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Venessa Cardui

Venessa Cardui
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-30 6:59
Viewed: 1438
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured(First time)this Painted Lady butterfly in Graskop,South Africa

Venessa Cardui is a colourful butterfly,known as the PAINTED LADY.


Species:V.cardui(Linnaeus 1758)

V.cardui is a one of the most widespread of all butterflies,found in every continent except Antarctica and South America.

The Painted Lady species are known as for their distinct migratory behavior.


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hallo Sri
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Namaste Srikumar

The butterfly may be common, but the way you have pictured is different. Nicely done.


Hello Srikumar

Great macro of this butterfly posed at the ground,
fine POV, DOF, and framing, great focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, wonderful light, TFS


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-30 9:24]

Hi Srikumar,

Excellent capture of the Vanessa cardui, great effect of the rays sun here.
I like the détails of the wings, the sharpness is good .
Perfect light for the composition, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-30 9:27]

Hi Srikumar,
Nice close-up of this very favorite butterfly in TN. Amazing natural colors and very good details wits good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Srikumar, great macro of lovely Painted lady, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent sharpnesss and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

This one is 10/10.
Great concise notes.

A beautiful Venessa Cardui. In perfect focus with a wonderful amount of light. It might look better if you showed even a little bit more grass at the bottom to frame it more for this DOF. Still; you managed a magical shot. TFS Trevor

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-30 11:17]

Hi Srikumar,beautiful capture of this Cardui,very common in my country too.A curious but very nice choice of point of view,you lost some detail on the top but were difficult to make different with this wings position,excellent exposure of backlight and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-30 11:59]

Hello Srikumar,
This macro is taken from a perfect POV. The butterfly stands in a very attractive pose showing itself in all its beauty. Fantastic sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful colours and blurry background.

Namaste Srikumar
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰
他的花紋真是艷麗 他的色彩也很斑斕
光線處理的很棒 非常地有質感
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-30 18:10]

Hello Srikumar, congratulations on your first Painted Lady!
I'm sure you were lying on your stomach to capture such an attractive low profile shot like this. I really like the POV and super fine detail you managed to obtain. Nicely composed image and beautiful natural colors. Well done!!

Beautiful Butterfly!

Hello Srikumar,
As always a superb image with outstanding clarity and excellent details. Great composition and wonderful colors. Beautiful specimen of butterfly. Thanks for sharing!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2014-08-01 13:22]

Hi Srikumar,
the man with the strange user name … Thank you for the comment on my picture.
The shot of the Painted Lady is in contre-jour and the wing is shining through. Good idea! Since the butterfly is quite worn this doesn't pay off, unfortunately.

Greetings, Dietrich

Hello Srikumar,
Nice picture of the Painted Lady Butterfly. Good perspective, and the smooth background has added to the artistic value of the picture. Well sharp and good lighting.

Excellent macro, superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Fine composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-08-18 1:16]

Hi Srikumar,
Migrant butterfly ..
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good.
Best wishes,

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