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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 Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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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.

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  1. Very abstract picture. Butterflies look really strange from this side. Nice one! Posted 9 years ago
  2. I can only watch and learn. Many many gratz on his one. So tricky when not found on a window sill:) Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
    1. Thanks. I approached this one very slowly. I think it was in trance, because it was slightly cold. Or, perhaps it was fascinated by its own reflection in my lens :) Posted 9 years ago
      1. Thanks for explaining. Even a slow approach can be tricky, so it must have been a little bit of animal vain:) Posted 9 years ago
  3. Excellent! Love the colours in this one. Posted 9 years ago
  4. Wow! Stunning close up! Posted 9 years ago
  5. masterpiece !! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 7 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 Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 26, 2012. Captured Aug 25, 2012 17:04 in Schoonstraat 24A, 5384 Heesch, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/7.1
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 105mm