Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui.

By Badgerfred
A Painted Lady Butterfly.

Tags: Macro Butterfly Close up Natural history wildlife Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
18 May 2007 8:32AM
A gorgeous shot, these are very beautiful butterflies, I like the dark background too.

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Tony_Baloni 11 9 1 Scotland
18 May 2007 1:00PM
This shot, and I suspect a lot of your others (which I'm about to work my way through) are in a different league.

It's a Belter...!

18 May 2007 1:23PM
Thanks Tony.
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
18 May 2007 3:15PM
Superb butterfly Fred. Splendid colours and so well presented.
looboss 10 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
18 May 2007 5:12PM
Fantastic detail, well sharp.

I went out today trying to catch one but they don't sit still long enough Sad must get out earlier before the sun warms
Julian 13 76 3 United Kingdom
18 May 2007 5:27PM
Really good details and contrasts well against bg.
18 May 2007 5:30PM

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1943 United Kingdom
18 May 2007 8:46PM
Absolutely beautiful.
Great macro, absolutely stunning. JNC
meadowman 10 1
18 May 2007 10:44PM
brill macro,and detail

paulxpaul 10 40 United Kingdom
18 May 2007 11:57PM
Excellent image Fred,Paul
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
19 May 2007 7:38AM
The detail and colours are superb . Need some QUIET sunny weather to get some of these over here xx
Tony_Baloni 11 9 1 Scotland
19 May 2007 6:28PM
I just found out from staff at my 3year olds nursery you can buy these butterflies in a kit... really...!

You get caterpillars and food along with a habitat so you can watch the cycle then release them.

By typing in Insect Lore you'll find kits to suit if you fancy a dabble... we do.

Malc_V 11 England
21 May 2007 7:37AM
Wonderful close up, superb detail and coour.

Very nice indeed.

21 May 2007 6:48PM
Nice butterfly. Sharp image indeed.
macdaniel Plus
11 16 3 Netherlands
21 May 2007 7:31PM
unbeliefable sharpness; you have also done an excellent scanning job too, click
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 9:01PM
fantastic work are your other images

Jens_Peter 11 1
26 May 2007 10:12AM
Very good
timcul 10 3
11 Jun 2007 2:42PM
great shoot fred, well composed and very sharp.
12 Aug 2007 8:54PM
Lovely close up - weel done.
Tibetan 5 3 England
1 Aug 2012 1:35PM
Not seen any this year at all, nice shot very well done like it, regards LeonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Aug 2014 12:46AM
Lovely shot ticking all the boxes.

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