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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
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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: 2015-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-04 21:06
Viewed: 1288
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was thrilled to finally see a Painted Lady butterfly this year. It seems that the butterflies have been showing up quite late compared to other years, but they are slowly making their appearance.

This particular little lady posed for me without hesitation and I managed to capture a fair amount of images. I chose this angle to post since it gives us a tiny glimpse of open wings as well as closed.

The sun was still a bit high overhead and I noticed a big difference in her wing color when she slightly opened them. The back lighting brought out the rich reds and orange hues of the inner wings as long as she held them slightly open, but disappeared when closed tight.

I will at a later date post a shot with wings tightly closed in order to show you the big difference in color.

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Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic Vanessa virginiensis (american Paited Lady) on beautiful flower, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

A beautiful composition and great macro Ron.
Well done.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-09-05 0:16]

pure beauty here Ron, .. great PV, pose, expo and capture, brilliant detail; .. well done mate

nuri :)

Hello Ron

Magnificent macro, excellent sharpness and details, very nice composition, very nice blurring BG, great DOF, nice POV.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-05 4:53]

Hello Ron,
What a beauty! Fascinating markings and colours. Superb sharpness, details and a very good DOF. Fine composition.

Hi Ron,

An excellent shot showing off this beautiful butterfly. Focus is great with a nice dof, colours and marking are really crisp and a joy to see. Taken on this clover head is a pleasant composition.
Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend.
Regards Bill

Simly Beautiful.
Well done.


Hello Ron,

Beautiful colored butterfly. Well captured. Nice sharpness and details. Well managed BG too. Nice flower too....good work.
Thanks for showing such beautiful butterfly,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Hi Ron,Vanessa surely couldn't look better and with this image you present us that is the case.A sharp and accurate colour presentation of this butterfly with all details well defined.Than you for giving us a chance to view this image.


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-05 9:54]

Hello Ron.
Colors,sharpness and light are superb.
Thanks for sharing.
With best wishes,Mishe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-05 15:09]

Hi Ron,fantastic capture of this Vanessa,not a cardui as Silvio wrote,and is it possible to watch the difference in the best way from this point of view.Magnificent colors and fine details too,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-09-08 11:21]

Shalom Ron,

A real beauty, professionally captured.



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