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Large White

Large White
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-18 1:05
Viewed: 3316
Points: 80
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Pieris (s.str.) Brassicae, ( Linnaeus, 1758)
Large White

Turkish Name : Büyük Beyaz Melek Kelebeği-Büyük Lahana Kelebeği ..

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution of the World: All Europe, Asia and North Africa can be seen in.

Living Area: from sea level, up to 2600 meters altitude, can be found in any environment. Especially in the fields and road edges can be found in the section.

Flight time: 3 generations is of butterflies, all season long and even on sunny days even in winter months can be seen.March-April, May-July, August-October months of flying.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Larvae are fed with the cabbage plants.

Description-Notes: Mastering color is white.This very clear yellow color and the wings of butterfly wing tip is stained black.The top and bottom edges in the middle of top edge of the female has two pair of black spots.Open face and back of the sub-wing is dirty yellow.Veins is white. This type is actually the enemy of the vegetable grower.Is one of the most common butterfly species.And migration also can not fly very fast.

Wingspan: 60-68 mm.long.

Similar Species:
· Pieris rapae, (Linnaeus, 1758)
· Pieris (Artogeia) ergane, (Geyer, 1828)
· Pieris mannii (Mayer, 1851),

Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.28



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-18 1:09]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photo of this Small White in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful clear colours against a nice plain BG. Good POV and composition.

Arka fonu, detayları ve kompozisyonu ile "muhteşem" bir kare üstat. Ellerine sağlık.
Selam ve sevgiler.


great sharpness and colors. nice background. thank you for sharing.

Merhaba Seyfi, lovely small white on abeautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Seyfi bey. Tam usta işi bir makro. Emeklerinize sağlık.

Fantastic light capture with impeccable lemon fresh colors Seyfi! The butterfly is well covered with sufficient dept of field. Nice clean background, and eye pleasing composition! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-18 3:26]

Hello Seyfi.
Wonderful piece of Pieris rapae. Nicely composed, good use of light, lovely depth of colour with clear, sharp detail. Well done. Best regards Siggi

Dear Seyfi!

It's always a pleasure to look at this common and widespread butterfly, especially when it is presented in such a beautiful manner. The details of the butterfly's structure and design are superb and are, from my point of view, the highlight of this picture.

Kind regards


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-18 4:33]

Hello Seyfi
Excellent macro presentation.
Thanks for sharing

Merhaba Seyfi bey,

Keskin detaylar, doğru ışık kullanımı, odaklama ve bakış açısı, arka fon, çiçekli kompozisyonu..kısaca her şeyi ile mükemmel olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.


Hello Seyfi,

an very nice image from the flower and the butterfly with very good pov and sharpness.
fine colours.
Exellent bg.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-18 6:15]

Merhaba Seyfi,
superb shot. so simple but effectively detailed in good features.
smooth background and lively pattern on the wings.


Çok güzel, harika bir makro Seyfi bey.
Emeğinize sağlık.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-18 7:02]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb sharp macro of this Pierid butterfly.
The shape of the wings and markings indicate that this is Pieris brassicae.
The composition, natural colours and clean Bg contribute to a top quality image.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Seyfi
great shot with beautiful colours and nice pose
super sharpness and good BG
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-18 8:04]

Hello Seyfi,
A lovely capture of the Small White showing excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. I like your POV and its pose on the pretty flower. A fine soft background too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Seyfi,
Great composition with lovely colours , details and perfect focus.
Exceptional background with fantastic blurr.

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Harika netlikte, hortumu dinlenme durumunda nefis bir lahana kelebeği.
Elinize sağlık,

Olá Seyfi

Soberba macro, parabéns!


Hola Seyfi

Perfecta composición y bellos colores, con un fondo verde bien contrastado. Luz agradable, un buen POV y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

merhaba Seyfi Bey
Lahana Kelebeklerini hemen her yerde uçarken görmek mümkün ama böylesine güzel bir karede çekmek, işte o biraz zor (sırf övgü olsun diye yazmıyorum). gerçek övgüye layık bir fotoğraf. pozlama, ışık kullanımı, keskin detayları ve renkleriyle mükemmel. sade fonu ve sarı çiçek de pek yakışmış. elinize sağlık.
bu güzel karelerinizi daha sık görmek isterim.
iyi geceler, selamlar.

A lovely shot of this Small White, my friend Seyfi!
very well seen, framed and presented!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-19 4:28]

Hello Seyfi,
Fine and artistic presentation of the common Piersi rapae. I love the color-combination of your shot a lot. Focus is fine, on the eyes it could even be slightly better. But the impression is very harmonious.
Kind regards

Seyfi bey merhabalar ,
Şık ve güzel bir kadrajda beyaz kelebeği çok güzel çekmişsiniz ,sunumuyla birlikte bir harika,selamlar

Hi Seyfi.

The flower is helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the small White butterfly and of the flower. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Seyfi. Excellent sharp and details. magnifcent lighting presentation. Very well done.


Hello Seyfi
amazing shot with perfect sharpness, wonderful composiion, also the colors are splendid
great DOF and BG, a real delight for the eyes
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-20 6:18]

Hi Seyfi,perfect portrait of one of the most common butterflies of Europe,impressive sharpness,colors and composition.The fantastic white balance was decisive for the beauty of your pic.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Seyfi,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Small white butterfly. Good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Seyfi. This shot is beautiful with very nice perch and perfectly observed DoF. The silenced background is pleasing and making the subject pops out of my screen. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Regards. Jusni

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-23 9:25]

Merhaba Seyfi,

Lovely combination between the white butterfly and the yellow flower.
We see splendid the drawings on the wings of the butterfly.
This gives a very well picture, sharpness and clarity be superb. TFS.


Looks very nice Seyfi, no nits from me :)
You have some excellent b-fly shots in your gallery.
Well done!

Hi Seyfi,
Nice close-up with a good POV,
TFS, greetings

Hi Seyfi.
Nice close-up taken at almost open aperture. Details of the butterfly and heart of the flower are excellent as well as blurriness of the BG. Lights and colours are fine too. I also like an excellent composition of the image and impressive direct POV.

By the way. Do you like 105 VR lens with Nikon TC? First of all I mean speed of AF. I use this lens with Kenko 1.4x Pto DG. It is great combo. However, may be will be better to change it on Nikon TC-14EII. Few days ago I have purchased TC-20EIII for 70-200 VR II lens. It works with 105 VR lens very badly.
Best wishes and TFS.

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
There are many good photos of this species on TN, but yours is among the best ones. Excellent sharp details, beautiful composition and nice warm color tones plus wonderfully blurred background. Simple yet very-very eye-catching. Great post. Bravo.
Tfs, friendly regards, László

just another great macro shot!
TFS Nasos

Hello Seyfi! Nice theme, good note, interesting information. Superb work. Perfect exposure and capture. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Nice natural colours. Well done!

Hallo Seyfi.
a superb macro shot of this Pieridae (i think that Ivan is right, Pieris brassicae), outstanding sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

Hello Seyfi !
As destructive as this butterfly may be in the gardens, it is still a wonderful species. And you have captured this one so brilliantly. We can see every little details. The composition, the POV and the blurred BG are splendid, the colors are gorgeous - it is really a very pleasant picture. Very well done !

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this butterfly over its flower,
beautiful light, and color tones, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Seyfi-I have seen most of your Butterfly picture got such excellent BG,how lucky they are!Excellent picture of this LARGE WHITE.Details and light is excellent as usual.Even antennas are well in focus.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

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