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Green-veined White

Green-veined White
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 11:19
Viewed: 3344
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Argus...
The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Appearance, behaviour and distribution

Widespread across Europe, Asia including the Indian subcontinent and North America, it is found in Meadows, hedgerows and woodland glades but not as often in gardens and parks like its close relatives the Large and Small Whites which it is often mistaken for. Like other "white" butterflies, the sexes differ. The female has two spots on each forewing, the male only one. The veins on wings of the female are usually more heavily marked. The underside hindwings are pale yellow with the veins highlighted by black scales giving a greenish tint, hence Green-veined White! Unlike these two butterflies it rarely chooses garden cabbages to lay its eggs on, preferring wild crucifers.

And it isn't a.....
The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-sized butterfly of the Yellows and Whites Pieridae family. It is also commonly known as the small cabbage white or just the cabbage white.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
2/06/2007 17:10:10
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-05 11:25]

Hi Annick,
A majestic shot of the cabbage white. Immaculate sharpness, neat focus and great exposure of the white. Perfect lighting and the yellow flower adds nice colour tone to the shot. Excellent POV and DOF. The BG illustrates the habitat well here. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

Hi Annick,

This is such an arty shot! The composition is just fantastic. Lovely detail on the butterfly as well! Very well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-05 11:38]
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Hello Annick,
This is a fine capture of the Green-veined White (Pieris napi). The small white lacks the black powder scales along the wing veins that you captured so well in this shot. You can also see that this is a male by the e black scale only on the tip of the forewing.
Fine sharpness and composition. The BG though alittle busy is blurred enough to emphasize the butterfly.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-05 12:03]

Hello Annick
A wonderful image of the greeen viened butterfly .Excellent BG and DoF.
THe PoV is splendid too.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

hi annick,
so many lovely butterfly shots have been posted recently and i am glad to see these beautiful shots, nice shot, lovely green bg, i would have liked to see more of the butterfly.
tfs & regards

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-05 12:14]

Hi Annick.
Beautiful artistic composition with very nice pose of this White butterfly on oblique plant.Beautiful colors and light.Very good separated from pretty blurred BG.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Annick,
A very appealing image!
I like so much the beautiful scene of the butterfly hanging out form the flower along the frame.
You made and excelent composition with the subject just at the center of interest.
So lovely the busy and nicely blurred background.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-05 12:23]

Hi Annick,
Great work! Nice composition, colours, superb details, smooth BG.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-05 12:47]

Hello Annick,
Lovely close up.POV,colors,BG and especially lighting are excellent.

HI Annick,
a fine picture of "rapsfjärilen".
Nice lighting and colours.
The details and DOF are also good.
Well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-05 16:45]

Hi Annick

Another very beautiful macro shot from you!
I really like the composition on this one and the DOF, too, that also allows for a habitat view. The BG, although not the smoothest, does well to give us an impression of its environment.
The leveled POV is great and the details on the butterfly are lovely, too.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-05 17:42]

Hi Annick,

Superb shot of the Green-Veined White, nicely composed with a excellent pose and a great POV, very nice detail with lovely colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-06-05 18:54]

Great shot! Nice composition and great contrasting colors. I like the efficient background. Regards

I like the way you kept the image larger with some background. The DOF is nice for this.
A very stunning image!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-06 8:20]

Hi Annick,
Very nice composition and BG showing us a glimpse of the habitat. I liked the colors and the light. TFS

Magnifique, les couleurs et les détails sont superbes.

Hi Annick,
A very good shot of this Butterfly. Good definition and sharpness. I to like the 70-200mm for this type of photo.
Well done,

Hi Annick,
I love really the composition. It's make different. You have set the DOF just perfect for the butterfly and the flower.

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