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Vanessa cardui

Vanessa cardui
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Copyright: briGitte ghilain (briGG) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-22 10:33
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Often we see this butterfly on TN!

Cynthia cardui or Vanessa cardui, also known as Belle-Dame, is a butterfly of the family nymphalidés. This butterfly was once very common in Europe. This butterfly is the most widespread in the world.



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-22 10:41]

Hi Brigitte. This is a very colourful picture of this Butterfly. Which you have taken with good detail . Your top POV lets us see all of the open wing markings. There is a little noise in the BG which coloud be taken out with a free down load called Neatimage. Well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-22 10:42]

Hello Brigitte,
Very beautiful clear coloured photo of this butterfly and surroundings. Excellent sharp details. Great choice of composition and POV. I don't like the big black frame, but that's personal.

Hi Brigitte,

This is among the most artistic of "Vanessa cardui" this season! Great importance of the insect on the bottom and a partially blurred green! ... excellent fit to further enhance the whole. good work approach and measurement in partial mode that allowed a balance of light out of the ordinary. A beautiful and nice pic.

Greetings / Thanks!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-22 11:39]

Hello Brigitte,
Excellent capture with stunning focus! The whole butterfly is sharp and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Briggite,
nice capture,beautifull colors and light, always nice to see this beauty,

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-06-22 12:08]

Hello Brigitte
wonderful shot of this Nymphalidae with lovely colours and details on its wings. Great lighting and I like your POV to capture it in a very nice composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-22 15:26]

Salut Brigitte,la reine del l'ete' 2009 aussi depuis le Belgique.Jamais vues si nombreuses comme en cette anne',et on a vu photos de la Vanessa depuis tous les corners de l'Europe.La tienne est excellente,une qualite' straordnaire des details et couleurs et un magnifique point de vue.Mes compliments et bon Mardi,LUCIANO

  • goldyrs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
  • [2009-06-22 18:49]

Bonjour Brigitte et félicitations pour cette superbe photo! La composition, les détails et l'exposition sont impeccables. J'aime bien la luminosité du background qui ajoute une belle touche de lumičre.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-23 11:36]

Hi Brigitte.
Now your shot is colourful and bright. Well done. Pictured scene is simply amazing, I am impressed a lot. Butterfly, surrounding plants, their details and colours are great. Reproduction of all features of the charming Lady is terrific. My congratulations and TFS.

Hello Brigitte,

Great photo.
Nice colours with fantastic definition.
Light,focus and sharpness are superb.
Good notes.

Hello Brigitte,
a great view of Vanessa cardui taken with outstanding sharpness, splendid light and bright colours, POV, DOF, composition and presentation are excellent.
Best regards

Bonjour Brigitte
ce papilon n'a apparement pas l'art de se camoufler, il ressort bien dans son environnement tous vert, dans une superb pose toutes ailes déployées
de trčs beaux details sur le papilon et sur la plante
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2009-06-23 17:37]

Hello Brigitte,
Wonderful contrast of colors and beautiful butterfly caught in all their glory.
Excellent details and very good light. Great job!
Best regards,

Hola Brigitte,
Has sacado un buen partido a la hábil combinación color-luz-profundidad, presentando así una toma diferente de la común Vanessa. Excelentes los detalles de la planta del primer plano y un más que correcto encuadre.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-06-24 12:46]

Hi Brigitte!

Sure, we often see the Painted Lady on TN, I also have posted a picture of it. But your picture is outstanding. The great sharpness, the superb colour management and the extraordinary lighting make it a picture of high quality. It's just a pleasure to look at it!

Kind regards


bonjour brigitte

une belle photographie du papillon avec de jolies couleurs
et excellente saturation et contraste, excellent focus
avec netteté et détails, TFS


Hallo Brigette
This is a picture perfect photograph, and I think the flowers or shrubs as part of your background has a lot to do with the final showpiece in your display. It is indeed so that we see this butterfly a lot on the gallery, but it does not take away the fact that this is a beautiful creature with lots of lovely details and features and you have photographed it well to bring out all these mentioned loveliness. This image has a wonderful calming effect when one looks at it, as it has a gentle and soothing mood that surrounds it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello briGitte,
The contrasty color differences between subject and environment are the first noticable attractive qualities of this image that bring me to say that you captured it perfectly in the sense that it is pleasing in an artistic manner. Well done. :)

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