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Proud to be a butterfly Vanessa atalanta, a recently emerged specimen that led me to spend a few moments in their company. <br />
One the most photographed species all over the world, for sure the species that I too photographed the most, yet one of the most beautiful to contemplate...<br />
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EXIF: Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm 4.5 @200mm | f/8 | 12mm EXT | Flash Red Admiral,Vanessa atalanta,vanessa atalanta Click/tap to enlarge

Proud to be a butterfly

Vanessa atalanta, a recently emerged specimen that led me to spend a few moments in their company.
One the most photographed species all over the world, for sure the species that I too photographed the most, yet one of the most beautiful to contemplate...

EXIF: Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm 4.5 @200mm | f/8 | 12mm EXT | Flash

    comments (3)

  1. I agree its a beautiful and very versatile species that can be photographed in many ways and it will look different each time. Example:

    Alien An extraordinary view on a Red Admiral's face, revealing a close look on their eyes and rolled up curly tongue. For the record, this specie is alive and unharmed, no staging applied. Geotagged,Heesch,Macro,Red Admiral,The Netherlands,Vanessa atalanta
    Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    1. ;) I agree! I was undecided between the photography to choose from, yet here is another angle of the same specimen... Or, should I say, the same approach angle.
      http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/7911123/

      Today's improvised session turned out to be fruity, an excellent evening with the company of beautiful butterflies ;)
      Thanks! Cheers*
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. Wow love that shot! Posted 5 years ago

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The Red Admiral is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a 45–50 mm wing span. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Mar 10, 2016. Captured Mar 10, 2016 17:32.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO125
  • 80mm