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Colias croceus 2

Colias croceus 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-06
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 8:08
Viewed: 2497
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias croceus (Fourcroy 1785).
Clouded Yellow

The plant is Euphorbia helioscopia
The beetle is Haplomalachius flabellatus female

Colias croceus is a yellow butterfly with a wingspan of 40-53 mm in the family Pieridae. It is a species with a very wide range, distributed throughout almost all of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and west central Asia.
The larval host-plants are various species of the Fabaceae family

In Cyprus it is a very common and widespread butterfly recorded in every type of habitat (maquis, garigue phrygana, forests, agricultural land and river valleys) from sea level to the summit of Troodos. It is very common in cultivated areas, especially close to areas where Lucerne is grown.

In Cyprus the adult butterflies start to emerge in February and are on the wing until November in successive, overlapping generations. Also recorded in small numbers on sunny days in December and January.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-07 8:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
There's a lot to see in this picture, butterflies, a beetle and a beautiful plant. All in excellent quality, as usual. The light is gorgeous and the sharpness fantastic. Great composition.

Hi Christodoulos,
Greatly composed macro with 3 nice insects and a beautiful Euphorbia, almost each seems in focus. Fantastic visual impact, frankly a top class photo. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
An amazing composition with multi-coloured of different spices,outstanding details and clarity.
Best regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent macro with fine details, colors & composition. Very nicely done & presented. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!


cannot be sharper, greetings Ori

hallo Christodoulos
Super good composition with many details and great sharpness
i like this shot
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos

Beautiful scenery of these lovers over their flower
and with the bonus of an insect in the photo,
fine POV, DOF, and framing, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Mr. Christodoulos,
Excellent picture.Younhave captured it well with nice light and sharpness.Well POV and natural colour.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-07 11:53]

Hi Chris,it's summer in your country,.,.eheheh...and i see a beautiful time of love too,a common specie and a great pic talking about quality and composition,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Christodoulos,
amazing photo of these twins and the bug. Perfect presentation. Amazing colours. Great sharpness.
Have a nice evening,

Very fresh image of mating butterflies having a Beetle for company, Chris. Insects have started showing up now in your country at this time of the year.
Excellent composition with needle sharp focus and quite natural colours.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-08 1:57]

Hello Christodoulos,
three beautiful side by side,I guess the enthusiasm of spring,thanks..


Hello Christodoulos,
Another fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. Lovely composition taken from a low POV with perfect light and best clarity. As usual a exceptional image.

Giasou Christodoule
Excellent composition, perfect focus and detail, much interest in the photo with the plant, the beetle and the two butteflies
regards yiannis

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-08 11:24]

Hi Chris,
thank you for this beautiful photo,
excellent composition, wonderful colors and details !
Best regards !

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-08 13:45]

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive colours and details ! Lovely composition ! TFS Tina

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of these mating butterflies with perfect sharpness and a nicely blurred background. I also like the beautifully natural colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-09 1:02]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Springfeelings already in your country! A nice pair of Colias and a bonus with the little Malachius-beetle. Sharpness is good, but not as optimal as usual. But a very happy and sunny shot for us who are still more or less in winter.
Have a nice weekend

Hello Christodoulos.
Wow... you have found a great community with so many interesting species. They are all beautiful with fine sharp details, even for this unique plant.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

κυριαρχεί ένα πιστό πράσινο στο φως με ένα φόντο που ταιριάζει τόσο όμορφα με τα χρώματα των φτερών...μια εξαίρετη φωτογραφία!
καλό ΣΚ Χριστόδουλε

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-10 6:44]

Hello Christodoulus
excellent view of the mating butterflies. The yellow is seen so well on the similar bckground colors. The presence of the other insect add special attraction to the composition.
Very well presented in the abundance of lighting.


Wow MF Christodoulos! Great time of love. Razor sharp and details. Brilliant colours. Best regards and TFS.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-10 12:14]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fine capture of a pair of croceus in copula on the Euphorbia. The sharpness, Colours and composition are great and the Malachidae beetle a nice bonus!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-10 12:37]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Nice colours and composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2013-05-24 11:37]

Super composition with everything in good focus and lots of interest!

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