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Vanessa virginiensis

Vanessa virginiensis
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-26 10:37
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Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An American Lady(Vanessa virginiensis) can be seen feeding on a wild flower & under a vivid backdrop of blue sky. They feed on nectar from many flower species, but are particularly attracted to yellow flowers. Here we can clearly see the distinctive, identifying hind wing ventral eyespots so associated with this species. The wing span of this butterfly average about 5 cm (2 in) in width. This butterfly can be found throughout North America.

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Hello derek,
Another superb capture. It is a first class image with outstanding sharpness and clarity.
Very nice details and perfect focus. Also a very good exposure.
I love the brilliant colors and the contrast against the blue sky.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Derek,
wow, what a fantastic picture of this beautiful butterfly with wonderful colours and perfect sharpness full of details. Great contrast with the blue sky in the background and a well chosen POV. Really a very nice composition, my compliments.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-26 10:47]

Hello Derek,
Pleasant photo of this butterfly in beautiful saturated and contrasting colours. Taken from a very nice POV in good sharpness. The butterfy is a bit centred in the composition, a little crop from the right side is possible.

Hello Derek,
Beautiful macro, lovely composition. Great patterns and colors of a butterfly. Fantastic contrast of yellow flowers. Perfect sharpness of an insect.

Hi Derek,

Beautiful butterfly & very well captured against the Blue BG.
Very good POV & great sharpness. The composition is nice.
Well done & TFS.

Hello Derek
Striking capture of this beautiful butterfly, I like the colors and composition. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-26 11:20]

Hi Derek,
Excellent macro work.Nice colours with excellent sharpness detail.
Good composition and beautiful blue background.
Regards Jiri.

Interesting butterfly and beautiful photo Derek! Very good POV and composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness .

Hello Derek,
First class picture captured with amazing colours from ideal POV. Details and sharpness are also excellent. Well done!

Hello Derek,your low view point has created an outstanding image,almost luminous,the spectacular colours are superb.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-08-26 13:15]

Hello Derek,
great shot of this Vanessa!! Very good sharpness and detail,excellent contrast with the background, fantastic colours, perfect POV. Very well done!

Geia sou Derek,
Excellent macro work.Nice colours with excellent sharpness detail.Good composition and beautiful blue background.
Filika, Giorgos

Hello Derek,
Nice Bg here!... Yhis butterfly loks really inpressive from de almost down POV with these grar BG in blue!... Well done!

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-08-26 22:51]

Bonjour Derek

Trčs belle image avec une netteté exceptionnelle.
Tout semble parfait dans cette prise de vue.

Hi Derek,
This is a very beautiful butterfly and you have captured it so well, lovely clarity and very good sharpness, wonderful contrasting against the blue sky as the background, an excellent work!
Thanks for sharing this beauty and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Ciao Derek, fantastic macro of superb butterfly, wonderful bright colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Derek,
Great capture of the bottom side of this wonderful butterfly. This is a really unique POV with the sky as a backdrop. Really sharp with great colors.
Well done.

Hi Derek, Stunning macro skills you have displayed here my friend, awesome exposure/white balance control with the help of fill-in flash, absolute detailed sharpness, you have captured every fine detail and array of colour in the wings, explosive picture here Derek and very well done,
Best regards,


hello Derek
this is SUPER
great details and good sharpness with nice BG
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

A spectacular butterfly phtotographed in great detail and vivid colours. regards yiannis

I very much the sharpness throughout, the blue sky background which highlights the butterfly, the saturated colours and of course the subject matter.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-30 2:16]

Hello Derek
a very fascinating shot and exciting sharpness. Very well composed in good lighting that gives a pleasant view and nice contrast.
Details are amazing.
Well done.


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