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Painted lady

Painted lady
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX + 1,4 @ 420, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painted Ladies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 14:26
Viewed: 3140
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Painted lady (Vanessa cardui) - Vanessa del cardo (I)
Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: April - October.
Size: 54-58mm
Altitude: 0-3000m

A strong migrant which boosts its populations in northern Europe by annual migrations from its breeding grounds in the south. It seems not to be able to survive the winter further north, so it is scarce some years, common others.
Only possible confusion is with the extremely rare migrant Vanessa virginiensis which has to come from north America, which it does very, very rarely.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-25 14:48]

A beautiful sharp shot of the Painted Lady nicely angled. Suitable aster background.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-25 14:59]

Hi Angelo,

Lovely shot, I like the composition and POV, the details are good with lovely colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Very nice picture, it is fun to see the butterfly in his environment, and not only a close-up picture. It must take a lot of patience to achieve this kind of picture. Well done!

Hi Angelo
Una foto muy buena la de esta mariposa, con una nitidez y detalles envidiables.
Gracias por compartirla.
Un saludo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-25 22:25]

Hello Angelo

A lovely composition.The colours are well saturated and beautiful.Good job on the DOF and POV.TFS


Hi Angelo

Beautiful! Love the colours in this shot. Good clear details. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-26 2:07]

A beauty, Angelo, and so well shown amid the bunches of flowers. A lovely composition with sharp details and excellent exposure.
TFS. : )

Very good composed picture. I really like the blue sky inthe background. The butterfly is sharp and clear.


Bella, addirittura col 100-300 +1.4x

Hi Angelo
This painted lady cames out from a beautiful painting full of marguerites in front of a beautiful blue sky.
TFS and see you

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-26 12:57]

Hello Angelo,
I like the contrasts in your painted lady shot. Well composed too.
Thank you,

Hello Angelo,
this is a very well composed arrangement of Vanessa del cardo on Asteraceae. A refreshing, delighfully coloured icon of late summer with excellent depth and atmosphere. Thank you!
Best regards,

P.S.: I did not discover the young caterpillar that is mentioned in your notes to be pictured right.

bello scatto

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