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Vanessa atalanta.

Vanessa atalanta.
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/9.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-04 23:47
Viewed: 3211
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Admiral or Vanessa atalanta (previously also known as Pyrameis atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. 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. 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 pale fire of ivy flowers 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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Now this is the image I really appreciate and enjoy, Nikos.
There are two subjects in this image -- a beautiful butterfly and a Hoverfly.
The image is well composed and is rich in colours. The focus is also vry good.
The flowers too add to the beauty of this composition.
Well done and TFS.

Hi, Nikos!
Very, very nice photo, the Red Admiral looks like small jewel on the blurred background.
Excellent colours and point of view, I like it!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-05 7:49]

Hi Nikos.
Many thanks for visiting and nice comments. This was a good reason to watch your cute collection. This shot is very nice. Subject is great. Both plant and flowers are wonderful. I also like back POV and excellent framing of the image, peasant rich colours. May be shot is underexposed a little bit or demands some light/shadow correction (for my taste). My best wishes and kind regards.

ładna kompozycja zdjęcia, POV i i BG bez zarzutu. Trochę zbyt dużo czerwieni, ale być może to wina monitora.
TFS, pozdrawiam

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-05 10:24]

Hello Nikos,
A very poetical and fine shot.Vanessa atalanta is not the easiest subject to take pictures of. You made a very artistic and subtle composition with a nice background. Bravo

Yasu Nikos,

What a beautiful macro and composition. Perfect shot in all around my friend!
Efkharisto para bolia,

hello nikos,
Harika tür harika fotoğraf eline sağlık.

Hi Nikos,
What an excellent macro vith great colours, light and details.TFS.


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