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vanessa, painted lady!

vanessa, painted lady!
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painted Ladies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-17 5:10
Viewed: 3691
Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When i was digging up my archives, i found this one. Beautiful butterflies are great subjects for us, but using flash on butterflies are not a choice! This is because my butterfly photos are not esthetic as Goutham's posts. i like Goutham's butterflies works and his all photos with a great lighting and bg. Only this one a little bit better result with the flash looking to my other bfly posts.

Flash with -2 exposure

Have a nice weekend!

Painted lady - Vanessa cardui

Geographic Range
The Painted Lady is found everywhere in the world except South America, the Arctic, and Australia.

The Painted Lady is found almost anywhere, but they tend to inhabit brightly lighted and open environments. They prefer clover fields, flowery meadows and hilly country. Marshes, dunes, and thorn scrubs also attract the Painted Lady.

Physical Description
The Painted Lady has a pointed forewing which bears a distinct white bar. The hindwing has a submarginal row of 5 tiny black dots. The upperside of the freshly emerged butterfly is orange with rose-like overtones. The underside is a mottled gray, brown, and black.

Females lay eggs on the plants their babies will eat. The caterpillars that hatch out feed continuously and molt several times. After a few weeks they transform into a pupa, go through a complete metamorphosis, and emerge as an adult butterfly. The timing of this depends on the climate, the warmer it is the faster they grow.

metamorphosis .

Breeding season
All year in the tropics, spring and summer in cooler climates.

A green, barrel-shaped egg is laid singly on a host plant. The color of the larva varies from chartreuse with black marbling to a purple with a yellow hue.

Lifespan depends on the climate, but is probably never more than one winter. Only adults survive through winter, and even then only in mild climates.

The Painted Lady is well known for its migratory behavior. It is continuously brooded and does not disperse. Adult males will perch in the late afternoon to establish and defend a territory. However, a male does not selectively perch on species of plants that serve as larval hosts. Almost always males win exclusive use of their defended areas.

Food Habits
The Painted lady consumes more than 100 different plants, some include thistles, Burdock, and Groundsel. The Larval foodplants are thistles and members of the families Asteraceae and Malvaceae.

Known predators:
other invertebrates that eat insects

Adult painted ladies' main defenses are flight and camouflage. The caterpillars hide in small silk nests on top of leaves, and may have chemical defenses, but this is uncertain.

Animal diversity

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It looks like at last we are online at the same time. Great POV and colors! I liked the sharpness, BG and the details on the wings too.

Goutham R

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-17 5:31]

Hi Ersin.
Beautiful closeup of this amazing butterfly.Great POV and fine sharp details on drawing underside wings.Very nice colors and pleasant lighting.Superb background too.
Well done and well composed.TFS.
Best greetings Milos

Hello Ersin !
This is a wonderful picture, I love the colors and the patterns on the wings of this butterfly. You made great use of your flash - I think your pictures with flash are much better than some pictures taken in good lighting conditions, and you can be proud of them. The details are excellent also, as well as the composition. Very well done !

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-17 6:04]

Merhaba Ersin bey,
çok iyi POV, mükemmel netlik,ışık ve kompozisyon.Tebrikler,selamlar.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-17 6:30]

Merhaba Ersin,
Ben de bu yılın mahsulü mü diye merak etmiştim.Canlı renklerin,kontrastın öne çıktığı güzel bir makro çalışması olmuş.Selamlar,ellerine sağlık!

hi ersin,
lovely capture,
nice crisp image with very good details on the wings,
well composed shot,
nice pov, good dof,
dark bg is in well contrast with the butterfly,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Ersin
Very nice shot of Painted Lady,
Perfect focusing on head and lighting,
Excellent POV,Welldone.


Very nice Ersin,
I will detail later..

This is a perfect shot, Ersin.
The dark BG places the butterfly in an eminent position and helps in bringing out the beauty and sharpness of its colours.
A grand image, all in all.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-17 13:30]

Hi Ersin,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the posture of the butterfly and your angle for the shot, POV and DOF. Very neatly composed. Kudos.

Trés belle image de ce beau papillon.Amitiés.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-17 15:36]

Osado pero efectivo punto de vista Ersin con excelente foco y agudeza tanto sobre la mariposa como en las flores.
A pesar que el trasfondo de la escena no es el ideal, la buena difusión lograda reduce la incidencia del mismo.
Buena iluminación con intensos pero bien controlados colores dentro de una composición agradable.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Fearless but effective point of view Ersin with excellent focus and sharpness as much on the butterfly as in the flowers.
In spite that the background of the scene is not the ideal, the achieved good diffusion it reduces the incidence of the same one.
Good illumination with intense but well controlled colors inside a pleasant composition.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Perfect exposure on this really nice macro. Bothe colors and details are excellent. :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-27 12:55]

Hi Ersin

What a beautiful shot from your archives!
I really love the diagonal composition here and the very good and sharp details on the butterfly and also on the flowers.
The colors are vivid and lovely and the contrast with the BG is excellent, too.
Graet work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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