American Painted Lady

By taggart  
American Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui 2-2 1/2 inches

aka "Thistle Butterfly"

It seem there are other versions of the Painted Lady---The book says the 'American Painted Lady' displays large eye spots. This one turned up with the monarchs yesterday...

Thank you for your interest in the Monarch and especially to Ann, Dave, Martin Sandy and Lavina for their wonderful User Awards!

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Comments


saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
11 Sep 2013 11:01PM
Excellent capture,love it,
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11 Sep 2013 11:08PM
Stunning capture!

Danny
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 11:10PM
A beautiful capture.
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 11:20PM
A rel super capture great detail lovely POV nice DOF and a humble award.
Regards John.
11 Sep 2013 11:30PM
This is a beauty Jenn, great detail captured,
Fred.
11 Sep 2013 11:32PM
Absolutely Stunning
11 Sep 2013 11:46PM
What absolute fantastic details on this beauty. Great work.
12 Sep 2013 12:18AM
Excellent image, nice and sharp, TOP MARKS!
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
12 Sep 2013 12:22AM
Gorgeous colours Jenn.
And a typical lady here with her ''eye make-up'' on !!
Mick.
12 Sep 2013 1:10AM
Beautiful capture of this colourful insect Jenn
Jim
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 1:19AM
This does look different from what I recognise as a painted lady here in GB,
but I'm no authority - it looks extremely beautiful Jenn - great to see all these species.
KateGrinGrinGrin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 1:25AM
Fantastic macro shot, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh
Potra 4 Venezuela
12 Sep 2013 3:09AM
Outstanding Jenn, this is wonderful.
M
MalcolmM Plus
12 801 5 Scotland
12 Sep 2013 4:06AM
Beautiful - Superb detail
Malcolm
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Sep 2013 4:17AM
An excellent photo of this stunning butterfly Jenn !
gajewski 13 10 9 United States
12 Sep 2013 4:37AM
Wow -- what a beautiful specimen -- perfectly photographed.
-=\Walter
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Sep 2013 5:11AM
A super shot and from an angle that shows off the beauty of both under and upper wing surfaces, Jenn.
Ronnie.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 6:30AM
An extraordinarily detailed shot of this transatlantic beauty.
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 7:48AM
Really stunning image.
Nigel
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 8:02AM
WOW!
12 Sep 2013 8:14AM
Taken from an excellent POV which reveals incredible detail, Jenn!
Richard
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 8:28AM
What a beauty!Smile
fentiger 16 916 24 England
12 Sep 2013 8:31AM
First class macro photography Jennnn.

Albert
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 8:33AM
What a beautiful creature expertly photographed.

Phil.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
12 Sep 2013 8:41AM
A stunning capture of the butterfly Jennn. A real tribute to the serious quality of the D800-- plus of course your undoubted ability in using it. Fantastic image and congrats on well deserved awards.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1812 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 8:50AM
Perfectly poised.
Moira
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 9:03AM
perfection
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 9:05AM
Beautiful capture Smile

Eileen
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Sep 2013 11:22AM
Excellent clarity, and so beautiful, Jenn.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Sep 2013 12:27PM
Awesome Jenn, congratulations on all awards, did think a GEA would have been given.

Regards

Trev.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
12 Sep 2013 12:31PM
Super detail of this lovely butterfly.
Congrats on all the awards.

B.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
12 Sep 2013 12:59PM
A first class photo. I think all our butterflies have gone, sadly.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
12 Sep 2013 1:10PM
Another superb capture, Jenn, beautiful detail and colour.

Dave
psu68 4 1 2 United States
12 Sep 2013 2:50PM
Spectacular image!
12 Sep 2013 3:26PM
Superb Jenn. Cathy
ColleenA Plus
5 349 5 Australia
12 Sep 2013 3:32PM
Wow..... What an amazing capture, she sure is beautiful....superb photography
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
12 Sep 2013 4:48PM
Simply outstanding! Awesome sharpness and color!
Ty
12 Sep 2013 5:20PM
An absolute stunner. Beautiful detail and colour, superbly captured.

Lavina
jdinne 14 16 England
12 Sep 2013 5:58PM
Stunning Jenn in all departments.

John
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 6:11PM
A beautiful shot
Ju
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
12 Sep 2013 6:57PM
What a beauty!

Ann
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
12 Sep 2013 7:32PM
Perfect

Peter
12 Sep 2013 7:42PM
Exceptional!!!
Effrossini
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 8:28PM
Superb shot !!.....gorgeous quality !!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 8:40PM
A Gem of a butterfly shot..... absolutley cracking!!!
Diane
12 Sep 2013 8:47PM
wonderful shot
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2013 11:08PM
Super job Jenn - it's that 180 again! It sure does a fine job - in the right hands of course.
Jason
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
12 Sep 2013 11:53PM
A stunner Jennn - marking and veining on wings is superb. Top shot.
bearmtn 9 4 United States
13 Sep 2013 12:01AM
Really nice Capture!!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Sep 2013 4:24AM
Wow! How ever did I miss this one Jenn. Just gorgeous photography........Sandy
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:59PM
Absolutely stunning!

gill
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
16 Sep 2013 11:15PM
A stunning close up of this beautiful butterfly Jenn, such wonderful clarity and colours. You've captured its wing patterns and markings in such intricate detail.

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