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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-06-21 8:48
Viewed: 901
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Painted lady (V. cardui) is a large butterfly (wing span 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has five 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 four 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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hallo Marius
great shot with nice BG and beautiful colours
sharpness and light are also ver good
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-21 10:31]

Hello Marius,
A gorgeous little lady for sure and one worth taking a second glance at. You have done a fine job of presenting her to us with all her beautiful features and an array of colors. Wonderful detail and just the right lighting. Well done!!

Ciao Marius, greatmacro of fantastic butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciso Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-21 11:25]

Hi Marius,beautiful capture of this fresh Cardui of new generation,very common in my country too but still one of the most amazing butterfly talking about design and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius,
Nikon 105mm is really a good lens for such macro photography. Details are excellent! (Smile) Don't think I'm putting all credits on lend! The way you managed light and BG is really eye catching. Like your chosen composition too. Very neat and clean photography.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-06-23 10:31]

Hello Marius,
Very beautiful macro of this butterfly in splendid clear colors and superb sharpness and details. Taken from the best POV in a nice composition.

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