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Red-spotted Purple
Basilarchia astyanax 3-3 1/2 inches

A large colorful butterfly that will be seen in woodlands and lawns and gardens. Red-spotted refers to bright red spots on the underwing! View 2

Apologies to those who have commented on the Eastern Tailed Blue--- I will do some more work on the image and repost another time. Thanks to Ronnie AG for very appropriate suggestions!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2013 - 9:06 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Red-spotted Purple
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:1 Aug 2013 - 1:38 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 1:43 AM

Amazing shot, very sharp with great details and a most beautiful subject! Grin
IB

iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
1 Aug 2013 - 3:31 AM

Excellent macro, perfectly done!

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
1 Aug 2013 - 3:50 AM

This is an absolutely gorgeous creature!
Great shot as always, Jenn.
M

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Aug 2013 - 4:15 AM

Excellent images Jenn !! Such beauty here !!

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Aug 2013 - 4:54 AM

WHat a very beautiful butterfly with its graded tones

Peter

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 4:55 AM

Now, these are two class shots, Jenn: I especially love V 1 in which the darkish insect displays so well against the light greens of the surrounds.
I thought at first we had 2 different butterflies here until I read your intro.
Ronnie.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 4:55 AM

I love them both, Jenn. I think I prefer the simplicity of V1, with an almost metallic quality to the wing color.

Peter

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
1 Aug 2013 - 5:59 AM

Two stunning images. Smile

Danial
Danial  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of
1 Aug 2013 - 6:02 AM

What a nice color SmileSmile perfect

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 6:25 AM

Exquisite x 2.
Joan

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:07 AM

Two magnificent images of this beauty.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

Beautiful images Jenn,
Fred.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:43 AM

This butterfly is so beautifully illustrated by these two images. Wonderful clarity and colour, Jenn.

Dave

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:46 AM

fantastic detail jenn wonderful colour and light two stunners nice ones Wink
andy

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

A beautiful butterfly expertly captured Jenn.

gill

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:16 AM

A very beautiful macro image.

Albert

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1753 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

Two excellent images.
Nigel

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:52 AM

Two outstanding images Jenn, amazing detail and the colours are excellent

Hugh

maratsuikka
1 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM


Quote: This is an absolutely gorgeous creature!
Great shot as always, Jenn.
M

AlexAppleby
1 Aug 2013 - 9:16 AM

2 impressive shots.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:20 AM

Stunning photography...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 9:40 AM

Super image

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 10:47 AM

Version one for me today Jenn, just for keeping so much detail in those black wings, not always easy to achieve.

Best Matt

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64439 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 10:55 AM

Both really lovely.
x

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 11:06 AM

Stunning detail and colour in these beautiful Images!!

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM

Such a dramatically beautiful butterfly. The wings look like the finest of silk.

Last Modified By Joline at 1 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM
Valerie1
Valerie1 e2 Member 666 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2013 - 11:19 AM

Two beautifully captured images showing the detail and colours of this insect well.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 12:00 PM

oh what a beauty, it looks so oriental. I love the shine on the black wings!

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 12:11 PM

Don't think we have this species here in Britain what a beauty - great to see
both sides. Very well taken,
KateGrinGrinGrin

psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:27 PM

Both great images...

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:27 PM

Has a good ''sheen'' to this one Jenn.
Well coloured shots.
Mick.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4602 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

Gorgeous shots !!!....what a beautiful butterfly !!

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:55 PM

Glorious capture Jennnn. A brilliant creature.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 3:26 PM

Two great shots, Jen.
Tony

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 3:52 PM

I particularly love the tones and colours in the wings of V1; special!
Rende

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
1 Aug 2013 - 3:56 PM

a very beautiful butterfly well captured

ChrisWallace
1 Aug 2013 - 4:10 PM

2 great images, the colour and detail is first class.
Chris

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM

This one is beautiful on both sides - you are fortunate to be having so many butterflies. Very sparse here right now, and hoping it will get better as the weather cools. Queens seem to be the only kind I see. Although, I did find a black swallowtail cat on my parsley this morning. It was a big one, so it's probably going to wander away from the plant soon.

Anne

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:12 PM

Quite beautiful

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:20 PM

Stunning captures, smelting DOF and excellent details in both images!
George

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 7:22 PM

Love the strong diagonal ending in that gorgeous butterfly Grin

P.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:11 PM

Exceptional quality image, Jenn.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:31 PM

Has to be V2 but what magnificent images Jennn
Lillian

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:21 PM

Good shots, Jennn, the only butterflies that I have seen in my garden, this year, are Cabbage Whites,
Brian

Last Modified By Brilane at 1 Aug 2013 - 9:23 PM
jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4121 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:29 PM

Just superb Jenn - v1 in particular is absolutely top class
Jason

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:31 PM

Two superb images Jennn - love the sheen on the wins in V1.

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 10:35 PM

Two beautiful captures and outstanding pieces of work.
Regards John.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 11:11 PM

Fantastic

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM

what can I say Jenn, all those UAs speak for themselves!

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
2 Aug 2013 - 12:36 AM

Two excellent macro shots with wonderful detail ,light and colours -very well done , Jenn......GrinGrinGrin

MandyD
MandyD e2 Member 516777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM

What a beauty, gorgeous capture Jenn.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:40 PM

Two brilliant images of this beautiful and exotic butterfly, both versions deserve an upload in their own right

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