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Pontia edusa

Pontia edusa
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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: 2011-10-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 5:37
Viewed: 2973
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pontia edusa (Fabricius 1777). Feeding on Dittrichia viscosa
Eastern Bath White

Pontia edusa is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 35-48 mm in the family Pieridae. It is a white butterfly with black markings and a characteristic yellow/green pattern at the underside of the wings.
It is a species of central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and central and western Asia. In western Europe it is replaced by the closely related and morphologically similar species Pontia daplidice (Bath White). Some authors consider Pontia edusa as a subspecies of Pontia daplidice.
The larval host-plants are various species of the Resedaceae and Brassicaceae families.

In Cyprus Pontia edusa is a very common butterfly found in every type of habitat from sea level to the summit of Troodos. The adult butterflies usually start to emerge early in February and are on the wing until November (sometimes until December) in at least four generations.

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Ciao Christodoulos. Impossible to be better! Just a masterpiece.


Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing coloor and beautiful flower.
Good detalis.
Have a good week dear Friend.

Hi Chistodoulos,
Very nice macro of interesting butterfly. Wings are perfectly sharp and detailed. I like colours and patterns. Composition is good - blurred BG and main subject.

Hi Christodoulos,
this is a great picture of this beautiful butterfly, this is up to your high standard.
Perfect sharpness, well exposed, accurate WB and fine natural colours.
Beautiful work, mf.

I have seen this butterfly a couple of times but they are shy and don't let me come near, maybe I should use my 400mm instead of the macro-lens. :-)


Hello Christodoulos,
What a excelllent photo of this beautiful butterfly.I love your capture of him. Nature really has some awesome designs,so beautiful!Very beautiful composition.

Hi Christodoulos,
really beautiful photo. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and details. Great point of view. Very good background,
have a nice Sunday,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-13 6:33]

Hello Christodoulos,
Number 201 is as beautiful as the last 200. Great sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. Excellent POV and composition too.

Perfect closeup of this Pontia
TFS & regards, Ferran

Hello Chris!
Amazing shot with a lovely composition , nice BG and fabulous sharpness.Wow!Great job! TFS
Nice week!

hello Christodoulos
this is a beauty with super sharpness and beautiful colours
great details and nice pose on this little flower
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
Another capture with immaculate sharpness and detail, even the under side of the Butterfly. Perfect POV, DOF abd BG. Great work!!

Hi Chris,

Lovely picture of this beautiful butterfly with pin sharp details & nice colors.
Taken from a good POV & nice composition too.
Well done & TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-13 8:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
fantastic shot! Perfect POV and very good details but most of all very good colour and contrast.
Best regards Siggi

GReat focus on this white
Nice compositon and colors


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-13 10:35]

Bonjour Christodoulos, magnifique macro de papillon avec une superbe harmonie de couleurs. Great sharpness and perfect focus too; Congratulations, Best regards, Didier.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-13 10:56]

Hello Christodoulos,
another masterpiece! Great sharpness and very fine detail; perfect POV , composition and light; splendid delicate color and very nice background. Great quality!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-13 13:30]

Fantastic capture of this rare pieridae,very impressive light balance for the best white and fantastic details.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, Edusa for you too, lovely butterfly on a beautiful flower, great lighting BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding macro with fantastic focus and sharpness.
You take the image from a perfect POV.
Amazing details and perfect exposure as usual.
Wonderful natural colors and nice composition.

Independientemente del fotógrafo que no tiene que demostrarnos ya casi nada,
esa 5D supongo que pone de su parte :0) Un excelente trabajo Chris: Josep Ignasi.

Perfect photo of this butterfly. Great detail, excellent composition. regards yiannis

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-13 23:09]

Superb macro with wonderful composition!

Perfect take, all the way to the finest details.

Great work, Christodoulo! You set very high standards!


Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this butterfly with perfect sharpness and many details. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

perfect profile capture, TFS Ori

Hi Christodoulos,

The flower is framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Eastern Bath White butterfly. The morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Christodoulos, this is a great shot of the butterfly. Excellent POV and detail. Thanks for commenting on my Barn Owl. Have a great week, Bill

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this butterfly over its flower,
with fine lateral POV to show its beautiful patterns,
as always great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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