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Bath White

Bath White
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 15:04
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pontia daplidice
English/Spanish: Bath White/Blanquiverdosa.

A strong migrant species which can be found over a large part of western Europe. It migrates to Norh Africa as its chrysalis can not resist continental frost.
It flies in most different types of open landscapes including cultivated lands from February to September in two or three generations.
This shot was taken by the afternoon, after a day of rain. For the first time, I was be able to approach what I want to a butterfly for a long time. So this is the secret: raining days are excellent to capture butterflies!

Ref Espacio Natural, Butterfly guide

EXIF data:
Aperture priority, Metering Mode=Spot, Manual Focus, Flash=Off, Focal Length (in 35mm)=75,61

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-14 15:26]
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Hola Jose,
phantastic picture of daplidice with super-sharpness and excellent focus as well as depth of field. Beautiful natural colours. Background shows slight noise (ISO??).
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Jose,
This is a beautiful specie that you caught very well. I like those tones of green and those great details. The pose of the butterfly is superb with good DOF and composition. You must be proud of this picture and your note is very useful as I didn't know that rainy days were good for butterfly :) Thanks,

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-14 15:49]

Bonsoir Jose
Très belle image, gestion des couleurs et de la luminosité. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-14 16:32]

El punto de vista con las hojas carnosas en primer plano desenfocadas es realmente excelente Jose.
Son realmente muy buenos los detalles que captur+o tu Fuji marcados y bien definidos, con una cálida paleta de colores.
El encuadre es agradable con buen OOF posterior a pesar de lo cargado del fondo.
Gracias por el dato de los días lluviosos... trataremos de aprovecharlos en el futuro :-)
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-14 16:38]

Hola Jose,
Good focus, composition and a good camouflage.TFS

Hi Jose, wonderful butterfly, lovely details and splendid colors, great focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-14 17:35]

Hi Jose

Another terrific macro from you, my friend!
I really love the exceptional sharpness of every detail here - it's simply outstanding!!! I really like to see all that hair on its head and body that clearly and the eyes look amazing, too.
The side POV is excellent, too, as well as the DOF that isolated the butterfly superbly from the BG.
Lovely colors, spot-on exposure and a charming composition.

Bravo and TFS

Hola José Miguel,
Que gusto te debiste dar fotografiando a esta cooperativa mariposa!
Uno siente la emoción durante esos segundos ganados a la fortuna, y presuroso de obtener tantas fotos como se pueda.
Muy bueno el resultado, sobre todo me impresionan los ojos verdosos y los nítidos detalles obtenidos en toda la mariposa.
Me parece que quedó muy bien como usaste la profundidad de campo.
Enhorabuena por la foto, y gracias por compartirla.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-14 17:45]

Amazing details on this lovely little creature and thanks for the tips on catching them -- on rainy days!
Great capture with superb POV

Nice photo of bath white


Hello Jose,

well captured perfect composed photo the detail svery crisp nice colors Bg POv DOf excllent Job

TFs Kyle

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-14 21:20]

Hi Jose,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the shades of green all throughout. Very crisp details and nice composition. Kudos.

Hello Jose,
A fantastic picture with spot on sharpness and exposure. Interesting to see this butterfly blends in with the flower its perch on nicely. Very well done and tfs.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-14 23:32]

Hello Jose

Super close up of this beautiful butterfly.The details are sharp and the textures are wonderful.Excellent POV and DOF,the colours are well saturated.A top rate image.TFS


Hola Jose,
All other friends told everythings about this wonderful macro work. And thanks for the secret about taking BF photos, I'll try it. Today it is rainin here :)
Saludos sinceros amigo mio, gracias.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-15 1:52]

Very sharp details, Jose.
The colors are beautiful.
Great profile view in a very pleasing composition.
TFS. : )

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-15 1:59]

Hello Jose,
Marvellous picture of this Bath White. The eye of the butterfly has the same colour as the plant in the front! Great sharpness and beautiful composition.
Best regards

