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Orange tips making caterpillars

Orange tips making caterpillars
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Copyright: Thierry Marysael (Thierrry) (175)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, 180mm Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 23:46
Viewed: 3432
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orange tips (Anthocharis cardamines) in copula on a Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis). Left is the male, characterized by an orange tip on its inner wing. You can slightly see some of the orange because of the backlight.

These butterflies are very active during warm spring days, but when it cools down in the evening or early morning they typically can be found perched on Cuckoo flowers.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-18 23:50]

What a place to make love, beautiful flowers and perfectly perched mating pair of Orange tips, well captured. tfs.

Hello Thierry,
beautifull capture, nice soft light, natural colors and wanderfull BG,
TFS, regards,

well done Thierry, so fresh and light image.I love the simplicity and the gentle soft colors of that image. Good Dept of field and pleasant composition as well.
George Veltchev


they escaped me this weekend!!! Nice to see two successes here on TN today!

hello Thierry
great composition with very nice light and beautiful colours
great sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Thierry,
Excellent capture, with fine details and soft backlight. The female seems to bee quite shy... partially hidden behind the Cuckoo flower! It seems that the good season has begin for you. Cheers,

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