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I was strolling through the gardens of MacKenzie-King Estate and I captured this butterfly. It stayed put, looking at me at some point but didn’t fly away. Usually, I never have the time to capture them.
The Cynthia group of colourful butterflies, commonly called painted ladies, comprises a subgenus of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae. They are well known throughout most of the world.
In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry 4 small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some.
The lifespan of a Painted Lady Butterfly is 2–4 weeks. ref: Wikipedia
Location: My backyard – Gatineau, Qc., Canada
Canon Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Aperture Priority: F/7,1
Lens: Canon EF50mm f/1.2L USM
Metering Mode: Evaluative
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