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Large White *For Pankaj*

Large White *For Pankaj*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO-100, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2, Dedications at TrekNature Part Three [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-08 3:37
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This one is for Pankaj (pankajbajpai) for all the magnificent butterfly shots he's shared with us.

I shot this way back in August last year.
I'm not usually interested in plants but does anyone know what plant this butterfly is perched on? Ori? Luciano?

I hope you like this one!

Large white butterfly - Pieris brassicae

Large white butterflies have white wings with broad black tips on the forewings. Females also have two black spots and a black streak on each wing. Males have no spots on the upperside, but two black spots on the underside.

The large white is common throughout Britain and is considered a pest by many gardeners, as the caterpillars can severely damage Brassica crops. Migrants from continental Europe join our resident population each summer. Females lay clusters of 40-100 yellowish eggs on the undersides of leaves.

The caterpillars, which are grey-green mottled with black spots and yellow stripes, hatch after a few weeks. They feed communally, making large holes in the foodplant’s leaves. They protect themselves from predators by accumulating mustard oil, from the foodplant, in their bodies – this makes them smell unpleasant and extremely distasteful.

The caterpillars pupate beneath eaves, under fences or on tree trunks: it is often easy to find the overwintering speckled chrysalises, from which adult butterflies emerge in spring.

What does it eat?
Adults drink nectar from flowers. Caterpillars eat Brassicas, such as cabbage, kale, and Brussel sprouts, and nasturtiums.

When will I see it?
Adults from April to October. Caterpillars from June to September.

Where will I see it?
Throughout the garden. Caterpillars in vegetable plots on Brassicas, such as cabbages. Common in any flowery places.

Thankyou for any comments and have a great weekend!

wieyos, Adanac, boreocypriensis, fartash, Argus, nglen, eqshannon, jaycee, vanderschelden, JoshLewis, XOTAELE, angybone has marked this note useful
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Hi Joe,

...speechless viewing this breathtaking post. amazingly beautiful. the beauty speaks louder than any praises & commends. well done.



It resembles quite to my angel. A good one.

Regards, Ümit

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-08 4:28]

Hello Joe,
Wonderful macro work Joe, the colors are splendid and the sharp details afford us a great view of this butterfly. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Hi friend Joe,
Abother perfect capture of your excelent photography. Composition superp with soft clours and lighting, wonderful sharpnes. TFS friend,


hello joe,
i am hinoured to have this lovely dedication from you, its so kind of you to dedicate this beautiful butterfly shot to me.

this is a fine macro with good details, liked the colours, composition and the pov, precise dof with all the flowers and the insect in sharp focus,

well done & thanks a lot,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-08 5:55]

Hello Joe, wow that's a great shot! The sharpness is fantastic, the background is so beautiful and the exposure was perfectly done, great job!


Hi Joe
Very nice shot. Good sharpness, perfect OOF background and very good composition. I like it very much

As for the ID I am 99% sure that it is not P. brassicae I think that it is P. rapae

Best wishes

Hello Joe
Excellent shot of this large whte,
Perfect co,position ,BG and colors,Welldone my frined.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-08 7:23]

Hello Joe,
Excellent capture of a Small White well composed on the flower and sharply presented, which makes is fine and suitable dedication to Pankaj.
Thanks for sharing this one and have a good weekend,


Great image of this white,
I like the framing and POV,
Very well done,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-08 7:27]

Hi Joe. Worth looking back when you can fine shots like this. good detail and natural looking colours. very sharp focusing . nice pose on the flower, well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-08 7:32]

Hello Joe,
What a beauty! Everything in this photo is amazing. Specially the perfectly contrasting colours, sharpness and BG. High quality!

Wow Joey...this one REALLY sticks out so well and is colour so naturally and...and...it is a super image which should as well go in your top drawer! Very nicely done and great dedication/s

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-08 8:39]

Hi Joe,

At first glance I thought this was posted by Pankaj! The butterfly and the flowers are gorgeous. Beautiful colors and fine details. The background is superb. Simply wonderful.


Hello Joe,
Well exposed, Joe; good colours and contrast.
Very good light.
Well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-08 10:24]

Hi Joe

Lovely pose with great lighting here - plus beautiful fresh colours.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-08 11:10]

Hi Joe,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly in a classic nectar sucking pose on those charming flowers. Very impressive sharpness and lovely colours. Superb light and exposure management and the BG looks so special. Great DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Joe,
Perfect dedication with a excellent captured!
very nice pose of the butterfly in total sharpness, vivid colour and details in it
Pankaj will definitely loved it!
many thanks for sharing

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-08 12:56]

Hello Joe,
gorgeous shot, full of great colors, nice to look at specially this time of the year. Very nice DOF, and the details are perfectly sharp. Very well exposed the structure of the wings shows very well.

Bellissima immagine, ottima composizione, eccellenti DOF e dettagli, splendidi colori. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Awesome shot Joey! Have I seen this photo on another website before? I think it got photo of the say somewere. Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hola Joe.
Bonita imagen con mucho detalle y excelente encuadre.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Joe, great composition with splendid butterfly and beautiful flower with fine details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Great composition. Perfect!
Great color and perfect lighting. WOnderful details. Well done!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-09 9:56]

Joey, What a shot and superb dedication. I just love the shot and the angle and view. Ganesh

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