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CLOUDED YELLOW


CLOUDED YELLOW
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 7:39
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Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 46
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CLOUDED YELLOW (COLIAS CROCEA)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Colias is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They are usually called clouded yellows; the North American name "sulphurs" is elsewhere used for Coliadinae in general. The closest living relative is the genus Zerene, which is sometimes included in Colias.


This genus occurs throughout the Americas, including the arctic regions. They are also found in Africa, China and India. Their caterpillars feed on certain Fabaceae, for example vetches (Vicia). While most are thus beneficial by keeping weeds at bay, some occasionally become nuisance pests on crops like alfalfa. In some species, the wings of males have brilliant UV reflection, while those of females do not.

Most if not all species of this genus, as usual for Coliadinae, do not sequester toxins or other noxious compounds from their food plants. They are therefore a well-loved prey item of insectivores as compared to Pieris of the related Pierinae. They make up this disadvantage by being more nimble and better able to evade attacks by would-be predators.

Notable lepidopterologists who did many studies on this genus included J. Malcolm Fawcett, George B. Johnson and Henry Rowland-Brown.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-21 7:49]

Hello Marius.
You have captured these mating Colias in the most beautiful formation.That plus the sharpness of the subjects makes this composition a masterpiece for which you deserve to be congratulated.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Marius, lovely maiting couple on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Marius
Also this time we presents another wonderful image! great picture in all its components, but it's the perfect definition of both parties that is impressive.Bravissimo
ciao
Stefano

Salut Marius,
Foarte frumos. Imi plac culorile, compozitia si fundalul.
Felicitari.

Hi Marius,
another beautiful photo of twins. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-21 8:41]

Ciao Marius!
Wonderful composition with great harmony of colours! Butterflies are captured very well, with perfect focus and superb details.
Also great details of the flower.
Splendid light and great BG.
Congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

FANTASTIC photo Marius! The composition, The BG, the colours the lighting and the sharpness are excellent! Did you see the small weevil (Curculionidae) on the flower?
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-21 9:37]

Hi Marius,fantastic capture of this couple mating,i like a lot the total sharpness,always difficult to take in these situations,and the very impressive light balance for the best yellow.A very difficult pic and a wonderfull result.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hello Marius
this is SUPER good
great sharpness and beautiful colours
very nice composition
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Marius.
Stupenda macro con una grande nitidezza,con colori stupemdi bene la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della concivisione.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-21 10:59]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo in very beautiful colours and a great contrasting blurred BG. Excellent composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Peter

A doubly beautiful photograph.Very harmonious colours and composition. regards yiannis

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-10-21 11:45]

Hello Marius!
What a great shot! terrific and perfect job, indeed! Top class, dear Marius!TFS
Nice w-end!
aNa

Hi Marius,

Fantastic shot of this butterflies mating on the top with good details & colors.
A lovely composition & nice blurry BG. Very well done & TFS.
Kapil

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-21 13:22]

Hi Marius,
Beautiful!very nice colours with excellent details.
Perfect composition and excellent background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-21 14:22]

Hello Marius,
An excellent macro shot of this pair in love with excellent sharpness and splendid colours.Great POV,details and composition.Very well done!...
Have a nice weekend!...
Dûrzan

Hello Marius,
great capture of these mating Colias with good sharpness and beautiful colours. Well chosen POV and nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-21 22:38]

Bonjour Marius,
Très belle composition pour cette image aux jolies couleurs.
Une image à conserver dans des favoris.
Amitiés
Serge

Buna Marius,
O noua imagine perfecta din toate punctele de vedere. Culorile, lumina, detaliile, claritatea, compozitia si fundalul sunt de vis. Felicitari!
Numai bine,
Mircea

molto bravo ! complimenti Marius !

excellent macro love picture, wonderful capture, and nice details,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-22 0:57]

Hi,
Lovely image of these beautiful pair on good perch, good soft lighting has brought out good colors and the details are awesome. tfs.
nagraj.v

what a brilliant addition to your impeccable collection dear Marius! Good morning! Perfect depth of field covering, superb clarity and razor sharp detail! Once again on top of my list for the week! Bravo!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-22 17:01]

Hello Marius,
A fantastic capture of this mating pair of Clouded Yellows. Exceptional detail and gorgeous natural coloration. Yellow is always a hard color for me when it comes to getting the correct exposure, but you seem to have managed it perfectly. Excellent DOF due to your choice of an f/13 aperture.
Ron

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