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*New York City Butterfly*

*New York City Butterfly*
Photo Information
Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 67mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-20 0:41
Viewed: 3919
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Besides Gulls and Squirrels i unfortunately did
not have too much contact with the US-wildlife during
my recent trip.

This was a friendly butterfly that posed for me in
New York´s Central Park.

I thought it looks a little bit like the european Small White (Pieris rapae).


The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-sized
butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family
Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small
Cabbage White. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and
"Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.

It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia
and has also been accidentally introduced to North
, Australia and New Zealand where they have
become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard
family crops.

In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the
Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black
tips to the forewings. Females also have two black
spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings
are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes
mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_White]


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 22.09.2008 12:38:21
Aufnahmemodus P (Programmautomatik)
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/320
Av (Blendenzahl) 11.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 250
Objektiv EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Brennweite 85.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 1:Automatisch
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 0:Nicht möglich
Dateigröße 2483 KB
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit geringer Geschwindigkeit

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  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-20 9:04]

Hi Thorsten.
This species of butterflies is most common for our region in this autumn. I also took many shots of it. Yours are amazing. Both flower and insect are wonderful. Colours are great as well as sunlight. I also like fine smooth BG, POV and composition of the shot. Well done and best regards.

urocze i ostre zdjęcie Bielinka, które jednak gubi się trochę w tak skomponowanej fotce.
Plus za światło i kolory.

Hi Thorsten
I like this image. Goood sharpness, good exposure on white and nice composition with a Trifolium flower. Background is nicely blured but I think that you could do a little noise reduction

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-20 18:45]

Hello Thorsten,
Great shot of this beautiful little Cabbage Butterfly. Very sharp image with wonderful colors and detail. Perfect composition and just the right DOF. The small flower reminds me of our red clover blossoms growing in the fields behind our house. TFS.

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-10-25 8:54]

merhaba Thorsten
well close-up capture of these two beautiful models under the harsh light
i like composition, POV, BG, DOF and sharpness

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