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Pieris bryoniae

Pieris bryoniae
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz, European Butterflies 10, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-20 4:44
Viewed: 4510
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
PIERIS BRYONIAE (Hübner, 1805)

Mountain Grees-Veined White
Piéride de la bryone

Family: Pieridae
Wingspan: 40-50mm
Distribution: Alps, subspecies in other areas like the Carpates
Flighttime: May to September, mostly one generation

This White butterfly lives on higher altitudes, until 2000m. It looks quite similar to Pieris napi, with which it sometimes hybridizes.
The male (on the picture) is more white than the female which has a brownish tint.
Source: Wikipedia (German)
I hope I'm right with my ID. For me it looked darker than Pieris napi which can also be seen in the same area.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-20 4:46]

Hi Anne
Thanks for your wonderful capture.I never see this step brother of P.napi again, but is lovely and delicate!
Perfect details and colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-20 4:47]

Salut Anne,c'est une espece que je ne connassais pas,elle a des dessins tres beau,sans doute une parmi les plus belles de cette famille.Photo magnifique,la position de la lumiere a etee' decisive,j'aime les transaprences des ailes at aussi le fleurs dont le couleur est surement le prefere' de ces papillons.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-20 4:48]

Hello Anne,
What a beaty: Butterfly, flower and photo as a whole. The light is splendid and the colours evenso. Great DOF, sharpness, details and composition.

Ciao Anne. A refined one with exicing transparencies and fine details. Veru good natural colours. Well done.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-20 5:45]

Hi Anne,
Splendid photo of this new species for me, TFS!

Hello Anne
a nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharp details and lovely composition.

hello Anne
this is a beauty of a picture
great details and good sharpness with a nice pose
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Ciao Anne, great macro of fantastioc Pieris byroniae, I never see this specie, thanks, looks like our P. napi, beautiful compositiomn with lovely flower, wonderful details, excellent sharpness and good natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-07-20 6:53]

Hello Anne!
This is a beautiful butterfly. Nice composition, beautiful lighting.
Best regards, Robert

The wings of this White look so delicate, Anne.
The composition is beautiful with the butterfly feeding on a purple flower.
You have used the light with diligence, creating a highly artistic image.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-20 11:58]

Bonsoir Anne,
A superb capture of a male P. bryoniae, s pecies that I have never seen in real life. The pointed shape of the FW seems to differ it from napi, as well as more black scales along the veins.
The technical standard and composition on the Knautia are superb.
Merci pour ce partage,

Bonsoir Anne
Merci pour tous les détails de ton cliché.
L'ensemble est une très belle situation

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-20 14:03]

Hello Anne,
A beautiful macro shot of this very beautiful butterfly in great light,colors and excellent sharp details.The POV is wonderful.TFS and best regards,

Bonjour Anne,
Superbe la netteté du papillon et de la fleur, excellents la DOF et le fond dilué

Hi Anne,

Such a super shot this! Lovely colours and amazing sharp image. What a lovely flower and the lovely butterfly sitting on top of it! This is amazing composition! Very well done!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-21 3:46]

Hello Anne,
very pretty capture and softly presented . I like the beautiful lines and veins of the wings. The puprple petals are sharp and clear. The blurry background is giving a good impact to the composition.
Very nicely shown shot.


Ciao Anne,
una splendida immagine di questo Pieride che a prima vista può essere scambiato, come osservi anche tu, per Pieris napi, ma con questo ottimo POV ci mostri molto bene le differenze, eccellente definizione e magnifici colori; ho fotografato anch'io questa specie, un solo scatto di un soggetto piuttosto consunto; mi sembra che sia stato un buon periodo con nuove specie catturate.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-21 11:50]

Hello Anne,
A very fine composition showing this white butterfly in a lovely pose and in beautiful light enhancing the transparency of the wings. Excellent sharpness too and I like the natural colours of the background.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Buen manejo del contraluz y un respeto al color bien plasmado. Suavidad en las formas y unas bellas tonalidades.

Hallo Anne
Great shot with lovely details captured. A well focused and pleasant image of a beautiful butterfly with its prominent lined markings and soft on the eye colours. Great composition and pose. The detail on the wings and the flower it is resting on is displayed well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

Extraordinary capture Anne... the flower and the butterfly both are superb... I love the lighting. Gorgeous.


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