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Pieris brassicae

Pieris brassicae
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-03 1:31
Viewed: 2204
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Large White (Pieris brassicae), also called Cabbage Butterfly, Cabbage White, or in India the Large Cabbage White, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.
The Large White is common throughout Europe, north Africa, and Asia to the Himalayas often in agricultural areas, meadows and parkland. It is a strong flier and the British population is reinforced in most years by migrations from the continent. Scattered reports of the Large White from the northeastern United States (New York, Rhode Island and Maine) over the past century are of a dubious nature and indicate either accidental transport or intentional release. Such introductions threaten to establish this agricultural pest in North America.
From Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThe wings are white, with black tips on the forewings of both males and females, the female also has two black spots on each forewing. The underside is a pale greenish and serves as excellent camouflage when at rest. The black markings are generally darker in the summer brood. Its wingspan is 5 to 6.5 cm.

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Witaj Siggi
Piekny balet motyli, super wyciemnione tlo i ciekawa notka.

Hello Siegfried,

another great macro image from butterflies.
Good pov, dof and sharpness.
Fine colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-03 1:45]

Hello Siggi,
Beautiful photo taken from an ideal POV in very god sharpness and excellent details. Pleasing colours against the dark BG.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-03 1:48]

hallo Siegfried,
magnificent close up of this mating pair.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.I liked crisp clear details,contrast between butterflies and BG,lighting and composition a lot.very well done1have a nice sunday,thanks for sharing..

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-03 2:28]

Hello Siggi,
Very good capture of this pair large white in love,great composition with excellent sharp details.The colors nice,too.TFS.

Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of these beautiful Large whites mating. Excellent sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Siegfried. Great details on wings weft and very good DOF. Good colours too.


Ciao Siggi, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, beautiful blurry BG, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Neighbours again bro!
A stunning shot of the butterflies in the 'amor amor' act as our turkish friends call it.

Everything looks very good Siggi, the two stand out well here.
Great detail/DOF. I especially like the dandelion perch, it compliments these b-flies well :)

Hábil y elegante composición Siegfried.
El equilibrio del conjunto está muy conseguido.
Buenos detalles y acertado fondo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-03 7:33]

Hello Siggi,
A superb sharp capture of a pair of Cabbage Whites in copulo. The natural colours, the POV, composition and contrasting dark Bg contribute to an excellent image.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Siegfried. Impressive photo of these lovers with nice details, great POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Siegfried,
Good job, always is a challenge to expose on the wings of these butterflies. I think you've captured a very interesting moment, with a perfect POV h a proper and accurate light levels.
Regards, have a good week MF!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-10-03 10:51]

Hi Siegfried. This is a text book picture of the pair of Large white butterflies together. From this very close side view we can see every little detail. All with bright natural colours. Well taken TFS.

hello Siegfried
beautiful picture with great sharpness good light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-03 18:34]

Hello Siegfried,
what an exciting capture of the butterffly mating. Well seen with lovely soft colours of the wings, and excellent dark contrast of the background. The pattern and the lines on the wings is so well shown.
Beautiful shot.


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