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*White & purple*

*White & purple*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 11:07
Viewed: 3660
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The return of the unknown butterfly...

My spontaneous guess was a Large White or Cabbage
White Pieris brassicae or maybe a Small White (Pieris rapae).
..or some other member of the Pieridae-family.

Thanks & have a wonderful week-end! :-)

The Large White is common throughout Europe, North
Africa and Asia to the Himalayas often in agricultural
areas, meadows and parkland. It is a strong flyer and
the British population is reinforced in most years by
migrations from the continent. Its wingspan is 5 to
6.5 cm.

The wings are white, with black tips on the forewings
of both males and females, the female also has two
black spots on each forewing. the underside is a pale
greenish and serves as excellent camouflage when at
rest. The black marking are generally darker in the
summer brood.

The female lays batches of 20 to 100 yellow eggs on
plants in the cabbage family and can be a pest on food
crops. They seem to have a preference for cultivated
varieties of Brassica oleracea such as cabbage and
brussel sprouts. The caterpillars are yellowish green
with yellow lines and black spots and feed in groups
in plain view on the leaf surface. They gain
protection from predators by obtaining distastful
mustard oils from their foodplants although large
numbers are sometimes lost to the parasitic wasp
Apanteles glomeratus. The chrysalis is also yellowish
green with black spots. The species over-winters as a
chrysalis. It has two broods in a year, the first is
on the wing in May and June and the second in August.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_White]

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  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-12 11:17]

Hallo Thorsten,
Blüte und Falter sind sehr schön dargestellt. Gute Schärfe besonders auf Kopf, Beine und Hinterflügel. Der Kontrast zum Hintergrund lässt die Umrisse und Farben von Blüte und Schmetterling sehr deutlich erscheinen.
- Es handelt sich wahrscheinlich um Pieris rapae .
Beste Grüße

Hi Thorsten, thank for the informative note. Love the pink against the white/cream colour of the butterfly. Great DOF and a nice image.

Das ist eine Farbenpracht, Thorsten,
außerdem diese tolle Schärfe, einfach superb!
Das Auge sticht so richtig heraus, gefällt mir sehr, vielen Dank und viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-12 13:27]

Hi Thorsten,

The eye of the butterfly is really magic. You show some great details in this photo. The combination of colours is wonderful.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-12 14:03]

very nice white butterfly Thorsten,
a very good photo, good capture, good composition and a nice point of view, well seen and well done.
gr. jaap

Hi Thorsten,
I like its eye :) It seems almost bigger than its head:) Great details and nice composition. Good contrast between the butterfly, the flower and the background, TFS,

Magnifique repas pour un beau papillon.
Bonne soirée.

Hi Thorsten,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-12 18:04]

Me agrada el detalle de la venosidad en las alas del insecto Thor... eso y su nitidez junto con el contrastante color de la mariposa sobre las flores son los puntos fuertes en esta imagen.
Saludos... Ricardo

I like the detail of the venosity in the wings of the insect Thor... that and their clarity together with the contrasting color of the butterfly on the flowers are the strong points in this image.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Thorsten,
Incredible details, very good. well balanced image, with diferent intense and nice colours. The BG almost uniform is nice and not distracting.
best wishes

Hi Thorsten,
the DOF is vey nice, the buterfly standout nicely from the BG.
Good details, well composed and mice colours.
Well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-13 3:56]

Hi Thor

What a beautifully contrasted image...the title suggests it well!
Great colors and separation between them: b'fly, flower and BG are all very different but together they make up this lovely painting :)
Super sharp details, very good lighting and a great composition, all make out a splendid post.

Bravo and TFS

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-13 5:27]

Hi Thorsten
Great butterfly shot, Great light, colours, BG, details, shrpnes, DOF and POV. Also good note as usual.
Excellent job


Hello Thorsten,
Very nice color, exposure, DOF, detail and sharpness..
This great BG really sets it off :)
Very well done.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-13 8:44]

Hallo Thorsten,
Tolle Aufnahme. Farben, Schaerfe, Hintergrund sind einfach gut. Durch die herrlich farbige Bluete ist das Bild auch prima ausgefuellt.

Hello Thorsten...great macro...well composed...TFS,
best regards

Hello Thorsten, excllent colors, Bg, POv DOF perfect details, excllent work, TFS Kyle

Hallo Thorsten, wie ich sehe geht es Dir genauso wir mir. Je mehr man sich über diese Flattermänner schlau macht, um so ratloser ist man manchmal. Ich habe da immer meine Probleme mit den "Bläulingen" und den "Skippern". - Ich meine dieses ist der kleine Kohlweißling, also der "Rapae". Hast ihn hervorragend ins Bild gestellt. Sehr gute Schärfe, natürliche Farben und ein ruhiger Hintergrund.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-14 14:38]

I like this macroshot as it's both colorful and very sharp. Exposure is spot on. Well done & TFS!


Hi Thorsten

Wow.... excellent exposure here. Very nice low POV. Well composed. Very good quality work. :-)

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