Small and white!
|Copyright: Richa Tewari (shree)
|Date Taken: 2009-08-13|
|Camera: Panasonic lumix DMC FZ28|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 6:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Cabbage white butterfly, small white butterfly:|
These butterflies can be seen flying in gardens from July to September. Their small green caterpillars are notorious for their preference of cabbages and their relatives.
A small white butterfly, occasionally pale yellow. Males have a single black spot on the forewings, females have two.
The caterpillars are green with yellow stripes on the back and sides.
They inhabit Europe, north-west Africa and Asia. They have been introduced to North America and Australia.
They inhabit gardens, meadows and fields.
The larvae feeds on plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae), including cabbage, mustard and cauliflower.
Adults can be seen from July to September.
This butterfly can have up to three generations in a single year but normally has only two. In autumn the final generation pupates and overwinters in chrysalis form, emerging as the first generation of butterflies in July of the following year.
Cabbage whites are not listed as endangered on IUCN Red List 2000.
Cabbage whites are native to Europe but have been introduced to North America where they are a serious pest of crops.
Species: P. rapae
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- [2009-08-26 8:31]
a fine macro capture of this beautiful Pieris rapae from interesting point of view with excellent details, wonderful colors and focusing for a great composition!
Beautiful, rich color with a light seasoned almost magical! .. good job! ... beautifully composed and with a simple but adequate framework! .. did with the zoom? achieved a perfect background despite the f/7.1, it is often the case with the zoom. Beautiful work! better in better!
Ciao Richa, beautiful composition with wonderful butterfly on nice flower, splendid light and colors, fantastic details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
Superb macro and colours.. very beautiful butter fly.. Somehow I did not shooting this butterfly :D
Thanks for sharing..
an excellent macro-photo with the very fine POV
at the level of the subject, fine focus excellent
sharpness and details, beautiful hard luminosity,