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Pontia edusa


Pontia edusa
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Copyright: Murat Kurtel (mkurtel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 145 W: 0 N: 226] (1237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D60, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO
Exposure: f/11, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
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Date Submitted: 2010-11-02 0:11
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INSECTA , LEPIDOPTERA , PIERIDAE

Pontia edusa

Eastern Bath White (en)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Tribe: Pierini
Genus: Pontia Fabricius, 1807

Introduction: There are, apparently, two species of Bath White in Europe and N Africa - Pontia daplidice and Pontia edusa. The differences appear to be biochemical. So to all intents and purposes the species are impossible to separate except in the high tech laboratory. Both species will be treated as one here.

Distribution: Most of Europe, migrating northwards into S UK (very rare), N Germany and S Scandinavia. Migrating individuals from the south presumable reinforce existing populations further north.

The split between daplidice and edusa occurs roughly along the eastern border of France. To the west is daplidice, to the east is edusa. North Africa hosts daplidice. Often common but can crop up just about anywhere as singletons.

Identification: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: Superficially similar to the Dappled Whites, Euchloe species plus the other Bath Whites. Follow this link for the to the Pontia species.

Flight time: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: Flies from the beginning of spring (e.g. March in S Europe, later further north) until late summer and becoming more frequent as the year progresses.

Habitat: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: Can appear just in about any open grassy or flowery place. Typically around bare ground with the foodplant Reseda sp. (e.g. Weld, Mignonette). Bare ground could be stony or rocky places or disturbed ground around cultivated areas or roadsides. Also takes various Brassicaceae (Cabbages).

Behaviour: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: This is a very strong flier. It is usually seen flying very rapidly and directly across usually dry places with grass or stones. It is attracted to flowers but only stays briefly before flying on. In the morning though it can be found warming up on rocks in the sun when close approach is easiest.

In flight it can be separated with with 90% certainty from the Dappled Whites - not sufficient for recording purposes but a good indication. This species flies with shorter, faster wing beats and the wings appear more pointed when in flight than the Dappled Whites.
References : eurobutterflies

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-02 0:17]

Hello Murat
A fine close up with excellent details, perfect focus and wonderful colors
Regards
Razvan

Merhaba Murat bey,

Bu güzel türü nefis bir bakış açısı ile mükemmel görüntülemişsiniz.
Renk canlılığı, detaylar ve ışık kullanımı harikulade.
Özellikle turkuaz göz detayı ve başarılı kompozisyon, kareyi görsel bir şova dönüştürmüş.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,
Mehmet

Merhaba Murat bey,
Benekli meleğiniz ve üzerine konduğu ilginç bitki çok hoş görünüyor.
Elinize sağlık,
Ömer.

Merhaba Murat bey,
Magic shot! Impressive sharpness, harmonious purple and green tones and great composition. Very good note too. A top class post. Çok teşekkür ederim,
Catherine

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-02 0:58]

Merhaba Murat,
superb view and superb sharpness!
You have composed it so well.
Very exciting colours and wonderful view.

Regards,
Foozi

Hello Murat,

an good macro shot from this butterfly with good pov and dof.
Exellent sharpness, fine colours.
Nice blurred bg.

Gert

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-02 2:05]

Murat Bey merhaba,
Renkleri,netliği ve detayları ile harika bir sonuç çıkarmışsınız.Dört dörtlük bir güzellik.Kutlarım.
Dûrzan

good sharpness and nice macro. nicely colored butterfly. thank you for sharing.

Merhaba Murat bey,

"Bundan iyisi Şam'da kayısı!". Her açıdan birinci sinif kalitede bir çekim. Türkçe not da olsaymış...
Selam ve sevgiler.

Bayram

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-02 4:55]

Hello Murat,
Fantastic photo in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours. Great POV, OOF BG, DOF and a nice composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Murat, great macro of lovely butterfly, splendid light, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Murat bey, gerçekten bundan daha iyi bir makro düşünemiyorum. Emeklerinize sağlık.
Bahadır

Hello Murat,
Perfect shot with superb details and fantastic colours.
Outstanding capture.
Marius.

hello Murat
super good pose with great details and good sharpness
i like the beautiful colours and nice light
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15654] (65467)
  • [2010-11-02 17:04]

Hi Murat,fantastic pic!! What a quality,impressive contrast,sharpness and colors in a difficult light,very very well done,one of your best pic,no doubt.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

merhaba Murat Bey,
kış yaklaşırken, mevsimin son kelebeklerinden biri olan bu güzel türü enfes bir kareyle görüntülemişsiniz. pozlama ve netlik harika. morumsu renklerin de karıştığı benzeri tondaki fondan çok iyi izole etmişsiniz. açı ve renkler de çok güzel. elinize sağlık.
bundan sonraki notlarımda ya iki dilde ya da sadece Türkçe yazmaya özen göstereceğim. nasılsa yabancı kaynaklarda bolca bilgi bulunuyor. önemli olan bizim insanımızın önceliği. sanırım zaman sıkıntısı bazen buna müsaade etmiyor.
iyi geceler dilerim, selamlar.

Hola Murat

Preciosa imagen de esta mariposa con esos tonos verdosos estupendos, una toma muy buena y POV excelente. Con una profundidad de campo f/11 muy adecuada.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-04 3:34]

Hello Murat,
absolutly stunning POV. Great colors and lovely details. The superp DOF sets the butterfly free from the BG and has a lovely 3D effect. Great compostion.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Murat. Impresive focus and details with amazing colours. Geat macro shot!

Roberto

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