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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-19 18:23
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I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is, I just thought it was pretty at the time so I decided to take a shot. It was in the backyard on one of our lilac bushes.
I was using my Canon 350D, Lens 300mm, Hand held

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Well isn't this nice! I was born in Cleveland and pretty much raised on the border of Cleveland and Fairview, so I spent all of my time on the woods of Rocky River Reservation of the metro park system. I worked for Sun News..and I am so happy to see another from Ohio in here on TN. You are most certainly a nice addition to say the least. Frankly I am simply happy to see any photos from my old stomping grounds so this to me is a very nice start or place to start and thanks so much for sharing this and I hope many more.

Hi Ron,
very beautiful butterfly and its macro shot. Interesting, but nice POV. composition, focus, details fine. good work. TFS, well done

Hi Ron,

Pretty shot. I'll give you a name for it, but is a scientific one. no ideea what the english name is.
anyway, it is Vanessa atalanta from Nymphalidaceae family and it is quite common thrugout North America and Europe, including a large part of Russia.

Cheers, Petru

Hi ROn,
A nice photo, I like the POV, only quibble is that the white spots on the insect's wings are over-exposed, so detail is blown out. That's a tough situation to expose for, as the insect's wings have very light and very dark parts. I think maybe a fill-flash might have been called for. I've had trouble with situations like that too, so I know how hard that can be to expose correctly. I try to expose for the highlights and then bring up the middle tones in Photoshop, works OK, but some noise reduction is often required in that situation.


Petrudamsa identified it correctly - it's a Red Admiral, which is the common name!
Cheers, Klaus

Yep, a red admiral. A beauty at that!
I'm so looking forward to the return of these amazing creatures to my neck of the woods.

Great color, wonderful composition. I wonder if you had tried a lower ISO and wider aperture if there would have been less noise...I don't know and I always feel bad saying anything because I sure don't want to sound like I know what I'm doing....I'm just learning. I just thought it might have reduced the noise a little.
But this is a gorgeous shot!!!

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