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Painted Lady

Painted Lady
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-22 3:43
Viewed: 1320
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today was a very hot day in Jammu. I was doing some indoor shoot of my school sports complex and had my 18-200mm lens mounted on the camera. After coming out of the building, I passed the shade of a tree and noticed this Painted Lady on the ground with its wings open. So I shot this picture with a lens not meant for macro work. Hope you like it.

The Cynthia group of colourful butterflies, commonly called painted ladies, comprises a subgenus of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae. They are well known throughout most of the world.

The group includes:

The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), which is almost global in its distribution
Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)
American (Painted) Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)


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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-22 7:47]

Hello Ram,
Very nice photo of this Painted Lady in excellent sharpness and beautiful contrasting colours against the dark background. Good choice of composition.

hallo Ram
super good composition with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-22 15:34]

Hi Ram,the dark background is perfect to contrast the painted lady,a very excellent capture,perfect detail and bright colors,i'm always waiting to see the 1st of the season in my country..ehehe..have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram

The beautiful butterfly being posed on the ground it gives another
and beautiful look to a butterfly photo, with fine POV, DOF, and framing,
I love that with the subject we can also see form his environment,
the light of the photo it is beautiful, TFS


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