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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-02 1:56
Viewed: 3542
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, this is my 800th post today.
I am now 2 years, 11 months and 29 days old on TN.
My first picture was of a tiny, earth-hugging white and yellow flower which I had shot in Shimla Hills with my Sony Cybershot 50.
My 800th post was also shot in the hills of Himachal Pradesh when I went to my native place to attend a ceremony on the first death anniversary of my youngest brother. I shot this picture of a yellow and white butterfly with my Nikon D200 on a sunny and bright morning.

I dedicate my 800th post to my late brother Jay.


The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small-to-mid-sized butterfly 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 it has become a pest 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.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-02 2:05]

Hello Ram,
wonderful colours,
Great perspective and details
Thank you
Have a beautiful day

Hi Ram,

Congrats on the 800th post!

The butterfly looks live and moving in the pic. Very pretty.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-02 2:30]

Hi Ram. Congratulation on 800 postings and such a nice dedication . This is a fine clos e up of the Small white on the bright yellow flower. good detail and colours. well done TFS.

Hello Ram, congratulation on your 800th post. Excellent macro as always.
Regards - Adil.

Hello Ram
what an outstanding and beautifil
image, the colour and perspective
Happy new year 2009
-- SADEGH --

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-02 3:20]

Hello Ram!

Big congratulations to you! 800 is very nice number :-)

As always great picture. This time I like colours and composition most. Black BG with white insect and yellow flower look just great. I hope we'll soon see your number 1000!

Hello Ram,
perfect photograf.
Sizi tebrik ediyorum mükemmel bir çalışma ve harika bir tür.
Orjinal bir manzara.
En güzel dileklerimle.

Hello Ram,

Wonderful dedication picture, congratulations for your 800th post,the lighting and composition is good,pov, sharpness too are good.tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-02 3:43]

800 postings! That really is a milestone Ram and I congratulate you for reaching it and educating as well as entertaining us with all those marvellous images.
This is a fine image to mark the occasion, closed-wing portrait of the Indian Cabbage White, taken with excellent sharpness and well composed with the tagetes flower against a pleasing dark natural BG.
Well done Ram and many thanks!
With best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-02 4:23]

Hello Ram,
congratulation on your 800th post.
Wonderful piece of work. Nicely composed, good use of light, lovely depth of colour with clear, sharp detail. Well done. TFS.
Regards Siggi

Congratulations for your 800th post Ram, a finely illuminated perfect double capture, both of the b.fly and the flower against my favourite dark BG. Thank you indeed for sharing this beautiful image with us dostum, the life do goes on!.

wow , very beautiful colours and sharp ,
nice details and a great composition,

hi ram, what a nice and delicate shot. i am just wondering what the blurry point is on the bottom of the flower. you are right ram,live goes on...with or without the people we love,but when i look at your pictures, i see the beauty of nature and it gives power and hope to go one and realize how life is precious. thanks for this nice and good composed shot.tfs. catia

Hello Ram !
800 pictures, wow, this is really an amazing number ! I bet you're one the members who posted the most pictures here, congratulations ! And, as usual, the picture is as perfect as possible, with sharp details, beautiful colors, splendid composition and POV, and here I also like the light that is illuminating both buttefly and flower, making them stand out real nicely on the dark BG. Very well done !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-02 5:09]

Hello Ram,
At first Congratulations for your already 800th post! You are very productive, indeed. I like this picture especially for the fine approach, the subtle colors and the message it carries. If you look close, you can see the Small White look at the photographer..it's like a little sign.
Very fine dedication to your late brother, who surely would have appreciated it.
Thanks a lot
My kindest regards

Hello Ram,
Congrats on your 800th post.
What a great contribution to TN!
A lovely shot of this Cabbage White.
This is probably the most common butterfly here in NZ and a very big pest in the garden.
I doubt if I could get this close though.
They never seem to settle for long.
TFS this fine shot.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-02 6:17]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful photo to celebrate your 800th !!! post. Congratulations.
Splendid contrasting colours of the butterfly and the flower against the dark BG. Great sharpness and composition.
Up to the next 100!
Kind regards,

Hi Mr. Ram,
HAPPY NEW YEAR and CONGRATULATION on your 800th post. A nice captured shot of this small white. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-02 7:52]

Hi Ram,surely one of the most popular butterfly on TN,excellent point of view and perfect details and colors,a great souvenir of this summer,thanks for share and my best compliments for yours 800 beauties!!Luciano

hello Ram

beautiful butterfly

good colors and sharping

greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-02 8:39]

Hi, dear Ram.
Unbelievable number! 800! You are happy photographer. You had happiness at least 800 times which were multiplied on numerous feedbacks. My heartfelt congratulations and gratitude for your generous gift for all of us - your terrific collection of amazing pictures, stories and plenty sincere comments. Superb macro shot taken with my lovely Sigma. Splendid light and surrounding shadows. Bravo, my friend. My compliments.

Hi Ram,

Congratulations with your 800th post and 3 years TN
Excellent shot to celebrate these wonderfull milestones
Perfect compo with great colors and superb sharpness

Happy 2009
TFS Thijs

hello ram
Congratulation for your 800th post
this image is beautiful as all the others, I like the contrast between the butterfly / Flower and the dark BG
good note too TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-02 10:11]

Hello Ram,
Congratulations on your 800th post, a superb capture of a Small White on a Lantana flower.
Excellent details and lovely colours that stand out against the dark green background.
A lovely composition too.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-02 10:32]

Hi Ram,

A hearty Congratulations on your 800th post. You have chosen a beauty for this celebration. This extremely beautiful picture is a wonderful dedication to your late brother. The Cabbage White and the yellow flower are both magnificent and enhanced by the dark background. On a personal note, I want to thank you for all your help and suggestions over two years ago when I was learning what to do with a camera. If not for the encouragement I received from you and several others I am sure I would have given up long ago. So thank you and thank you for being here. Here's to the next 800!


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-02 11:16]

Hi Ram,
Congratulations on your 800th post.It's very nice image.POV,details,colors,lighting,contrast and misty atmosphere is excellent.
Thanks for posting and hope to see your 8000th post also here:)

Hi Ram,
this one is realy worth to be number 800!
Wow - so many excellent shots - thanks for every single one my friend, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Ram, Congratulation! on that your reached 800th posting and thanks a lot! for all contribution to us and TN. A splendid shot of this beautiful small cbbage white from a nice lateral POV with wonderful composition.


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-02 16:55]

Bela foto muito bem composta com nitidez e cores agradaveis parabéns por esta bela imagem.

Hello Ram

800th!!! Congratulations! Fantastic shot on this special occasion. Great light, perfect green-black background, good exposure and perfect sharpness. The texture created by flower is great Nothing to critique

I wish you another 800th and more ;-)
TFS very much
Best wishes

PS Happy new year my friend ;-)

PS 2 As for me it is P. brassicae not rape

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-03 7:05]

Hello Ram,
Very nice close up.POV,lighting,details,colors,exposure and framing are wonderful.TFS
Congrats on the 800th post!

Somehow the whiteness makes it look like peace, if you know what I mean, Sir!
A superb shot (I know that's an understatement, Sir)!!
Congrat on this feat and here's wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!

hello sir,
congratulations on posting your 800th shot here, its a great achievement and also reflects your love and commitment to tn.

this shot looks so special with the kind of light you have managed here with, good details captured and pleasing composition,

tfs & regards

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-01-04 8:43]

Hello Ram ,

Lovely shot of this butterfly and aa nice way to comemorate your 800th post. Very nice! Excellent focusing, lighting and sharpness. Lovely colors, details, POV and composition. Good notes too. TFS.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-04 14:21]

Congratulations on your 800th post on TN, Ram!!
That's a loooot of photos :-)
This is a very nice shot of this Small White.
Very artistic composition and a great parallel POV.
Sharp and clear.
Great DOF.

I hope we will see many, many more photos from you in the future :-)

Well done,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-01-04 20:36]

Hello Sir,
CONGRATULATIONS on your 800th. I really admire and appreciate your valuable contributions to TN. 800 pictures, informative notes to accompany each and everyone of them, very supportive, encouraging and educative critiques that you provide for our pictures,and a very loyal friendship - that is how I will describe you.:)I am sure we will see the 1000th post from you in 2009 itself.:-)
A nice dedication to your late brother, Sir.
Excellent POV, sharpness, details and colours.
Thanks for the share,

Ciao Ram, congratulations for your splendid 800th post on TN, great composition with elegant butterfly and wonderful flower, great focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram,
congratulazioni per la 800th su TN; bella immagine di Pieris rapae catturata con ottima definizione in una splendida posa, bello il contrasto dei colori chiari in primo piano con BG scuro.

Hi Ram
congrats on your 800th post, waiting for more of your often great pictures.
This is a very nice picture who stand out well from the dark BG, normally I'm don't like so dark BG but in this case it works more than well. Well composed with lovely colours and good details.
Well done, mf.
Best Regards

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-08 11:45]

Dear Sir,
Congratulations! Despite my long absences here, I have to thank you for the captures you have been sharing with us.
Your images are forthright and your thougts in accompanying notes reflect your own take on the picture.This is a huge milestone to reach and my best wishes for the future.
I like the lighting quality here that illuminates the beautiful butterfly. The dark tones of the environment around helps to maintain the focus on the subject.Fine clarity and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-14 3:52]

Hi Ram,
though it is belated, yet i must say that this is asuperbs shot. the sharpness and the balnaced of colours is wonderful. Well calculated and excellently executed. The shadow formed on the flowers is full special impact in giving your capture a very very impressive master skills.
Congratulations on your almost 30K points.


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