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Black-Veined White

Black-Veined White
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-18 8:49
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly has been shown several at TN. This specimen of
- Aporia crataegi
- family: Pieridae

shows some lesions and some spots on the otherwise white wing areas - signs of aging!

Species information
A. crataegi occurs in Europe, except north Fennoscandia and Great Britain (extinct), North Africa and throughout palaearctic Asia eastwards to Japan.
Wing span: about 50 - 55 mm.
Foodplant of the caterpillar: Crataegus and Prunus.

Swiss Alps, Wallis, path from Jungu to the Moosalp, steep flower-rich slopes at about 2000 m.

- natural light (ISO 400)
- no wind
- handheld

* Schweizerischer Bund für Naturschutz (1987) Schmetterlinge und ihre Lebensräume. Arten - Gefährdung - Schutz, Vol. 1. - Egg.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Higgins LG & Hargreaves (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Collins, London.

pankajbajpai, liziafa, crs, cicindela, red45, phlr, nglen, lousat, vral, gannu, anel, cataclysta, Silvio2006, meyerd has marked this note useful
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hello peter,
lovely shot of Aporia crataegi, you have managed exposure well in this capture, the image is sharp and the details of the wings are lovely,i liked the tight composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hola Peter, buen macro, con excelente luz, nitida y con buen detalle y unos tonos de color naturales y muy agradables. un saludo

Hi Peter,
Very nice macro shot!
The details are superb, great POV and well composition.
TSF Malgosia

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-18 10:32]

Hi Peter,

What a good photo showing very well the structure of the wings. You have used very well the existing light rendering in a good manner the white surface of the wings. Texture can be seen in great detaisl and the transpareency of the back wing creates a great effect.

Thank you for sharing,

Si tuviera que dar un nombre a esta fotografía sería: Naturalidad ! Buen enfoque en toda la toma y una sobrada profundidad. Luz ténue pero muy efectiva. Muy bien encuadrada.
Esta especie también la tenemos en Los Pirineos, la tengo también fotografiada en esta web.
Un saludo Peter: Josep Ignasi

Hello Peter!
Nice to see your new picture on TN (especially for someone like me who had rather longer break with this web site :>). I like simply but very good composition, and very nice sharpness/DOF. The species is not very rare, and even not very colourful, but it is still very nice presented (anyway, who cares about colours if the quality of image is very good? :>). Bravo also for informative note - as always I found something intersting to read :)
Best regards from Lodz!
Friendly yours,

  • Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
  • [2008-08-18 11:57]

Hi Peter
I wish we still had this exquisite butterfly in the UK! :(
A very good shot, especially as it is hand held at 1/50. Clear details, nice and sharp and the flower compliments the butterfly perfectly. TFS.
Kind Regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-18 13:22]

Hi Peter!

Another great shot of this interesting butterfly. Perfect detail - every hair and vein is very well visible and sharp. Great composition with white flower. Very fragile looking insect.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-18 13:44]

Hello Peter. It may have been on TN many times but this is a first class close up of this Butterfly. Your sharp focusing shows all the markings so well with good detail. good natural colours. well done TFS. with interesting notes .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-18 15:55]

Hi Peter,your work is always fantastic!! Perfect and wonderfulls pics,very interestings note ,isn't easy to comment a perfection,just my best compliments and thanks to spend your time for TN,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-18 21:07]

Hi Peter,
This is an outstanding shot of this elegant Black-veined White in a classic pose. Very neat and sharp image with perfect handling of light and exposure levels. The details on the wings are amazing. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-19 2:30]

Hello Peter,
Splendid macro of this Black-Veined White with sharp details and colors. Excellent composition and POV. Dark spots on the wings are so vivid with spot exposure. Overall lighting is soothing.
Thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-19 8:50]

Hello peter, wht a superb macro shot. The focus is perfect and superb class shot. Excellent composition. Ganesh

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-19 23:58]

Lieber Peter,
Es freut mich, dass Du dem schönen Baumweissling auch begegnet bist. Staune, dass Du ihn auf 2000m gesehen hast. Ich habe festgestellt, dass sie sehr gerne auf Margeriten ruhen, hat vielleicht auch etwas mit Tarnung zu tun. Schönes, klares Bild, wie Du sie gewöhnlich machst.
Herzliche Grüsse

Hi Peter
Beautiful, perfectly exposed and perfectly sharp photo. All the details are visible. Nice OOF background. I have never seen this species ;-(
Best wishes

C'est toujours intéressant de voir la structure alaire.
Bonne journée.

Ciao Peter, beautiful Aporia on a lovely daisy, good composition and lovely details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-09-04 12:42]

Hallo, nochmals zurück zu Moosalp,

ich habe oft den Baumweissling in TN gesehen, aber Du setzt einen oben drauf mit dem Bild. Nicht nur die Klippe der weissen Flügel ist umschifft, auch die weissen Kronblätter boten Dir keine Schwierigkeiten. Alle technischen Aspekte sind perfekt gemeistert im Bild. Gratuliere zum herrlichen Bild.
beste Grüsse

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