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Lady & The Peacock

Lady & The Peacock
Photo Information
Copyright: Vicky Adams (Vicky) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Fujinon 6x zoom
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Devon and Cornwall visit 2005
Theme(s): Butterflies II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-01 18:33
Viewed: 4708
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was really quite tricky to do. I was crawling around in the undergrowth and these two were positioned too high for me to reach, so I had to raise the camera above my head, and hope I'd guessed right!

It was also very windy and they kept moving about and flying away. They were so close and I wanted to capture them together before they flew off for good.

Under the circumstances, I think it came out quite well, although it's not as clear as I would have liked.

I know the one on the right is a Peacock and I am reliably informed (thanks to Nigel and Paulo) that the one on the left is a Painted Lady.

Ran through NeatImage.

Thanks for looking.

Happy New Year everyone.

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  • Good 
  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-01-01 19:25]

Hi, Vicky.
The one on the left is a Painted Lady Vanessa cardui (the Monarch is very rare in the UK). Lighting conditions were harsh for this shot, and it suffers a little from noise and fringing artefacts. Difficult to get any useful shot in those circumstances, though!
Regards, Nigel.

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-02 4:26]

Great shot Vicky!
Two beautiful species at the same time!
The Inachis io and Vanessa cardui!

Beautiful colors and nice photo!

thanks ana:)

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