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500th post Australian Painted Lady

500th post  Australian Painted Lady
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Australia, Invertebrates and fungi of the Sydney region 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 2:25
Viewed: 3552
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends, this is my 500th post on TN.

The species is an Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi), a species that Ive posted before, so please go (here) if you want to read some information on this species.

Today I would like to thank all of you who have viewed and/or critiqued any of my postings over the four years that Ive been here on TN, what an amazing journey.

I think this is a great site and the people here make this a fantastic global community. Politicians could learn a lot from the harmonious environment we have on TN.

Ive made lots of great friends here and of course Ive learnt an enormous amount about photography and the worlds impressive biodiversity and landscapes.

A few points on how this site has changed my life:

TN rekindled my interest in wildlife photography.
Through critiques and learning off others on TN, my photography has improved from amateur to reasonable.
I have met and even visited many people all over the world that I would never have known if I wasnt on TN. For that I am a richer person and grateful to everyone I have ever corresponded with.
TN woke my interest in travelling, and now Ive been to places in 8 counties that I probably wouldnt experienced if I hadnt been on TN. For that I am a richer person and grateful to everyone who has ever posted a photo on TN that Ive looked at. I am now addicted to travelling abroad and seeing as much of this amazing planet as I can.

Thank you Adam and Rob for creating and keeping this site going.

Thanks TN

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-08 2:28]

Hi Chris

Lovely shot. This is a beautiful butterfly and you have done it justice. Wonderful colours, Excellent composition, good DOF and POV.
Regardfs Siggi

Hello Chris,

Fantastic close up of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours with excellent details.
Ligthing and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

Hi Chris,
Congratulations! on your 500th posting on TN. Great shot of this Austrailan painted lady from dorsal POV providing us all upperwings details. i also share your opinions that TN is changing our life and life perspective. Next stop for you: Turkey. i am looking forward to put you up my friend. New adventures:). By the way i also thanks for all of your contributions to us.
All the best!


hello Chris!
one of the best photos that you could propose to the 500th post ... congratulations for excellent definition of this species of Vanessa Australian.

greetings sERGIO

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-08 3:02]

Hello Chris,
Congratulations on reaching 500!! And many thanks for all the brilliant and interesting images you have shown us so far!!
This is a splendid specimen of the Australian Painted Lady very sharply in focus here. The colours are really glowing and details very sharp. A fine background too that makes it stand out very nicely.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Chris
Congratulations on your 500th post. Great shot. I like field guide POV. Sharpness is great and colors are natural. Also good contrast and nice not disturbing background
I am waiting for anothe 500 photos ;-)
Best wishes

Many congratulations on your 500th picture on TN, Chris!
You have been a top class prolific member and have regaled us with wonderful nature pictures from all around the world.
This landmark picture of a Painted Lady suits the occasion by vitue of its professional quality.
I wish you all the best for your next 500 and look forward to seeing them all.

Hallo Chris
Wow 500? I've still got far to go. Contratulations and thank you for all your contributions to the site. You deserve each of your points over and over. You are an great photographer with lots of talent. Wonderful capture of this Australian Painted Lady. Excellent depth of field that keeps the whole butterfly in perfect focus but blurrs the background notably. Vibrent colours and awesome patterns on the wings. As usual a pleasant presentation with superb sharpness. I appreciated looking at this beauty.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-08 4:49]

Hello Chris,
A superb open-wing capture of V. kershawi taken from a fine dorsal POV with outstanding sharpness so that one can easily see the features and differences from V. cardui.
TFS this delight,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-08 5:59]

hi chris,
500th post, wonderful image to celebrate, congrats! your comments are wonderful and will greatly influence others too. thanks.
this is a beauty, great shape, design and colors. perfect image for the occasion. tfs.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-12-08 7:13]

Merhaba Chris!
Renklerinin canlılığı ve detaylarındaki keskinlik ile enfes bir kelebek karesi sunmuşsun.
500. karenizi candan kutluyorum.
Emeğine sağlık.


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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-08 9:29]

Hello Chris,

A wonderful shot of this Australian Painted Lady. The details are rich colors are lovely. The patterns, Composition and POV are lovely. Good focusing and lighting. TFS.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-08 9:30]

Hi Chris.
My heartfelt congratulations on 500th post and many thanks for huge contribution here. Without your pictures, this site would be so nice. My warm wishes to you and many new amazing shots.

This one is simply outstanding. I think our Ladies are so beautiful as Australian. However, you have represented it by the best way. Terrific reproduction of all its beauty. POV, composition, wingspread of the butterfly are blameless. Bravo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-08 12:14]

Hello Chris,
Very beautiful sharp-detailed photo of this butterfly. Splendid clear colours. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.
A beautiful one to celebrate your 500th posting!

Ciao Chris,
congratulazioni per la tua 500th su TN; una meravigliosa immagine di Vanessa cardui australiana catturata con una straordinaria definizione, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con la bella posa con BG della roccia, bellissimi i colori.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-12-08 13:58]

Hi Chris
Congratulations on 500 posts.Wonderful closeup showing great detail,texture in the wings.
tfs jon

Gidday Chris,
Congrats on making it to 500 posts!
Thats a lot of nature photos for the archives.
A great shot of this Aussie Painted Lady.
She's a cracker mate!
It looks almost the same as our New Zealand Red Admiral which I posted a wee while ago.
Great exposure,colour and detail.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-09 2:59]

Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your 500th post and hope to see also 5000th here.It's a wonderful painted lady photo.Colors,details and framing are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-09 5:15]

Hello Chris,
Amazing 500 postings what a fantastic portfolio. This image is a splendid way to celebrate your milestone. This macro has colors and details which are incredible. Thank you for all your work over bthe years Chris.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-09 8:07]

Hello Chris, Congratulations and great presentation. I like the view and the colors. Ganesh

Hello Chris,

Wonderful capture of this Australian Painted Lady. Excellent sharpness and wonderful colours.
Congratulations for your 500th post!

hi Chris,

nice composition of this butterfly.
Beautiful colours and razor sharpness.


Ciao Chris, congratlations for your splendid 500th post on TN, fantastic butterfly with splendid colors, wonderful details and great sharpness, very well done, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-12-10 9:51]

500 is a great achievment Chris, many congrats to you! Excellent shot to celebrate with, first class details and very well framed, great work and here's to many more.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-11 6:56]

Hello Chris,
Somehow I missed this butterfly-shot. I would like to congratulate you too for your 500th picture. Your picture-collection is of course very interesting and instructive for us who don't leave in your part of the world. Interesting also here to see the differences with our Painted-Lady. The Australian "version" has so lovely blue spots.
What you write about TN is so true, I just agree with you.
Thanks for all
Best regards

Hi Chris,
a belated congrats for your 500th post.
It have been very nice to have you around this long time, my friend.
You are celebrating with a very nice butterfly picture.
The colours are amazing, good sharpness and fine details.
Great work.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Chris,
the Australian Painted Lady in splendidly rich details.
Filling its frame in powerful presence.
Well lighted, well saturated warm colours against the dry rocky background.
A pretty posting, celebrating a rare event.
My congratulations to your #500!
With thanks, and all my best wishes to you!

Hi Chris,
Congrats for this wonderful 500th post. Absolutely excellent butterfly shot, couldn't be any better. Bravo. And the note's very personal and emotional. Yes, TN changes our lives if we take it seriously.
If You think about Europe as Your next travel, don't forget a fungi hunting in Hungary.
All the best, have a nice festive season and a great new year. Your friend, Lszl

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