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Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-12 7:17
Viewed: 2542
Points: 32
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Gonepteryx cleopatra
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gonepteryx cleopatra (also called Cleopatra or Cleopatra butterfly) is a medium sized butterfly of the family Pieridae.
onepteryx cleopatra is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 50-70 mm (2.0-2.8 inch). It is a sexually dimorphic species - the female has pale yellow or greenish wings, the male is darker yellow with an orange patch on the forewing. Both sexes have a forewing apical hook and brown dots in the center of each wing, and the underside of wings is light greenish yellow. The greenish colour, the shape and the pronounced venation on the hindwings give to these butterflies a good camouflage, making them resemble just leaves.

PS.Thanks to Stefano Tito , who help me to find the ID of this butterfly!!!

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Hello Horia

2 in 1 great macro, the bee in-flight adding
motion to the photo, with fine POV on the butterfly,
lovely light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Buna Horia,
O specie frumoasa care apare mai tarziu si pe care sper sa o intalnesc si eu. Este destul de rara prin jud. Timis. Culorile si detaliile impecabile ca de obicei. Excelent surprinsa.
Numai bine!


Lovely Image with different species :-) Exposure is perfect with details on the wings , lovely

Ciao Horia, great macro of beautiful butterfly on lovely flower, flying bee is a good bonus, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Horia. La foto molto bella, ma si tratta di un maschio di Gonepteryx cleopatra (Linnaeus, 1767). La macchia gialla che si intravede all'interno delle ali, la distingue dalla G. rhamni

hallo Horias
super good sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-12 14:49]

Hi Horia,beautiful capture of this common brimstone,i like the purple flower,perfect to contrast the yellow of this specie,excellent quality as usual and nice classic pose too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Horia
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-12 22:09]

Buna Horia,
Superbe culori in diferite tonuri de verde in contrast cu movul !Detalii superbe ! Nu am reusit sa vad acest fluture la noi nici macar o data ! O zi frumoasa, Tina

Hello Horia,
Beautiful photograph with different flora and fauna.Like details on wings and bee's motion.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-13 0:15]

Beautiful image of this butterfly, very colorful and the bee is added attraction. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-13 7:51]

Hi Horia,
Another perfect portrait butterfly in bright colors
and sharpness details, this time with a bee as a bonus.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Horia,
A lovely shot of a butterfly. In the background is flying competition to flower. A nice composition.

Hi Horia,
nice photo. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-05-14 11:58]

Hello Horia,

Beautiful image of this florescent green/yellow specy. The dark green background really brings out lovely detials and contrast of the butterfly. The buzzing bee in motion adds nicely to the composition. Beuatiful colors, composition and excellent quality photo.


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