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Colotis antevippe

Colotis antevippe
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 14:15
Viewed: 4020
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. antevippe

The Red Tip (Colotis antevippe) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone: Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, northern Nigeria, Niger, northern Cameroon.
The wingspan is 45–45 mm. The adults have fly year-round.
The larva feed on Boscia albitrunca, Boscia oleoides, Capparis sepiara, Maerua cafra, and Maerua juncea.

Anthocharis antevippe Boisduval, 1836
Teracolus carteri Butler, 1882
Anthopsyche gavisa Wallengren, 1857
Papilio achine Stoll, 1781
Teracolus harmonides Butler, 1876
Teracolus ithonus Butler, 1876
Teracolus hippocrene Butler, 1876
Teracolus ignifer Butler, 1876
Teracolus simplex Butler, 1876
Teracolus hyperides Butler, 1876
Teracolus hero Butler, 1876
Teracolus trimeni Butler, 1876
Callosune damarensis Aurivillius, 1879
Teracolus fumidus Swinhoe, 1884
Callosune haevernicki Staudinger, 1885
Teracolus luederitzi Suffert, 1904
Colotis subgavisa Dufrane, 1947
Anthocharis zera Lucas, 1852
Teracolus helle Butler, 1876
Teracolus subvenosus Butler, 1883
Teracolus laura Sharpe, 1890
Teracolus achine var. antevippe ab. sulphurea Rebel, 1914
Teracolus achine f. clarescens Joicey and Talbot, 1927
Colotis antevippe f. rosanides
Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. castanoides Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. roseata Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. leander Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. subalba Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. rosaflava Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. rosamaria Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. rosalindae Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. rosareducta Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. citrinella Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. flavinella Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. flavireducta Stoneham, 1957
Colotis antevippe f. albissima Stoneham, 1957

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Hello Luciano,
nice and interesting shot of this beautiful butterfly. I have not recognized that you have travelled to Gambia. I think I must first have a look to your gallery. ;-)
Best wishes,

Hello Luciano

The shadow of the butterfly, with its pose,
and the warm light, are the beauty of this photo,
with fine POV & DOF, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Original gem from Gambia, Luciano.
It certainly is the very first here on TN. Congratulations!
The dorsal view at ground level gives a fine display and colours and details on its lovely wings.
Thanks and regards.

Very strange Luciano the way it almost has an ora around it. Great lighting and you picked up the colours well. I like how you've framed it with it's shadow. The POV shows it off well also. Nice to see for the first time. TFS Trevor

Hi Luciano,
really interesting butterfly. Amazing colours. Interesting unusual shapes. Great point of view.
Have a nice day,

Hello Luciano,
If I say excellent it would be not enough.A light is coming out from the edge of the wings of butterfly here due to your outstanding capturing ability.Well sharpness and colour.I like it very much.And I must say about framing.Excellent!!!
Thanks for sharing such beautiful photograph,
Kind regards,

Another great photo of an African butterfly Luciano! Good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-08 1:49]

Hello Luciano,
interesing papilions,great capture,thanks..

很可愛的蝴蝶 沒看過這種鮮豔的蝴蝶
構圖也美麗 真是經典作品

Hello Lucianao.
You are right about being sisters with my post. Now I'm not sure if mine is the red tip :-(
Beautiful wings details for ID and well exposed shot in the frame.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-08 3:19]

Hello Luciano,
A difficult situation, but captured.
This wing position is not easy to capture, but you show the features of this African PIerid butterfly with good sharpness, DOF and natural colours that show well against the sandy ground.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi Luciano,
something seems strange with the pic. Dont know what. But anyway a very nice shot with intense colours and good details.
Have a nice time

Ciao Luciano. Ostico il POV e il posizionamento di quest'altra stupenda novitŕ. Coli buoni ma, mi sembra, interno ali un po' impastato. Con quel bianco, in ogni caso, hai fatto un mezzo miracolo. L'ombra allungata valorizza il tutto.


Hello Luciano,
What a splendid colorful species of butterflies. Remarkable photo with nice details. Very good composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and clarity. Amazing white colors.....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-08 7:47]

Hello Luciano,
Great sharp detailed macro of this butterfly in very beautiful natural colours. Excellent choice of composition.

Hallo Luciano
this is a super sharpness picture of this beauty
great details good light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Luciano,
Excellent capture with its beautiful colours and clarity,nice play of light and shades on the fine textured BG.
Thanks and my regards,

Hello Luciano,
An excellent close-up with beautiful coloration, details & POV. Well composed & presented. Great work & TFS...my friend! Regards & best wishes!


Ciao Luciano, congratulazioni per questa fantastica prima, somiglia vagamente alla nostra Anthocharis cardamines, ma ha il fascino dell'esotico, macro di qualitŕ ottima nonostante la posizione delle ali non ideale, splendida nitidezza, magnificioi colori, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-08 9:42]

Ciao Luciano,
difficult shooting ..
Very good photo of this Butterfly, colors and very fine details.
Best wishes,

Hello Luciano,
Unusual shape of this butterfly and very nice and elegant colors. It's really a beautiful species.

It's also a very nice picture : colors are very well rendered and composition is pleasant.
Tfs, Philippe.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-08 13:57]

Hello Luciano,
Lovely light and colours ! The clarity is outstanding ! TFS Tina

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-08 21:23]

Hello Luciano, Congratulations on this first for TN!!
What an awesome looking butterfly with gorgeous colors and very pretty markings. You captured it perfectly with your camera, showing much detail and just the right exposure. The texture of it's wings appears to be very delicate and I like the white fringe on edges of the bottom wings. Great work!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-09 1:07]

Bonjour Luciano,
Encore une premičre et encore une fois un papilllon de la famille de Pieridae. Pas facile de bien les photographier dans cette pose. J'aime aussi l'ombre captée, on dirait presqu'un escargot :-)
Bonne fin de semaine

Ciao Luciano
J'aime beauocup la posture du papillon. les couleurs sont trčs naturelels
Merci Amicalement

the composition and the shadow,great photo approach!
regards Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-10 6:39]

Hello Luciano
nice view and nice colors seen though the wings are not totally spread. Exciting color contrast in abundance light.
Well composed and splendid clarity.


Hi Luciano,

You're capturing well this butterfly a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Red Tip with special color. It's interesting in hearing this species inhabits Africa as you note. And, the shadow draws out a good effect in this image.

Kind regards,

Ciao Luciano,
Although you used f/5.0, your depth of field is excellent, just like the colors. Huge congratulations for the proper exposure (and for the TN-debut of this species, too). I might crop the pic differently, I mean a vertical compo with the full shadows of the b-fly would be even more powerful. But everything else is just superb.
Thanks for sharing this interesting species a bit reminding to our (European) Anthocharis cardamines. Best regards, László

Hello Luciano,
Interesting shape of a butterfly and a modest but beautiful coloration.

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