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    Painted Lady.

    Yep! Its her name in English or Vanessa cardui in Latin. Hehe. It was a windy day and I am quite happy with the result. I cropped a little bit to eliminate a curled petal that I had no success removing with Photoshop Element10, but the proximity of the border is a result of the flower mooving in the wind. I also did some sharpening and the usual curve adjustments.Your comments always appreciated.Painted Lady.Macro 100mm lens.

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    I didn't realise you get that species over there, Louise, they have been a little scarce in the UK this year.

    Plenty of fine detail in that photo, and a good pose too.

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    Very nice, very very nice. Well done.

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    Nicely done keep up the good work.

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    Re: Painted Lady.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    I didn't realise you get that species over there, Louise, they have been a little scarce in the UK this year.

    Plenty of fine detail in that photo, and a good pose too.
    Thanks Geoff, yes this is a commun visitor, it is a migrator from the USA and Mexico, spending the summer in Canada. My book on Butterflies of Québec says that a year of abondance is always followed by a lean year. They moove a lot more than my usual subjects of spiders or flowers.

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    Thank you Bobo and Jack, most appreciated.

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    Re: Painted Lady.

    Nicely done Louise. The detail on the butterfly and flower work well with the background.

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    Re: Painted Lady.

    Very nicely done and enjoyable to view. Thanks for posting.

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    beautiful!

    What is the flower called, I rather like it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggt View Post
    beautiful!

    What is the flower called, I rather like it too!
    Thank you Gretchen, a kind word always helps when one is not sure about the direction tacken with photography. I am still looking for my style, exploring the differents aspects of this great media that digital photography is. I know my way around Lightroom a bit, and slowly getting into Element10. I enjoy macrophotography for the ease of execution. What I mean is I do not have to go far to realise my pictures.
    The flower is a Gaillardia also called Indian Blanket in English. Like most of the flowers of my garden it was given to me by friends with mature gardens who were running out of space. So I got the plants already "growend" and not from seeds oe seedelings. The died out in the fall, winter under the snow and come back in the spring. It is the first year I see butterflies on them. Here is an other view.

    Painted Lady.

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    OK, I think I've seen that flower before! I like how you closely cropped it in the first picture. The center of the flower is very interesting. And, the bugs face reminds me of Ernest Borgnine. If that makes any sense at all!

    Thanks for posting the full picture.

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    Re: Painted Lady.

    Eric & Joe, thaks for viewing and the comments.

    " OK, I think I've seen that flower before! I like how you closely cropped it in the first picture. The center of the flower is very interesting. And, the bugs face reminds me of Ernest Borgnine. If that makes any sense at all!
    Thanks for posting the full picture."
    Well,Gretchen, I did not know who Ernest Borgnine was so I look it up. I would not want to insult anyone, but the butterfly has a little of his spunk I think!

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