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Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Tortoiseshell Butterfly
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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: 2011-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-15 18:10
Viewed: 2283
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the first time I have seen this particular butterfly around home, so I was just thrilled to get a glimpse of it. I ran into the house, grabbed my camera and headed back outside.

I kept hoping this little Tortoiseshell would give me a better look, but he didn't. I managed to get just a few quick shots off before it headed out.

Like it's close relatives, the angelwings, the adult Tortoiseshells hibernate in winter months. The abundance of this particular species can fluctuate greatly from year to year in any given location.

They can be found from S. Alaska to Pacific Northwest (rarely to S. California) and east to Newfoundland.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-15 18:52]

Hi Ron,

Wonderful composition of this tortoiseshell(Milbert's?) Butterfly. The orange in contrast with the purple flower really is dramatic. Good sharpness & an excellent POV for this fleeting moment in time.



Hello Ron
Beautiful photo with wonderful colors and good sharpness.

Nice point of view for this beautiful butterfly. They don't always give us the shots we want but sometimes they turn out to be quite interesting. Good details and light. Wonderful to see. regards yiannis

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-16 0:48]

Hello Ron,
very beautiful image of this splendid butterfly with good sharpness and detail, excellent POV and composition, wonderful colors.

Hi Ron, Fabulous capture of this fine species of Butterfly my friend, splendid sharpness good strong composition, superb and lovely rich colours, great effort Ron and very well done,
Best regards,


Ciao Ron, lgreat macro of beautiful butterfly, fantastic colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-16 7:29]

Hello Ron,
Very nice photo of this Tortoiseshell in beautiful light and colours. Good sharpness, DOF and composition.

Hello Ron,
A splendid species of butterflies with such lovely colors.
The composition is great. Good light and focus.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Ron
beautiful coloured composition with good sharpness and great details
thanks greting lou

Hi Ron,
Very nice photo of this butterfly. Also nic flowers. Amazing colours. Very good composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-16 13:36]

Hello Ron,
this is a wonderful shot. I love the POV and the composition a lot. Wonderful DOF and beautiful colors. Sharpness, details and the way your subject stands out from the BG is great.Best regards Siggi

First time EVER seeing this butterfly "alive" : ) GREAT CAPTURE!

Hello Ron

Beautiful photo of this butterfly with his flower,
fine POV to show its beautiful patterns and color tones,
excellent contrast, focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-13 23:59]

Hello Ron,
A fine capture of Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly, a different species from the European.
Excellent sharpness and colours with a good DOF and contrasting natural BG. I think this is a new one for TN: ifso congratulations!
Thanks and best regards,

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