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Pieris rapae


Pieris rapae
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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-07-11 10:27
Viewed: 3698
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pieris rapae (Linnaeus 1758)
Small white (inglese)
Piéride de la rave (francese)

Ordine Lepidoptera
Super famiglia Papilionidea
Famiglia Pieridae
Genere Pieris

Alla Famiglia delle Pieridi appartengono circa 1500 specie, ma in Italia e in Europa sono presenti meno di una ventina. Sono facilmente individuabili, perché hanno ali generalmente bianche o gialle con pochi disegni. Il dimorfismo sessuale è sempre evidente e ci possono essere anche differenze stagionali fra le diverse generazioni.
Le zampe sono tutte uguali e funzionali. Le ali posteriori hanno il bordo interno lievemente convesso e ripiegato sotto l’addome.
Le larve, fitofaghe, vivono prevalentemente su Crucifere e Resedacee e spesso invadono massicciamente le coltivazioni. Le crisalidi sono sospese o cinturate e terminano anteriormente con una prominenza.
La cavolaia minore alquanto simile alla cavolaia maggiore in fatto di colorazione, ma di dimensioni inferiori e l’apice scuro sulle ali anteriori occupa uno spazio minore (nella cavolaia maggiore arriva alla terza venatura). Le ali anteriori dei maschi presentano sopra una macchia scura tondeggiante e poco definita, nelle femmine due, di un nero più marcato. Sulle ali posteriori si evidenzia inferiormente una spolveratura grigiastra alquanto marcata nei maschi.

All'inizio di marzo, da crisalidi svernanti, sfarfallano adulti che presto vanno alla ricerca di Crucifere ove deporre le uova. Le larve, di un verde brillante con sottili linee gialle, sono divoratrici di teneri germogli. Nel corso della stagione calda si possono susseguire anche tre o più (fino a sei) generazioni.

La cavolaia è comunissima e si osserva facilmente su prati fioriti, siepi e fioriture varie. In Italia è presente ovunque, dalla pianura ad oltre i 2000 m.

La fotografia
E’ stata scattata con il teleobiettivo 300 mm., con misurazione della luce spot, regolazione manuale del tempo e del diaframma. In entrambe le immagini (anche in WORKSHOP) le ali del maschio mostrano la parte superiore, che di solito in queste farfalle è poco visibile, in quanto si posano quasi sempre ad ali chiuse.

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Ciao Maurizio. Bella macro dalla giusta luminosità nonostante la poca disponibile. Bei dettagli. Un grazie per le tue puntuali e precise osservazioni ai nostri lavoretti.

Roberto

Hi Maurizio,
This is a lovely capture of a beautiful couple! This is the first time I two of them in a same picture. They are so tinny and not easy to photograph. I like the soft texture of this picture and interesting one in workshop. Lightning is beautiful and so are those pastel tones of colors. Thanks,
Claudine

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-11 16:43]

Hi Maurizio,

How wonderful to be able to capture two of these beauties along with the pretty flowers in one frame. This is really beautiful with lovely soft colors, good details and a lovely composition.

Jane

Ciao Maurizio.
Splendida farfalla con meravigliosi colori, magnifici dettagli ed eccellente nitidezza, gran bella macro, bravo, ciao Goldy

Ciao Maurizio,
This is double beauties well captured in a beautiful soft and gentle lighting over them!
good sharpness, nice colour and details over the image
well done
ciao
Tony

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-11 21:32]

Hello Maurizio

A beautiful capture,with a lovely diagonal composition.
The shot captures the sexual dimorphism of the species in an elegant and artistic manner.
The reverse "ying -yang' look is wonderful.
Captured in a lovely setting.
TFS

Rob

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-11 23:08]

Hello Maurizio,
I love how the colours of the butterflies match those of the flower and the background here! Very beautiful! And you've timed it well to catch this pair on the pretty flower.
Excellent sharpness and a very nice composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

To get 2 of them is a special moment. Nice depth and colour. TFS
Doug

Hi Maurizio,
A well composed and perfectly focused capture of these beautiful butterflies with great details. TFS.
Have a nice weekend my friend!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-12 4:33]

Hello Maurizio
Perfect macro capture of these beautiful butterflies. TFS.
Kind regards,

Mehmet

Two subjects in sharp focus, Maurizio.
I love the use of gentle light here that goes very well with the colours on these basically white butterfies.
The entire composition has a pleasing white ambience.
TFS
Ram

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-12 6:20]

Hola Mauricio,
buena macro de tonos blancos,
interesante trabajo y pov...
saludos amigo.

