|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Painted Lady group of colourful butterflies comprises the subgenus Cynthia of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae. They are well known throughout most of the world.|
The group includes:
* the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), which is almost global in its distribution
* Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
* American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
* West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).
In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5-9 cm (2 - 2 7/8 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry 4 small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some.
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- [2009-06-06 7:05]
Ai obtinut detalii excelente si ai focusat foarte bine, deasemenea o compozitie frumoasa.
- [2009-06-06 7:17]
good composition with two flowers and butterfly with fine lighting. tfs.
- [2009-06-06 9:14]
this is truly a beautiful image of nature with very rich colouration!
Good pose of the Painted Lady with great sharpness and good details on this delicate daisy.
Ciao Dan, superb light in a beautiful composition with elegant Vanessa and lovely flowers, great colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
splendidly litted up with beautiful colours capture and photo
TFS and thanks for sharing
- [2009-06-08 23:17]
Pictured scene cannot be more wonderful. Both flowers and natural BG create a nice scene for beautiful butterfly. I like impressive lighting, great details of the main subject and nice blurriness of the BG. Composition of the shot as well as selected POV are spot on too. Bravo. Well done.