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Red Admiral


Red Admiral
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Minolta AF 75-300, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-13 4:28
Viewed: 2564
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Admiral is a frequent visitor to gardens throughout the British Isles and one of our most well-known butterflies. This butterfly is unmistakable, with the velvety black wings intersected by striking red bands.

This butterfly is primarily a migrant to our shores, although sightings of individuals and immature stages in the first few months of the year, especially in the south of England, mean that this butterfly is now considered resident. This resident population is considered to only be a small fraction of the population seen in the British Isles, which gets topped up every year with migrants arriving in May and June that originate in central Europe. Unfortunately, most individuals are unable to survive our winter, especially in the cooler regions of the British Isles.

The number of adults seen in any one year is therefore dependent on the number of migrants reaching the British Isles and numbers fluctuate as a result. In some years this butterfly can be widespread and common, in others rather local and scarce.

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Hi John,
Very nice capture of this red admiral.POV,colors and framing are wonderful.Nicely exposed and composed.
Jurek

Hi John.
Very good point of view. Great butterfly. Maybe sharpness could be better. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice Sunday,
Maciek

Hello John-Beautiful coloured Butterfly.Well captured.Nice POV with splendid Pose.Nice picture.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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