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Pieris rapae.

Pieris rapae.
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-23 3:50
Viewed: 3308
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pieris rapae is a very common small to mid-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White.
It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.
In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking appearance.

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Yasu Nikos,
Another splendid macro capture of a beautifull butterfly. You captured this very well though it has a white colour -which it is very hard to capture! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!


Hello Nikos,
Lovely picture of the Pieris rapae. Excellent POV and DOF. remarkable sharpness and spot on exposure. Beautiful colours.
TFS & regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-27 0:27]

hello Nikos,
Very fine shot and excellent composition. The colours are most beautiful and natural. The white of Pieris rapae makes a wonderful contrast to the earth-tones of the ground. graet picture.
Best regards

wonderful ose and depth, well done

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