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Painted Lady II

Painted Lady II
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-15 22:28
Viewed: 4955
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Painted Lady group of colourful butterflies comprises the subgenus Cynthia of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae. They are well known throughout most of the world.

The group includes:

* the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), which is almost global in its distribution
* Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
* American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
* West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).
In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5-9 cm (2 - 2 7/8 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry 4 small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-15 22:35]

Hello Dan,

Good shot of this butterfly! There are a lot of , this year!
Excellent sharp and light, on insect and flower. good composition!


Hi Sochira

Excellent macro! The colors, sharpness, POV are superb. Think you have captured in very good light as well, with the flower glowing in the sunlight.

Well done

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-16 0:47]

Hello Dan,
Good photo of the butterfly in back light. Splendid sharpness, vivid colours.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Dan

Good shot of this lady.
Good composition, sharpness, details
Good DOF and background


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-16 1:39]

Hello Dan,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly. Good sharpness and details. Very nice natural colours. Excellent POV, composition and OOF BG.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-16 10:41]

excellent capture of the wonderful Painted Lady! :-) i had the luck to see a couple of them flying around here.
sharpness, colors and details are really great, love the pose and composition with it sitting on the nice flower.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-16 11:23]

O minunata Vanessa...imi place ca este clara, floarea pe care este asezata este minunata, Felicitari!

Hi Dan

Very well done.
Background, focus, the light at the end of the wings, diagonal left entering of the flower, the colors and sharpnes are the strongest components of this butterfly masterpieced portrait.


Hola Sochirca Dan

Gracias por el comentario.
Esta imagen si es fantastica, muy bien tratada, colores y nitidez perfecta.
He visto tu colección y tienes unas imagenes muy buenas.

Un saludo J. Antonio

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