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Anthocharis cardamines

Anthocharis cardamines
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-27 5:04
Viewed: 3032
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After having chased the Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines) the whole spring, I finally caught one. This one is a male. We can see the orange part of the upper forwing shining through; the females don't have the orange colouration. The butterfly is sitting on an Arabis, little white flower, which is very attractive for insects.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-27 5:17]

Hola Anne,
precioso trabajo,
detalles y nitidez excelente,
una bonita macro,

Hi Anne,
Very nicely focused at head/eye of the butterfly.
Sharp and nice details.
Nice DoF, neat BG.
Great shot.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-27 6:35]

salut Anne,
une image de grande beauté, la clareté est excellente. La couleur douce et la teinte violette rajoutent à l'équilibre de l'ensemble.


Hola Anne,
Preciosa toma, la presentación con la mariposa y el posadero son muy bonitas, la nitidez y detalles son excelentes. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-27 10:12]

Hi Anne.
You managed to picture a wonderful specimen of butterflies. Especially great reproduction is head and body of the insect. What a perfect sharpness and details. DOF is shallow a little bit but beautifulness of the scene, terrific BG and perfect composition of the picture compensate this insignificant point absolutely. Superb artistic shot. My compliments and TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-27 11:33]

Hi Anne

Pretty colours in your butterfly. Interesting to see and read about only the males having the orange. Excellent details shown, nicely sharp and with a great POV. Nice DOF



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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-05-27 12:29]

Liebe Anne,
wie ich sehe, bist Du wieder voll auf Pirsch im Wallis. Mir gefällt diese Anthocharis- Aufnahme trotz einiger Unschärfen. Damit kommen Augen, der Pelz und die Beine umso eindrücklicher zur Geltung. Interessante Blume und damit ungewöhnliche Komposition. gratuliere!
Herzlich grüsst

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-27 14:59]

Hi Anne

What a charming macro shot!
The details here that you present this lovely fellow with are impressive and make us admire all its charming features.
The colors are beautiful and well saturated and the exopsure here is spot-on.
Very nice POV and composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hallo Anne,
gratuliere zum schönen Fang! Auf den weißen Blüten vor angenehm weich kontrastierendem Hintergrund sieht der ruhende Aurorafalter besonders elegant und fragil aus. Feine Details, hübsches Pelzchen, schöne Augen, subtile Farben, fein komponiertes Ganzes.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hello Anne
What a great shot of this Orange tip,
Perfect focusing , BG and colors,
Superb shot, TFS

Good Luck

Hi Anne, wonderful butterfly with lovely details and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Anne,
A fine example of Orange Tip. Perfect sharpness and exposure. Markings on wings and colors are beautifully reproduced. Very well done and tfs.

bonjour anne et chapeau!
chapeau pour avoir pris ce papillon qui a la bougeotte avec 100mm!
il est magnifique et l'image parle d'elle même.bravo.

Hello Anne,

Here's a great picture of a species I would like to capture in a photo myself! You did well on this one!


I find your diagonal composition very good and well balanced. The lack of distracting objects is a great asset and enables you to capture such a great, OOF background which isolates the orange-tip very well. I love the way you distributed the empty space around the subject. The subject's face was assigned a very important place of the composition so that the eyes of the viewer are drawn towards it. It was a great idea to include the supporting plant in your composition as it gives us an idea about the butterfly's environment. Very well done!


The colors of the butterfly look natural and well saturated! I just wish the orange hues were a little bit more saturated. You've captured outstanding textures and patterns in the subject's wings!


A very good overall contrast in your picture! I appreciate the low contrast in the background to emphasize the subject!


You handled the light very well in this picture! Exposure is spot on! You captured great details in both highlights and shadows. Even the whites in the flowers were captured very well.


It is obvious you focused on the butterfly's head! In spite of the difficulties of getting a good DOF, you managed to keep most parts of the butterfly in sharp focus. There is a slight drop off in sharpness in the wing tips and feelers but this is not distracting. The details in the butterfly's body are amazing! I love the softness in the hair and the sharply rendered texture of the scales in the subject's wing! Great job!

This is wonderful from both artistic and technical POV! Well seen and presented! It certainly was worth chasing him for you. I've seen this species many times flying and never managed to get a shot of it. Thanks for sharing!

With Friendly Regards,

Bonjour Anne,
Encore une superbe capture de cette belle espèce. Les détails, la prise de vue et la composition sont tout simplement superbes. Même les fleurs blanche sont bien exposées. C'est une agréable photo avec une profondeur de champs intéressante. Merci,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-28 8:40]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful capture of the Orange Tip which is hard to catch! Excellent sharp details and very nice natural colours. It looks lovely against the soft grey background.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-28 14:38]

Hi Anne.
Excellent macro with accurate sharpness on head.Very nice composition,POV and pretty natural colors.DOF is shallow,but worked very well here as well as nice blurry BG.Very good exposure.Superb done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Ah! Quels détails impressionnants et magnifiques couleurs.

Hi again Anne ,
what a nice shot.it is clean and wonderful image.
great details and sharpness.
very well captured

Hello Anne
IL est tres beau ce papillon, bonnes couleurs avec d'excellents détails sur un bon BG.
Merci de ce partage, amitiés et félicitations...JP

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-29 18:10]

Hello Anne,
Wonderful butterfly close up.I liked POV,sharpness,simple BG,clear details and framing a lot.TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-30 5:09]

Hi Anna,

i don't know very much about these beautiful creatures, but i know a great shot when i see one! Excellent details and pose on your butterfly, a very professional looking photograph.



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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-30 8:03]

Hallo Anne,
Eine hervorragende Aufnahme, die Farben und die Schaerfe sind sehr gut. Die die Freistellung hast du bestens hinbekommen wirklichs choen wie sich der Falter vom Hintergrund heraus hebt.
Gefaellt mir ausgezeichnet.

Muy buenas Anne
Una preciosidad de mariposa la que nos muestras y con una gran composición.
Mis felicitaciones.
Un saludo,

Hello Anne,
This is a lovely image, with the most delicate details!
The butterfly is well depicted, excellent texture in the wings and good natural colours...
Macro work is done with skill, nice non-intrusive background makes the subject really stand out!
Pablo -

Belle photo de ce papillon et de cette fleur qui sont très jolis et bien colorés,les détails sont nets. Amitiés Thomas

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-06-06 4:47]

HI Anne!
Hey what a cute fellow, I love his awesome spots,this is truly a beautiful photo with great composition and detail,great sharpnes and focus! so fragle and delicate!TFS!

Magnífico enfoque y profundidad de campo. Saludos Anne.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-19 22:07]

Awesome shot Anne
I learnt of these butterflies through TN - never seen one before TN
It is quite a strange looking butterfly but so well shown here.
Good focus, colours and sharpness.
Well done

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-07 17:25]

Hello Anne,
how limited I am. how narrow my mind is. I never thought there would be such a butterfly in this creation.
the colours and patches never come across my mind. This is so unique, special and thanks God you share it.
Excellent opportunity and well composed shot with superbs clarity and sharpness. If by looking at this outstanding creation, there are people who could care about nature, flora nad fauna....then what a waste of living in this planet.
Thanks Anne.


Hi Anel
Well done!!- don't know how I missed this photo - it is one of the pretiest butterflies I have ever seen. Your timing and colour in this photo is perfect! You have made this butterfly come alive!!

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