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Painted Lady 2

Painted Lady 2
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-04 15:47
Viewed: 5133
Points: 70
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Hello All

this last time, i had not to many time for TN, not for posting and also not for writing critiques, some days, i have problems with inrernet connection and some evenings, i make a bit order in my photos archives, i retouch again each photo from the last five years and resize all a the some seize, it's a great work.

i have discover this painted lady shot, i hope you will like it
my computer is a portable, the screen is smaller then the most of other computer, the photos are more compact, so i see not some defect like oversharpening or noise, on my screen, they looks good, i am never sure if they look's good also on greater screens

Painted Lady
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Painted Lady group of colourful butterflies comprises the subgenus Cynthia 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).
Distinguishing features

In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry 4 small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some.

The American Painted Lady (V. virginiensis) is most easily distinguishable by its two large hindwing eyespots on the ventral side. virginiensis also features a white dot within the subapical field of the forewings set in pink on the ventral side, and often as a smaller clean white dot in the orange of the dorsal side too. A less reliable indicator is the row of eyespots on the dorsal submarginal hindwing; virginiensis often has two larger outer spots with blue pupils.
The black forewing tips have 4–5 white spots, usually the largest is whitish orange.

The West Coast Lady (V. annabella) does not have obvious ventral eyespots. On the dorsal side, anabella lacks a white dot in the subapical orange found in virginiensis, and is a purer orange color. annabella has a fully orange subapical band and leading edge on the forewing. The submarginal row of hindwing spots in annabella features three or four blue pupils. The two larger pupils in annabella are the inner spots, rather than the outer spots as in corresponding virginiensis.

The Australian Painted Lady (V. kershawi) is quite similar to V. cardui. Its four ventral eyespots are less clearly defined, and it always sports at least three (often four) blue pupil spots on its dorsal hindwing. Caterpillars are found mainly on Ammobium alatum.

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Hi Jacqueline - excellent capture of this colorful butterly. Too good sharpness with a good BG. TFS

bonjour Jacqueline

WOW ! une très belle photo de ce papillon posé sur sa fleur
avec un arrière-plan de rêve, excellent POV et cadrage,
très très belle lumière à l'avant-plan et à l'arrière-plan,
superbe focus netteté et détails, TFS


Your Painted Lady is absolutely adorable, Jacqueline!
Wonderful slanting light that illuminates the subject in a fine pose atop pink flowers.
I too have been very busy lately and find less time for TN.
All the same, it is a pleasure to look at your work.
Best regards.

hello Jacqueline, very nice composition, with wonderful colors in butterfly and in background!
TFS Nasos

Hallo Jacqueline,
une très belle photo en macro de la reine des papillons en 2009, admirable lumière et de belles couleurs chaudes, bon point de vue et jolie composition
Merci et félicitations
Bon week-end
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-04 22:58]

Hi Jacqueline.
What an amazing scene and top quality image. Flyovers, butterfly and BG are simply splendid. I like impressive sunlight, crisp sharp details of the main subject, colourful smooth BG. All is great. Bravo.

Hello Jacqueline,
welcome and thank you for your kind comments recently! Lovely capture of this gorgeous Painted Lady. Fantastic mixture of colors and despite this strange horizontal lines in the background, I think you did a good job here!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-05 1:53]

Hello Jaqueline.
This is a wonderful butterfly shot. Very good details and sharpness, nice composition and great colours. Well done. Thank you for posting.Best regards Siggi

Hi Jacqueline
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

Ciao Jacqueline, superb macro of wonderful Painted Lady, fantastic colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jaqueline. Very good macro shop for the Painted lady in wonderful colours and very good light.



A well composed image that shows excellent lighting, sharpness and detail of the subject. The background, DOF and POV are also all great.

