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painted lady
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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Macros, Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) II, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Painted Ladies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-21 3:51
Viewed: 8115
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 166
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This macro is taken at my father’s garden last weekend. It was a beautiful sunny day which means a gift for people who are taking shots in Istanbul.
Looking or taking shots of colorful butterfly macros makes me tipsy and in this shot Iliked the position of tongue too. Here is some general specifications of butterflies.Tanks to Heinz(wallhalla15) and Okan for the ID.Hope you’ll like it...
Painted Lady
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Vanessa cardui)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Vanessa
Subgenus: Cynthia
Species: cardui

Binomial name
Vanessa cardui(Linnaeus, 1758)
The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) is a well-known colourful butterfly, known in North America as the Cosmopolite.
It is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Australia which has a close relative, the Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi, sometimes considered a subspecies). Other closely related species are the American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), and the West Coast Lady (Vanessa anabella).
The Painted Lady occurs in any temperate zone, including mountains in the tropics. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn. For example, it migrates from North Africa and the Mediterranean to Britain in May and June, but offspring produced there die in the Autumn.
The caterpillars feed on thistles, the adults on thistles and plants like the Buddleia.

Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time: 7/18/2005 6:15:13 PM
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/400
Av( Aperture Value ): 5.6
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation: 0
ISO Speed: 200
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
Flash: Off
AF Mode:One-Shot AF

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-21 3:58]
  • [2]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent lighting, beautiful colour, very good background and composition.

beautiful photo, sebnem! :-)
the colors and sharpness are just great.
i like seeing the butterflies´s tongue rolled up.
very superb job, thor.

Superbe photo, Sebnem. All's perfect. I like the colors and the sharpness is perfect. Bravo!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-21 4:24]
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Ok Sebnem, you won competition for most colorfull image on TN :-) Orgy of colours. Sharp, well composed, with great BG. Another sure winner here!

ps. do you take pictures of your city and post them somewhere? maybe we'll visit Istanbul this year so it could be great to see it before on one of our friend's pictures :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-21 4:24]

Sebnem, exquisite capture of the Painted Lady. It is brilliantly sharp with excellent exposure, colours and details.Just superb! I love it.

WOW !!!! Awesome Sebnum !!!

Hi Sebnem
quite simply perfect, in my favorite
In a friendly way Christophe

the photo is nice Sebnem,
It's almost perfect in pov, the composition is very good taken, and the colours and details are super, good dof, great job,
gr. Jaap

Excellent macro Sebnem. The colours are simply outstaing and the perspective excellent. Very good shrpness. Well done!

Hi Sebnam,

This is fantastic macro. Well done!!!
I am under impression.


Hello Sebnem

Lovely bright colours in this shot. POV is spot on. Good light and details. Excellent sharpness. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-21 6:39]

Hello Sebnem,

What a beautiful and colorful photo! This must be the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen. She's so gracious and lovely. Details are sharp and the POV & composition are perfect. Well done & TFS!


Woooooooooow Sebnem!
One of the most beautiful photos on TN for me!

Hello Sebnem, This has great sharpness and details within your DOF. Well composed and I like the angle of the butterfly with it looking up..Just a tiny bit over-sat. IMHO.
Well done!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-21 9:20]

Always a beautiful butterfly!
Very good macro shot!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-21 10:01]

Şebnem, vivid colors in this very beautiful shot.

Great composition and pov. The blurred bg works well too.

A pleasure to check.

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful,colourful lady;).I like her spiral tongue and lighting very much.thanks for sharing.

Hello Sebnem, fantastic photo! Very nice macro shot and useful notes! Well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-21 15:50]

Hello Sebnem, very nice work! This is a delightful shot, the POV is very nice and the lighting is fantastic. No critisism here. Congratulations.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-21 16:08]

Hello Sebnem,
A lovely capture.
Beautiful colours,excellent composition and nice detail.
Great work,well done.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-21 16:17]

Wooow what a butterfly,Good catch Sebnem.I love the details you captured in this frame especially the feathery body part and curl.Nice bg,dof and pov.TFS

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-07-21 17:27]

Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. A beauty.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-22 1:45]

Hello Sebnem!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. More colorfull than mine and better than mine too.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.

