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Vanessa Cardui

Vanessa Cardui
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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: 2013-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-08 10:26
Viewed: 1729
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Identification: Upperside is orange-brown with darker wing bases; forewing with black apex patch and white bar on leading edge; hindwing submarginal row of 5 small black spots sometimes has blue scales. Underside has a black, brown, and gray pattern with 4 small submarginal eyespots.

Wing Span: 2 - 2 7/8 inches (5.1 - 7.3 cm).

Life History: Males perch and patrol during the afternoon for receptive females. In the West males usually perch on shrubs on hilltops, while in the East males perch on bare ground in open areas. Females lay eggs singly on the tops of host plant leaves. Caterpillars live in silk nests and eat leaves. Adults hibernate only in the South and in mild winters

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hallo John
great shot with good details and lovely colours
great shot

thanks greeting lou

Hello John,
Beautiful butterfly this Painted Lady.Well captured.Well sharped with majestic pose.I like its colour and POV too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-08 11:21]

Salut John,une capture excellente malgre' la posotion des ailes et les differents niveaux de la lumiere,tres jolie capture de cette espece un peu rare cet anne'.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Ciao John, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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