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Pieris napi female

Pieris napi female
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G VR, Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-06 1:07
Viewed: 2066
Points: 24
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Class: Insecta; Order: Lepidoptera; Family: Pieridae; Genus: Pieris; Species: Pieris napi

The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.
Appearence and distribution:
A circumboreal species widespread across Europe and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent, Japan and the Maghreb and North America (Many authors consider the Mustard White of North America to be conspecific with napi or consider napi to be asuperspecies). 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, for which it is often mistaken. 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.
Flight time:
The generations vary with location, altitude and season. In Northern Europe, there are two or three generations from April to early September. In warmer areas, and in some good years there is a fourth generation. In southern Europe there are three or more partially overlapping generations from March to October.

Source: Wikipedia



Klasse: Insekten; Ordnung: Schmetterlinge; Familie: Weißlinge; Gattung: Pieris; Art: Rapsweißling

Der Rapsweißling (Pieris napi) ist ein Schmetterling (Tagfalter) aus der Familie der Weißlinge (Pieridae). Er wird oft auch als Grünader-Weißling bezeichnet.
Der Rapsweißling ist ein mittelgroßer Falter, der zu den häufigsten Tagfalterarten zählt. Das Haupterkennungsmerkmal sind die grünlich beschuppten Adern auf den Hinterflügelunterseiten. Die Raupe ähnelt der des Kleinen Kohlweißlings, besitzt aber keine ausgeprägte gelbe Rückenlinie.
Flug- und Raupenzeiten:
Der Generationsverlauf variiert mit Lokalität, Höhe und Saison. In Nordeuropa werden zwei bis drei Generationen von April bis Anfang September beobachtet. In wärmeren Gebieten und günstigen Jahren entsteht teilweise eine vierte Generation. In Südeuropa treten drei oder mehrere teilweise überlappende Generationen von März bis Oktober auf.

Quelle: Wikipedia

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A well taken macro shot from a beautiful butterfly with superb details, Helmut!

The sharpness, POV and DOF are excellent, and light is very well managed.
Good positioning of the subject within a square format.
Well done!

Kind regards

Hello Helmut
Another excellent macro.Perfect composition,wonderful colours and lighting and great sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-06 7:23]

Hello Helmut,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro in beautiful clear colours. Taken from a very good POV in a fine composition. Nice contrasting background.

Hello Helmut,
Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. It is a wonderful image taken from a very nice and low POV and with exceptional light. Lovely shadows on the wings. The details and sharpness are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Helmut, great macro of lovely butterfly on nice flower, beautiful blutrry BG, fine detaiols, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-06 8:58]

hello Helmut,
Perfect photo of this pieris napi, great sharpness and beautiful lights and colors, congratulations!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-06 9:30]

Hi Helmut,spectacular light and colors in this excellent macro,magnificent capture,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-06 10:47]

Hello Helmut,
Beautiful vivid colors and sharp detail in this shot. Your composition and framing are flawless. Perfect control on the DOF rendered an amazing OOF backround. Nice camera work.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Helmut.
Un vero spettacolo di colori con le loro sfumature che sei riuscito ha catturare in questa macro,eccellente la nitidezza,stupenda la composizione ben curata bravo.
Ciao Marco.

hello helmut
super good picture with great details and super good light who i like on this picture
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Helmut

Great macro shot with fine POV, beautiful light
coming to the photo, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-07 5:36]

Hi Helmut,
Perfect shot. Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Colours and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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