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Italian Lady

Italian Lady
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-28 7:57
Viewed: 3461
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vanessa cardui, Painted Lady

This large, flamboyant Nymphalid butterfly is well known, with lots of images on TN. So there is nothing new about this post, but I thought that the lighting gave a particularly good rendition of the veins on the underside of the wings, especially the hindwing.

I have tried to reduce the impact of the background by using the Photoshop Blur tool to remove noise and jpg artifacts. Naturally, the image is also cropped and resized. It was hand-held using natural sunlight.

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-28 8:06]

Hello Alan,
Very beautiful photo in clear light and colours and excellent sharp details. Nice OOF BG, composition and POV.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-28 8:24]

Hi Alan. A nice side view of the Painted Lady. Which you have taken with fine detail and rich colours. You have used the light so well. A nice pose on the pink clover. well done TFS.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-06-28 9:30]

Hello Alan.
This lady is a beauty.
Nice pov, sharpness and colour.
Well done.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-28 9:44]

Hello Alan
Great details and wonderful colors, perfect focus too.
Well done.

Merhaba Alan,derinlik etkisini iyi hissedildiği,bulunduğu ortamın içeriği hakkında yorum yapmamızı sağlayan çok güzel bir makro olmuş.Netlik ve detaylar harika,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-28 13:21]

Hello Alan,
This species succeed on TN. Perfect light and sharpness. Good work.
Regards, Pawel

Very good work Alan,

Excellent use of the macro lens, very good light and very precise details. Beautiful colors and well composed.



Hi Alan
Nice capture.
Great details and good clariity.

Ciao Alan,
beautiful light and good sharp, the colors are marvelous and excellent the pov.

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