Dear José,
outstanding, excellent butterfly portrait - finest details visible, very beautiful subdued colours. And I very much like the stage of thick leaves with some of them being precisely on focus between soft ones, revealing most beautiful hairy structures.
Superb presentation of Blanquiverdosa - obviously from one of its native birthplaces.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-15 5:46]

Hello Jose,
I really like this capture of the Bath White in a nice pose. Great focus, very sharp and lovely colours. Stands out very nicely from the background too. Nice composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-15 6:25]

Hello Jose,
Excellent presentation of a fresh specimen of the Bath White, with exact focusing, excellent BG and comp.
In Sweden cloudy days or early in the morning or late afternoon are good butterfly photography times and when it is raining they hide under leaves.
TFS and best wishes,

Lovely shot Jose,
What I like most is how the plant & B-fly seem to go together so well color-wise.
Nice sharp detail, excellent exposure and colors mf.
Well done & TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-15 7:17]

Hi Jose.
Really amazing close-up created in beautiful green key. You have composed shot perfectly. I also like your low impressive POV, great DOF and soft preaent for ,ook lighting. Butterfly and leaves are detailed excellently. Sharpness of the insect and reproduction of its colours are terrific. BG is well blurred and coloured too. Superb job. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-15 7:46]

Hello Jose,
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-15 10:07]

Hi Jose.
This is very sharp close-up.I like beautiful details on butterfly and perfect managed DOF.Very nice composition and very good point of view giving pretty angle look on all the details hereof splendid butterfly.Colors are superb.
Excellent shot,thank you for sharing and behind good advisement -you say: rainy days :- )
Best greetings Milos

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-15 10:40]

Qué magnífica imagen, querido amigo!!
Es sencillamente impresionante. Perfecto el enfoque, la nitidez, la luminosidad, el encuadre, la composición...
Excelente en todos los sentidos y realmente bonita.
Mis más sinceras felicitaciones y agradecimiento. Saludos

Hello Jose
Very nice shot of butterfly,
Excellent colors and contrast,
Great POV,Welldone.


Hola José,
Bonita toma, excelente la nitidez y textura, la luz y el fondo son agradables. Saludos

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-15 11:41]

Hello Jose,
Magnificent close up.Details are amazing.I liked POV,exosure,framing and composition also a lot.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-02-15 11:55]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful capture of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colors and details.
Well done

A beautifull shot of an interesting butterfly very crisp detail perfect dof and nicely composed quality work tfs rgds Necip

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-15 15:10]

Hello Jose,
beautiful close up, the details and the sharpness are excellent. The nice OOF BG does show of your Butterfly very well.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-02-15 21:26]

Hola Josè:
Maravillosa! Excelente captura de esta hermosa y rara mariposa verde y blanca. Muy buenos los detalles en toda la mariposa, la profundidad y el desenfoque en primer plano. Tambièn està muy bien iluminado el cuadro destacando con claridad detalles y colores. ¡Bravo!
Felicitaciones y gracias por compartir.

What a superb perspective, Jose!
The distribution of focus on the plant lends this image a three-dimensional quality.
The subject -- this exotic greensih butterfly -- looks beautiful in its profile view.
And a highly aesthetic composition from you as always :-)!
Best regards.

Hi Jose,
A beautiful closeup....interesting colours for a butterfly...they blend so well with the surroundings.Well noticed considering it camouflage.The detail and clarity are excellent.The butterflies in the woods by my house are becoming more abundant...maybe I will try your tip about the rain!Take care.
Regards, David

Hi Jose,
WOW! what a great looking butterfly. The various shades and tones of green look great. Nice sharp detail in this well composed shot. Good control on the DOF has the backround in a nice OOF scene.

bonjour josé
excellente macro,rien a dire c'est parfait.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-16 11:55]

Se me escapaba esta maravilla de mariposa, sobre estas hojas tan carnosas, excelente trabajo, preciosos los detalles y los colores tan a tono. muchos saludos.

Que colores verdes tan únicos.
La quedan genial a la foto, me gusta mucho.
La mariposa parece todo un personaje, la dotaste de mucha personalidad y la calidad es muy buena.
Enhorabuena, que tengas un buen fin de semana.