Hallo Jacqueline
In spite of harsh light this is a beautiful photograph filled with an assortment of wonderful bright colours. The detail and composition are truly great! The clarity and detail you were able to achieve is lovely. It is really a great macro! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-05 7:51]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very beautiful phot of this butterfly in splendid light and good sharpness. Superb details on the wings. Nice coloured OOF BG with some strange stripes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-05 8:26]

Hello Jacqueline,
A lovely capture of the Painted Lady on the Buddleia flower in a fine composition. Excellent details and beautiful colours against the soft background.
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-05 15:34]
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Salut Jacqueline,la reine du 2009 est ecnore la...un tres jolie souvenir de l'ete' parfaictaiment capturee' avec la chaude lumiere du soleil au coucher..en esperant d'en voir beaucoup la prochaine saison...mes compliment,bonne nuit si tu es la et....bonne Dimanche! Luciano

Olá Jaqueline bela foto com qualidade muito boa parabéns por esta bela imagem.

hello Jacqueline
great sharpness good details and nice light
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hello Jaqueline,
It looks just as good on the bigger screen, if not better. Just beautiful overall. What more can I say? Well done.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-02-07 8:46]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Butterfly and composition, very beautiful.!
Fine details and sharpness, wonderful composition with beautiful flower and dark blurry background.
Best wishes,

Hi Jacqueline,
very nice photo of butterfly on the really nice flower. Very good light conditions. Perfect point of view. Warm background.
Thanks for sharing.

Your Denis is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
Now re: this image.
Love your highly EDUCATIVE notes.
And, despite your many handicaps this presentation has "CLASS". Very tastefully done and most pleasing to view.
Its exposure, focuse, light control are PERFECT, indeed!!!
Warm greetings from Mario in a FULLY SNOW COVERED Calgary.
P.S. Leaving for Europe soon but may not visit France this year... unfortunately.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-08 23:59]

Hello Jacqueline,
A nice memory from the summer in this fine capture of a Painted lady on buddleia. The lighting, composition, contrast with the BG and sharpness are excellent in this portrait taken from a great lateral POV.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hola Noisette

Preciosa Vanessa en una postura clasica, con perfecta nitidez y composición.

Un saludo de Antonio

merhaba Jacqueline
a very nice macro shot of beautiful Painted Lady from lateral POV. you nicely captured it on beautiful lantana flowers and against blurry BG. focus, DOF and coomposition very nice. also coloration very beautiful. çok teşekkürler.

Hi Jaqueline,

an nice image from you.
This p
painted lady are well taken with good pov, sharpness and dof.
fine colors.

Hello Jacqueline,

I like the composition that includes a good part of the target flower!
The butterfly is captured with this silky-crisp texture in the wings, very attractive, and the colours are bright and vivid...
And soon we can go out and photograph insects again...!

Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-14 5:02]

Hello Jacqueline,
very exciting patterns on the wings well shown in excellent sharpness and clarity. The bright lighting really gives a smashing effect on the composition.
Very well seen in good presentation.


Hello Jacqueline,
Excellent capture of this Painted Lady Butterfly.
Lovely image with very good sharpness and details.
The natural colors of the butterfly are amazing.
Very nice composition with perfect light and splendid background.

Hi Jacqueline,
Nicely cropped and a good presentation, of this sharply focused butterfly.Good details and colouration shown.

Hello Jacqueline, a beautiful capture of this butterfly. The perfect sharpness and details. An excellent image. All the best, Paul

Hi Jacqueline,

you have a wonderful butterfly in this picture with very nice light, congratulations !

ciao, tino

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-22 6:48]

Hello Jacqueline,
What a great macro shot of this painted lady on the very beautiful flower,excellent sharpness,colors and details.Perfect POV and composition.TFS.
Best regards,

Veo que últimamente estás poco activa en Tn Jacqueline; yo ultimamente también
he dejado esto algo abandonado.
Bonito conjunto flor-mariposa, con una luz baja en general bien controlada.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Jacqueline,
A fine closed-wing macro captured from a perfect POV with excellent sharpness against a pleasing OOF natural BG. Beautiful colours and details. Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-18 10:23]

Hi Jaqueline!
Excellent sharp capture of Painted Lady.
Splendid light and great contrast against thew blurred BG.
Very well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

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