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Eastern Orange Tip / Female

Eastern Orange Tip / Female
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-08 2:26
Viewed: 3538
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
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Anthocharis damone Boisduval, 1836, Female

Common name Eastern Orange Tip

Forewing lenght. 19.0-21.0 mm.

Diagnostic features. Female has upperside white (see WORKSHOP ).
The underside hindwing is yellow, markings as in male. (see here a my short video).

Male like the Anthocaris cardamines but upperside yellow (see here).
The underside (see here) hindwing is yellow with mottled green markings.

Distribution. Local in Sicily (Mt Etna) and in Sud Italy (Calabria), Macedonia, Greece (Mt Parnassus). Range extends to Syria, Lebanon, Trans-Caucasus and Iraq, always very local.

Biology. Flies April-May at 600-1200m in a single brood. Larval food plant Isatis tinctoria.


* Higgins L, Hargreaves B (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. - Collins, London.


Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Matt’s European Butterflies

Fauna Europaea

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Congrats, Marcello...
A superb butterfly; very beautiful one. Excellent details and sharpness...
Well done

Hello Marcello,

Beautiful composition. Good light and focus. Wonderful colours.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-08 2:33]

Hi Marcello,
very sharp image!
The colours are very nice.
Well composed and a good POV.
DOF maybe a bit too shallow but otherwise perfection :)
Well done,

Hello Marcello!
Another very nice picture of butterfly and another very good lesson of entomology! It is a realpleasure to watch your macro pictures and read notes! A lot of new, interesting things can be seen and learned looking at your presentations :)
And that is really great!!!
Best greetings and I am waiting for the next photo!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-08 3:51]

Hello Marcello,
Lovely capture of this "furry" little Orange Tip on a pretty flower matching in colour. Excellent sharpness which makes it stand out so nicely against the soft background. Very well composed too.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-08 3:59]

Ciao Marcello,
Fine capture of the underside of a A. damone female with excellent sharpness, lighting, colours, OOF natural BG and fine composition.
Well done and thanks,
Have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-08 4:19]

mamma mia che nitidezza dell'ala,mi ricorda quel tipo di stampa che usavano i quotidiani per le foto,che se le ingrandivi risultavano tutte puntinate,e' veramente stupenda,oltre all'esemplare che non ho mai avuto la fortuna di vedere,buon sabato,Luciano

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-12-08 4:38]

Hi Marcello!

Beautiful capture showing lovely colors and patterns on this pretty butterfly.Excellent clarity and sharpness..

Have a nice weekend..

ciao Marcello
questa farfalla ha delle ali con un tessuto
stupendo..da maison di moda!!
i dettagli e la messa a fuoco e come
sempre la nota..impeccabili!!!

buona giornata sERGIO

hello marcello,
this is a beautiful post, i liked the colours and the pov, the dof is precise and you have managed to produce great details of the insect body,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-08 7:12]

Hi Marcello.
Once more brilliant shot from you. You managed to create a true masterpiece. I am impressed with details reproduction of the butterfly and blower, nice lighting and colours, wonderful well blurred BG. Bravo and my best wishes.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-08 8:55]

Buongiorno Marcello,
unfortunately, I never had the chance for life observation of this species and the similar A. gruneri. But I met A. eupenoides in southern France and of course A. cardamines (close to my house).
I would like to create a new criterion for the quality of butterfly pictures: scaliness or scale-visibility. Most if not all of your pictures (I did not check) posted so far would attain high ratings in this respect. Furthermore, high resolution, beautiful colours and light characterize your picture.
Best wishes, Peter

Ciao Marcello, delicatissimo il disegno sulle ali di questa farfalla, splendidamente dettagliato nella tua macro, bella ed elegante composizione tutta in giallo, bravissiomo, buon week end, ciao SIlvio

Ciao Marcello. A feast of yellow.Una festa in giallo. Great PoV and details. Beautiful sunny ambiance. My compliments. Klaudio.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-08 23:47]

A very sharp portrait of this butterfly, Marcello.
The details are superb in focus and exposure.
What a lovely design on those wings.
Interesting how many butterflies seem to be attracted to flowers of the same color.
Camouflage, maybe?
A lovely composition.
TFS. : )

Belle vue bien nette de ce papillon dont la couleurs s'accorde bien avec celle de la fleur.
Bonne journée.
Un grand merci pour la rectification du nom de mon insecte.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-09 6:21]

WOW!! Another splendid and marvellous shot!! What perfect shapes, colors and details. Excellent lighting and exposure and a wonderful POV and composition.
I love it!
Congratulations and TFS
My best regards

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