Hello Jose,
no solamente para atrpar mariposas pero como ha encontrado - la luz esta perfecto para sacar las fotos con nitidez. Que foton!

Buenas Jose, una gozada. La mariposa es preciosa, y la has sacado con un gran punto de vista, me encantan las variables de enfoque que has conseguido. Además, los colores son muy naturales. Que tengas un buen finde.

José Luis

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-17 9:38]

salut José,
olala, mais le papillon joue à câche-câche :)
Ce spécimen ne doit vraiment pas être gros, le réussite est donc d'autant plus difficile. C'est absolument parfait, netteté, couleur...rien à dire.


Bonjour Jose
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli papillon.Très belle composition, les couleurs ,le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-02-17 15:15]

Hi Jose,
Excellent capture of this lovely Bath White.
I like your selective focusing and sharpness on Butterfly,colors,note,blurred bg and dof.TFS

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-17 23:19]

José, maybe, I'd try to add some more lighting, but it's just a preference.

Great shades of green everywhere; besides, excellent sharpness, composition and pov.

Hi dear Jose,
great image with excellent details.
nice BG and great sharpness,composition and focus.
well done.
thanks for sharing my dear friend

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-18 10:30]

Hi Jose

Interesting butterfly, I haven't seen one of these before. Lovely green tones. Excellent sharp details and a great POV.



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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-18 18:37]
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Hi José

Wow MF, this one has gone straight to my favourites.

A brilliant capture of a lovely little butterfly. The macro work is spot-on with stacks of details showing on the insect. I just love the contrast between the insect and the BG and the exposure was perfect.

Very well done and TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-02-20 7:59]

Bonjour Jose, belle harmonie de teintes et super piqué et bon cadrage. Quoi demander de plus!! Félicitations, Didier.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-20 17:36]

Hello Jose,
This is a great close-up with excellent detail, texture and sharpness. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hello Jose!
Finally after a few days of break I am back to TN ;)
This time some words of comments not to plants but to insect :)
I have to say that this is rather rare species in Poland (even if it can be found more often that e.g. 10 years ago - maybe because of climat change?).
The photo is very nice and beautiful, with good details seen on wings and eye.
I like also a note - short but informative.
TFS and all the best,

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-02-21 19:48]

Jose,otra gran belleza, de mariposa me sorprende grandemente un tiro tan perfecto.Sira

Hermosísima mariposa. Va con su camuflaje a todas partes. Preciosos los detalles: el ojo, los bordes de las alas...Nada, una fantasía que no conocía con ese colorido.
Saludos amigo, JL.

Hola Jose.

Parece que se ha vestido para la ocasion de posarse es la planta haciendo juego con el color, camuflaje autentico.

Jose Luis.

This is a wonderful capture and has earned you some well deserved points. I love how the butterfly's color tones with so much of the fore and back grounds. He is so sharp and it is interesting to see how fuzzy his little body and wing edges are. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hello Jose,
A very attractive butterfly close-up!
The details in the insect are amazing, and the subject stands well out on the blurry background...
Well composed presentation, proficient work!
Pablo -

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-02-27 9:08]

Hi Jose,
superb photo of a butterfly.Perfectly focused.The hairs on its wings and body are perfectly visible and sharp.Well done.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-28 17:43]

hello Jose
really well close-up working on this beautiful butterfly. composition, point of view, background, colours, sharpness and details are great

Great shot of this attractive butterfly.
I was interested to learn that they migrate to Africa.
Well composed, nice tones
Good sharpness and details
well done

Lo 1º q destaca en esta foto son los verdes, luego el buen enfoque y después el conjunto (para mí). Has captado bien esta mariposa y su entorno consiguiendo una espectacular foto.

Enhorabuena !!

Que linda combinação de cores, verde sobre (verde que te quiero verde...),
Boa composição, boa nitidês no primeiro plano e ótima angulação.

Hello Jose
Very nice picture of this Pieridae. Good colours and composition, Thanks for sharing


Beautiful composition! Maybe an higher aperture could have made the backgroung smoother. The colors are very natural and I think that the use of flash would have burned the highlights on the white spots of the butterfly, so it was better not to make use of it. My best regards.

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