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Red Admiral

Red Admiral
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 23:29
Viewed: 3774
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,
I took this photo 2 weeks ago on a apple tree when I went to Apple Orchard pick some apples and Pumpkins for Halloween:)
I hope you like it:)
Cheers and Have a Great Week,

The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), also known as the Red Admirable, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillars feed on nettles, the adults drink from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.

The Red Admiral is also know to hibernate, re-emerging subjects showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects.

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Hi Chris,
That is a real beauty! Spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking great. Well controled DOF has given a perfect OOF backround. Overall composition looks great!

Hi Chris,
Great sharpness and detail. A very unique composition. The antennae look really interesting with the white and black stripes. Overall a very well presented shot!

A fine image of this butterfly basking in the autumn sun. Dynamic pose, too - as if ready to launch into flight. Looks identical to the "Reds" that were still showing in my garden yesterday.
Regards, Nigel.

bonjour chris
le papillon se detache parfaitement bien sur ce BG tres coloré,une belle reussite.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-11 8:10]

Hi Chris

Splendid comosition you have here with this beautiful buttlerfly near that great blurred BG.
Lovely natural colors and great lighting.
Excellent POV and DOF and very nice sharp details.
Great work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Merhaba Tolga,
Harikasınız, şiir gibi bir makro.Renkler, netlik ve detaylar harika.Tebrikler.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-11 10:19]

Hola Chris, muy buena compo, perfectos colores y estupendo BG, buen trabajo saludos

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-11 10:21]
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Hello Chris,
Wonderful capture.Vivid colors,POV,framing and composition are excellent.Ellerine sağlık!

HI Chris,
a wonderful shot, so sharp and the colours are brilliant. The Admiral posed for you very friendly with wide open wings, realy a pretty shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Chris
What a great composition,
Perfect colors and focusing


Wow, what a fantastic point of view, Chris!
Everything is spot on in this beautiful picture of a Red Admiral.
Speaks volumes about your aesthetic sense and technical expertise.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-11 14:06]

Nice image! Very good details and colours. I also like the composition here.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-11 16:12]

hi chris
excellent diagonal exposure in your composition. point of view, depth of field, background, colours, focus, sharpness and details are great. furthermore your note is useful.

Hello CT,
Your macro images get more stunning by the day!
This is so well captured, and so nicely presented in this fine composition...
The macro part is well done, sharpness and colours are excellent!
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-12 13:09]

Hi Chris,
great composition. and excellent framing. Very well captured, sharpness. PV and colors are great.

Hi friend,
A splendid picture and an outstanding macro work from you, my friend!!
The POV of your shot here is terrific and it gives a great angle to view this lovely little
Red Admiral! Take care Ana:)

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