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Indian Cabbage White (Male)

Indian Cabbage White (Male)
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-29 6:08
Viewed: 2271
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.
Subspecies in India:
(1) Pieris canidia canis Evans, 1912 Sahyadri Cabbage White
(2) Pieris canidia indica Evans, 1926 Indian Cabbage White
We can found Pieris canidia indica in sub-Himalayan area. This species found and captured at Shillong, Meghalaya, India, and it is a male species.
Male has the upperside white to pale cream-colour. The base of the fore wing and the basal portion of the costa, and base and upper margin of cell with a scattering of black scales; apex and terminal margin to about the middle, decreasingly, black, on the latter the black extended for n very short distance triangularly along the veins ; a round black spot in interspace 3. The hindwing has a subcostal black spot as in Pieris rapae but is generally larger and more conspicuous, and a series of four or five terminal black spots that vary in size at the apices of the veins.
Underside : fore wing white ; cell and costa lightly irrorated with black scales; apex somewhat broadly tinged with ochraceous yellow; interspaces 1, 3 and 5 with conspicuous subquadrate black spots, the spot in interspace 1 sometimes extended into interspace 1 a, that in 5 ill-defined. Hind wing : from pale, almost white, to dark ochraceous, thickly irrorated all over (with the exception of a longitudinal streak in the cell, and in the darker specimens similar longitudinal streaks in the interspaces) with black scales ; costa above vein 8 chrome-yellow. Antennae black with minute white specks ; the long hairs on head and thorax greenish-grey; abdomen black ; beneath : head, thorax and abdomen white.
Female has the underside similar to that of the male but the scattering of black scales more prominent, the black on the apex and termen of the fore wing and the black spots on the termen of the hind wing broader, more extended inwards; on the fore wing there is an additional spot in interspace 1, and both this and the spot in interspace 3 in many specimens are connected by a line of black scales along the veins to the outer black border ; also the spot in interspace 1 often extends across vein 1 into the interspace below.
Has a wing expanse of 42-60 mm.

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hallo samiran
super good sharpness and nice light
details and composition are very nice
colours are beautiful
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-29 6:32]

Hello Samiran,
Fascinating photo of this beauty. Sharpness, details, white balance, clarity, colours, background are all fantastic. Great composition.

Hello Samiranda,
Just outstanding,great details, colours,clarity and composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-29 7:31]

The lighting is very special here...it has brought out the texture and details beautifully...fine species and well made image. tfs.

Hello Samiran,
I echo all the accolades above. This is a fantastic image with the most beautiful colours and splendid sharpness. Very well done indeed. Best wishes.

Ciao Samiran, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-29 9:50]

Excellent and beautiful picture! What a beautiful colors! Congratulation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-29 12:05]

Hi Samiran,very bright capture of this pieridae,the diagonal light is perfect to create an excellent 3D effect on the wing,great exposure and perfect details everywhere too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-29 15:27]

That delightful composition! Well distributed that the colors in the BG, which special focus on the butterfly, which well-chosen single white flower, all that good, Samiran!

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello.

Hi friend,
Great macro shot of this lovely butterfly.
Excellent clarity, wonderful colors and fine details, very well composed frame.


Perfect shot Samiran!
Exposure, sharpness, colors, all are perfectly balanced. White jasmine and a dark BG are also very attractive. TFS this lovely composition,
Best regards

amazing flower-butterfly portrait, TFS Ori

hallo samiran
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色清亮好看 光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-30 0:59]

different pieris Samiran,good capture species,thanks very..

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-30 4:47]

Hi Samiran,
Perfect composition excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo. Fantastic colored and blurred background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-30 5:35]

Hello Samiran,
What an outstanding image of the Indian Cabbage White. The markings and colors seem to be almost identical to the ones we have here in the States. I do see that there is a bit of yellow on the edge of the lower wing which is very pretty.
The focus is awesome allowing us to see this fine looking specimen in exceptional detail. White balance is perfect and exposure could not be any better. Wonderful work Samiran!!!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-11-30 5:42]

Hi Samiran
wonderful macro of ths Pieridae, excellent sharpness for outstanding details,
lovely classic composition, perfect BG !
Best regards !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-30 7:25]

Hello Samiran,
A fine and subtle-colored picture of this special Cabbage White from Sub-Himalyan-area. This is a new species for me, I never had seen it until now. Fine sharpness and lovely background. Thanks for this interesting posting.

GREAT photo Samiran! The composition and the sharpness are excellent! The colours are fantastic!! Beautiful butterfly too!

Hello Samiran Da,
Khub khub sundor chobita.BG-tao excellent.Excellent details with splendid colour.Darun...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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