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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 55-200mm AF-S 1:4-5.6 G ED DX VR, Zeikos UV 52mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-29 15:17
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Perrhybris pyrrha (Cramer 1775)

**30.11.11 -Thanks to Ivan (argus) for confirmation; This is a subspecies of the same butterflies in my previous photo! :)

Hello TN friends!

This is really a rarity in my garden!

Never before had I seen this butterfly.

She just appeared and I was lucky enough to get my camera and take some photos!

Obviously, I have no idea of ​​the ID of this beautiful butterfly!



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Pieridae - Duponchel, 1835
Genus: Perrhybris
Specific name: pyrrha

General: The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing approximately 1,100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and Asia. Most pierid butterflies are white, yellow or orange in coloration, often with black spots. The pigments that give the distinct colouring to these butterflies are derived from waste products in the body and are a characteristic of this family.

It is believed that the name "butterfly" originated from a member of this family — the Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni — which was called the "butter-coloured fly" by early British naturalists.

The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings.

The larvae (caterpillars) of a few of these species, such as Pieris brassicae and Pieris rapae, commonly seen in gardens, feed on brassicas, and are notorious agricultural pests.

Males of many species exhibit gregarious mud-puddling behavior when they may imbibe salts from moist soils

Identification: The Pieridae have the radial vein on the forewing with 3 or 4 branches and rarely with 5 branches. The fore legs are well developed in both sexes, unlike in the Nymphalidae, and the tarsal claws are bifid unlike in the Papilionidae.

Like the Papilionidae, Pieridae also have their pupae held at an angle by a silk girdle, but running at the first abdominal segment unlike the thoracic girdle seen in the Papilionidae.

Subfamilies: The Pieridae are generally divided into the following four subfamilies:

* Dismorphiinae (6 genera) Mostly Neotropical, this group includes several mimetical species. The host plants are in the family Fabaceae.

* Pierinae (55 genera) Whites, Yellow, Orange-tips, many of these species are strongly migratory. Host plants are in the families Capparidaceae, Brassicaceae, Santalaceae, and Loranthaceae.

* Coliadinae (14 genera) Sulphurs or Yellows, many of these species are sexually dimorphic. Some, such as Colias, have wing patterns that are visible only under ultraviolet.

* Pseudopontiinae The sole species in this subfamily, Pseudopontia paradoxa, is endemic to West Africa.

According to the molecular phylogenetic study of Braby et al. (2006), sister group relationships among Pieridae subfamilies are: ((Dismorphiinae+Pseudopontiinae)+ Coliadinae+Pierinae)).

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/40000 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2011-11-20 12:25
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 276 kb

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-29 21:41]

Hello Jesús,
A very fine capture of this beautiful ssp of Perhybris pyrra.
The sharpness, natural colours and DOF are up to your usual high standard, with the neutral BG and composition adding to the attraction of this image.
I don't know how many, but there are several subspecies of this Pierid in S. and C. America. This one seems to be one of the more colourful...
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Jesus,
Another splendid photo of one interesting Butterfly species for me, great lights and very nice, colorful details, TFS!

Hi Jesus,
wonderfull colours and clearness. Great macro, thanks for showing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-29 22:49]

Hello Jesus,
Another outstanding image of a gorgeous butterfly. The colors are just stunning and the detail captured is exceptional. Perfect exposure and presented in an attractive composition. Great work!!

Fantastic photo Jesus! Beautiful butterfly, excellent composition, fantastic lighting, wonderful colours and great sharpness!!

The flowers beautifully accentuates the colours of this beautiful butterfly. Perfect background and excellent detail. A superb photo.
regards yiannis

Hi Jesus, Superb quality image here my good friend, excellent detailed sharpness with superb texture and clarity, good exposure/white balance. lovely warm colours and splendid OOF in-keeping background, great effort and well done,
Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-30 2:02]

Ciao Jesus,una nuova spettacolare cattura,fantastica qualita' come sempre,ma quanto sono geloso di questa infinita varieta' di farfalle che puoi fotografare!! Buona giornata,Luciano

Very beautiful butterfly on colorful flower makes the image so attractive. a very special species of butterfly. nice angle and presentation. tfs.

Ciao Jesus, ma fa come che che ogni tanto per far divertire gli amici ogni tanto posto una ciofeca (traduzione: foto brutta come quella di ieri), la farfalla è fantastica, il fiore pure, è pure una rarità del tuo giardino incantato, la nitidezza è ottima, i dettagli stratosferici e che ti critico io?
Va beh, basta la gioia di vedere ste favolose bellezze, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

hello Jesus
this is super sharpness and great details i love this picture
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
Another superb macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Incredible sharp details.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
Another masterpiece from you....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-30 10:49]

Hola Jesus!
Como sempre uma bonita foto muito nítida,com cores vivas e uma bela composição.Perfeita!Parabéns!
Um grande abraço!

Hi Jesus,
amazing colours. Great sharpness. Amazing details. Really perfect photo!!!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-30 11:32]

Hello Jesus,
beautiful pattern and beautiful colours,you positioned it beautifully too.Very nicely presented to catch the eyes, especially the details.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-30 11:32]

Hello Jesús,
Amazing photo in superb splendid colours and perfect sharpness and details. High quality!!! A masterpiece!!!

Ciao Jesus. Top dettaglio e nitidezza con una resa cromatica di alto rileivo. Bellissima farfalla. Bravo!


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-30 12:53]

Olá Jesus,
Bela foto com cores atraentes e nitidez e composição muito boa, belo trabalho de macro,um PV ótimo, meus parabéns por esta bela foto.

Saludos de nuevo Jesús.
El motivo de mis recientes ausencias es el trabajo principalmente, aunque algo tb la saturación de foto.
Estoy empezando con aves en otra web. Lo demás casi todo al 100%. Salud y alimentación bien, lo demás, añadido, es secundario.

Preciosa tu toma. En estos tamaños muchas veces no se aprecia la calidad real de los trabajos y en ocasiones no se aprecian diferencias con cámaras y lentes de menor nivel (tb influye la vista de los cincuentones :o).

Abrazo: J. Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-01 4:35]

Hello Jesus,
You butterflies have really amazing shapes and colors. Most beautiful yellows, browns and orange, I'm just a little bit jealous, especially because they are just in your garden!!
As usual very neat shot with simple and pleasant composition.
Merci Jesus!

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2011-12-01 5:22]

Very beautiful picture, nice colors.

Hello Jesús,
An Excellent sharp detailed makro of this Butterfly posed on a beautiful flower!! Great POV with an astounding OOF BG. Splendid work my friend!!
Best regards,

Hello Jesus
An excellent composition in this capture, great depth of field and lively colors. Great work, well done!
Regards Hedesan

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