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Vanessa myrinna

Vanessa myrinna
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4, CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-29 8:22
Viewed: 5288
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]

We are in the dry season. Pastures are dry enough in the savannas steady wind ago. At this time you can see some butterflies that are rare in my region. This is the case of this butterfly that I post today, the unexpectedly found among the branches of shrubs, found it difficult to settle because a strong wind and not stood still for long. Additionally it was almost noon and the sun was hot. Strange environment to find a butterfly.

I was searching the web and I'm sure it's some kind of butterfly Vanessa, but does not match I've seen, the closest is the "Vanessa virginiensis" (American painted Laidy) but the wings of this specimen differ in their lower with this species.

Anyway, I think it is one of the most colorful I've photographed. It is also the first time that I see in these places. I hope soon find another butterfly species in an environment more conducive to photograph.



Thanks to Peter (batu) (again!) For the ID!

Practically at the time you post, and Peter has the ID! amazing!

For more INFO: (Vanessa myrinna)

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hello Jesús

i am not familiar with the species of butterflies,
here you did a very very beautiful photo, you managed
superbly your camera to obtain this wonderful image
and your Canon compact it is giving DSLR quality image,



HI Jesus,
it's a beautiful butterfly, I love the warm colours and the open wings. Also a pretty 3D-effect. We are neighbours today, that's nice, the first time today ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-12-29 8:36]
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Hola Jesus,
there are 7 different but similar Vanessa species occuring in the neotropics.
The species on your picture is Vanessa myrinna, the only species with less
distinct eye-spots on the hindwings.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-29 8:50]

Hola Jesus,
Atalanta butterfly looks like ...
Especially colors.Sharp detail and depth of field is very good.
Best wishes, for New Year,

Ciao Jesus,
compplimenti anche a Peter che ha identificato questa Vanessa molto simile alla Vanessa atalanta; bellissima immagine con ottima definizione e splendidi colori, mi piace molto anche la composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-29 9:13]

Hi Jesus. I see you have the right ID all ready. This sounds like a harsh place for this colourful Butterfly to live, You were able to get a fine top POV showing the open wing markings with fine detail and rich colours. well taken TFS.

A Happy New Year to you and your family.

Hola Jesus!
Nice capture of Vanessa myrinna, a little similar species to our European V. atalanta :) I like clarity and details.
All the best in 2010!
Friendly yours,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-29 9:56]

Hello Jesus,
Great photo of this butterfly in beautiful colours, excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Very nice POV, OOF BG and composition.

hello Jesus
this is SUPER ,very good sharpness and good details
i like the pose you can see the butterfly very good
greeting lou

Ciao Jesus, fantastica Vanessa, somiglia un po' alla nostra atalanta, Peter č un fenomeno, chissŕ se c'č qualche farfalla che non conosce, magnifica macro di questa bellissima mai vista prima, fantastici colori e eccezionale nitidezza, complimenti, auguro a te e famiglia uno splendido 2010, ciao Silvio

Hi Jesus,
Thank you for this frame filling beauty in fine pattern and colours against a fuzzy, natural background, captured expertly in sharp focus and good exposure.
Wish you a happy, healthy and productive New Year MF!

Hi Jesus:)

Magnificent macro of this beautiful lady:) from your country with excellent exposure, perfect sharpness, lovely colors and fantastic light. Nice to see the close relative of our painted lady indeed.
TFS this MF! and all the best in the New Year 2010.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-29 13:08]

Hello Jesus,
lovely sharp and colourful photo of this Butterfly. Perfectly sharp and I love the way the light shows through the wings. A Great composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-29 14:28]

Hola Jesus,
Very nice close up.Like 3D.Colors,POV,clear details,sharpness and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-29 15:30]

Hi Jesus,as you can see in Europe was the Vanessa Cardui year,never seen a lot like in this summer.And it's very nice to discover the sister,differents colors but the same design,a pic taken at the best from a great point of view.Very interesting work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

questa specie sudamericana di Vanessa virginiensis e' molto
simile alla nostra urticae....bella presa ad ali aperte e
colorazione davvero strana per noi abituati a vederla con un colore piu' aranciato...
grazie Jesus e buona giornata sERGIO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-29 20:07]

Hello Jesus,
The colors of this butterfly are gorgeous!! Shown with super fine detail and exposure. Wonderful DOF and nicely composed!!

hello Jesus,
the POV is very good and beautiful composed scene, with nice colors output and sharp details!
Wish you all the best for the new year!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-29 23:23]

Hello Jesús,
A superb capture of V. myrinna!
The open wing position was taken from a great POV with superb sarpness, colours and lighting and the busy Bg is sufficiently OOF to allow it to stand out well. A fine specimen well portayed for I think the first time on TN. Congratulations once again my friend!
Thanks and I wish you a happy and healthy 2010!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-29 23:30]

Hola Jesús,
gracias por tus amables palabras...
preciosa captura, colorida mariposa
con sensacional iluminación.
saludos y buen 2010, con maravillosas fotos como esta :))

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-30 3:43]

A painted lady with different colors, wow. Good capture. tfs.

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