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Euchloe simplonia

Euchloe simplonia
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European butterflies 5, European Butterflies 6, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-14 10:07
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This White was sitting for quite a long time on this Dendelion, like in a boat. It was very windy and it didn't seem to have some intention to move away. I was thinking that it was an Anthocharis cardamines, but at home, looking up in my books, I'm not sure anymore. So I don't want to give a wrong ID. I'm sure somebody can help out. Thank's.

Could it be possibly Euchloe ausonia? In one of my books it seems not to be found in the Swiss alpine area, in another, yes. The patterns on the wing are quite similar to the picture I have in one of my books.

Thank's so much to Peter Stoeckl for the identification.
It is : Euchloe simplonia (Boisduval 1828) Mountain dappled White
An endemic species to Cantabria, Pyrenees, French Basse-Alps and to Valais in Switzerland ,where the picture has been taken. A quite seldom appearance.
It lives mostly over 1500m.

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Hi Anne!
Very nice, "sunny" composition! Good details, POV, and Dof. I like also a "drinking pose" of this butterfly :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-14 10:15]

Hi Anne.
Bravo, my dear friend. Amazing picture with great lovely colours and pleasant soft lighting. Pictured scene is wonderful as well as the magnification ratio, cropping and composition. Reproduction of the texture and other details of this beautiful butterfly is outstanding. DOF is selected perfectly. Nice flower, blurred a bit, looks perfectly too. My congratulations and TFS. Superb done.

Hello Anne,
Very nice picture. Spot on focus and well composed. I also think this is an orange tip but the markings look different. Well done and well seen.

great macro photo, the color and composion it beatifull;-)

Bonjour Anne,
An oustanding image!
I'm really impressed with the hifh quality of this picture, the sharpness and clear deatails are remarkable.
Perhaps is not the most contrasting image, but the subtle colours of this butterfly have a serene beauty.
Excellent the DOF choice and the nicely blurred petals of the flower.
Felicitacions et merci pour partager.
Mes amities,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-14 13:07]

Hi Anne.
This butterfly is maybe Pontia daplidice(but I don't know it on 100%).
Your capture is very beautiful with great DOF,nice POV,fine sharp details and amazing colors.Superb done this presentation.Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hello Anne
What a wonderful spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,composition and POV,
Fantastic colors and BG,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

bonjour anne
ho!!! vraiment magnifique.
superbe presentation,belles couleurs et bon POV,et je ne parle même pas de la netteté.

Though I am no authority on butterflies, doesn't it look like an Orange Tip, Anne? I say so because I have seen some on TN recently, especially the one posted by Ivan in which he has shown 3 of them together.
Nevertheless, it is a wonderful capture. The POV is just right and the focus is spot on with fine details on the face and the wings.
Thanks and regards.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-14 14:35]

Salut Anne,
encore une très belle macro avec de vives couleurs. La netteté est vraiment bonne. Je trouve juste le POV un peu bas, ce qui masque les pattes. Bien joué quand même.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-15 4:22]

Hola Anne,
perfecto trabajo,
detalles y nitidez perfectos,
buen trabajo,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-15 6:55]

Hello Anel,
I think Mikou is right about the ID! Anyway, it is a brilliant capture, very sharp and I like its position in the middle of the dandelion. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Anne
J'ai comme l'impression qu'il te regarde...
Ta prise de vue nous laisse deviner le velours des ailes...
Harmonie des teintes... Belle réussite

Hi again Anne ,
great work with excellent details.
vivid colours and great sharpness.
thanks for sharing

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-05-15 11:15]

Bonjour Anne
Superbe composition, très belle combinaison des couleurs, cadrage et netteté. Bravo
D'après mon guide Flammarion je confirme c'est bien un Anthocharis cardamines.
Amicalement Robi

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-15 11:41]

Bonjour Anne,
Pas simple pour l'ID, je pense aussi à un Aurore qui est courant dans nos Alpes, pour être sûr faudrait voir tout des ailes...
En tout cas il est beau et paisible dans son Pissenlit ! La composition me régale. Exposition, netteté et PdC sont extras.
Compliments chère voisine.

hi anne!
nice macro on a fine butterfly
with good sharpness and fine pov!
good shot!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-15 16:23]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful capture with an excellent pov, details and light and a nice flower and background.
TFS, José M.

Hallo Anne,

Euchloe simplonia (Boisduval 1828)
Gesprenkelter Gebirgsweißling
Mountain Dappled White

seltener Fund eines Endemiten mit Inselvorkommen aus Basses Alpes, Wallis, Kantabrien und Pyrenäen.
In üppiger Fülle, eleganter Farbgebung und Komposition künstlerisch und technisch perfekt von Dir festgehalten.

Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

Magnifique macro, tout est en focus et les couleus sont tendres.

Hola Anne,
Excelente toma de esta bella mariposa, los detalles y definición son muy buenos. Saludos
José Ramón

Liebe Anne,
wunderbar gemacht! Interessant ist die Spezies, E. simplonia nach Peter. Das Tier hast Du also auch noch in Buerchen. Ob das die Spezialisten wohl wissen? Gut ist auch Deine Note, immer à jour gebracht.
Mit herzlichen Grüssen,

Je dois dire que ces temps, je n'ai guère rencontré de papillons qui soient assez sympa pour s'arrêter sur une fleur et se laisser photographier ! Celui-ci a des ailes originales.
Bonne journée.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-16 10:01]

Hello Anne,
Wonderful butterfly close up.I liked POV,sharpness,clear details and framing a lot.TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-17 11:29]

Hello Anne,
Very nice close up.Clear details,and sharpness are amazing.I liked POV,colors,BG and composition also a lot.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-17 14:27]

Hello Anne,
I missed your fine capture of this rarity. I have never seen the Mountain dappled White myself but this shot is a fine compensation, sharp and rich in detail, set in a fine composition on a yellow composite flower that also looks special. Fine BG.
Though the hindwing is damaged this is a very fine presentation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-18 0:44]

Amazing detail and razor sharp focus. Exposure is perfect. I really like the composition, the way the flower framed the butterfly and brings out the yellow in the wing.

What an AMAZING register.
Love the colours and the contrasts.
A bright composition, most pleasing to the eyes.
Highly educative notes.
Everything is well done.
Best and friendly regards, Mario from Canada.

Ciao Anne, splendid butterfly with great details, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Anne, molto bella la composizione della foto, fuoco ben centrato sul soggetto, il colore del fiore si intona perfettamente con i colori della farfalla che ha una bella nitidezza e definizione. Buona giornata

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