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Black-veined White butterflies

Black-veined White butterflies
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 400mm APO Telemacro
Exposure: f/11, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-30 7:12
Viewed: 3153
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your kind words of my previous post.

Today's post is a picture of a pair of mating Black-veined White butterflies, stand out nicely against the backlight.
The Black-veined White butterfly is our provincial landscape insect. Very beautiful even though it is only in black and white.
They use to show up on big numbers but this year we haven’t seen that much.

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Info from Wikipedia
The Black-veined White, is a large butterfly of the Pieridae family
It is found in orchards and bushes throughout most of Europe, North America, temperate Asia, Korea and Japan.[1]It usually feeds on plants in the genus Prunus.
Flight time is between June and July, size is 56–68 millimetres (2.2–2.7 in), and is normally found an altitudes of 500–2,000 metres (1,600–6,600 ft).
Caterpillars live communally on uncut branches of the foodplant at first, before dispersing in the later developmental stages to other parts of the tree.

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Impressive photo Gert! Excellent composition and very good sharpness. The backlighting is fantastic!

hallo Gert
Great sharpness and nice light on the wings
i like this butterfly with his beautiful colours and details

today i found the caterpilars of this one

thanks greeting lou

Sheer magic, Gert. Only a photographer of your calibre can get away with such a daring shot and how!
The back-lit mating butterflies look gorgeous and not an iota of noise in this well composed image.

Hello Gert.
Wonderful picture of this picture of a pair of mating Black-veined White butterflies.
beautiful back light make this picture more beautiful

Hello Mr.Gert,
Glad to see your post.Beautiful picture of this couple.Nice details all over transparent wings with splendid sharpness.Green BG is really soothing for eyes.Well captured.
Thanks for your contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-30 8:23]

Hello Gert,
For me the photo of the day! This is so beautiful! Clarity, colours and light are gorgeous. Together with the perfect sharpness, details and composition this is a little masterpiece! The large version is even more impressive.

Hello Gert
Wonderful composition, beautiful light, excellent detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Gert
belle prise et très bonne netteté, le contre-jour est très intéressant
Bonne soirée

Ciao Gert, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, splendid light, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-30 12:58]

Waaw Gert,you're always a step ahead,this mating moment is absolutely fantastic!!What a backlight in the best exposure and what a top details too,the best way to take this nice and lucky meeting,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Gert

WOW ! wonderful macro of these lovers,
with fine POV at their level, lovely light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


hallo Gert
照的清晰 構圖美麗 花朵很漂亮

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-07-01 6:05]

Lovely pair mating..fine lighting and image. tfs.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-23 8:38]

Hi Gert,
beautiful photo of A.crataegi couple,
I like the wonderful lighting, well composed,
outstanding details !
Best regards !

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-22 8:09]

Hi Gert.
I see you play with old style Sigma telelens. Result is very nice including sharpness of the cute pair of butterflies and flowers, splendid bokeh and colours. Aperture value is simply huge. I was very pleased with AF-S 300mm f4 + TC1.4x. I think Sigma is not better if I am mistaken? All in all close-up is superb. Kind regards and TFS.

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