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Black-veined White

Black-veined White
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 7:02
Viewed: 2867
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes, when I walk in the fields, I can’t resist the temptation to take some photos of beautiful butterflies. Surely in warmer countries like Greece, where you are surrounded now and then by so many beautiful butterflies.
I hope I'm right about the ID.

Aporia crataegi, the Black-veined White, is a large butterfly of the Pieridae family.

It is found in orchards and bushes throughout most of Europe, North Africa, temperate Asia, Korea and Japan.
It usually feeds on plants in the genus Prunus. Flight time is between April and July, size is 56–68 millimetres , and is normally found an altitudes of 500–2,000 metres. Caterpillars live communally on uncut branches of the foodplant at first, before dispersing in the later developmental stages to other parts of the tree.
Source: Wikipedia

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hallo Peter
super mooie Macro opname met veel scherpte en veel details
super kleuren
pracht plaatje
groet lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-05 7:12]

Hi Peter,what a great capture in this fantastic light,the wings seems made in gold!Magnificent position,details and sharpness,perfect color of the background too,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-05 7:51]

Hello Peter,
Amazing photo,You're right, beutiful Aporia crategi Butterfly with Flower, TFS!

Hello Peter,
wonderful shot of this buttefly with excellent sharpness and lovely details. I also like the splendid light and the beautiful colours. Great composition.
Best wishes,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-06-05 8:19]

Hello Peter,
A well-designed and attractive picture of crataegi.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-06-05 8:19]

hello Peter,
How interesting are matching of colours. It's view is impressive.
Regards, Pawel

Excelling in the use of light in your butterfly shots.. You caught detail well under higher contrast which is very impressive sir. I am most pleased to lay eyes on this fine well composed imaged this morning in the US.

Hi Peter,
beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Have a nice evening,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-05 9:57]

Hello Peter.
Beautiful butterfly. Appreciate the fine detail of this picture. Texture and markings on wings are well shown. Colors are vivid. Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Peter,
Lovely combination of the butterfly and flower.Excellent setting and background fa the butterfly,good detail and colours.

Mooie vlinder in een goede pose in ietswat hard licht

Hoop dat het snel goed komt met je camera


Ciao Peter.
Stupenda foto di questa splendida farfalla con dei colori meravigliosi ed delle venature nere che li mettono in risalto ottima la nitidezza come la eccellente composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Dear Peter,

This is a fantastic closeup capture from a beautiful butterfly where the veins in wings are so nicely shown in the shot!

The sharpness and POV are excellent, and light is well managed.
Good exposure and clarity too.

Best regards,

hello Peter.
Votre prise de vue est superbe,
L'éclairage sur les ailes donne un éclat tout particulier aux détails.
Bien fait.
Bonne soirée

Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic butterfly on lovely blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter

Excellent close-up of this butterfly, with fine POV,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2012-06-05 16:59]

beautiful shot!

love the dof, beautiful colors.
nice composition.
very well done!


Hello Peter,

A fantastic capture with such fine colors, sharpness & details. Excellent POV & pose. Very nicely composed & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-06 0:22]

You got the texture on the wings perfectly, beautiful species with extended proboscis, the flower adds beauty. tfs.

Bom dia Peter
Excellent macro taken from a great POV,fine close composition,wonderful colours and lighting and excellent details.Congrats!
Thank You
Kind regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-06 7:25]

Hi Peter,
Excellent macro shot. Perfect composition and sharpness details.
Colour on wings is really gorgeous.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Peter,
A wonderful capture of a splendid species. I have seen this species in my county only this year. Outstanding focus, details, sharpness and light. All the tiny details are shown.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-06-06 18:35]

Hello Peter!
An outstanding shot!Great sharpness and fine details.Elegant Bg and beautiful composition.So well done!Bravo!TFS
Thanks also for visiting my gallery.I appreciated it!
Best wishes from,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-07 7:35]

Hello Peter,
You start your venture into butterfly phoytography at the top. The sharpness is excellent and the side lighting makes a fine effect to show the contours of the wings of this Black-veined White. Nicely composed withthe thistle flower.
I have not seen this species in Lesvos.
Thanks and best regards,

Hallo Peter
I have been away for longer than a month recovering after an operation and I missed out on lots of beautiful images. Luckily I am able to leave my penny of thoughts on this one.
This is a spectacular image, captured in beautiful sunlight bringing out the true colours of this gorgeous butterfly to the best. Thanks for sharing a wonderful macro. Best regards.

Ciao Peter
Bellissima immagine, perfetta nei dettagli e nella luce

Ciao Peter. Razor details top sharp for the beauty. Fabolouse golden reflections.


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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-09 9:32]

Hi Peter,
Outstanding details, light and colors ! Awesome capture ! TFS Tina

Hi Peter,

What İ especially liked in this photo is the soft and warm colors of the background and the butterfy. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo.
Regards ali

Hello Peter,
Aporia crataegi is a common & a beautiful species of buterflies, good composition in Carduus.
TFS, Have a nice we.çFerran

Hello Peter ,
a class one picture of butterfly.
a art piece.
best wishes,

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