Ciao Maurizio, splendida coppia e bel fiore, tutto di bianco difficile a rendere e magnificamente ripreso, ottima composizione, grande nitidezza e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Belissima imagem muito bem focada e com composição exelente parabéns.
Nilson

Ciao Maurizio,
Wanderful catch, Beautiful macro picture nicely composed and presented with great colors and very sharp picture, Excellent POV. and details, Très jolie photo de ce papillon et campanule...
compliments.
Michel

Very nice soft light and colors Maurizio, good detail/DOF.
Love the comp and POV, and the bottom inflight b-fly hanging in space.
Well done,
Howard

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-07-12 8:18]

Nice shot with well managed exposure and nice natural colors. I like the classic pose of the butterfly on the lip of the flower. Outstanding workshop photo also.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-12 8:50]

Ciao Maurizio,
A fine action macro showing a male flying round a female Small White butterfly in an excellent composition with superb light management and good sharpness.
TFS this excellent image,
Complimenti,
Ciao,
Ivan

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-12 11:58]

Hi Maurizio
very nice shot, I liked the pov very much, lovely composition.
well done.

Hi Maurizio....Bella...Guzel...This is fantastic lovely and beautiful couple and composition....EXCELLENT...kind regards, Leyla

Hi Maurizio,
an impressing capture of a couple of whites, the male seems to be captured in the moment of taking off with wings folded downwards. Beautiful dim light of great atmospheric beauty.
Thank you! With best regards,
Peter

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-12 20:15]

Hola Mauricio.
Los colores suaves de la imagen le dan un efectos hermoso a esta presentscion. La mariposas son muy bellas en esta posicion y la flor engalana muy bien la foto.
Saludos Mauricio.
Luis52.

hello Maurizio

beautiful image of these butterflies, fine POV, DOF and vertical framing,
i love the softness of the composition's colours, TFS

Asbed

Hello Maurizio, superb shot of these beautiful butterflies with wonderful POV and composition. TFS. Regards,
Bahadır

Ciao Maurizio,
Ciò è così attraente vedere vedere la farfalla. Pozzo fatto sull'organizzazione e sull'acutezza. Scena pacifica molto piacevole. Buona luce ed organizzazione e colore molto buoni.
Ciao,Janusz

Buena técnica con ese 300mm. pero hay que acercarse más jeje, yo solo uso el 105mm.
Buen trabajo con los y un interesante formato.
Saludos Maurizio:
J. Ignasi

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-07-13 11:05]

Hi Maurizio!

I like this soft and delicate picture very much although I needed some time to get familiar with it. I first was intrigued by the lack of light on the butterflies, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it and found it's exactly this special soft lighting that makes the picture to be an outstanding one.

Kind regards

Markus

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-13 22:52]

Hi Maurizio,

I love these butterflies in the natural composition and matching colors of the flower. POV, DOF are very nice.

Thanks for sharing

vral

Hola Maurizio,
Magnífica y oportuna captura de bella composición, con gran nitidez en sus detalles, excelente y bonita iluminación. Saludos
José Ramón

Bella luce e composizone, ottimo momento colto.

Sono rientrato ora dalle vacanze, nei prossimi giorni trovi le mie foto in Tanzania o UK (Scozia).

Ciao,
Andrea

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-15 10:59]

Hi Maurizio,
Wonderful shot of these mating butterflies in a fantastic pose. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and details. You have handled the lighting pretty well and the exposure levels are perfect. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hello Maurizio. This is really stunning with the pair in pleasant pastel colors. Brilliant work in bringing out the best in tall frame. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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