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A Pair of Orange Wing Tip

A Pair of Orange Wing Tip
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, Digital RAW 100
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-02 11:02
Viewed: 2644
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your kind word of my previous post.
Today we was out on our famous "butterfly road", we was lucky to find several spring butterflies. Like this mating couples of Orange Wing Tip.
I hope you like it.

Some info from Wikipedia,

So named because of the male's bright orange tips to his forewings. The males are a common sight in spring, flying along hedgerows and damp meadows in search of the more reclusive female which lacks the orange and is often mistaken for one of the other 'White' butterflies. The undersides are mottled green and white and create a superb camouflage when settled on flowerheads such as Cow Parsley and Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata.[1] The male is able to hide his orange tips by tucking the forewings behind the hindwings at rest. On close examination of the mottling, the green colour can be seen to be made up of a mixture of black and yellow scales. The butterfly is found across Europe, and eastwards into temperate Asia as far as Japan. The past 30 years have seen a rapid increase in the range of the Orange Tip in the UK, particularly in Scotland and Ireland, probably in response to climate change.

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Ciao Gert, great macro of lovely maiting couple, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-02 13:36]

Hello Gert,
What a superb clarity and splendid light! Impressive sharpness, details and DOF. The colours in this photo match very fine. Great choice of composition. A beauty in excellent quality!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-02 15:53]

Hi Gert,this is a great masterwork,no doubts!! A very lucky meeting with this specie mating,always difficult to take because very nervous and always in flight,a spectacular and fresh macro made with the best quality as possible,a great gift to the butterflies fans like me! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-06-02 22:33]

Hi Gert.
It is a very beautiful scene. I like crisp sharp FG with main subject (two charming butterfly on a tip of leaf) and very pleasant nicely blurred BG with a bit smoothed leaves)/ Warm colours are also pleasant for eyes. I like composition of the picture a lot too. This season I visit my countryside garden very seldom and have not much experience of using D7100. After watching your shots the situation maybe will change. TFS and warm regards.

nice intimate capture, greetings Ori

Ciao Gert,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰
非常的美麗 狠有質感 很棒的作品
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

hallo gert
this is a very nice composition to see
good details and beautiful colours with nice light
thanks greeting lou

Hello Gert

Fine POV to show these butterflies wonderful patterns in a very
beautiful light, with great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Ciao Gert. Fabolouise light and colours. Stunning details. Very well done indeed!


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