Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-07-05|
|Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-11-19 7:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.|
Appearance, behaviour and distribution
Widespread across Europe, Asia including the Indian subcontinent and North America, it is found in meadows, hedgerows and woodland glades but not as often in gardens and parks like its close relatives the Large and Small Whites, for which it is often mistaken. Like other "white" butterflies, the sexes differ. The female has two spots on each forewing, the male only one. The veins on wings of the female are usually more heavily marked. The underside hindwings are pale yellow with the veins highlighted by black scales giving a greenish tint, hence Green-veined White! Unlike these two butterflies it rarely chooses garden cabbages to lay its eggs on, preferring wild crucifers.
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- [2015-11-19 8:18]
Splendid colours in this picture with this beautiful matching yellow background. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition.
- [2015-11-19 10:40]
Hi Siggi,magnificent capture of this napi,very difficult situation with a lot of White but not for you as i can see watching your excellent exposure.Great details and rich composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-11-19 12:04]
An attractive shot of this beautiful Green-veined White. I like the well pronounced wing markings and subtle colors. Nice clean BG. Great exposure considering you had a lot of bright white to deal with.
Beautiful butterfly and well captured. Nice BG as well as well placed in the frame. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,
very nice picture with beautiful colours
and good sharpness
thanks gr lou
Ciao Siggi, lovely butterfly on beautiful flowers, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, great macro, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio