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Vanessa atalanta

Vanessa atalanta
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 7:20
Viewed: 2559
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Admiral or Vanessa atalanta (previously also known as Pyrameis atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.

In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the pale fire of ivy flowers on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies on sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe.

In North America, the Red Admiral generally has two broods from March through October. Most of North America must be recolonized each spring by southern migrants, but this species over-winters in south Texas.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Vanessa

Species: V. atalanta

Binomial name
Vanessa atalanta
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Ciao Durzan, wonderful Vanessa atalanta on a lovely white flower, splendid contrast against beautiful blue sky, fine details, fantastic colors and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Slav Durzan,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Red Admiral, very good sharpness and marvellous colours well satureated, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-31 9:13]

Very nice composition, great colors and details!

Hello Durzan
great capture of this beautiful Vanessa Atalanta. Good colors saturation and very balaced light; everything well composed with a very good POV, fine details and optimal focusing.

hello Durzan
beautiful colours and nice pose with great details
greeting lou

Ciao Durzan. Great POV to obtain the best contrast against the blue sky. Goodo details in an amazing compo.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-31 10:52]

Hello Durzan,
Very beautiful photo in nice contrasting colours. Splendid light. Very sharp and a good POV and composition.

What a wonderful capture this lovely V.Atalanta of this sprig!
Great POV and the blue of the sky is amazing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-31 12:46]

Hello Durzan,
What a beautiful shot of this Red Admiral, the composition is just pefect, great pose with nice sharp detail on the whole Butterfly, the lighting is really good, with lovely colours and a great blue sky BG.
Best regards Siggi

Mavi gökyüzüne doğru süper bir bakış açısı yakalamışsın dostum. Beyazda en küçük bir kusur bile yok. Dengeli bir pozlama yapmışsın. Eline sağlık. Hemde bir tele-macro. Demekki artık merceğe alışmışsın. Super.
Emeğine sağlık.
Selam ve sevgiler.


Detayları netliği ve güzel kadrajıyla harika bir çekim yapmışsınız ,
emeğinize sağlık Durzan bey.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-01 21:04]

Slav Durzan,
excellent blue sky, giving emphasis to this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours and nice pattern shown in excellent sharpness.


türün güzel bir kanataltı fotoğrafı olmuş, elinize sağlık.


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