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Painted Lady II

Painted Lady II
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painted Ladies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 11:52
Viewed: 3476
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vanessa cardui - family Nymphalidae.

PL: Rusałka osetnik
UK: Painted Lady
SK: BabŰčka bodliakovŠ
CZ: Babočka bodlŠkovŠ
ES: Bella Dama o Cardero
DE: Distelfalter
SE: Tistelfjšril
NO: Tistelsommerfugl
FI: Ohdakeperhonen
DK: Tidselsommerfugl
NL: Distelvlinder

One of the Autumn species in my area. Only small part of all butterflies becomes from local population. Most part is a migrants from the south part of Europe. The number of butterflies are different every year - sometimes is greater, sometimes smaller.
I've found this butterfly just at the Baltic coast near Leba in Poland. It's amazing but I've observed this butterfly just sitting on the beach and drinking salt(!) water from wet sand. I've never seen it before.
The picture is not bad so I've decided to share it with all of you. I hope you'll like it.

Some informations about the species you can find here.

phlr, peter_stoeckl, Hil, ramthakur, izler has marked this note useful
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Hi Chris,
very lively capture, perfectly on focus, well framed.
Powerful approach, difficult pose very well handled with an excellent result. Bright colours are reported very clear in the sharp natural light of late summmer. Beautiful document.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-25 13:40]

Hi Chris

Great shot, the pose is really nice, I like to see them from different angles, the detail is amazingly sharp with lovely colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Chris!
Excellent perspective that gives a glimple of the underside of this lovely butterfly's wing along with its beautifully coloured upper wing.
A great shot in its overall appeal.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-26 17:47]

hi Chris
beautiful butterfly photo. yes different angle but good result. colours, contrast, lighting, focus, sharpness and details are great.

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