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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/5.0, 1/240 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-16 3:12
Viewed: 2064
Points: 32
[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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Hello Jurek,
Excellent and impressive photo!Wery good compozition,wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Have a nice weekend!

Hello Jurek
Excellent photo, good sharpness, good colors and DOF but the background is a bit noisy.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-16 8:10]

Hallo Jurek,
Wyglada na to ze juz troche w zyciu ten Motyl przezyl.Doskonala ostrosc bardzo dobra naturalna kolorystyka i pieknie rozmyte tlo.Pozdrawiam Siggi

hello Jurek
great details and good sharpness
nice composition with good naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jurek, great macro of fascinatingold butterfly survive by winter, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness, splendid light and fine detaols, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-16 10:35]

Hi Jurek,perfect close up of this very old Atalanta,and i like the impressive details to see so well the damnaged wings,perfect light balance and saturation too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-16 11:13]

Hello Georg,
Superb sharp detailed photo of this butterfly in beautiful natural colours. Good DOF. A pity that the background is a bit noisy. Excellent composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Jurek,
Lovely shot of this beautiful butterfly with good details & great sharpness.
Captured from a perfect POV & a nice composition too. Well done & TFS.

Hello Jurek,

Hope you are having a good time now that spring is everywhere in the world.This is a fantastic shot of this beautiful butterfly which you have artistically captured with all its true colours. The focus and sharpness are very appropriate, excellent photography my friend....thanks a lot for sharing a good photo with a good note....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Ciao Jurek.
Ottima questa Vanessa con una grande nitidezza e ottimi particolari,belli i colori naturali,bene la composizione,molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon week end ciao Marco.

Hello Jurek
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness

Hello Georg

Beautiful photo of this butterfly, with fine POV
from behind to show its beautiful patterns and
color tones, beautiful light, excellent contrast, TFS


Hello Jurek.
Nicely captured butterfly from the top. The spreading wings exposed vivid markings with fine details. Nice focus against the contrasting muted green.
Thanks and kind regards.

Hi Jurek,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Red Admiral butterfly. The early evening light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-21 7:25]

Hello Jurek,
a pleasant capture. Well shown with sharpness and well balanced color combination.
Really a wonderful top view shot.


Ciao Jures. Godd details for the old one. Beuatiful natural colours.


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