Hello Sebnem,
Wow, it is a splendid butterfly which you captured! Superb composition been useful by a contrast and colors perfect. Great cheer for this work!
TFS, cordially,

Hello, Sebnem,
This is one the best butterflies I've seen up to know. It's not only a beautiful one, but your presentation is perfect and details, specially on the head, are outstanding. About colors, they are beautiful, but IMO, the flowers brightness is stealing a part of the show. A little rotation ccw would enable to crop a bit of these to reduce their impact against the butterfly. Just an idea fro what it's worth, otherwise, a real pleasure for the eyes you've send us. Thanks.

Hello Sibnem, this photo is brilliant! The colours are vivid and colourful, the image is sharp and clear. I learn a lot with your guidelines.

What a chance you had at your father's garden. Nice country you live in.

Lovely photo. Ths and take care, Yan

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-22 10:46]

WOOOOOOOW ! Today is a butterfly festival. Realy wonderful and interesting shot for this superb butterfly !!! Composition, colors, DOF, POV, pose, details and sharpness are perfect ! Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

Wonderful capture! Fantastic colors, beautiful BG. Nice composition. Excellent details and sharpness. And a bonus with the tongue rolled up! TFS

Beatiful picture, Sebnem.
I like the light and compostion.
Very good POV, colours and details.
Excellent work.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-23 6:57]

A beautiful shot.
Lighting just perfect.
DOF perfect.
Great photo.

Hi Sebnem,
your photos are all so beautiful.
This has so marvelous colours and perfect DOF.
Congratulations to you for your perfect photos.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Love the backlight. Excellent colors.

Composition/placement: ****
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****
Impact: *****

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

Hi Sebnem,

A beautiful composition. The color and detail are superb. Perfect DOF and OOF backround. Excellent Shot!

beautiful light!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-07-25 8:57]

Stunning colors here Sebnem and the BG does a wonderful job of supporting the image.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-26 1:39]
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Excelente: Macro, cores, luzes, composição e nitidez.!!!!
Muito boa foto.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-26 5:32]

Wooooooooooooooooow Sebnem!!!! What an amazing shot!!!! Gosh, it perfect! The DOF, POV, details, sharpness, contrast, colours.... they are all fantastic!!!! Very very well captured my friend, thank you for sharing... :D

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-07-26 7:46]

Πάρα πολύ όμορφη η πεταλούδα σου αγαπητή Sebnem.
Από τις πιο όμορφες που υπάρχουν εδώ. Η λεπτομέρεια και τα χρώματα άψογα (gr)

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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-07-29 13:04]

Hi Sebnem,Glorious image,colours are amazing,with lovely detail.nice lighting too.
Well done.

Beautiful Sebnem,
The colours are amazing, very sharp and clear. Nicely composed and good DOF, POV and BG.
I should be up to date with your posts now, Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for posting.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-02 7:23]

Good morning Sebnem,
What a nice macro, i like the vivid colours & clear details, dof & pov are excellent. Very well composed,


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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-11 7:28]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice macro!Colours,details,lighting and composition are great .Thanks for posting...

What beautiful detail you've captured here! I love the backlit wings, very bright vibrant color without being too bright. Wonderful work!

Fabulous colors here, and I love the curled proboscis! Really great job on this one!


Hi Sebnem!
Fantastic colors. Very good capture. Note excelent too.

That is absolutely stunning! such vibrant colours, sharpness, clarity. One can definately "feel" the loveliness of the summer in this superb image.



Hi Sebnem,
The colors are really great : the contrast between the purple of the flowers and the orange of the butterfly is very nice.
I like to see the tongue.

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! The detail is absolutely amazing...you can even see the tiny hairs on her body. Great job!

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-09-21 15:33]

wow - fantastic photo of the painted lady butterfly and a more unusual angle. the colors are amazing as is the detail/sharpness - to restate - WOW

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-09-22 9:51]

Merhaba Sebnem!
Extraordinary picture.Bravo.
Best Regards,

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-23 6:09]

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful capture.Vivid colors and saturation,lighting,sharpness,clear details,POV,tongue and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.

