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|Vannessa cardui, painted lady.|
The painted lady is a remarkable butterfly. It is not a permanent resident anywhere in Europe but arrives here in the spring from North Africa and breeds continuously throughout the summer. In the late summer and early autumn it seems to attempt a return journey south to its breeding grounds but so far as we know invariably dies en route. This dependence on migration means its numbers fluctuate greatly, especially in northern Europe. In some years it is abundant, in others almost absent. 2005 was such a year. I saw none at all in Switzerland until August (my first for the year was seen in Spain in July), when I saw a total of about three
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Today, we posted the same subject (The Butterfly of the year) ;)
Your composition is nice though bit disturbed in focusing, but overall it works OK. The sharpness is nicely done and the POV is great too, however, the left wing of the butterfly has soft focus :(
Hoping to see better post from you in the days to come :)
Keep it up!
a beautiful picture of Vanessa cardui, marvellous bright colours and good sharpness, i like normally better the natural version.