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The Painted lady

The Painted lady
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Copyright: Damian Stepien (Kasek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: panasonic DMC FZ30
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-05 3:53
Viewed: 2667
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot it on bicycle trip to place called "Dolina Charlotty".

Vanessa cardui is a well-known colourful butterfly, known as the Painted Lady, or in North America as the Cosmopolitan. This butterfly has a strange pattern of flying in a sort of screw shape.
V. cardui is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica and South America. In Australia, V. cardui has a limited range around Bunbury, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. However, its close relative, the Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi, sometimes considered a subspecies) ranges over half the continent. Other closely related species are the American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), and the West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).

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Hallo Damien
This is a very pretty butterfly and the patch of fine reddish coloured hairs on its head makes it even more attractive. The patterns on its head is really eye-catching. Thanks for sharing a great macro. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-08-05 8:44]

Hello Damian,
A nice capture of the Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui taken with good clarity against a contrasting BG and with nice natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-05 10:07]

Hi Damian,this is a very rare capture in this season,the VANESSA CARDUI is completely disappear in my country and it's nice to see thsi beauty again.Excellent composition and good sharpness and colors,maybe you could be better talking about the light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

Witaj Damian,
ponna o niezwyklej urodzie,super kolor,ladne tlo,pozdrawiam

Hello Damian,
I have no criticism of this image, only praise. Very beautiful indeed.

Une jolie image!

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