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C. crocea female f. helice

C. crocea female f. helice
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-22 9:58
Viewed: 4277
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I promised you in my last post here this time a form helice of a Colias crocea female. Photo was also taken in Serbia on the same day as previous one.

You can read information about this species in my last note.

Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing approximately 1100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and Asia. These butterflies are characterised by mainly white or yellow coloration, often with black spots. The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings.

The Pieridae are generally divided into the following four subfamilies:

Dismorphiinae (6 genera) Mostly Neotropical, this group includes several mimetical species. The host plants are in the family Fabaceae.

Pierinae (55 genera) Whites, Yellow, Orange-tips, many of these species are strongly migratory. Host plants are in the families Capparidaceae, Brassicaceae, Santalaceae, and Loranthaceae.

Coliadinae (14 genera) (Sulphurs or Yellows, many of these species are sexually dimorphic. Some, such as Colias, have wing patterns that are visible only under ultraviolet.

Pseudopontiinae The sole species in this subfamily, Pseudopontia paradoxa, is endemic to West Africa.

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Hello Krzysztof,
Excellent shot,very sharp, nice colors and light,
thanks for sharing,

Hi Krzysztof ,
They are not easy to photograph because of their small size and usually, they never stop moving! You caught very good details and colors are natural. This is an unusual composition but I like it! Greetings,

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-22 10:31]
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Hallo Krzysztof,
Bardzo dobra fotka.Piekna kolorystyka i doskonale tlo.Motylek bardzo wyraznie pokazany.
Przypuszczam ,ze ten cien na skrzydelkach pochodzi od twojej glowy?
Pozdrawiam Siggi

Hi Krys,
Very good deyail and colours, shame about the shadow just reaching over the lower wing. Thanks.

Uuu.. i znow fotka z Cacaka i znow jakas dziwna notka ;) Chyba sie opisu "prawdziwej historii" nie doczekam, ciagle tylko jakies motylki i motylki ;) hihihi!
A tak serio, dosc ciekawy robak, choc musze przyznac, ze bez tego cienia zdjecie wygladaloby lepiej :) Mysle takze, ze zostawienie az tak duzej wolnej przestrzeni nie ylo najlepszym pomyslem, owad troche "ginie" na zdjeciu, mimo, ze wyglada bardzo ladnie :)
I na koniec jeszcze jedna uwaga zwiazana z tytulem, chyba lepiej by to brzmialo gdbys napisal "C. crocea f. helice - female", bo obecnie ta samica tak sie w srodek srednio wpadowala ;)

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-22 11:47]

Hello Krzys,
Great that you could take such a fine sharp shot of C. croceus f. helice in great lighting.
The wing forewing colour is well seen here and the BG sets it off well.
TFS this excellent image,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-10-22 13:40]

How lucky to capture both forms of Colias and so perfectly. I envy you, but I am really delighted to see your pictures.
Thank you very much.

Hello Krzysztof

Excellent sharpness and detail.The focus is very good showing the texture of the sulphur well.
Lovely natural colours,the lighting is used to great effect.
Very good POV.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-22 22:56]

Hello Krzys,
Excellent capture of the second and lighter form of this beautiful Clouded Yellow. Wonderful colours and sharp details that stand out against the fine leaves and beautiful soft background. Well done!
Congratulations on getting your PhD!!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-23 3:59]

Hi Cris,there are a lot of Colias in these days around the Europe..it's one of the last butterflies of the season.I toke many yesterday too,your pic is perfect in sharpness and colors,just a little shadow in the low of pic.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-23 8:24]

Hello Krzysztof! Again a great capture of that beautiful butterfly, sharp, bright and well composed. Thanks!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-23 20:43]

Hello, Nice shot and superb sharp picture. Good lighting and you have spotted this nicely.Ganesh

Hi My friend,
A superb macro shot of this beutiful butterly. Today I observed and photographed some butterfly belonging to colias in here. All are perfect!
TFS and greetings from my homeland, Cyprus.
All the best Krzysztof


  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-24 14:14]

Hi Krzysztof!
What a great photograph.
This is extremely sharp and full of detail.
Wonderful colours.
Great composition.

Well done,

p.s congratulations on becoming a doctor of zoology! :-)))

  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-03 11:09]

Hi, Krzysztof, again.
You make wonders. Your butterfly series is outstanding by subjects and quality of the pictured. This one is not exception. Fantastic sharpness, impressive lighting and fine colours. BG is so nice as main charming photo model. My compliments and best wishes.

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