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Painted Lady

Painted Lady
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Copyright: Gregory Lazzaro (glazzaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 150mm F 2.8 Macro, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-30 15:55
Viewed: 7124
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Nymphalidae, Brush-footed Butterflies view all from this family


2-2 1/4" (51-57 mm). FW tip extended slightly, rounded. Above, salmon-orange with black blotches, black-patterned margins, and broadly black FW tips with clear white spots; outer HW crossed by small black-rimmed blue spots. Below, FW dominantly rose-pink with olive, black, and white pattern; HW has small blue spots on olive background with white webwork. FW above and below has white bar running from costa across black patch near tip.

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Nice capture here Greg,
Great detail and sharpness in the head and eye. I also like how you've managed to keep all of the flowers in focus. Very nice colors throughout. Nice composition and background as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-08-30 18:04]

Bonsoir Gregory,

Haven't seen you for a while! Nice to see your images again on TL. This is a splendid portrait of this butterfly. Head and eye are pin sharp, pefect exposure in a beautifull soft light. I like the colors harmony. A bit more DOF would have bring more sharp details in lower wing, but the overall result shows a great shot in a beautifull compostion. Excellent work and TFS.


Hi Gregory,
This is a excellent close up of this Butterfly on the colourful flower.You have taken both with fine detail and sharp focusing. The colours are so rich. well done TFS.
Anil Purohit

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-30 20:48]

Hi Gregory.
Simply amazing subject you managed to picture. Butterfly, flowers and BG are fine. Colours of the shot is awesome as well as combination of extreme details of the main parts of butterfly and all flowers and blurriness of the surroundings. Despite I usually use smaller aperture values you managed to achieve an impressive effects with rather open aperture. So art work. TFS and best wishes.

Hallo Greg,
a superb macro shot of the Painted Lady taken from an excellent POV showing perfectly the peculiarities of its underside wings, very good sharpness and splendid colours, well composed.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-31 14:23]

Hello Gregory,
Very nice photo of this butterfly and flower. Beautiful well saturated colours with a good contrast against the OOF BG. Excellent POV, sharp details and composition.

Great macro with amazing colors, a superb shot. Great BG and amzing detail, Thank you for sharing!


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