Yeah Baby! really Groovey and very psychadelic composition, This one should be hanging up in Austin Powers Shag Pad. Great Shot! Paul :)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-01 20:03]

In warm evening sun... I would add to the title. Very nice colouration, Sebnem. Also I like a lot the very fine details on the lady's head and feeding apparatus! TFS! Michal

oooohh this is one supreme shot. I dont think a photograph can get any better than this. dead serious.
well done. didn't you get call from NG yet? TFS!

wonderful, Betnem, everything is a joy in this shot, down to the beautiful bokeh against which the details of the butterfly come out so strikingly.

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2005-10-13 10:26]

What a perfect macro!
The light is great. Colors amazing. Frame just great.
I`m shocked, you did it like a master :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-13 15:32]

DOF is wonderful, focus right on the nose (or should I say the "trump"). Even know it's backlit, you've got excellent shadow details. Bravo and TFS

Hi Sebnem!
What a great macro!! Perfect details, colours and POV. Excellent!

Excellent fine detail and lovely vibrant colours. DOF just a touch too shallow if I'm being honest, but otherwise, excellent ;)

Colours look a bit too saturated in my monitor, but the shot is simply fantastic...everything.
Another beauty from you, I enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.
:) tomorrow.

Very nice butterfly. Good, composition, DOF, sharpness and colors.

So beautiful!!!! People in USA use so much poison in gardens, butterflies are almost extinct...... They are a gift of beauty to the earth!

One of the best butterfly photos I've ever seen. DOF is great and the colours are gorgeous


Great details, composition and POV!

Hi Sebnem,
Great photo! Ecxellent warm colours, details and... butterfly of course.
A good work, really

Hi Sebnem!
Wonderful close up. Colors, lighting, sharpness, POV, clear details, framing and composition are very good.Thanks for shoting.

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2006-02-17 8:11]

Hello Sebnem,
very nice squared composition, with a great back light, and warm colors. Hope you'll have great fun with the D200...
Thanks for your sharp and artistic view of the world...

She is really a Lady.
Brava, very nice shot.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-01 20:49]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent lighting and BG.Very sharp and detaild buterfly.Beautiful colours and POV.
Well done my friend


This is an absolutely stunning photo, Sebnem! The vivid colours of the flowers and the detail of the Painted Lady are very inspiring. TFS!!!

Hi Sebnem
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie tes beaux papillons
au revoir et merci....JP

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 78 N: 91] (402)
  • [2006-05-07 8:05]
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Selam dew77,sizden yorum almak memnun edici,tesekkur.sizin bu fotoyu izniniz olmadan windows arka plan yaptim cok kalite ve asil durmus tebrikler.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-07 16:10]

Hi Sebnem, this is an excellent shot. The colours and detail are amazing with a great POV. The composition is spot on, TFS.

Nice colours and depth of field concerning butterfly.
Annick Vanderschelden

Hi Sebnem, I don't know if it's possible do photo better than this, may be, but this butterfly is the most beautiful macro that I ever seen, all is perfect, focus, sharpness, details, focus, wonderful composition, BRAVISSIMA:)))))
Ciao Silvio

Bu fotograf oldukca güzel sebnem hanim.

Hi Sebnem,

Nice lighting, colorful and unobtrusive background, right moment, good positioning, right framing and correct exposure. A very well made picture. Treat to eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Murali Santhanam

Merhaba Sebnem renkleri detail composition cok seviyorum. Isik cok iyi olmus tebrikler her zamanki gib senin portfolio cok beyendim Selamlar Necip.

Hello Sebnem.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hello Sebnem !
What a beautiful picture this is ! Awesome details on the butterfly, I can see each little hair on his body ! I also like the composition, the texture of the wings, the POV, the blurred BG and the beautiful wam colors. The pose of the butterfly, with its tongue rolled up, is very nice too. Well done !

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-09-14 6:51]

selam sebnem
bu guzel diken kelebegine basarili bir yakin cekim yapmissin
kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, arka plani, renkleri, detaylari ve bilgi notuyla harika bir calisma olmus
eline saglik

Excellent lighting, beautiful colour, very good background and composition.

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  • kamari (112)
  • [2010-03-16 10:48]

merhaba sıcak renkler ve yan profil güzel olmuş

Fantastic photograph. Nothing I can add to aheat has already been written. Excellent capture>

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