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Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/420 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 18:10
Viewed: 3970
Points: 51
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here we can see a newly individual of this specie.
I have the pleasure to take a few photos when it was emerging from its pupa.
The Red admiral is common specie in Portugal.
It flies away without a possibility to take a shot with wings wide open.
I was on Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain of Portugal, when I saw this Nature’s moment of beauty, but unfortunately I couldn’t take shots just before it emerging, because I haven’t the camera ready.
I wasn’t ready for…just searching and not able to take photos… What a pity…
It happens so fast… I saw it goes out its pupa and “walk” to a high branch of vegetation.
When I was able to photograph. it had the wings ready to fly.
This is the underside of the wings, also beauty.
The antennas are down yet. A few minutes later and it fly away!

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Very nice and clear picture.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-05 20:52]

Well Paulo, when you finally got your camera working, you must have been pleased with this shot. What an great experience for you.
It must be a beautiful butterfly when it is flying. It is quite amazing that it all happens so quickly. Thank you for sharing.

Hi Paulo,
what a pretty butterfly the different colours and the glittering - I like it very much.
Thanks for your informative note, I can learn so much.
I tried a workshop for you and changed the light, nothing more to do with this perfect photo. Just playing with a beautiful motive.
Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Coming back - WS comes tomorrow, I just see, I have no more limit left! Bye.

Hello Paulo!
Wonderful butterfly from you again.Details on eyes are amazing.Thanks for sharing.

Paulo, that's a very nice butterfly shot!I liked your work and note.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-06 6:25]

Hi Paulo,
good moment,new born butterfly.I like the colours and sharpness. Interesting note. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-08-06 6:52]

Hello Paulo,
Its a very nice capture.
Great colours and detail of the wings,very good POV.
Excellent note too.
Well done!


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-06 11:28]

Paulo Henrique, this is an extremely beautiful capture.

A very beautiful butterfly, an excellent photo.

Great pov, composition and sharpness; I like colors too.


Hello Paulo,
another beautiful shot from you. I like this butterfly with it´s colours. Great job.



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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-08-06 16:16]

Nice picture with interesting light. Perfect composition, sharpness and colors.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-07 4:27]

What a superb butterfly that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are again good ! I never see this specie at home, I am jalous. Thanks for sharing Paulo.

Hi Paulo, great colours, good capture, you hd to be quick. Well done, Rob

Bonne netteté, très bons détails. Je trouve la position et la composition un peu moins bonnes. La lumière est plutôt faible mais les couleurs sont quand même très belles. Samuel

Helo Paulo!
Amazing shot with fantastic colours!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-12 7:12]

Hi Paulo Henrique, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.
Day thought: Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung ~
Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-12 15:18]

Ola Paulo,

The thumbnail didn't look very attractive but the big one: wow. E Muito bonito.
All those colours ab=nd details and above all the dept.
Very good.

Adios amigo,


Hello Paulo! Excellent DOF, colors, exposure and details. Especially like the head, very good sharpness and focus..Well done!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-19 16:30]

Hi Paulo.
Wonderful butterfly,nice photo.

E impresionante o nivel de detahles que conseguiches nista foto. Os patrones que forman as cores nas alas son preciosos. Notase a textura ateciopelada. Tendes unhas volvoretas moi coloridas por Castelo Branco, e eu tehno pendente unha visita.
Calqueira dia douche unha sorpresa :)
Por certo tes una dedicatoria AQUI. Saudos e gracias polas tuas fotos.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-12 11:09]
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Hello Paulo,
a wonderful capture. Colors, details and sharpness are very nice. I like the way your model hold up its head, very graceful. Great POV and b/g. Nice composition.

Excellent light, very sharp and colorful shot!
Nice details and composition!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-20 20:31]
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Hello Paulo! What a pleasure to see! Perfect exposure my friend. Very rich details and colors. Just a superb shot. Thanks for sharing, Gabriel

Sometimes people miss the underside of the wings and it can be such a pity, the red admiral has such nice wings on both sides.

I love the detail in this picture - the colours are so clear.


Hello Paulo,
delightful capture of this freshly emerged admiral.
Excellent details all over, and very well visible shades of colours in these very dark areas of wings.
Very strong and hard light perfectly used for showing all the slightly iridescencent parts.
Well composed, too.
I feel tempted to rotate that picture 90 degrees to the left.
Did you present it rotated 90 degrees right turn?
Thank you, my friend, for this pretty contribution with the exciting short story in your notes!
Best regards,

Hi Paulo,
Sharp and clear photo. Very enjoy to see the head part of this red admiral. It is such a priviledge to be able to share this magic moment. TFS

Really well done - all the details on the wings are perfect wisible. Natural colours and good sharpness - TFS


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