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Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-11 15:58
Viewed: 4386
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Falcate Orangetip
Anthocharis midea

The word falcate actually refers to the bent or hooked tip of the forewing. There are several butterflies that have falcate in their names. Since I'm just learning identification, I thought this was a handy little tidbit of information that might help in future.

From Butterfliesandmoths.org
"Attributes of Anthocharis midea

Family: Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Subfamily: Whites (Pierinae)

Identification: Upperside of male forewing with orange, hooked tip; females hooked, but lack orange; both have round black spot in cell. Underside of hindwing has finely-patterned green marbling.

Life history: Males patrol for females. Only one egg is laid per host plant, singly on a flower stalk. Caterpillars feed on buds, flowers, and seed pods. Chrysalids hibernate."

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-11 16:48]

Hola Angelina.
El enfoque y la nitidez de esta presentacion son de muy alto nivel. Colores suaves y delicados tanto de la Mariposa como de la flor.
Interesante la nota escrita.
Saludos Angelina.

It looks like a lace doily as my grandmother used to make as did my great grandma....and I don't believe I have seen a butterfly with such wonderful design....what a happenstance of luck you had...and I see you are enjoying posting again....that is good for all!

very delicate looking butterfly, the colours and markings are so fine, but very nicely imaged. TFS regards h

Hello WoW what a nice color butterfly. I am seeing it for first time. I like it thanks Vignesh

Clear underwing details make this a fine capture on the Falcate Orangetip Angelina, and the rich definition on its stand, the beautiful flower group, is a bonus for this fine composition. TFS and cheers,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-12 4:29]

Hi Angelina,

Superb capture of the Orange Tip
Nicely composed shot with a great DOF, POV and a lovely pose showing the beautiful markings on the underside of the wings.
Great colours and light too.


hello Angelina

lovely shot of this butterfly that could be camouflaged
with the plant, i love that think, fine POV and framing,
excellent DOF, lovely softness of the composition
and great details of the foreground, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-12 7:00]

Hi Angelina.
What a superb picture of an amazing scene. I like great DOF, sharpness and details of all plant and fine butterfly. Lighting is excellent as well as the smoothness and colorfulness of the BG. Composition is spot on too. Bravo and my compliments.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-12 7:19]

Hello Angelina,
What a fine sharp shot of this lovely Orangetip that I've not seen before! I love its pattern and colours. A beautiful flower too and I like the background against which the butterfly stands out very nicely. Very well composed too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-12 8:50]

Hi Angy,

I don't think I have seen this beautiful butterfly before. The colors are wonderful and the markings are so unusual. Absolutely gorgeous with the pretty flowers and leaves.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-12 9:04]

Hi Angelina

A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-12 10:16]

Hello Angelina,
What a colorful butterfly you have produced here. Excellent composition and great details. Welldone friend TFS Ganesh

Hello Angy,
Nicely captured of this beauty with a fine pose, the soft-toned colouration on the image is so beautiful that makes the butterfly and the plants really stands out!
well done
best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-04-12 19:20]

Beautiful image, extremely sharp and with wonderful detail and colours. I don't think I've ever seen one of these little beauties. It's coloring pattern is almost camouflage in apperance. Nicely done!!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-12 22:26]

Hi Angelina,
Wonderful shot of this tiny but beautiful butterfly with lovely markings on its wings. I like this pose captured on the charming pink flowers. Superb lighting and exposure and a fine DOF. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-14 15:20]

Hi Angelima
Nice closed image.Good POV and sharp image and detail.Nice OOF Bg and OOF Bg.
TFS Michel

HI Angelina.
Well this one sure has some good camo patterns on it.You sure got the focus perfect.
When it comes to these type of photos...you excel.

Hi Angelina,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Nice patterns on its wings. A good POV. Very good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Angelina. The color of this butterfly complemented well with the plant it is perched on. Good pleasant exposure against the muted background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

How lucky you are. You are enjoying the "SUMMER" taking these MOST BEAUTIFUL IMAGES while we are still dug into snow-covered homes.
Warm greetings,
-9*C right now. Sad, VERY VERY SAD!!!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-04-26 20:35]

Excellent butterfly photo with perfect exposure on both butterfly and flower. It think your focus on butterfly was perfect. Details show nicely. I have never seen this butterfly before.

Hello Angelina,
The DoF spot on makes a great 3-D effect, and the butterfly stands out so well on the background!
Excellent details in the intricate wing pattern, and the colours are well reproduced...
Pablo -

Hallo Angelina
What a sensational beauty of a butterfly, and flower in one shot. A wonderful picture. It's so great in sharpness, lighting, depth of field and exposure. Everything is just stunning. A magnificent shot with a precious and soft on the eye composition. I fancy this one and appreciate you showing us this jewel. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Angelina

Nicely done,the markings and patterns on this butterfly show well.
Well exposed with natral colours.
The POV is well done.
Well placed in the frame.


Hi Ange
Well framed photo with outstanding color and detail...TFS

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