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Pieris rapae

Pieris rapae
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 8:12
Viewed: 3769
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cabbage white butterfly, small white butterfly
Pieris rapae
These butterflies can be seen flying in gardens from July to September. Their small green caterpillars are notorious for their preference of cabbages and their relatives.

Wingspan: 45mm.

Physical Description
A small white butterfly, occasionally pale yellow. Males have a single black spot on the forewings, females have two.

The caterpillars are green with yellow stripes on the back and sides.

They inhabit Europe, north-west Africa and Asia. They have been introduced to North America and Australia.

They inhabit gardens, meadows and fields.

The larvae feeds on plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae), including cabbage, mustard and cauliflower.

Adults can be seen from July to September

Jamesp, earthtraveler, izler, nglen, Silvio2006, jrobertop, Adanac, jcoowanitwong, nainnain, Alex99, angybone has marked this note useful
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-03 8:16]

Hi Ridvan

Great posting - lovely composition with great detail and colour.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-03 8:21]

Pin-sharp image of this Small White.
+++ The detail is superb!
Good composition and the POV is great.
The DOF is brilliant and blurs the BG really well.
--- Nothing :)
Well done Ridvan,

Hi Ridvan,
Fine image of this Cabbage White.
Excellent detail and beautiful colors.

Hi Ridvan
DOF and sharpness is perfect. I like the composition and beautiful colors of OOF background. I wondering about the ID. It looks a little bit like Pieris brassicae. Are you sure about your idntification?

Great work, Ridvan.
Very colourful and well composed...

Amazing sharpness, clarity and DOF. The blue background is just amazing for showing off the butterfly and making it almost exotic.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-12-03 10:10]

Selam Ridvan,
Beautiful picture of the Cabbage butterfly , a species hitherto unknown to me. Very good sharpness and details. Good POV and DOF. Nice colours and contrasts. Lovely blurred background.Thanks for the share of this beautiful picture with good notes.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-03 10:24]

selam ridvan
bu guzel agac minesi uzerindeki narin beyaz kelebege iyi bir yakin cekim yapmissin. mavi arka plan hos bir goruntu vermis cekime
kompozisyon, renkler ve detaylari basarili bir makro olmus
eline saglik

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-03 11:35]

Hi Ridvan. What a fine capture of this white butterfly. you have captured good detail and colours. a nice pov/DOF. it stands out so well against the blue sky. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-03 12:05]

Hello Ridvan,
What an amazing clear colours. Perfect details and DOF. Wonderful composition and great POV.

Hi Ridvan, superb colors in your great macro with white butterfly, excellent sharpness, good details and wonderful contrast against colorful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

the composition is superb
good POV, good pose
BG is lovely
great colours and light,
very good shot

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-03 15:27]

beautifull shot for this old pieris ,very nice the colours of flowers,perfect sharpness,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Ridvan,
Magnificent picture, very well composed! A marvellous butterfly!
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Splendid contrast and sensational POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-03 18:08]

Hello Rivdan,
Superb image with great sharpness, lovely composition with the beautiful flower adding a nice touch of color.

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-12-03 21:14]

Merhaba Rıdvan

ömrünün son anlarını yaşadığını eskiyen kanatlarından anladığımız kelebek,beslenme anında.. renkler keskin, netlik harika.. eline sağlık arkadaşım...

Hi Ridvan,
A beautiful Cabbage white picture. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Great color clarity. I like this pov and composition.

hello RIDVAN
que dire de + que magnifique cette présentation,excellentes couleurs bien nettes, sur un super BG, bravo++++
amicalement et merci du partage

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-04 1:59]

Great macro Ridvan, very sharp, good composition, great exposure and nice presentation. Thanks !


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-04 6:54]

Hi Ridvan.
It is fantastic shot. Its subject is terrific. Colour palette is unique and pleasant at highest range. Details of the butterfly an flowers are superb. Composition is spot on. Bravo. my friend. Great job.

These colors are gorgeous - that blue background is amazing...wonderful contrasts, excellent sharpness...beautiful!

bonjour ridvan
le pov est excellent et place le papillon tres agreablement devant le bleu du ciel.
les couleurs et l'exposition sont egalement superbe.

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