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Pieris napi

Pieris napi
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-12 6:13
Viewed: 3468
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I watched this small butterfly, of the family Pierinae, on the edge of rapeseed field near my house. Rapeseed are now no flowering. He often sat on the small flowers (Anthemis arvensis, I think). It was very little light, but I took a few shots from the free hand.
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me :-)
Best greetings.


Family: Pierinae
Genus: Pieris
Species: napi

Wingspan: 38-50mm

Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
Czech name: Bělásek řepkový

It is widely spread throughout Europe (except for some islands) through Asia to Japan. In the Czech Republic is a widespread and abundant everywhere. Creates two generations. The first from March to May, the second from July to August. In warmer areas, creating a partial third generation from September to October. Host plants caterpillars are many species of the family Brassicaceae, while the spectrum of plant nutrient is confined to wild species. The female lays eggs on the leaves of these plants individually. Larval development lasts 20 days. Hibernates in the pupa stage.
The female mates at least twice, often more frequently, because it helps to prolong their life and to increase egg production. It's kind of open populations, but not a classic migrant. Generations overlap. Individuals spring generations are often present at sites where the history of development.
This species is not endangered.

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Hallo Milos,
a superb macro shot of the Green-veined White taken from an excellent point of view showing perfectly the unique discriminating feature of this splendid butterfly, very good sharpness and marvellous colours.
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-12 7:21]

Hello Milos,
such a pretty capture in excellent macro shot. The clarity is so splendid and the green background is so enhancing. The lines and the veins of the butterfly is so stunning. You did a very good job here.
What a wonderful presentation.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-12 8:38]

Hello Milos,
Great photo in splendid contrasting colours and very sharp. Very beautiful against such a BG. Very good POV and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-12 9:24]

Hello Milos.
A very good macro capture of a Green-veined White perched on a beautiful flower from nice POV with great clarity and delightful composition.Best regards Siggi

hello Milos
super good shot with great details nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Milos,
fine capture of this nice butterfly with good pose on the flower. I especially like the good sharpness and the well composed background.
Best wishes,

Ciao Milos, great macro of beautiful Pieris napi on a lovely flower, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-12 13:42]

Hello Milos,
Such light sometimes have its advantages. Soft pastel colours give often interesting result. However here better would be good light and more vivid colours.
Regards, Pawel

Gran delicadeza en el retrato de esta clásica y común mariposa. Esres genial !
Un saludo Milos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Milos,
Fantastic Shot! simply perfect!
Sharpness and soft colours are excellent.
Thanks for sharing

great capture Mikou , very nice details and beautiful compo, congratulations !

ciao, tino

Hello Milos,
Excellent captured of this lovely butterfly, very well exposure, nice details sharpness, great composition, the butterfly stands out so well against the background, nicely done and well presented,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice night,
Best Regards,

Ciao Milos. Great POV and excelelnte details/sharp on wings weft. Very good contrast contrast too. Very well done.


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