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Painted Lady on Valerium

Painted Lady on Valerium
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-15 13:45
Viewed: 2292
Points: 8
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Painted Lady
Common and widespread migrant found throughout Britain and Ireland in most years. Orange-brown wings with black and white spots on forewing. Undersides mottled brown with spots.

Latin name: Vanessa cardui
Family group: Nymphalids

The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland.

Each year, it spreads northwards from the desert fringes of North Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia, recolonizing mainland Europe and reaching Britain and Ireland. In some years it is an abundant butterfly, frequenting gardens and other flowery places in late summer.

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Hi Les,
I like these colours. Very good point of view. Excellent presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Les, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Les,
Nice to see your pictures....Very nice saturated colors. The exposure and the superb light makes a wonderful photo. I like this wonderful butterfly species and the outstanding composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-16 2:24]

Hello Les,
Very nice photo in beautiful bright colours and good sharpness. Fine matching background.

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