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Painted Wings

Painted Wings
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 10:11
Viewed: 2500
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this Painted Lady basking in some midday sun and tucked way in a cozy meadow & out of the wind that was still swirling from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Vanessa
Subgenus: Cynthia
Species: V. cardui

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Ciao Derek, my today neighbour, great macro of fantastic painted lady with open wings, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Derek,
I really like this butterfly. Beautiful colours. Perfect point of view. Great presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

great specimen in nice well focused presentation


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-10 19:21]

Hello Derek,
You can't complain about a shot like this. You managed to show off this little beauty wonderfully with this close-up image. Focus is super sharp and colors are true and natural. A top quality photo all around!!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-11 3:40]

Good macro Dered of this Cardui. They usually do not let you get to near of them. Good presentation. Congratulation.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-11 10:36]

Hi Derek,
Nice colours with excellent details.
Beautiful photo this butterfly.
Regards Jiri.

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