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Yellow Admiral

Yellow Admiral
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Butterflies of Australia, Australian Butterflies 1, Lantana Flowers and their visitors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-20 5:05
Viewed: 6210
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Yellow Admiral (Vanessa itea), a fairly common butterfly from south-eastern Australia. Prefers moist gullies and along perennial waterways. Both sexes are very similar in appearance and have a wingspan of 50mm.
Seen here feeding on the introduced (lantana camara) at Macquarie Pass National Park.

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Great shot, Chris! Nice DOF and brilliant colours.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-20 5:34]
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Hello Chris,
Very good macro,
Great colours, good details and composition
Well done.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-20 5:40]

Wonderful photo of this Nymphalidae!
Very good POV!
Excellent on details!
Very good BG and colours!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hi Chris,
Very nice composition with excellent POV,
brilliant colours and good details.

A very intense portrait of a very attractive butterfly.
Thanks, Nigel.

Hi Chris,
Excellent composition and framing on this shot. The exposure is perfect with the beautifully saturated colors. Nice sharp detail with the DOF being just right. Well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-20 7:37]

Hi Chris!

Full of warm light and colours. Great macro of this butterfly, well composed with flower, sharp and detailed.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-20 7:44]

Hello Chris,
A great shot.
Very colourful,nice detail and a very good POV.
well done.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-20 8:29]

Beautiful butterfly Chris. Very good composition, sharpness and perfect colors.

Very nice shot Chris, great macro. I like the colours, sharpness and POV/DOF. Great work! Thank you for sharing.

Hi Chris,
grandes cores, ótima nitidez, bela foto!!! Parabéns pelo belo trabalho!!!

Francisco Sales

Excellent color and exposure Chris. Very well composed, great POV. Well done.

Hi Chris,
it's such a beautiful butterfly, I haven't knowed that there also is a yellow admiral, I can learn so much here.
Thanks for this sharp and pretty post, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

What a beautiful butterfly! I wouldn't mind them being common here thats for sure. Its a pleasing compositon and well taken too. This plant seems to have been introduced everywhere, does it spread there in the wild? It does seem popular with the butterflies though!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-21 9:30]

Very colorful and sharp. Excellent composition. Thanks,


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-28 15:25]

Hello Chris, very nice shot. It's a lovley looking butterfly and a very nice pose. The composition is very good as are the details. The exposure is pretty good although there are a few OE flowers - hard to get perfect though. Very well done.

Hi Chris
Another great shot from the Antipodes ;D
Perfect colours and composition. Nice background.


Hello Chris.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

JOse Luis.

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