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Pieris napi

Pieris napi
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies III, Butterflies of Europe, Butterflys of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-05 1:08
Viewed: 2393
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pieris napi
Green Veined White (Pieridae)

Appearance: The upperwing background colour of this fairly small and delicate looking butterfly is white with the veins having a dark scaling. Both sexes have a dark tip to the forewing, although it is more pronounced on the female. Females have two spots whereas males have one. The wingspan varies between 40 and 48 mm.

Geographical distribution/ habitat: Europe through Asia and North America. Prefers fields, meadows and waysides where its host plants can be found.

Host plants: Cruciferous plants, eg. Cresses and Garlic mustard.

Food plants: Visits various flowers for nectar and is not fussy on them. In early summer though it prefers to visit dandelions and in the late summer thistles.

Flight time: Flies from May to October in 2 or 3 generations.

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Good Morning, Horia!

Great macro capture of the Large White! yesterday, I submitted one on the same subject.

This is a very well seen shot with great sharpness and taken from a well chosen POV. The shallow DOF works great here. The colors are great here. I like the contrast between the yellow-greenish flowers and the light colored butterfly. A well focused shot!

kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-05 1:28]
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Hello Horia,
This is a very beautiful photo of this butterfly in clear colours and excellent sharpness and details. Very good DOF, POV, composition and OOF BG.

beautifully captured Green vein white. Thank you for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-05 2:36]

Hi Horia,
lovely yellow in superbs light. You have given its due respect by composing it wonderfull. The sharpness is great and the pose is special.
Good piece of shot.


Hello Horia,
a very beautiful capture of Green Veined White taken from an excellent lateral POV, the sharpness is superb with fine details, marvellous warm colours, i like this nice composition with a lovely pose of the butterfly.
Best regards

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-05 3:07]

Slav Hora,
This is a nice picture of this butterfly with splendid light and colors.Very good POV,sharpness and BG.TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-05 3:14]

Salut Horia !
Neata buna. Se pare ca esti mai ... cunoscut decit Mariana..
Dar fi atent ca vine si ea tare de tot din urma !!!!
Frumoasa captura ta si cu un BG excelent.
Multe salutari de la S si cele bune va doresc,

Hello Horia,

A great capture with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Very nicely done with splendid POV & BG.

Great work & TFS.



Ciao Horia, wonderful Pieris napi on a beautiful flower, great macro with perfect focus, fine details, lovely blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ho Horia,

A white shoted in perfect way, I love the color tones in the whole, the details in the butterfly are very stunnign anf clear. Excellent composition whith good balancel elements. A nice work undoubtedly.



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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-09-05 9:33]

Hi Horia,
Beautiful macro of beautiful butterfly...
Fine details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and beautiful blurry BG.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-05 9:47]

Hello Horia,
A fine capture of Pieris napi taken from a great POV to show its closed wing with good light management and sharpness against an excellent contrasting OOF natural BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hello Horia
great sharpness picture very good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello horia,

a good pov, details and sharp picture from this butterfly.
Fine natural colours.


Hi MF Horia,

What an excellent macro of this extremely yellow Pieris napi which i saw firstly such colouration in this species. Perfect and interesting shot!
TFS and cheers,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-05 15:50]

Hi Horia,very great close-up! I like a lot the hard saturation,never seen a Pieris so yellow and is very very nice! Top quality of sharpness too in a loveable composition.My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

Hi Horia,
Love the yellow tone of this picture. Point of view and composition are great. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Horia
wunderful shot of this Pieris Napi, superb colors !
crisp clear details on the butterfly, the white/yellow wings are superbly photographed in spite the full sunlight, nice BG
Have a good night

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