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Colias crocea

Colias crocea
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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: 2011-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-11 5:08
Viewed: 2569
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
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Dark Clouded Yellow

I had quite a hard time to take this shot. This year there are not many of these Colias around and I wanted to make one picture. I had to follow it about half an hour and everytime I got to the place it rested, away it was..
So being on the point to give up (it was sooo hot) it posed on a red Clover and there it stayed just enough long to allow me to take two pictures.
I think that it is Colias crocea, sometimes it's quite dfficult to distinguish it from very close related other Colias-species.

Sorry I loaded down the wrong picture, I wanted to show the one in the WS. Just a rotation of 90°

Argus, PaulLees, maaciejka, joska, marius-secan, maurydv, MMM, buscape, jlinaresp, paolo49, ciopper13 has marked this note useful
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-11 6:17]

Hello Anne,
A beauty in great quality! Excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Beautiful contrasting blurred BG. Very nice composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-11 6:18]

Bonjour Anne,
Your efforts to take this croceus were worth while and the 90 degree rotation makes and attractive composition. The colours, sharpness and exposure to give adark clean natural BG add to the quality of this image.
Though the WS shows the natural position I like this one.
Merci et bonne soirée à toi,

Hi Anne,

Well after all that running around chasing this fella for half an hour has paid off hey!, Supreme detailed sharpness with amazing colour saturation. lovely wing markings, great stuff Anne and well done,
Best regards,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-11 6:36]

Beautiful species, very colorful and I like the texture, both images are good and well exposed. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-11 6:44]

Hi Anne,
Perfect shot,nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Perhaps a little sharp light in left wing.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Anne,
Fantastic shot Anne!
The butterfly is beautiful.
sharpness and details are excellent and the composition is very nice.
Impressive BG.
Thanks for sharing

hello Anne
very beautiful composition with super light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Anne,
amazing butterfly. A lot of details - great sharpness. Amazing colours. NIce composition. Suitable green background.
Thanks for sharing,

Impressive sharpness Anne! Excellent photo with very good composition and fantastic colours.

Bonjour Anne!
Une touchante photo dans sa simplicité.Belles couleurs et BG .La netteté est vraiment étonnante.Bravo! merci pour la partager!

Ciao Anne, my today neighbour, great macro with fantastic details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-11 9:38]

Splendid photo, TFS!

Ciao Anne. Great shot. Impressive management of light and colours. Razor sharp and details against the blurred BG.


Hello Anne,
Impressive capture of a splendid species.
Very difficult to show such superb vivid colors.
Outstanding details and very good sharpness.
Exceptional focus, very nice POV and perfect light.
Wonderful contrast against the green background.
I never catch such a top quality image with this butterfly.

Ciao Anna
bellissima immagine di Colias crocea, personalmente preferisco la posizione corretta in workshop, eccellente definizione e colori meravigliosi, l'eccellente risultato finale ripaga della lunga attesa; come si sa, le cose non avvengono per caso, in qualche modo siamo sempre artefici della nostra "fortuna" fotografica.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-07-11 12:28]

Salut Anne
Excellent \e prise de vue bon pdv et image bien en focus.Les details ainsi que els couleurs sont surprenante
Merci du partage Michel

oohh brilliant focus and great subject


Hallo Anne,
tolle Bildgestaltung mit klasse Licht und schönen, warmen Farben. Sehr gute Schärfe mit vielen Details und ein netter verschwommener Hintergrund. Wirklich eine hervorragende Aufnahme. Mein Kompliment.
Viele Grüße,

Hi Anne,
More perfect and then fly!
Congratulations, flawless image!

Hello Anne, this spectacular shot Colias crocea. Great light, detail and sharpness in this picture. Beautiful POV. A great image. All the best, Paul

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

Hello Anel, the colours are fabulous and what I also like about this image is that the OOF background looks natural and so your subject does not look posed. Lovely activity and the detail is wonderful. Best wishes.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-14 3:45]

Hello Anne,
such a pleasant yellow on a soft greenish background. How lovely and excellent the sharpness and the clarity is.
Really lively view with the big eye well seen.
excellent job.


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