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Black-veined Whites

Black-veined Whites
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 12:24
Viewed: 2744
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black-veined White - Aporia crataegi

A large white butterfly recognised by its gliding flight, black veins and almost transparent wings. It is fairly rare in Sweden but common locally here in the south where it can be seen in open glades and along drives in woodlands, along powerline clearings and on bushy meadows. Its larvae feed on Rowan, Blackthorn and Hawthorn.

I managed to capture this pair from a distance of 50 cm as they were resting on a Cocksfoot grass. I’ve cropped this slightly and adjusted the levels.

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hello Ulla
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours with good light
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ulla,
A very nice photo with a superb species of butterfly that I did not catch in the last years. The colors and details are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Ulla,
Impressive BG here! Also correct white balance and exposition level. Well done, good "tele-macro".... Regards / TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-07 0:32]

Hello Ulla,
Excellent photo of these butterflies in good sharpness and beautiful contrasting colours. Very nice green BG. Taken from a very good POV in a great composition.


A well composed image that shows good sharpness and detail of the subject. The Lighting, colour, POV and clarity are all great.

Bonito conjunto, de colores naturales y excelente encuadre.
Enfoque algo justo en algunas zonas.
Un abrazo Ulla: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Ulla,
an impressive macro of this butterfly, excellent clarity and sharpness, lovely lighting and colours, nicely composed and presented.

Ciao Ulla. Great compo and very good details. Amazing light too.


Hello Ulla

Beautiful photo of these butterflies with fine
POV and the way diagonally they are framed,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-07 6:55]

Good image of these two whites, well captured. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-07 8:48]

Hi Ulla,a beautiful couple of a butterflies never seen by me in my fields,magnificent sharpness and impressive light balance for the best white.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Black and white butterflies are always attractive in nature. The silenced green background makes these two stands out in 3D. Love your focus and exposure control in rendering this awesome image. Well done my friend Ulla and kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-08 0:47]

hello Ulla,
very sharp shot of the buttefly. Nice lines on the white wings.Excellent green backrounds that allow the view to be so pretty and pleasant.


Hello Ulla,
I must congratulate you with the very good DOF which often is a problem with macro's. It really is a fabulous image with wonderful diagonal composition and the positions of TWO butterflies. What a pleasure to view. Very well done.

Hello Ulla,

an nice image with good pov and sharpness. A pity they are not both sharp and the butterfly behind are oof.
Great details.
Fine colors.


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