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Butterfly ~ Painted Lady II by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Tucson Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX10IS

Present on all major land masses of the world, the painted lady surely earns the title of most widely distributed butterfly on earth. A familiar garden sight, it is also prone to large, unidirectional flights for unexplained reasons. During these flights, usually in the spring, city gardens and mountain canyons alike may teem with adults sipping nectar from flowers.

When their wings are together you can see four small eye spots on the hind wings, which separate painted ladies from American ladies. The west coast lady (Vanessa annabella), which is more common to the west, is a brighter orange on its upper side and has a orange (not white) spot on the leading edge of its fore wing.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL image,

  • Thank you so much Ann!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 4 years ago

    I have only seen one Painted Lady this year – this is wonderfully captured

  • I appreciate that Grandma, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 4 years ago

    Another beauty my friend…Hugs…Tom

  • I do so appreciate that Tom, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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