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Painted lady (V. cardui)

Painted lady (V. cardui)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-04 1:06
Viewed: 747
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Painted lady (V. cardui) is a large butterfly (wing span 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has five white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry four small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some.(Wikipedia)

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Never seen this beautiful butterfly Siegfried , nice picture.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Siegfried
Une très jolie composition, couleurs et details de bonne qualité

Painted Lady in its best aspect with the wings wide open, Siegfried.
Excellent perspective and a wealth of details and colours on the open wings.
The perch adds beauty to the composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-04 8:48]

Hello Siggi,
Beautiful picture of this Painted Lady. It all looks so natural. Attractive composition.

Hello Siegfried,
Beautiful picture of this Lady. Excellent composition as well as sharpness. Very well BG too.
Thanks for sharing,

Thanks for your help in my last post. I will read about your species....

hallo Siegfried
very nice composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-08-04 12:02]

great capture of this common species, .. like the POV and compo; .. well done mate

nuri :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-04 12:27]

Hi Siggi,excellent shot of this specie very common this year in my country after many of absence,nice perspective on the buddleja flower,good details and colors as usual.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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

Hello Siegfried,
One of the most bellowed butterflies in my country. Excellent colors and details.

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