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Pieris rapae

Pieris rapae
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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: 2012-12-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-12 9:43
Viewed: 2244
Points: 50
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Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Small White

Pieris rapae is a white butterfly in the family Pieridae with a wingspan of 35-50 mm. It is a very common butterfly found throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia.

One of the most common butterflies in Cyprus, observed in every type of habitat. It flies throughout the year in successive, overlapping generations.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-12 10:35]

Hi Chris,it's very strange to see a fresh pieris taken today for me..ehhee..a lucky meeting amd beautiful capture,the best exposure for the best wings details,very nice composition too.I found one the last year in this month,close to my boiler..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent macro with fine details, colors & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with an attractive POV. Well done & TFS. Best wishes!


Hi Christodoulos,
many details. Amazing composition. Perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2012-12-12 11:56]

hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photography, excellent pov, sharpness and colors,Mehmet

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-12 12:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo again. Splendid contrasting colours and a wonderful composition.

Ciao Christodoulos.
Complimenti per la splendida macro,eccellenti dettagli dovuti alla eccellente nitidezza,stupendi i colori naturali,ottima composizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic light on lovely butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos

With its shape like the leafs, this butterfly it
is almost part of the flower/plant, fine POV, DOF,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Chris,
excellent POV of this Small White
TFS, Ferran

Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful macro.Great composition, wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.
Thank You
Have a good day!
Best regards
J. Diogo

Hello Chris,
beautiful fresh species of Small White.
very nice picture with good colour and sharpness. well composed.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness and details, very good composition, very good background and lighting.

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with great sharpness and details,lovely BG and POV.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-13 5:51]

Hello Chris
Beautiful composition.Excellent point of view for that sharp image.Details and colours are outstanding.I love the idea of that dark background whit the white insect.Great work
TFS Michel

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness composition with good light and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-13 7:52]

Delightful composition with those leaves, the white is lovely here, well captured. tfs.

Hallo Christodoulos
This is a striking image, not only for the butterfly that you have captured so beautifully but for the sharp details seen on the leaves that the butterfly is resting on. The photography is super, showing the red lining alongside and the veins of the leave so prominently. Thanks for sharing, two lovely subjects. Best regards.

Giasou Christodoule
A beautiful composition, perfect detail and light. The plant and the butterfly perfectly compliment each other.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,
Another lovely scene this time with a wonderful butterfly. The colors and details are excellent as usual. Very nice composition and POV. Outstanding WB, very difficult to achive with the white colour. I like the superb clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-12-14 12:27]

Nice shot from your winter Christodoulos!
This fresh looking Small white was well captured with fine sharpness and natural colours against a good contrasting BG.
Thanks and best regards from a cold snowy Sweden,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-15 5:08]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Amazing to see this species in December! But you have a less cold climat than we have here. A very fine vertical composition, lovely duo butterfly and plant. An artistical shot!
Bon weekend

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-12-15 8:27]

Very beautiful capture. The composition is excellent, as are the soft light and colors.



Hello Christodoulos,

You're capturing well this Small White by a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the butterfly which is hanging down from the leaf. The whole is harmonized well by a good composition and beautiful color balance, too. And, It's good at the contrast of this target and the background with blurred image.

Kind regards,

Ciao Christodoulos. Good POV and very good details. I like the fascinating soft light. Very well done.


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-12-23 2:47]

Hi Christodoulos,
what an amazing photo, beautiful composition, outstanding details, wonderful colors !
Thanks !
Best regards !

Hello Christodoulos.
This is fine perch from the underside with excellent sharpness and details. Colors are pleasing and natural and the veins are well seen in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

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