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Pieris rapae

Pieris rapae
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-16 2:02
Viewed: 4467
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.

It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.

In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking appearance. An adult's wingspan is roughly 32--47 mm (1.25--2 mm).

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Hi mariana,
wanderfol picture,
perfect color,
nice species.
Elinize sağlık, en güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

Ciao Mariana. Indeed excelente DOF here and spectacular meeting light/colours. Perfect detaisl on the Pieris against the soft brown BG.


hello Mariana

beautiful butterfly photo with the flowers warm colour tones,
fine POV and framing, fine focus sharpness and details,
wonderful luminosity, excellent contrast, TFS


Ciao Mariana, I think it's Pieris napi, everywehre a great macro of lovely butterfly on a beautiful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Mariana
super sharpness picture with good details and great composition
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hello Mariana,
Beautiful photo with a saturation impreionante Coor. I really like the effect of horizon that produce flowers and background. The placement of the butterfly is adequate.
I agree with Silvio, for the color and form, seems to be a P. napis.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-16 10:52]

Hello Mariana,
Very beautiful photo of this Small White on this beautiful flower. Nice saturated colours. Excellent sharpness, details, composition, POV and DOF. Good OOF BG.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-16 11:10]

Hi Mariana . The small white butterfly stands out well on the rich orange colour of the marigold flower head.Taken with a good side view with good detail. Well taken TFS.

Buna Mariana,
Culori splendide ale florilor si fluturelui. Nuantele culorilor sunt puternic saturate de soarele inca puternic. O buna compozitie!

Buna Mariana,
Culorile vii, detalii bune, background contrastant cu subiectul, toate astea fac din imagine una excelenta.
Numai bine,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-16 13:01]

Seara buna stimata doamna,
arhiva este un izvor nesecat de poze exceptionale.
Superbe culori si detalii si la acest macro.
Bun si acest BG folosit. Scoate in evidenta acest fluture frumos.
O seara minunata,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-16 13:09]

Hi Mariana,
Very beautiful close up.I liked vivid colors,
sharpness,lighting and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-16 15:42]

Hi Mariana,

This little butterfly is posed so nicely on the pretty flowers. I love the wing positions and the fine details and lovely colors. The bright flower and the fine background are perfect to show it off.


Hello Mariana,
a very beautiful picture of the Gray-Veined White, splendid colours and very good sharpness, well composed.
Best regards

Buna Mariana.
Contrastul de culori dintre fluture si floare este superb.
O poza foarte placuta ochilor.
Multe salutari.Alin.

Hello Mariana
very beautiful shot of this Butterfly, the bright colors of the flowers are very eye-catching, the details are very sharp
composition, lighting and framing are excellent
Have a good night

Hullo Mariana,
Stunning capture. Good detail and colors. Very well done
and TFS.

Hello Mariana,
thanks for this nice shot!
Are you absolutely sure about the locality for this butterfly? This is Pieris napi, which does not occur in Morocco. If you however are very sure about the whereabout of this pic, then let me know. It would mean, that the green-veined white is adapting to North Africa (probably by means of vegetables imports). Your pic would be the prove for this.

this is an important question for me (hope you can answer)


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