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cabbage! my favourite vegetable:-)

cabbage! my favourite vegetable:-)
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-03-22 16:00
Viewed: 4773
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
i got a chance to take photo today. These small whites are everywhere in the garden! Flying, cheering around, so me too!


Many thanks to Peter for correct identification!

Lahana kelebeği (in Turkish)
Pieris rapae L. – Small white

The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-sized butterfly of the Yellows and Whites Pieridae family. It is also commonly known as the small cabbage white or just the cabbage white.

It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.

A female Cabbage WhiteIn appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles.

Like its close relative the Large White this is a strong flyer and the British population is increased by continental immigrants in most years. Like other "White" butterflies it hibernates as a pupa. Along with the Large White it is sometimes known as the Cabbage White or Cabbage Butterfly.

Copulation refusal actionIt has two flight periods, April–May and July–August.

Its caterpillars can be a pest on cultivated cabbages, but it will readily lay eggs on wild members of the cabbage family such as Charlock Sinapis arvensis and Hedge Mustard Sisybrium officinale. The eggs are laid singularly on foodplant leaves.

Known in the United States as "Imported Cabbage Worms", the caterpillars are green and well camouflaged. Unlike the Large White they don't store the mustard oils from their foodplants and so are not distastful to predators like birds.

Infos from wikipedia...

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Belissima foto, consegue-se ver varios detalhes bastantes curiosos da borboleta.

Merhaba Ersin bey,
mükemmel netlik ve detaylar, kelebek ve örümceklere yaklaşmanın sırrını da ben sizden öğreneceğim :)
Çok başarılı bir fotoğraf, ellerinize sağlık.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-22 16:15]
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Hello Ersin,
the structural details of the head, body and wings are nicely seen. Suitable point of view to show the entire butterfly with pretty good sharpness. The species shown is
- Pieris rapae
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Ersin,
A delightful image of this pretty Small White, as identified for you by Peter. Your note reads well and you must make the correction in the caption too.
The focus on the butterfly is sharp and the colours and patterns on the wings are just beautiful.

Hello Ersin.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Ersin,

You have potraited this butterfly very nicely. It's good detailed.

I would have prefered it displayed on a darker background, but you can really choose I know.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-22 18:34]

Hi Ersin,
Really an excellent capture! Exposure, sharpness, details, light, pose and background are impressive.
TFS, José M.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-22 19:39]

Hola Ersin,
magníficos tonos,
bella iluminación,
detalles y texturas excelentes,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-23 6:18]

Hello Ersin,
Very nice capture of this butterfly.POV,details,BG and composition are wonderful.

Hello Ersin
Very nice shot of this Small white,
Perfect focusing and lighting,
Great POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-23 14:39]

Hi Ersin

Nice to see you back my friend!
This is a wonderful macro work from you!
The details with which you present this lovely butterfly with are terrific and the bright colors make it stand out well.
Good POV and DOF, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Ersin,
Long time no see... I missed many of your last posts as I'm being busier too. I hope that life is good with you and your family. This is a wonderful capture with excellent details, lightning, exposure, compo and POV... :-) We have those little ones here too and tose pastel colors are superb! It is nice to hear from you. My best wishes and take care,

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-04-12 9:16]

Hi Ersin,
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture!

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