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Painted lady

Painted lady
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Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-22 3:42
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Points: 12
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Painted lady - Vanessa cardui - Vanessa del cardo (I)
Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: April - October.
Size: 54-58mm
Altitude: 0-3000m

A strong migrant which boosts its populations in northern Europe by annual migrations from its breeding grounds in the south. It seems not to be able to survive the winter further north, so it is scarce some years, common others.
Only possible confusion is with the extremely rare migrant Vanessa virginiensis which has to come from north America, which it does very, very rarely.
Pictured right is a young caterpillar, very characteristic with its three rows of golden spikes.

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Ciao Angelo, bella farfalla.
Bella composizione e colori tenui,


Hello Angelo!
Very good macro! Superb composition, nice colours.

Ciao Angelo, mi piace la composizione, bravo!

Hi Angelo,
Nice job with this, I like the POV and framing.
Great light, detail, and natural color.
To nit pick, perhaps more DOF to bring the wings in more would be better.
Well done and TFS!

ottima foto Angelo.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-23 10:54]

Very beautiful photo of this Nymphalidae Angelo!
Very good on colours and POV!
Good DOF and details too!
5* and TFS!

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