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Pieris brassicae


Pieris brassicae
Photo Information
Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-27 12:52
Viewed: 3569
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Large White butterfly (Pieris brassicae) which I captured feeding on the last of these flowers which are growing on an area of waste ground near our home.Gardeners have been dumping their rubbish on this land and as a result many varieties of flowers have managed to grow there,with seeds and bulbs being transferred along with the rubbish.I dont know the name of this particular flower.

The caterpillars of this butterfly are found on cruciferous crops,eg.cabbage,swede,kale,throughout the summer.The adult,nearly all-white butterfly emerges from the pupa in April and May,mates,and the female lays 20 to 100 yellow eggs on the underside of cruciferous plant leaves.
After about 14 days the caterpillars emerge then moult as they grow.They have well developed mandibles which they use with devastating effect on crops.This first generation pupates in June in a crevice or woody stem emerging in July as the second generation which repeats the cycle and pupates to overwinter for the next year.

Photo cropped and minimum sharpen USM 20%
reduced brightness -10
Contrast +4

carper, natbug, RAP, Callie, PDP, ellis49, jhm, gerhardt, phlr has marked this note useful
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-27 12:56]

very nice one Andy,
Good capture , good colours very nice dof, good cropping, very good note, I have send another example of the use of the raynox macro lens. very good job you didd

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  • natbug (30)
  • [2004-08-27 13:02]

A very nice capture, Andy. The DOF is excellent - all the attention on the butterfly and the flower. And the antennae are well defined - these "extremities" sometimes have a tendency to get lost in the background or go blurry! Nice work!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-27 13:21]

Bella imagen Andy.
Excelente profundidad, gran perpectiva y colorido.
Muy buena notas también.

Beautiful image Andy.
Excellent depth, great colorful and perspective.
Very good notes also.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-27 14:34]

Hi Andy, you may not know the flower's name, but the b'fly knows its sweet - So is your shot, that beauty spot is great. the eye nice and sharp, and a strong compo here. Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-27 14:42]

Another good one Andy, DOF, exposure and detial all very very good, composition fantastic. Great note. Good in every way.

Good Andy
Very good DOF , nice colours, and good sharpness.
Good note.
Well done.

What I like here is a very good position and a clear shot of this butterfly. You even managed not to burn too much of the white areas in the wings which can be very difficult to avoid in a sunny day. Lots of details and well blurred background, perfect crop and a good note to follow. Well done Andy.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-29 6:01]

Beautiful butterfly, excellent sharp and clear Andy, great note too.
Thanks for sharing.

This is a nice photo Andy. You managed the whites perfect in the light. The details and the compo is excellent. Nice note too. Thanx for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-05 18:43]

Andy, you really do great in these kinds of shots.

Here, once more, great colors and composition.

A very nice contrast between the main subject and the background.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-16 3:42]

A very common buterfly all arround the world!
Great shot!
Very good sharpness!

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