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Red Admiral Butterfly

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Latin name: Vanessa atalanta. The late summer sunshine is bringing then out in the garden. Please enlarge to see the beautiful pattern on the underwing!

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Faintlightofdawn on September 14, 2012

lovely sharp capture, liked, best wishes, Fai

David Hodson on September 15, 2012

A great capture. Sometimes the underside of butterflies are just as interesting as when they have there wings open. Like

Karin H on September 16, 2012

So lovely the warm weather late summer is surely great to see some butterflies .

very beautiful photo , like

best wishes Karin

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 17, 2012


Thank you very much Fai.


Yes, this one certainly is! Thanks for your like.


Thank you's bringing them all out!

Sorry all for late reply, I have just come from from holiday ;-)) Cheers, Rosa.

*Irina* on September 20, 2012

Hello dear Rosa!

Marvelous, so close-up taken picture of the lovely flowers with charming butterfly, Like.

Warm greetings, Irina

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 20, 2012

* Irina *

Hello Irina, thank you very much for your kind comment. I am pleased you like it.

Best regards, Rosa.

andrew sharkey on September 21, 2012

LIKE No. 17.

A photo worthy of a big LIKE.

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 21, 2012

Thank you wandering gael. I have seen so few butterflies this year, I had to run in quickly to get my camera. The late sunshine is bringing them out.

Best regards, Rosa.

AnneliesMacro&More on September 22, 2012

so much beauty! LIKE your picture very much

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 22, 2012


Thank you for your like.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Pam Goodey on September 24, 2012

Super capture Rosa, lovely detail.LIKE Kind regards Pam

Anne Wiese on September 26, 2012

What a lovely picture, Rosa! You captured the Red Admiral just beautifully on this pretty flower! The details are perfectly sharp when you zoom in! It's a great shot and I'm adding a BIG LIKE!:) Best wishes, Anne

Anne Wiese on September 26, 2012

He also deserves a YS!:))

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 26, 2012


Coming from an expert such as you Anne, I am chuffed with your lovely comments and YS!

Very best wishes, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/09/08 16:06:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash