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Vanessa Atalanta

Vanessa Atalanta
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Copyright: Leon Trippaers (letr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Close up ring 55mm, UV
Exposure: f/2.1, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-13 9:28
Viewed: 6377
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Nymphalidae are an order of about 5,000 species of butterflies.
These are typically fairly large butterfies, such as the admirals, tortoiseshells and fritillaries, which have very colourful upperparts. However, the underwings are dull and often look like dead leaves, which helps to conceal stationary or hibernating insects.

The front two legs are small, so these butterflies are effectively four-legged. The caterpillars are hairy or spiky, and the crysalids have shiny spots.

Several species are attracted to Buddleia, the butterfly plant.

This is a species often found in gardens. The caterpillars feed on nettles, as do those of several Nymphalidae butterflies.

the Admiral lives in Northern Africa and it is able to survive winter in Southern Europe as well. In very mild winters some manage to live through the winter in more northern parts of Europe. In England this frequently happens. Part of the generation born in Central and Northern Europe returns in fall to Southern Europe and Africa.

picture taken on the Buddleia plant in my Garden.
Taken in RAW format, just to compare,converted to TIFF.
Cropped, resized, ran trouhg Neat image.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-13 10:15]

Geweldig goede compositie Leon,
Inderdaad net zoals U zelf zegt het coverteren gaat volgen mij toch ten koste van de kleuren. Ik kan het mis hebben, maar zelf maak ik de mooiste opnamen met 6m opnamen. Dat raw formaat, eigenlijk weet ik het niet goed. Ik heb er zelf weinig ervaring mee. Dat heeft er alles mee te maken. Dat als je iets ziet, je je eigenlijk geen echte missers kunt permiteren.. Nogemaals de compositie is perfect, de kleuren vind ik minder en ik vind het jammer dat het kopje niet helemal duidelijk is. Misschien ook iets te maken met de lichtval. Verder perfect en uitstekende note. Goed werk Leon

Magnifique photo de ce papillon, je trouve cette macro parfaite. Les couleurs sont belles et respirent l'été.
Bravo Leon.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-13 10:45]

Buena captura Leon.
Gran colorido, atinado encuadre y profundidad.
Impecable nitidez y resolucion.

Good capture Leon.
Great colorful, accurate frame and depth.
Impeccable clearness and resolution.

Very beautiful patterns Leon! Love it! Maybe the bottom is a bit blown out...but this guy here worth the image..great note too :)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-13 13:21]

A very nice capture and the composition is excellent.
Very good details and lighting,with great DoF too.
Nicely framed and a great note too.

tres joli gros plan de ce beau papillon au menton en galoches.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-13 14:05]

Is it world butterfly day today? :-). It's a very good picture Leon. Nice composition and colour. If I had to ind fault I'd say the foreground is bit burnt out. It is however, very good work with a superb note.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-13 14:51]
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Very nice, god detail and beutiful colours. I would just run the blur tool or healing wand over the too hot whites at the bottom left. This wshould reduce the overexposure and improve the impact.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-13 15:56]

Beautifull composition and colors. The DOF is good and the definition great - Well taken

Another beautiful one, Leon. The butterfly sure fills the frame well, and we can study a lot of intricate and colorful detail on its anatomy. The light setting is splendid. Very good shot.

1st you have the right group but the wrong specie this is a RED ADMIRAL (Vanessa atalanta), you can tel by the red flash which shows though from the other side of the top wing.
some very good details here even with the burnt out flowers of the Buddliea "White Proffusion" being a little too bright.

Very impressive take. The colours and detail are very good. Great work, Leon.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-22 2:07]

Zeer mooie foto van deze vlinder Leon, prachtig werk goed DOF.

Very good macro. The details are very sharp. Good use of your close up rings.

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