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Pieris brassicae

Pieris brassicae
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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: 2009-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-01 5:20
Viewed: 4571
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Large White, also called Cabbage Butterfly or Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae), is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. This butterfly is called the Large Cabbage White in India.
The Large White is common throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia to the Himalayas often in agricultural areas, meadows and parkland. It is a strong flier and the British population is reinforced in most years by migrations from the continent. Scattered reports of the Large White from the northeastern United States (New York, Rhode Island and Maine) over the past century are of a dubious nature and indicate either accidental transport or intentional release. Such introductions threaten to establish this agricultural pest in North America.

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Hello Horia,

It is an honor to have you as a neighbor today! .. Obviously, this picture goes beyond technique! excellent work, an approach impeccable, strong and well-saturated colors. The background is perfect and adds a nice contrast.



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-01 5:54]

Very beautiful species against good contrasting background and fine flower too. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-01 6:06]

Hello Horia,
A very beautiful photo of this butterfly. Perfect POV, great sharpness, details, clear and contrasting colours and an excellent composition. Very good OOF BG.

Ciao Horia, elegant Pieris rapae on a lovely flower, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-01 6:41]

Hello Horia,
A fine macro of Pieris brassicae taken from a nice POV with fine sharpness and colours to show it feeding with its wings closed. Nice composition with the lavender flower against a contrasting neutral BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

hello Horia

excellent macro photo of this butterfly, with fine POV at its level,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, beautifully blurred background,



Hello Horia,
Ivan is right about the ID (Large white is distinguished by the heavy black apical mark - it is curved on the inside, tapering to the costa and extending a long way down the outer margin; Small White, less intense black apical mark, rather angular and not tapering to costa nor inner margin); a very beautiful picture, outstanding sharpness and splendid natural colours, a very pleasing composition with a very good BG.
Best regards

hello Horia
super sharpness picture with great details
super good light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-01 8:37]

Foarte bine prezentat. Lumina buna, culori frumoase, nu sunt prea multe de spus.
Numai bine

Buna Horia,

Awesome macro capture of a large whiite from lateral POV with impeccable details and delightful composition.
Have a nice Night MF!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-01 8:52]

Hola amigo,
estupendo trabajo,
gran calidad y definición.
saludos Horia.

Ciao Horia. Nice compo here with perfecly detailed insect against blurred BG. Very good DOF.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-01 10:42]

Foarte frumoasa realizare, parca vati reinnoit puterile in Maroc!Numai bine,

Hello Horia,

Excellent macro with beautiful colors, sharpness & composition. Great POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken & presented. TFS & regards.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-01 10:43]

Halloooo domnu Horia !
De cind te-ai facut marochin nu mai bagi in seama muritorii de rind din Europa. Dar se pare ca si acolo "fantoma" fluturelui te-a urmarit peste tot. Excelenta compozitia ta.
O seara linistita,

Hello Horia,

A high quality work, my friend!
Again a great delight from Morocco, you have brought with you! The colors of the butterfly are simply lovely and perfectly natural. The sharpness and POV are great and the contrast between the blurry BG and the soft colored butterfly, is superb!

best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-01 11:48]

Hi Horia. What a beauty this is. The pale colours of the butterfly stand out so well from the flower and BG. Your side view lets us see the wing markings with fine detail andsuch warm colours. Well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-01 11:51]

Hello Horia,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful Large White. Amazing sharpness and exposure here with soothing colours and a superb BG. Great POV and DOF. Wonderfully composed.Best regards Siggi

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-01 13:03]

Hi Horia,
Very fine capture. Every details are great and very well represented specialy the fine focus and the blurry BG. Congrats and TFS.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-12-01 13:31]

Hi Horia!
Wonderful macro Pieris brassicae, super, well evident colours details, good background.
I am greeting Slawek

hello Horia!
splendid the attribution of colours, the African light helps, administrative very well the white of subject with very fine detail, the composition and the background are beautifully!
keep photographing! TFS

Witaj Horia,
A great capture of the Large White butterfly! Great sharpness, nice POV and DOF is perfectly fine. The colors of the butterfly are very natural and the contrast to the surroundings is well shown. Good work!
Best wishes and TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-02 3:51]

hello Horia,
Very fine-colored picture of the Large White. Excellent sharpness, beautiful composition and light. The color-combination is very pleasing. Subtle shot.
Kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-02 7:28]

Hello Horia,
A very fine capture of the Cabbage White sucking nectar from the flower. The beautiful background makes the white really stand out and details are very sharp. The Lavender adds a bit of spice too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Buna Horia
Ce mai pot sa zic, decat extraordinar de bine realizata!
Toate bune, Oana

Hello Horia
wunderful capture of this Large White drinking nectar on this flower, delicate pose, superb colors and amazing details
great contrast with BG
Have a good night

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-12 16:08]

Slav Horîa,
This is a first class macro shot.Great sharpness and colors.Good POV,perfect details.

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