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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
Voters:Chinga · G3 · johnriley1uk · iosatel · Potra · Hermanus · RonnieAG · jaktis · handlerstudio · EAS · pollisher · Danial · CarolG · User_Removed · EMJAYCEE · Derek_Fearn · LynneJoyce · pascalg · jovanovic · Badgerfred · WhiteRose1 · andylea · GillyB · fentiger · Nigeve1 · mrswoolybill · NaturesHaven · Metro6R4 · morpheus1955 · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · woolybill1 · maratsuikka · MalcolmM · AlexAppleby · NDODS · boov · akh · FeatherFriend · cjl47 · buxton · Herge88 · Tish1 · SlowSong · richmowil · Joline · Valerie1 · annettep38 · Irishkate · craggwildlifephotography · psu68 · mikbee · Niknut · Maiwand · TonyDy · Rende · ChristineD · graceland · ChrisWallace · Bzox · MalcolmS · AnneWorner · myrab · pluckyfilly · GeorgePlatis · Philip_H · dven · Eastlands · pamelajean · Lillian · Greyheron · Big_Beavis · Brilane · jasonrwl · bricurtis · Alan_Baseley · bliba · johnlw · Holmewood · tonyng · Ayoob · ChiliMan · alligatorpants · Pinnace · MandyD · Glostopcat · SteveMoulding · AnnChown · brownsilent · georgiepoolie · DonMc · chensuriashi ·
Views:241
Unique Views:104
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Comments

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga 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  2 Belgium
1 Aug 2013 - 3:31 AM

Excellent macro, perfectly done!

Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
1 Aug 2013 - 3:50 AM

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

Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
1 Aug 2013 - 4:15 AM

Excellent images Jenn !! Such beauty here !!

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Aug 2013 - 4:54 AM

WHat a very beautiful butterfly with its graded tones

Peter

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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 Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 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  2 Scotland
1 Aug 2013 - 5:59 AM

Two stunning images. Smile

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

What a nice color SmileSmile perfect

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

Exquisite x 2.
Joan

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:07 AM

Two magnificent images of this beauty.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

Beautiful images Jenn,
Fred.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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  637 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 Plus Member 10317 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

A beautiful butterfly expertly captured Jenn.

gill

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:16 AM

A very beautiful macro image.

Albert

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21164 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

Two excellent images.
Nigel

morpheus1955
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 Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:20 AM

Stunning photography...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

boov
boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 9:40 AM

Super image

Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 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 Plus Member 65218 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 10:55 AM

Both really lovely.
x

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 11:06 AM

Stunning detail and colour in these beautiful Images!!

Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 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  768 forum posts Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2013 - 11:19 AM

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

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 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 Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 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  2 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:27 PM

Both great images...

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:27 PM

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

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51011 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

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

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 2:55 PM

Glorious capture Jennnn. A brilliant creature.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 3:26 PM

Two great shots, Jen.
Tony

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 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
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
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 Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 7:12 PM

Quite beautiful

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis 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  3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 7:22 PM

Love the strong diagonal ending in that gorgeous butterfly Grin

P.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9909 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1730 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:11 PM

Exceptional quality image, Jenn.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:31 PM

Has to be V2 but what magnificent images Jennn
Lillian

Brilane
Brilane Plus Member 9Brilane 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 Plus Member 5746 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:29 PM

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

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 9:31 PM

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

johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 10:35 PM

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

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 11:11 PM

Fantastic

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM

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

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob 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  616777215 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM

What a beauty, gorgeous capture Jenn.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 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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