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Red-spotted Purple
Basilarchia astyanax 3-3 3/8 inches

A banner day and I thank you all for your attention to the tendrils---more of those one day soon and I am watching to see what grows on the vine.
***** Thank you for the User awards--- Ann Chown, Cor, Walter, JuJuPops and MarKtc--- I am honored and a tiny bit euphoric!

It is VERY HOT where I live--hovering around 100 F today (that's around 40C) so I went out early to check out the bugs. The Red-spotted Purple obliged ---ummmm---- against a patch of overly brilliant daylilies--- so I have added a softening vignette to save your eyes ( and mine)

Re: Ronnie's Question--- this is an Eastern North American species...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 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:17 Jul 2012 - 9:13 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Red-spotted Purple
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:18 Jul 2012 - 12:19 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Wildlife / nature
Votes:66

Comments

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:34 AM

A beautifully coloured butterfly, Jenn, and not one I recall seeing posted my any of the Epzers here in the UK: is it a North American species only.
Wonderful colour and detail and an interesting way to present the subject.
Ronnie.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:45 AM

Thanks for that info., Jenn.
Ronnie.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:57 AM

What amazing wildlife creatures you have in your part of the world.
This one is spectacular.
KateGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 1:07 AM

This is a new one for me too Jenn.
It obviously thrives in a hot climate.
Good shot.
Mick.

debu
debu  4 India
18 Jul 2012 - 1:26 AM

Excellent work.
debu

paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 1:38 AM

Nice close up and processing.
Matt

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Jul 2012 - 3:41 AM

Great work and nicelly presented Jenn..............Grin

Margaret101
18 Jul 2012 - 4:09 AM

What an a beautiful butterfly and a great picture of it!

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:42 AM

Another stunner Jenn, magnificent!

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 6:58 AM

fantastic colours and tones jenn brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 - 6:58 AM

Stunning image of a colourful butterfly and well presented Jenn
Jim

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:32 AM

Both the butterfly and treatment are top class. - gary

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:34 AM

A beautiful turquoise purple ! The metallic shine is exquisite .

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:59 AM

A beautiful multicoloured, high quality butterfly image, which for me ticks all the right boxes, and so many more.

Regards Nathan

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 Jul 2012 - 8:08 AM

Beautiful image Jenn,
Fred.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 8:10 AM

Love the colours, Jenn, and it's quite a dynamic shape. Nicely done.

Dave

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 9:28 AM

Stunning image, fabulous colours and presentation.

Hugh

gingerdelight
18 Jul 2012 - 9:58 AM

Truly beautiful Jenn!
Carol

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:47 AM

He's a very smart butterfly Jenn - gorgeous colours and shape.
Ann

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
18 Jul 2012 - 10:48 AM

Superb Jenn, excellent work.

John

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:54 AM

What an array of colour JennSmile

A fine specimen of a BF, with a super name


Adrian

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 3:08 PM

What a beautiful butterfly, enjoy your heat, we are so fed up with rain!
Carole

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 - 3:17 PM

A delight to the eye! Lovely subject, and lovely work! IB

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:00 PM

A superb presentation Jennn. Wonderful.
Ron

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:54 PM

Jenn,
Very effective comp. and vignette effect. Stay cool and keep hydrated.
-=\Walter

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 6:47 PM

So beautiful, artistic and ethereal Jennnn, love the range of colours and the vignetting effect. No butterflies on my buddleia unfortunately

graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:03 PM

GrinWOW WELL DONE

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:49 PM

That vignetting works a treat, Jenn.

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:53 PM

Beautiful contrasting colours Smile

gill

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 10:16 AM

Coo Jennnnnnnnn. I have a Buddlea but unfortunately no exotic butterflies land on mine. Super & I love the vignet xx

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