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Colias hyale

Colias hyale
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-18 4:28
Viewed: 2775
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Pale Clouded Yellow
Goldene Acht

Family: Pieridae
Wingspan: 40-50mm
Distribution: M-Europe until NW Asia
Flighttime: May to October
Foodplants: Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium, Hippocrepis comosa, Vicia cracca

At first I was thinking at Colias phicomone, which is a species which lives in this area too. But going back to the place again, I could take a picture of the butterfly with open wings, which definitively are typical of Colias hyale.

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Beautiful mountain clouded yellow. Good lighting, nice sharpness and contrast. with good background.

Ciao Anne. Razor detaisl and sharp for the Colias taken from the right POV. Excellent DOF and colours. Have a nice day.


Superb photograph of the butterfly in a natural setting. regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-18 6:16]

Hello Anne,
Excellent photo of this very beautiful butterfly in splendid colours. Very nice contrasting against the dark BG. Great sharpness and details. Pleasing choice of composition. Good DOF.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-18 6:50]

Bonjour Anne,
Great shot of this rarely seen species of Colias.
The high technical standard, the composition, OOF contrasting natural BG, lighting and colours contribute to a superb portrait of the Mountain Clouded Yellow.
The almost white colour of the forewing suggests that this is a female.
Merci et meilleurs pensées,

hello Anne
super sharpness and good details
i love the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Anne,

Fabulous macro shot with perfect exposure/white balance control that enhances the beautiful natural colours, nice and sharp with lovely detailed wing markings,
Splendid and very strong composition, great work and well done, Congratulations Anne and have a nice Day,


Hello Anne, this shot spectacular, light and stunning detail, a great image. All the best, Paul

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-18 8:25]

Salut Anne,finalement il y a quelqune qui pense au papillons aussi..ehehe...ici il y a une invasione de oiseaux,oiseaux et encore oiseaux...ehehhe.....et quelle espece rare tu presente nous aujourd'hui,magnifique composition et capture,et une gestione de la lumiere impressionante.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano.

Hello Anne,
Very impressive focus, with superb sharp details and nice natural colours, great composition and point of view, nicely done,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Anne,
Outstanding capture with razor sharp details.
Lovely natural colors and very good composition.
Superb contrast against the green background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Anne,
what a nice colours. Very good point of view. Great sharpness. Excellent composition. Perfect light conditions.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-18 9:03]

Hi Anne,
excellent photo of this Mountain Clouded Yellow, interesting species, TFS!

Very nice contrast of colors and high level of detail. Very nicely done!

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo in wonderful natural colours and very sharp details. Great focus and perfect POV. Well done!

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness is impressive.

Hi Anne,
Excellent capture for this wonderful butterfly with impressive focus eye!
Sharpness and composition are very very good.
Thanks for sharing

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-18 15:28]

Hello Anne,
Very good close up,with excellent sharpness and very nice colors.The POV and details are very good.TFS.

Ciao Anne, lovely butterfly in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-19 2:11]

I love the texture on the wings, superbly captured, the colors too are popping out of the frame, beautiful species. tfs..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-20 2:56]

Hello Anne,
well seen shot with soft green eye. The yellow wings are really seen in excellent clarity. the powdery look and well defined detail offer an exciting shot. The light are well balanced giving this butterfly and green leaves a pleasant combination.
Very good blurry background.


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