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Red Admiral November 4th


Red Admiral  November 4th
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-11-04
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-05 8:12
Viewed: 2750
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The unusual thing about this picture is it was taken yesreday November 4th in the garden at home. It stayed for a few moments before flying away. It would have not been my choice of BG but that was where it landed.
Having not been able to get out much this season i was pleased to get this one. This was taken on a Canon G10 hand held.

Red Admiral ( Vanessa atalanta ) Wingspan 60mm.
An active and familiar Butterfly. A visitor to gardens and parklands it is attracted to a variety of flowers and when in season over-ripe fruit.

The upperwings have a black background colour with bands of red on the forewings and hindwings and white spots on the former. The hind underwing is attractively marbled with black, brown and blue and the fore underwing has markings the reflect the upperwing pattern. the sexes are similar.

It is found throughout Europe including Britain. It is a strong migrant spreading Northwards from the Mediterranean region each summer to breed. It is multi-brodded. Adults hibernate and a few survive the winter in Britain.

The Butterfly is territorial in habit and maybe seen patrolling the same area each day.

The solitary Larvae feed on Common Nettle.
They fly between May- October. Hibernated specimens appear in early Spring.

An active and familiar Butterfly. A visitor to gardens and parklands it is attracted to a variety of flowers and when in season over-ripe fruit.

The upperwings have a black background colour with bands of red on the forewings and hindwings and white spots on the former. The hind underwing is attractively marbled with black, brown and blue and the fore underwing has markings the reflect the upperwing pattern. the sexes are similar.

It is found throughout Europe including Britain. It is a strong migrant spreading Northwards from the Mediterranean region each summer to breed. It is multi-brodded. Adults hibernate and a few survive the winter in Britain.

The Butterfly is territorial in habit and maybe seen patrolling the same area each day.

The solitary Larvae feed on Common Nettle.
They fly between May- October. Hibernated specimens appear in early Spring.

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Hi Nick
Beautifully colored Butterfly...We in the US also have the same type...They are migrating South now...Fine POV and color...TFS
Jim

Hello Nick,
Very good capture, with fine details. This specimen looks new, with its wings in perfect conditions. The colors are excellent. Nice too see it in November! Cheers,
Catherine

Nicholas
Wonderful admiral my friend!
Great sharp details, lovely colors.
Horia

Interesting and nice colours combination of butterfly wings.Good picture.Best regards.Alin

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-05 9:20]

Hi Nick,

Very beautiful and interesting this picture we present. Great surprise and play this macro.
Have a good day,
Adrian

Hi Nicholas,

A superb macro capture of the beautiful Red Admiral butterfly with wonderful details!
I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. A great contrast can be seen between the bright colored butterfly and the wooden BG.

Great composition!

best regards,
Paras

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-05 10:05]

Hello Nicholas.
Very nice macro of this elegant looking butterfly. I like the placement of the subject.
POV, DOF, details and colours are very good.
Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hi Nick,
it's a perfect butterfly - not very old - and born in a very cold time, realy amazing. Your shot is wonderful, very special at that date.
Thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-11-05 10:33]

Hello Nicholas,
I know how hard to take good shot this species. I think that to you make out very well. Perfectly visible details in dark parts of butterfly also grey BG very suit to it.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Nick,
Amazing colours, excellent details and sharpness.
Marius.

Ciao Nick, splendid butterfly, may be the last of the year, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Nicholas. Excellent close up with indeed perfect details an super DOF. Great light too and interesting comp. Well done MF. I think you'd correct medium BW....

Roberto

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-05 11:27]

Hello Nick,
Indeed how wonderful it is to see this butterfly in this time of the year. Maybe born on a warmer place in the shed.
Fantastic sharp detailed Red Admiral, almost perfect. Beautiful natural colours. Good POV and contrasting BG.
TFS and regards,
Peter

Hello Nick,
a very beautiful picture of the Red Admiral, superb sharpness and perfect exposure with fantastic colour tones, excellent POV and composition, i like this unusual BG well balanced.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

hello Nick
beautiful colored composition
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Nick,

Excellent close-up capture of a Red Admiral from top POV with nice details and fine composition.
TFS and greetings from snowy Bolkar Mnts.

Bayram

Precioso acercamiento Nicholas con un preciso enfoque y unos colores sorprendentes. Preciosa !!
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-11-05 14:49]

Hola Nicolas.
Muy bella la Mariposa con sus alas bien abiertas mostrando sus bellos atributos y colorido. Alta nitidez e iluminacion.
Saludos
Luis52.

Hi Nick,

An excellent macro with a beautiful colors, patterns & sharpness. Great POV, pose & very nicely taken. TFS & regards.

Umar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-05 15:26]

Hi Nico,this is one of the last specie to disappear,but found one in England in November is a great scoop! And what a wonderful pic,impressive POV and fantastic colors,very nice work and a great gift to a butterflies fans like me! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-11-05 21:42]

Hi Nick,
Interesting composition of this red admiral in an unusual pose.
The perpendicular wood beams create a catching BG.
Love the contrasting colors on those wings.
Beautiful shot. TFS. : )

Hi Nick,
The last butterflies fly in your garden. Great capture of this nice princess.
TFS & best regards.
Ferran

hello Nicholas
exceptional output photo in details and colours, marvellous photos and in the insects!
keep on photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-06 3:03]

Hello Nick,
You must have had a glimpse of sunshine to tempt this beauty to appear so late in the year! Your capture is beautiful showing sharp details and lovely colours. A fine composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-06 4:54]

Hello Nick,
It is quite late in the year for butterflies, but the Red Admiral is usually one we can see very late and very early in the year( in Valais I saw one already in January)
The picture itself is of great quality, the colors of the wings are excellently shown, not an easy task. And you have a rather unusual surrounding, but it is this sort of places the butterfly chooses to get some warmth.
Thanks and kind regards
Anne

Hi Nick,
a nice picture of this beautiful butterfly.
They use to fly up here too very late in the autumn to find something to eat before the die as they do not survive our cold winter.
The admiral is not to get right with the exposure but you did a good job.
Good sharpness and nice colours.
Well done.
Have a nice Weekend.
Gert

Hello Nicholas,

Another fantastic photo.
Colours, light and definition are excellent.
Good composition.

hello Nick!
you are lucky to find this beauty V. atalanta late in the season .. excellent definition and posture upside down , common for this species

have nice w.end sERGIO

Hello Nicholas,

you surprised me with this close up shot, no bird but an butterfly on 4th of November.
Fine natural colours.

Gert

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-07 3:36]

Hi Nick.
Few weeks ago I had rare opportunity to pictures this amazing butterfly. There are not so many insects of the species in our places and they are usually in-flight. You have pictured it with your compact camera greatly. Details, shapes, colouration are amazing. Fill flash is great for this subject. I also like attractive surroundings. My photo model sat on a not impressive concrete column. My best wishes and TFS. Great job.
Alexei.

Hello Nicholas
you made a beautiful shot of this Red Admiral taken in a acrobatic pose with head down, very great color saturationand splendid sharpness
the BG is not a problem, it highlights the butterfly very nicely
Have a great sunday
Jacqueline

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-11-09 15:44]

Wonderful!
Very good capture with excellent sharpness,colors and splendid light.WEll done!
TFS.
Dūrzan

Beautiful catch,Nick!
Very well seen and timed!
Goldy

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