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Large Cabbage White Ovipositing

Large Cabbage White Ovipositing
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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: 2015-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58 mm Fujiyama Cir. Pola.
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-12 8:38
Viewed: 1397
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is from my archives of last year. In this image, a Large Cabbage White butterfly is ovipositing eggs on a garden plant. Many animals have ovipositors and Wikipedia defines it as follows:

The ovipositor is an organ used by some animals for the laying of eggs. In insects an ovipositor consists of a maximum of three pairs of appendages. The details and morphology of the ovipositor vary, but typically its form is adapted to functions such as transmitting the egg, preparing a place for it, and placing it properly. In some insects the organ is used merely to attach the egg to some surface, but in many parasitic species (primarily in wasps and other Hymenoptera) it is a piercing organ as well.


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Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly in interesting action, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friebd, have a good week end, ciso Silvio

hallo Ram
very nice picture to see with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-08-12 12:35]

Hi Ram,a common specie available worldwide but taken in a great moment,a lucky meeting with the large cabbage white on oviposition,i never seen a scene like that live.Perfect capture very sharp despite the difficult location and persepctive! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-12 12:47]

Hello Ram,
What a great moment. Fascinating macro in good sharpness and beautiful colors. Sometimes the moment is more important then the quality, but both are great here.

Hi, Ram. This is a lovely macro photograph with excellent details Of This Large Cabbage White butterfly with its Ovipositor. Thanks for explaining that deposits eggs and this has increased my knowledge. Natural color, texture and the action makes this a very unique photograph. I thank you for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-12 19:51]

Hello Ram,
How interesting to view a Cabbage White depositing an egg on a plant. I actually see two eggs in the frame. Nicely focused and showing beautiful well saturated colors. The exposure looks great. TFS.

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