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Painted Lady


Painted Lady
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 9:55
Viewed: 1994
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You can see the exact location,click on View Map under te pic.
VANESSA CARDUI
The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) is a well-known colourful butterfly, sometimes known in North America as the Cosmopolitan.It is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica. In Australia, V. cardui has a limited range around Bunbury, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. However, its close relative, the Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi, sometimes considered a subspecies) ranges over half the continent. Other closely related species are the American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), and the West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).The Painted Lady occurs in any temperate zone, including mountains in the tropics. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn. For example, it migrates from North Africa and the Mediterranean to Britain in May and June, but offspring produced there die in the Autumn.Painted Lady butterflies are popular for many pre-school and kindergarten classes to raise in schools to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly. Painted ladies are very popular with children. They are used in many science fair projects. Several insect distribution companies such as Insect Lore include Painted Lady caterpillars in their catalogue of live insects for ordering.The egg takes 3 to 5 days to hatch. The caterpillar takes 7–11 days to turn into a chrysalis. It takes 7–11 days for the chrysalis to turn into a butterfly. It doesn't stay in one area so long. The painted lady butterfly moves 1000 miles in its life. Its wing span is 2 in. The painted lady caterpillar is black with spiked skin.The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of host plants of the families Asteraceae, especially Carduus crispus (as implied by the species name cardui – Latin for "of the thistles"). Also, Boraginaceae, Malvaceae (especially hollyhocks and dwarf mallow Malva neglecta), and a number of Fabaceae are eaten. The adults drink nectar from a variety of wildflowers and cultivars, more commonly the favored thistle, butterfly bush (Buddleja), asters, Tickseed sunflowers (Bidens) and zinnias.

E' possibile visualizzare la localizzazione esatta cliccando su VIEW MAP sotto la foto.
VANESSA CARDUI
La Vanessa del cardo è farfalla di dimensioni rispettabili, raggiungendo una apertura alare di circa 60mm, ed è una delle più note e studiate in assoluto, non solo nella nostra fauna.
La sua fama è dovuta al fatto di essere una notevole migratrice che, grazie alla potenza del suo volo, può compiere degli spostamenti enormi; infatti, con l’esclusione del Sudamerica, si può rinvenire in tutto il mondo.Le sue abitudini la portano a frequentare soprattutto terreni incolti e prati fioriti, in località molto calde ed assolate, ma anche radure e margini dei boschi,come pure giardini e parchi urbani, sia in pianura che in montagna, fino al limite estremo della vegetazione.
La sua abbondanza è estremamente variabile di anno in anno, così che può essere da sporadica a molto comune, come avviene in alcune annate, in relazione ai flussi migratori.A seconda dei climi presenta una o più generazioni annue, dalla primavera alla tarda estate, e si riproduce anche alle nostre latitudini, tramite gli individui che giungono annualmente dalle zone più calde. I bruchi si nutrono di diverse essenze, con una spiccata predilezione per le Carduacee, nonché per le ortiche.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-17 10:20]

Hi Luciano
Excellent shot of this wonderful Painted Lady!!!
Amazing sharp details, great colors and good POV!!!
Excellent acacia flowers too!
Regards
Horia

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-17 10:36]

Hello Luciano,
Fine macro of this Painted Lady. Splendid contrasting and natural colours. Fantastic sharp focus and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-17 10:49]

Hi Luciano,
Very nice Lady in amazing colors,excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo. Compo are just perfect too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Luciano,
Excellent sharp picture.Details are really good with beautiful colour combination.
Thanks for such beautiful picture,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

Ciao Luciano. ottimo dettaglio bei colori naturali. Un po' smangiucchiata la coda. Gradevole lo sfondo.

Roberto

Ciao Luciano, grande scatto, molto bella la naturalezza ed i dettagli di tutta l'immagine. Una gran bella fotografia. Un saluto, Paolo

Ciao Luciano, era ora, son contento che sia tornato un po' di sole anche per te, qui oggi ancora pioggia, ma domani mette bello e spero di trovare qualcosa che vola, gran bella macro,ottima nitidezza e fantastici colori, braviossimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of the Painted Lady with
a fine POV to show its patterns and colors,
lovely diffused light, great focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, TFS

Asbed

你好
照的很清晰
很可愛
還有的姿勢逗趣
構圖也美麗
謝謝分享
STONE

I clicked the map to see the location of your shoot and got the impression that it is an open farm land, Luciano. Lombardia, I believe, is a beautiful region in your country.
The Painted Lady in your picture looks smashing against the white flowers. What a sharp and colourful image!
Regards.
Ram

That's crystal clear Luciano and well framed. The hue of the flowers matches the hue of the white dots on the Painted Lady perfect. A nice match foreground to background. Well done! TFS Trevor

Hi Luciano, Perfect focus, nice natural colors, and perfect depth. tfs, JC

Really a lovely image.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-18 3:40]

Salut Luciano,
Vous avez fixé cette beauté avec détails et netteté remarkables .. Je crois c'est mon papillon de jardin préféré; .. mais comme cette année nous avons eu un printemps bien tardif je n'en ai pas encore vu un dans mon jardin .. merci pour le partage

amitiés,

nuri

hallo Luciano
great sharpness and good composition with beautiful colours and super good light
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-18 10:37]

Very good picture Luciano! excellent control of the white balance and a very good sharpness and color. Congratulation.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-05-18 12:08]

Hello Luciano!
Great shot with lovely colors,sharpness and lightness.TFS
Nice w-end!
aNa

Hello Luciano,
great capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness and fine details. I also like the beautiful colours, the splendid light and the nicely opened wings.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hello Luciano,
First of all it is a nice picture taken from a good angle with nice natural ambiance.
good sharpness and perfect colour.
regards,
samiran

Excellent image with good details and color

SM

Hallo Luciano
Wow but this is indeed a beauty! The Painted Lady's bright colours and lovely markings is really very special. It almost looks as if the butterfly is on fire, as it glows with warmth. Thanks for sharing a stunning macro. Best wishes.
Anna

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-20 2:33]

Ciao Luciano,
Lovely colors, details and composition ! a beautiful work ! TFS Tina

Ciao Luciano
Wonderful capture of this species in fantastic clarity.Wonderful colours and lighting.Excellent compo and sharpness.Thank You.
Have a great day!
Kind regards
J.Diogo

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