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Berger's Clouded Yellow

Berger's Clouded Yellow
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 62 mm
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-06-05 4:55
Viewed: 2358
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While I have a bit free time, many shots in my archive and very hearty welcome of cute representatives of our region’s flora and fauna I hurry up to share few images of butterflies which are widespread in our places.

This is Berger's Clouded Yellow which likes our garden flowers and often visits them. Long Macro lens (105 mm lens with amazing 2x teleconverter) allows me to get butterfly pictures from not so close distance and shoot butterflies freely in its natural surroundings and watch their natural behavior.

Unfortunately, I have to resize images with loss of many details. My WS gives some idea about them.

Berger’s Clouded Yellow:
The Berger’s Clouded Yellow was identified as a distinct species from the Pale Clouded Yellow in 1945 and is named after the Belgian entomologist, L.A. Berger, who made this discovery. This species is an extremely rare immigrant to the British Isles and is not seen in some years at all. It would appear that none of the stages is able to survive the British winter, although individuals seen near Folkestone in May 1948 were believed to have survived a mild winter.

Although the species was first recognised in 1945, subsequent examination of historical collections have turned up around 50 specimens, the earliest of which is an individual taken in Folkestone in 1875. Relatively good numbers were seen each year from 1947 to 1949. However, such numbers have not been recorded since and this species is now considered one of our rarest migrants. This species is a rare migrant to the British Isles, with most historic specimens coming from the south coast of England, especially from West Kent and East Kent.

About the species see also: Colias sareptensis.

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Ciao Alex, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-05 6:41]

Hello alex,
great capture colias species,nice details,regards..

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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-05 7:44]

Hello Alex,
Excellent macro in great sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-05 8:46]

Hi Alex,the purple of these aster is really perfect to contrast the yellow of this colias,very common in my country too but in delay in this crazy springtime.Magnificent capture,very close it and whit special details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Alexei. Very godo contrast stuning details and beautiful colours. Magnificent environment of flowers.


Hello Alexei

Excellent macro of this butterfly over its flowers,
with fine POV, excellent light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, and great contrast
between the butterfly's and the flowers color tones, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-06-05 11:02]

Hello Alex.
Great shot. I like the close framing, showing off excellent detail, light and color. Very good POV and BG as well. Excellent notes on this..Very well done.Regards Siggi

Another beautiful photo Alex! Interesting species, excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Hello Alexei,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Alexei
Wonderful picture of this butterfly with great sharpness and colour.
very well composed shot it is.
best wishes.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-06 7:56]

Beautiful butterfly on crowed lovely flowers..pleasing colors and image. tfs.

Hello Alexei,
Thanks for visiting my gallery....I was very busy in the last weeks and I have no time for TN....The images you post with the butterflies are superb. This Clouded Yellow is great. Perfect details as usual and excellent focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Impresinante conjunto. Habilidad en la composición y una espectacular mezcla de colores...explosiva. Bien cuidada la iluminación.
Saludos Alexei.

Privet Alexei,
A combination of yellow butterfly and purple flowers is always faascinating. :-) Like now, due to the proper exposure color contrast is fabulous. Just like the visual impact, because the composition is very pleasant also. A real tutorial how to photograph butterflies the best way! Bravo!
Best regards, László

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