008 09:08
Superb shot. Fantastic details and colors. Vote.
Debbie Blackburn Beierle22-Feb-2008 07:18
Superb, Jay! Excellent lighting for sharp detail on the metallic color. A real winner for me!!
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik22-Feb-2008 05:59
Exquisite image! L&S
Simon Chandler22-Feb-2008 05:35
Excellent capture of the colors and patterns of the wing. Superb work. v
Brian McAllister22-Feb-2008 05:27
Spectacular capture Jay. A rare catch indeed.....
January Grey22-Feb-2008 05:27
Maybe Sara wants to keep her gorgeous colors a secret? Such a beautiful butterfly, with its wings opened or closed! Fantastic capture, Jay. Excellent details, light and colors! V~
Wei O'Connell22-Feb-2008 04:36
Beautiful blue butterfly. Excellent details! v
Art Parnell22-Feb-2008 04:20
Another beautiful image for your collection, Jay. This is a great reference gallery for butterfly enthusiasts as well as photographers.
Peter Stahl22-Feb-2008 03:52
The colors are way richer with wings out, they are gorgeous butterflies. Superb work Jay! GMV.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)22-Feb-2008 03:50
Beautiful image Jay, love the luminescence of the colour, well captured..
Leslie Cohelan22-Feb-2008 03:26
what a pair of beauties Jay
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment