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The Small White

The Small White
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-10 10:47
Viewed: 2996
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A shot I've dug up from the archives...

The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-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.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-10 11:39]

Hello Goldy,
Great sharp detailed photo from your archive in splendid light. Very clear colours. Good POV, composition and DOF. Maybe you could have blurred the BG a bit more.

Hi Goldy,

Just another nice butterfly shot with good details and fine colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-10 12:56]

Hello Goldy,
a well composed butterfly picture with good POV and nice colours.
Good sharpness and the details are very fine.
Best regards Siggi

Sorprendente el trabajo con el color en esta fotografía ya que parece que esté trabajado para igualarlo por lo bien que se combinó. Buena luz y excelente encuadre.
Saludos Goldy: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Goldy,

A great shot with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Well done & TFS.



Perfect shot of a small white with nice composition and details Goldy.
TFS and regards,

Hi L'il Bro Goldy,
Wonderful close-up capture of a small white and its fine macro with a delightful composition and excellent details. The side lighting worked well here providing 3D effect to the subject.
TFS and cheers,

Kewl..you have taught me something today...when I first looked I thought it was a Skipper...A super angle..I think that may be the talking point here..it is certainly what makes the image!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-08-10 23:29]

Hello Goldy

A grat shot - well composed and lit with excellent detail.

Best wishes


Hi Goldy,

The leaves are framing well the butterfly. The close-up view view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the Common white butterfly. It is clear and sharp. The light has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.


Hello Goldy
You've captured really nice detail on your Small White. I feel I could reach out to touch him. The dark background also helps to bring out more detail and shows his colours well. I like your frame too.
TFS Janice

bonjour Goldy
magnifique photo de Piéride de la rave, superbes détails et les couleurs sont excellentes,très belle luminosité et composition
Passe une bonne nuit

The macro is stunning, especially with the background; it makes this small white really pop. Excellent lighting, natural colors, superb details, and overall perfect composition. Nicely done!
Kathy :-)

Nice shot with rich colours and good composition. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Goldy!

Awesome shot my friend, superb details and sharpness, and what a depth created by the shades.. Well seen and well captured, TFS!

ps. it does look like a moth for first blink ;)


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