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Clouded Yellow

Clouded Yellow
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Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-21 4:37
Viewed: 4712
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I wrote at:

This Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea/croceus) is a common butterfly in Europe and Asia. In Israel it can be found in all country, during all year, except the cold days in the winter.

Wing span: About 50 m"m.
Host plants: Clover and other plants from its family.

In this picture its a male. In the female, the dark stain in the edge of the forewing is dotted with the same background of the wing.

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Wow, this is such a wonderful butterfly ! I have never seen it before, and I love its bright yellow color. Excellent sharpness and details, beautiful POV, great composition. Very well done !

Hi Oz
Beautiful shot with great details and a wonderful green leaf as a background.
The yellow looks like so beautiful and the two black spots looks like another couple of eys.
Excellent POV with the wings wide open

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-21 5:11]

Bonjour Oz Ben!
Beau papillon au couleurs jaune,la netteté est bonne et l'exposition parfaite.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-07-21 5:53]

Hi Oz!
I like this composition very much. Butterfly looks good, only two main colours but still beautifull. Star made from leaf's veins is also great. Good job!

Hello Oz, I never saw this fantastic butterfly. Great sharpness, details and very nice POV. Great colours and composition too. Thank you for posting.

Hello Oz,
brilliant, clear and sharp shot. Very good details, colours slightly pale - probably due to very hard sunlight - but naturalistic. Very appealing hues on background. And I like the red veins of the leaf very much, they give an artistic touch to this fine document of nature.
Thank you, and best regards,

Very beautiful image, Oz.
I like the setting of the leaf against which you have shot this great image.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-07-21 8:26]

Very nice photo of the interesting butterfly. I like POV, details and colors.

Hello Oz, excllent colors, bg, POV DOF Perfect details, great work, TFS Kyle

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-21 13:29]

Great capture Oz!
Very dificult to get it with wings open, but you did it!
Excellent POV and colours!
Also a very good DOF and details!
5* and TFS!

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-21 14:02]

Hello Oz,

Wow! What a very colorful butterfly with hot colors! You got a great pov and did a good composition! First I found the red veins distractive but at second look I finally like it bringing artistic natural component to the picture. Excellent picture and TFS,


Joli papillon aux belles couleurs parfaitement photographié.

yaprak damarlarının oluşturduğu yıldız dikkat çekici, ve kelebek ile güzel bir kompozisyon.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-22 18:16]

Hola Oz... interesante captura por su composicion y nitidez.
Los colores son agradables al igual que la composición de la imagen.

Shalom Oz... interesting capture by the composition and sharpness.
The colors are pleasant like the composition of the image.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: **

Hi Oz

Have been out of range for internet connection over the last few days. Been in a remote area of New Zealand called The Catlins, so now it is time for me to catch up on what has been happening.

Excellent shot. Well done on everything here. Thanks. -)

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-29 0:35]

Hi Oz.
Veri nice capture, good point of view pose and composition, nice colors and excellent details of this pretty butterfly,good note.


Another GREAT shot - it's really hard to make a picture of these species with wings open.
Great colours and composition. Thanks


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-31 5:56]

Hello again, Oz
Splendid butterfly you managed to capture here!
Excellent colors and contrast with the substratum, great sharpness and POV - with the wings wide openned.
Bravo, TFS and thanks for your nice critiques.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-11 5:49]

Wonderful capture, Oz!! It is far rarely seen, a Clouded Yellow openwinged!
Excellent shot, my friend. I like very much its color and composition, and it has a perfect sharpness and dof.
My compliments and TFS

And hello again!
As you can see I decided to watch all your gallery (even if I will not have time to comment all pictures today ;>). But you know, from time to time I just discover a TN member who takes really great pictures :)

According to this picture I have to say that I especially like the contrast between butterfly (colours are really intensive and "alive") and the green leaf. Also a very nice element for me is the red "star" well seen in the right corner of photo.
TFS and best regards,

Hello Oz.

Beatiful picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

wonderfull composition and color

Hola Oz.
Una preciosa mariposa rodeada del verde de las hojas junto a las líneas rojas de la planta hace que resalte aun más el rico colorido de la mariposa.
Buen trabajo, JL.

HGi Oz,
Wonderful butterfly!
Vivid colors and natural luminosity very well worked.
Excellent details, sharpness and POV.
Very pleasant composition.
Well done!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-22 0:46]

Hola amigo,
otra bella captura con precioso bg,
perfecto foco y color,

saludos OZ.

I search for this pose for a long time, my Colias are always closed wings
excellent catch,OZ
compliments sERGIO

Hallo Oz,
a superb macro shot of the Clouded Yellow taken from an outstanding dorsal POV showing perfectly the wing markings, very good sharpness and splendid colours in a very pleasing composition.
Best regards

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