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Vanessa atalanta

Vanessa atalanta
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-04
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/220 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 1:33
Viewed: 2225
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a 4550 mm (1.82.0 in) wing span.[2] The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red, and black wing pattern. More specifically, the dark wings possess orange bands that cross the fore wings and on the outer edge of the hind wings; white spots on the dorsal fore wings near the front margin; reddish bars on dorsal surface of all four wings The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.

In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the flowers of ivy on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies on sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-10 1:46]

Hello Jurek,
very lively capture of flower and butterfly. The betails of the butterfly is so well composed and the flower adds another dimension of beauty to your image.
Well done.


Ciao Jurek.
Splendida macro con questo bocciolo di un bellissimo colore con le sue varie sfumature,per farsi notare questa vanessa non poteva scegliere di meglio,ottima la composizione,grande nitidezza e particolari molto molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona Domenica ciao Marco.

Witaj Jurek,
Kontynuujesz ogodkowa odyseje, masz tam cuda!Ciekawy motyl, musze i ja troche blizej z nosem przy ziemii chodzic.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-10 4:35]

Hello Georg,
Nice photo of this flower with butterfly in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Fine composition and blurry background.

Hello Jurek,
Excellent capture of this very beautiful butterfly.Splendid matching colours in this photo.
Best regards

Hello Jurek,

Hope you are well. First, the butterfly is lovely indeed and second,, the larger-than butterfly-budding-flower is also very lovely. They supplement each other wonderfully and they are both sharply focused. A wonderful photo indeed, thanks a lot for sharing.....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Hello Jurek,
What a perfect composition with splendid colours, clarity, POV and DOF. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Jurek, great macro of fantastic Vanessa atalante, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Czesc Jurek,
troche inne zdjecie niz normalnie. Ale oczywiscie bardzo ciekawe. Ladne kolory. Super ujecie.
Zycze Ci udanego weekendu,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-10 12:04]

Hallo Jurek,
To byl jeden z pierwszych motyli ktory zostal uwieczniony na moich zdjeciach.Piekne miejsce sobie zanlazl.Dobra ostrosc ,kompozycja na tym paczku kwiatka jest interesujaca,do tego feina kolorystyka.Pozdrawiam Siggi

what an interesting shot...talk about a colorful resting spot! His very own "pillow flower"! :0) really like this

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-10 15:30]

Hi Jurek,nice composition of this Atalanta on a Dahlia flower,the colors are excellents,the sharpness isn't the best but wasn't easy to make better in the difficult light of a cloudy day.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jurek.
The closed wings and flower that it is perched are fabulous. Nice sharp focus and the silenced background is beautiful.
Thanks and kind regards.

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