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Painted Lady(Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady(Vanessa cardui)
Photo Information
Copyright: Rose von Selasinsky (sela) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K 7, PENTAX DFA MACRO100mm F2.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-27 2:33
Viewed: 3819
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I had a wonderful walk in a beautiful garden and there were a lot of butterflies. The Panted Lady is my favorite and I hope you like my photo of her. Thank you for your points and for looking at.
Have a nkice Sunday!

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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Vanessa

Subgenus: Cynthia

The Painted Lady group of colourful butterflies comprises the subgenus Cynthia of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae. They are well known throughout most of the world.

CaterpillarThe group includes:

the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), which is almost global in its distribution
Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
American (Painted) Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).
[edit] Distinguishing features
For a key to the terms used see Lepidopteran glossary
In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5--9–cm (2--2 7/8 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 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 4 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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very beautiful photo ! nici colors, very sharp and clean. very well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-27 3:32]

Hello Rose.
Superb shot. Very neat and sharp. Lovely colours and a great pose. The BG ia also good and green all around. Very nice diagonal composition. Best regards Siggi

Hello Rose,
a very beautiful picture of the Painted Lady, good sharpness and splendid vivid colours, very well composed with a marvellous environment
Best regards

Ciao Rose, wonderful Painted Lady on a beautiful flower, fantastic colors, superb sharpness and splendid details, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-27 7:24]

Hallo Rose,
ein super Makro ! Es gefällt mir sehr wie du dieses Bild dargestellt hast. Schöne warme Farben mit einem guten Kontrast.
Ein schöner Sontag,

hello Rose
fascinating splendid colours, very beautiful composition, marvellous photo output!!!
TFS thanks for sharing

Hallo Rose,
prächtig frischer, wohlgenährter Distelfalter, der auf bunten spätsommerlichen Blüten an reich gedeckter Tafel sitzt und vielleicht schon Kräfte tankt für einen langen Rückflug nach dem Süden. Sehr schöne Pose, angenehm weiches Licht, harmonische Komposition - eine Freude.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-03 7:07]

Hello Rose,
A striking capture of the Painted Lady on a bright purple Aster! A wonderful colour combination and fine details. A beautiful background too and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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