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Butterfly #2/2 (C. Pomona)

Butterfly #2/2 (C. Pomona)
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-04 11:37
Viewed: 3482
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to batu (Peter Roos)for ID.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Catopsilia
Species: C. Pomona
Common name: Lemon Emigrant (ผีเสื้อหนอนคูนธรรมดา)

Lemon Emigrant or Common Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration. Some early authors considered them as two distinct species Catopsilia crocale and Catopsilia pomona.[1]

Interesting aspects: Occurs as pale and dark forms, which differ mainly in that the dark forms are more yellow and in the females the width of the black colour along the wing margins is better developed, and there is sometimes a dark purple central blotch in the hindwing beneath in the pale female form.

The chief distinguishing feature is that the dark forms(crocale) have black antennae while the pale forms (Pomona) have pink antennae.

Both forms fly together and are produced from the same batch of eggs. Breeding studies suggest that higher temperatures and longer day length may promote the dark form. Genetic dominance studies have not been undertaken.

Observations in the eastern states indicate that the early stages of the butterfly are unable to survive frosts or extended cold periods below 15 degrees C, and in tropical monsoon areas the butterfly is reproductively dormant during the dry season.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-04 11:53]
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Hello Jitti,
flowers and butterfly are well captured. The butterfly you show is a female
- Catopsilia pomona
- family: Pieridae
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Neighbour :-)!
This looks like a White to me, JC. I am sure some expert would help you out there with the correct ID.
Good point of view from which the colour and texture of the lower wing are clearly delineated.
The composition with purple flowers is eye-catching.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-04 11:54]

hi jitty; nice capture of this lovely butterfly, well captured with good pov,the sharpness was be better even so colors are good,well done and tfs,
best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-04 12:04]

Hi Jitti.
What an elegant and refined shot you have created. Amazing lighting and pleasant light green colour palette, crisp sharpness of the butterfly and flowers, wonderful blurred BG and perfect composition with impressive cropping. Bravo and my best regards, my dear friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-04 12:56]

Hello Jitti,
I agree with Peter that this is Catopsilia pomona. You sharp and well composed shot made the ID possible.
TFS ans best wishes, Ivan

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-04 13:01]

Hi Jitti,
Very impressive shot with pastel tones. Composition is excellent presumably with judicious cropping. Very well done. Regards,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-04 14:51]

Hi Jitti,
belle image de ce papillon, sa position est bien pensée dans l'image. Couleur et netteté sont bons, seul le bruit semble trčs présent.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-04 14:53]

Hi Jitti,
lovely shot of this wonderful Lemon Emigrant. Nice POV , allows a nice view of the underside of the wings and the lovely flowers. Nice sharpness and great colors.
Well done.

hi jitti,
nice shopt of the butterfly, well composed shot with fine pov, lovely natural colour tones, peter is right in identifying the species, i have some shot of this species in my gallery too,
tfs & regards

Hello JC,
Another delicate butterfly, you must have hundreds of them in Thailand!
Fine details are captured, and I notice the delicate shades of green in this image...
Well composed, accurate cropping!
Pablo .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-05 3:48]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful light and green shades. Good details and a beautiful environment.
TFs, Jose M.

Hola Jitti,
Bonita imagen con excelente definición, textura y luz agradable. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-05 9:57]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,details,framing and composition are excellent.TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-06 10:09]

Hi Jitti.
I like this excellent sharp capture.Splendid view on textures on wing.Very good your used point of view and managed DOF giving a very nice angle on the subject and sharp details on overall butterfly.Bleautiful colors and good blurry BG.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

bonjour jitti
j'aime les tons pastels de cette photo avec aussi une bonne netteté.
bon pov aussi.
pas beaucoup de temps en ce moment

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