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Pieris napi

Pieris napi
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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: 2006-07-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 7:36
Viewed: 3536
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It looks like this white butterfly wants to kiss this pretty flower. I'm not sure about the exact identification: it is a Pieridae, but I don't know exactly which one (Pieris brassicae, rapae...?)

Thank's a lot to Peter Stoeckl and Ivan Kruys for the exact identification.
Pieris napi (green-veined White)
second generation

saeedabbasi, marmottelolo, nainnain, Necipp, jmp, JORAPAVI, oscarromulus, sgo has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-16 7:52]

Hi Anne.
BRAVO. What an elegant work. Amazing pictured scene. lighting and delicate colours. Transparence butterfly looks amazedly as well as the perfectly illuminated and coloured flower. BG is perfect at high range too. Its blurriness and colourfulness are simply wonderful. My compliments and TFS.

Bonjour Anne,
This is a beautiful capture of this nice white butterfly!
I like so much the POV used, and the transparencies got in the wings with the light.
Very good the soft and blurred backgrund.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

hi anne,
very nice butterfly shot,
well composed,
the sharpness is excellent, nice details captured on the wings & the light passing throught the wings makes it even more beautiful, the blurred bg adds to the looks of the shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hallo Anne,

erfreulich, wieder einen Deiner zarten Schweizer Gebirgsfalter zu sehen - hier im duftigen Gegenlicht, das die Zartheit und Duftigkeit unterstreicht. Du lässt Deinen Blüten und Faltern viel Raum, das schafft Atmosphäre.

Der Falter dürfte ein Weibchen der Sommergeneration von

Pieris napi f. napaeae /
Rapsweissling, Piéride du Navet, Navoncella

sein - aber auch Weisslinge sind schwierig zu bestimmen, nicht nur die Mohrenfalter :)

Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-16 8:31]

Hi Anne.
You are very good captured hereof noteless butterfly.Beautiful composition with flower.Very good POV and DOF with acceptable blurry background.Very well saturated white colour as well as very nice details on wing.Beautiful picture with good light and very pleasant colors.
Well done,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

Allo Anne,
Je ne peux malheureusement pas aider avec l'identification car je ne connais pas assez les papillons. J'aime beaucoup cette composition, ces couleurs et cette bonne exposition. Le BG est superbe et convient parfaitement à ton beau petit modèle :-) J'aime beaucoup la lumière dans ses ailes, bravo!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-16 9:21]

Hello Anne,
Very fine capture of this Green-veined White on a Scabious in beautiful lighting which shows the texture of the wings very nicely. Sharp details and a very nice composition. The background is beautiful too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Anne
Very nice shot of this butterfly,
Perfect comporsition and colors,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-16 9:43]

Hello Anne,
Excellent lighting in this sharp capture of the female Green-veined White (P. napi), the second generation often lacking the yellow colouring on the underside of the hindwing, like this form. The scabious flower and th BG add to a fine well-composed presentation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-16 11:18]

Hello Anne,
Wonderful close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.I liked POV,use of backlight,blurred BG and composition a lot.


Nicely lit pic of Pieris napi.

very delicate veining for the species.

Hi Anne,
Beautiful capture of this White which Peter has identified for you.
The point of view is perfect and the wings have a kind of pleasant glow to them due to the angle of the light, I presume.
The details are sharp and clear.
TFS and take care.

Bonsoir Anne,
Photo précieuse, mo'enchante la quantité de lumière solaire, les détails et la composition, seulement peut-être sur le lieu à droite, mais il est seulement mon avis.
Le reste très joli.

Bonjour Anne,
J'aime beaucoup cette composition bien mise en valeur par la lumière latérale. Le papillon et la scabieuse sont bien mis en valuer par un arrière plan lumineux et doux. Bravo.

Hi Anne ,
excellent image with very nice colours and BG.
great composition and nice sharpness.
well captured.
thanks for sharing

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-17 4:38]

Hello Anne, amazing close up; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent ! TFS

bonjour anne
une belle reusiite la encore,les ouleurs sont jolies et naturelles,j'aime beaucoup le pov aussi.
le fond est egalement reussi.

Hi Anne, wonderful butterfly with lovely flower, splendid colors and light, very well done, have a nice week end,ciao Silvio

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-17 9:23]

Bonita composición Anne con agradable encuadre y luminosidad, mostrando marcados detalles de la mariposa y su flor.
Me gustan los colores captados con buen OOF y apropiado foco.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo.

Beautiful composition Anne with pleasant framing and brightness, showing marked details of the butterfly and their flower.
I like colors captured with good OOF and appropriate focus.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo.

A lovely shot Anne I like how you can almost see through the wing really like the light. Fine detail and its well composed lovely background. tfs rgds Necip.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-17 14:38]

Hi Anne,
Nice photo with a beatiful light and an excellent pov, dof and bg.
TFS, José M.

Hola Anne,
Una toma de gran belleza en la composición, La nitidez y el fondo son excelentes. Saludos

Belle photo, cette photo est bien claire, les détails ressortent bien nets,les couleurs sont fines et les nervures du papillon superbes. Amitiés Thomas

Bonjour Anne
Très belle composition, excelletn cadrage, couleurs et gestion de la luminosité. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

bonjour ANNE
malgréque je n'ai plus de point pour aujourd'hui, je veux de dire bravo pour cettte photo
super composition et présentation sur un bon bg flou
amitiès et merci

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-18 14:32]

Belle netteté pour cette piéride. Beau velouté des ailes.
Bonne journée.

My compliments re: this capture.
This butterfly is almost "transparent" & you did a GREAT job showing us just that. The light goes through and through. Excellent sharpness too.
Best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-18 21:24]

Hello Anne

A beautiful capture of this butterfly on a delicate flower.The lighting is very nice,and the details are sharp.Very nice natural colours.A very nicely composed shot.TFS


Hallo Anne,
so ein Bild ist Balsam für die Seele - ich sehne mich so nach dem Frühling und Sommer, dieser Winter war schrecklich, kaum Schnee und alles grau in grau!
Du zeigst uns hier einen wunderbaren Moment, dieses schöne Licht, diese zarten Flügel, einmalig schön, vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wow Anne,
dieses Bild habe ich verpasst. Da steckt ja Dein ganzes, grosses Können drin. Komposition, Gegenlicht, Schärfe, alles ist da. Das Bild hat sogar Stimmung, wie Sabine schon bemerkte. Mein Kompliment, Anne!
Herzlich grüsst,

hi anne!
nice macro with good sharpness
and fine lightning
good pov and composition to
well done!

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-02-26 14:07]

Hi Anne,
A very attractive presentation of this special form of P. napi (never heard of it myself!) with pleasantly contrasting colours of green, purple and white against the blurred out background! Thank you very much for this charming portrait of an unusual Green-veined White. I bet he got to kiss the pretty flower :-).
With best regards,

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  • moody (62)
  • [2007-03-06 4:18]

Wow what a sharp image and I could not stop to add it to my fav. list. Regards, Moody

Hi Anne,
Good image; I like the light and the composition. Especially the light in the wings is very moody.
Good sharpness as well...

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