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Brimstone Butterfly

Brimstone Butterfly
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Copyright: Matthew Johnson (Matt) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 15] (47)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-20 8:26
Viewed: 3941
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my favourite species of butterfly – the Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni). The photo was taken at Woodwalton Fen in Cambridgeshire.

The Brimstone’s wing has developed into a leaf-shape, complete with rot-spots and leaf-like veins. The larval foodplant of this butterfly is Buckthorn and in the wild its nectar plants include Bluebells & Red Campion. Brimstone’s emerge from their chrysalids in July and live until the following July. Adults hibernate over winter in woodlands and emerge in spring.

Some people believe that the term butterfly may be derived from this species due to its butter colour – however this sounds a bit dubious to me!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-20 12:10]

Matthew bonjour, very pleasant shot. Good composition and sharpness. Beautiful harmony with green colors. Congratulations Didier.

Hi Matt,
wow, the perfect sharpness and a wonderful motive with so pretty colours.
Also the thistle is beautiful, very good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-20 18:04]

Hello Matthew,
Lovely composition and POV.
Superb sharpness and great details and colors.
Well done&TFS

Very nice composition. Your POV is very good, the DOF is very sharp.
TFS Matthew

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-22 18:52]

Good and simple composition of greens. I like it very much. TFS! Michal

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