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Brown-veined White

Brown-veined White
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Just perfect! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-17 3:22
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Brown-veined White

Medium-sized(wingspan 43mm). Males white, with black-tipped, white-spotted fore wings, black comma at end of fore wing cell, and white-spotted black outer margin to hindwings; veins of hind wings and black areas of fore wings outlined with brown on underside. Females with more extensive black markings and no white on black fore wing tip; underside of wings with patches of yellow in addition to black markings.

Rapid flier, often seen on flower or at mud. Sometimes migrates in huge numbers. Breeds on and may flock around species of shepherd's tree(Boscia).

Widespread in mostly open country.

The image was taken just after sunrise in RAW, ISO200, aperture priority, evaluative metering system and the mirror-lock up facility of the camera engaged.

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marius-secan, fransswanepoel, matatur, uleko, anel, flashpoint, ellis49, maurydv, joska, paolo49, siggi, marhowie, jusninasirun, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ellis49: 'non-nature-loving troll!mwmod99 1 12-17 08:33
To jlinaresp: Thank you!mwmod99 1 12-17 08:27
To Mello: Thank you!mwmod99 1 12-17 05:27
To fransswanepoel: Sigma 70mmmwmod99 1 12-17 04:26
To marius-secan: Thank you!mwmod99 1 12-17 03:56
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Fantastic photo of a beautiful butterfly. The composition is excellent the colours wonderful and the sharpness perfect. Bravo George.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Hello George,
A fantastic photo with a very nice butterfly. The water drops on the wings are splendid.
This is a first class capture with lovely colours and very good details.
Wonderful contrast between the butterfly and the green dark background!

Another good display of you well developed skills George. Very well done. The droplets makes it that much more interesting.
I am impressed with the results you obtain with the Sigma 70mm Macro lens. Maybe time for me to spoil myself to a Christmas present.

A fine macro-study of this b.fly taken in the early morning, but still under very favourable illumination George, the motionless fly was captured in perfect focus (well, except the antenna tip maybe), thanks to your timely usage of a tripod and mirror lock-up facility of your camera. The dewdrops enhance the image greatly...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-17 4:42]

Hello George,
This in itself is a beautiful butterfly but it looks even better dressed in dew drops! A brilliant shot, very well-timed and details and colours are wonderful.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-17 4:58]

Hello George,
Butterfly and flower have almost the same tint, how beautiful! This creates a very harmonious picture. Cute little water-drops typical for early-morning shots. Probably this beautiful White was still sleeping.
Fine blurred background too and sharpness is excellent like always.
Thanks and kind regards

hello my friend...Sigma work very well!!!
good play of colors in BG

thanks sERGIO

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-12-17 5:12]
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Simply incredible "taste" this wonderful pic George.
Perfect light, blurry BG and amazing colours and of course great composition.

Ciao geroge. Welcome to the new beauty! Another macro shot in top quality. Bravo!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-17 6:04]

Hello George
Amazing macro capture...I really like drops of water on flower and butterfly. Excellent work!

Ciao George, fantastic butterfly with wonderful drops, great blurry BG, splendid light, beautiful natural colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-17 6:26]

Beautiful image of this lovely species with dew drops, excellent frame with good contrast. tfs.

Hello George Friend!
Excellent! Great! Lovely!... Impeccable details, dew drops add a fantastic character in the butterfly, the POV is perfect and the textures are worthy of applause! ... Welcome to the world of lepidoptera! ... I hope ypu do more often post pictures of butterflies!
Bravisssimo caro amico George, farfala travolgente! (The Italian is the best language to express admiration for a butterfly, I think) :)
Regards, TFS!

Hi George,
this is a great photo, one of the most beautiful I have seen on TN, I didn't know a "non-nature-loving troll" could take such brilliant picture. :-)
The drops add much to the picture, small water drops also do wonders with colors as we can see here.
The picture is pin sharp, great DOF, lovely colors.
Hats of for you, my fiend. I adding this to my fav's
Have a nice weekend.

Hallo George,
a superb capture of the Brown-veined White, i love very much the butterfly with droplets, outstanding sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-17 7:22]

Hi George,
Splendid photo of this Butterfly, TFS!

Hello George,
another fantastic picture of butterfly with dew, sharp details light and background fantastic. A nice image. Greetings, Paolo

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-17 9:13]

Hello George,
Superb capture of a Brown-veined White, with great sharpness against a fine OOF natural BG. The central composition works well here.A very nice image and thanks for sharing it.Best regards Siggi

Nice and crisp and sharp! I especially like the sharp water droplets.

Hi George,
This is an outstanding photo; nicely composed, sharp and calourful; the water droplets are fantastic, well done!

Very special image with the condensation across the b-flies wings & complimentary colors of the BG.
Looks like you caught it early, it's not going to move anytime soon :)
Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-18 6:04]

Hello George,
excellent presentation with pristine sharpness in this composition. . The little water droplets are really pearls with lovely look. how exciting to note the white wings with dark veins giving a catchy pattern.
A very excellent scene derived from a well thought and skillful calculation.
You are technically outstanding.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-18 15:51]

This is one of most spectacular butterfly's pics of the year..right on my prefered,pure art and fantastic quality...thanks a lot to show us this beauty! Luciano

Hi George

Excellent shot of this beautiful butterfly. Love the dew droplets. Good composition.


Looks like you have captured this beauty early enough to have the wings soaked with dew my friend George.
Excellent details and you have composed the shot well not to mention being able to catch it before being active with the early morning light.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

hello George

excellent macro photo of this butterfly
with the water droplets, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details,
beautiful color tones of the image, TFS


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