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On The Prowl
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA, Butterflies of North-America, Butterflies, Butterflies III, Butterfly & Dragonfly, Butterflys of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 8:11
Viewed: 4032
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis

Indian Blanket Flower
Gaillardia pulchella

More Info: American Painted Lady Butterfly
More Info: Indian Blanket Flower

Thanks Angy(angybone)for identifying this butterfly...also Klaus(kjpweb) and Ken(ken52)

angybone, eqshannon, lawhill, Little-white, gracious, Juyona, anel, MommaMiaX3, marhowie, jonathan_hart, Argus has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To captainsgirl: Thanks Donnajmirah 1 07-04 15:11
To Ken52: Hi Kenjmirah 2 06-20 21:33
To claudine: Hi Claudinejmirah 4 06-20 19:45
To angybone: Hi Angyjmirah 2 06-20 15:03
To Little-white: Hi Violettajmirah 1 06-20 14:36
To sunkirana: Hi Kiranjmirah 1 06-20 14:32
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-20 8:17]

Hi Jim,
Splendid shot of this butterfly - what's in a name? Lovely colours and patterns on its wings and the red and yellow flowers sets up a nice tone. Superb lighting and sharpness. I like your POV to portray it side-on and the BG which illustrates the habitat well. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Wonderful colors in this image - and I'd go with the American Painted Lady on this one...
(I use bugguide.net to identify many of my critters...)
Great shot! Cheers, Klaus

Witaj Jim!
Zachwycajace kolory. Bardzo udany kadr. Dobra ostrosc.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

Great clear shot. Wonderful colors - beautifully vivid. And like Mana said, the POV is very interesting. You captured some great detail - down to the flower's stem. Great one!!!! I think this is my favorite of your butterflies. :)

One of your best Jim. I cannot find a thing wrong technically. Aesthetics wise it is wonderfully entrancing.

Bob in the Woods

Hi Jim,
Beautiful portrait, vivid colors
sharp focus very well composed
well done TFS.
best regards/Lawhill

great colors excellent focus nice background. great shot

Hello Jim,
a gorgeous mix of colors. A fantastic colored flower, but the butterfly seems to watch at you, really amazing and singular.
Have you called her before...? Sharp and neat.
(It's a joke), regards.

Hi Jim, very beautiful butterfly. Nice colours. Not the best POV you would have liked I guess. Has come out sharp.

Nice work, Regards, Kiran

A lovely capture of the Painted Lady, Jim.
Excellent point of view, very fine details and delightful colors.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-20 15:23]
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Hi Jim, I rearely see the Painted Lady but I see a lot of the American Lady butterflies (they are almost identical). Very nice POV, good composition. Excellent exposure with vivid color. The details are excellent.

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-06-20 16:06]

Wspanialy motyl. Przepiekne szczegoly, detale, kolory.
Ladnie go ujoles.


Hello Jim,
awesome colour with perfect sharpness and details
the butterfly and the flower stands out against the bg
very well done indeed

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-20 16:27]

Hola Jim,
precioso trabajo,
bellos colores y sensacional pov,

Hello Jim,
I love the pose you captured! Composition, colors and BG are beautiful! Did you use noise reduction on the full image as it seems that some details on the butterfly have disappeared? This is a beautiful capture anyway, this is very nice :-) Thanks,

Hi Jim! :)

OMGosh, Wow what an amazing array of photos you have! This is an Awesome photo, love the colours and detail you were able to capture here! Great DOF, with sharpness and colour saturation! Stunning! You've come a long way babe!

So glad to be back, missed you all. Look forward to catching up!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-21 3:17]

Hello Jim,
That's a wonderful and colourful picture. Interesting also to see the American Painted Lady. Combination of two beauties! (flower and butterfly).
Thank's and best regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-21 3:48]

Hi Jim, Georgeous shot with lovely details. May be it would have been excellent if you had changed POV little bit. But still lovely picture. The eyes are amazing. Due to this angle the darkness is more on the side and if you had gone on different angle, the light would have been more on the bottom,resulting in lovely shot. Great shot still. Ganesh PT?

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-21 8:48]

Hi Jim,
a wonderful shot with excellent colors and lovely composition.
The sharpness is very nice. Possible a bit to much neat imaging as the textures are to smooth for my liking.
All in all quite nice.

bonjour jim
parfaitement nette,colorée et avec un superbe point de vue.
le BG est exempt de bruit et avec sa couleur met bien en valeur le papillon.

Hi Jim, splendid butterfly ad beautiful flower, great composition with wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and good details, very well done, ciao Silvio

A pleasing and colorful frame Jim.
Well composed and a great POV, I like it :) Thank You.

hello Jim

it's great !!! thanks to your note i know the name of that flower near my home :)))

beautiful shot with nice butterfly, good sharpness, beautiful composition, well done

Hi Jim.
Exquisite image. Wonderful colours throughout the whole image. DOF perfect for making this flower and butterfly stand out. Great detail and sharp.

New Zealand

Beautiful job on the butterfly and flower Jim!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-24 6:32]

Hello Jim,
Great shot of an American Painted Lady taken fro a fine POV. Good DOF, sharpness and composition. Excellent lighting and contrasting green BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Jim
Great macro.
Wonderful colours and sharpness
Well done

Hi Jim
wowo this almost looks 3D amazing details, great DOF , TFS

Just beatuiful composition, the details are so sharp! I have only seen this butterfly once and I have only quick picture of one. Beautiful shot.

Hi Jim,

A nice image of the American Painted Lady on the flower, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. thanks for sharing.


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