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1000 - The wedding day
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 0:47
Viewed: 2028
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Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My 1000th pic, dedicated to all the friends that I met on this site and with their comments have helped me and gave me great satisfaction.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Pieridae

Subfamily: Pierinae

Tribe: Anthocharini

Genus: Anthocharis

Species: A. cardamines

The Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) is a butterfly in the Pieridae family.
So named because of the male's bright orange tips to his forewings. The males are a common sight in spring flying along hedgerows and damp meadows in search of the more reclusive female which lacks the orange and is often mistaken for one of the other 'White' butterflies. The undersides are mottled green and white and create a superb camouflage when settled on flowerheads such as Cow Parsley and Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata. The male is able to hide his orange tips by tucking the forwings behind the hindwings at rest. If you look closely at the mottling you will see that the green colour is in fact made up of a mixture of black and yellow scales. It is found across Europe, and eastwards into temperate Asia as far as Japan. The past 30 years has seen a rapid increase in the range of the Orange Tip in the UK particularly in Scotland and Ireland, probably in response to climate change.
The female lays eggs singly on the flowerheads of Cuckooflower Cardimine pratensis and Garlic Mustard and many other species of wild Crucifers, all of which contain chemicals called glucosinolates. Females are attracted to larger flowers, such as Hesperis matronalis, even though some such species are poor larval hosts. Selection of foodplants is triggered by the presence of mustard oils, which are detected by chemosensory hairs on the fore-legs (is this really true? or is it glucosinolates that are stimulatory? This contributor has not been able to find a reference for the statement of a stimulatory effect of mustard oils). Reproductive rate of females appears to be limited by difficulties in finding suitable hosts. As a consequence, the species has evolved to use a wide range of crucifers. The eggs are white to begin with but change to a bright orange after a few days before darkening off just before hatching. Because the larvae feed almost exclusively on the flowers and developing seedpods there is rarely enough food to support more than one larva per plant. If two larvae meet one will often be eaten by the other to eliminate its competitor. Newly hatched larvae will also eat unhatched eggs for the same reason. To stop eggs from being laid on plants already laid on the female leaves a pheromone to deter future females from laying. There are five larval instars. The green and white caterpillar is attacked by several natural enemies (notably Tachinid flies and Braconid wasps). Pupation occurs in early summer in scrubby vegetation near the foodplant, where they stay to emerge the following spring. Recent research suggests that the emergence of the butterfly may be delayed for as much as two years, thus ensuring the species against unfavourable conditions in a given season. Some Orange Tip may be confused with moths.
Damp pastures and meadows, damp woodland edges and glades, riverbanks, ditches, dykes, fens, railway cuttings and country lanes.

1000 - IL GIORNO DELLE NOZZE

La mia 1000ma foto,dedicata a tutti gli amici che ho conosciuto su questo sito,che con i loro commenti mi hanno aiutato e mi hanno dato grandi soddisfazioni.

Anthocharis cardamines (Linnaeus 1758) Aurora

Descrizione
Farfalla di medie dimensioni (apertura alare 40-50 mm) dalla colorazione di fondo bianca. I maschi evidenziano la metà esterna delle ali anteriori di un vivace colore arancione, mentre le femmine presentano solamente una bordatura apicale nera e margine esterno molto arrotondato. Le ali posteriori mostrano nei due sessi disegni verdastri con spolverature gialle.

Biologia
Il suo ciclo biologico mostra una sola generazione primaverile. La crisalide, svernante e di tipo succinto, appare inconfondibile per via della forma carenata e per un prominente processo cefalico. I bruchi, verde pallido o verde bluastro dorsalmente e biancastri lateralmente, si nutrono di Crucifere (gen. Cardamine, Sisymbrium, Sinapis ecc.) sulle quali si mimetizzano confondendosi con le silique.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Presente in gran parte dell'Europa, salvo Iberia meridionale e Scandinavia settentrionale. In Italia la si ritrova abbastanza comunemente fin quasi i 2000 m. Nel circondario si riscontra con maggiore frequenza in eucalipteti e radure boschive.

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really excellent image of two butterflies sharing nectar. excellent angle and presentation. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-21 1:04]

Hello Luciano.
Congratulations on you 1000 photos.Your image is exceptionally great. A fabulous macro. The quality of the image is impressive, all of the butterflys detail can be seen so clearly.Best regards Siggi

Nice shot with both specimen in good focus, a challenge which you managed well. good light too, cheers
J

Congratulations on reaching the 1000th milestone of your journey on TN, Luciano!
This brilliant shot of a male and a female Orange Tip butterfly perched on the same flower suits the occasion.
Well done and all the best for your next 1000!

*****

Ehila campione! Mille di questi giorni allora..... e grazie di tutto, soprattutto dell'amicizia.

Roberto

Hello Luciano,
Congratulations on your 1000 photo/post on TN...Great Contribution...My friend !
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & composition. Well done & presented with a fine POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!

Umar

Hello Luciano,
congratulations for your 1000th picture on TN. You have chosen a very special image to celebrate it with us. I especially like the fine symmetry and the your good exposure.
Best wishes,
Helmut

hello Luciano,
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N FOR YOUR 1000 th POSTING.
great image for celebration.
best wishes.
samiran

Hello Luciano
A superb photo, excellent composition and setting.
The butterflies are perfectly lit and nicely exposed. Good focus for both and excellent detail.
Congratulations.
regards yiannis

LUCIANO, sei un grande !! questa foto che ci hai dedicato è straordinaria , grazie a te dei tuoi consigli, battute, catture e soprattutto della TUA AMICIZIA !!
Complimenti e come ha scritto Roberto...mille di questi giorni....
Ciao Vanni

barthatibor
Hello Luciano,
Lovely combination of the butterfly and the flower.Excellent detail and nice green background.
Regards,Tibi

Hello Luciano,
What a fabulous image to celebrate your 1000th contribution with here. Congratulations on this milestone. It truly is a wonderful achievement, especially considering that you do not compromise on quality. Well done and best wishes for many more.
Neels

Ciao Luciano, applausiper le tue mille e per questa favolosa foto che hai scelto per festeggiare, grazie per tutte le tue belle macro, ma soprattutto perla tua amicizia e per la sincerità delle tue critiche che da più valore ai tuoi elogi, quando ci sono, e che mi ha aiutato molto nella ricerca di migliorare, io di solito toppo sempre quella che scelgo per festeggiare, tu ne hai lasciata nell'hard disk una da super scoop per l'occasione e te la sei conservata per quasi sette mesi, complimentoni, sembra che le due Anthocharis si sianomesse in posa per festeggiare la tua millesima splendida foto, ottima la nitidezza, bellisima la luce e magnifici i colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

bella la coppia di Anthocharis per il giorno memorabile dei 1000 post......peccato per la definizione che lascia un po' a desiderare(mi sa che il tuo programma di conversione e compressione "al var una cica"
pronostico un bel 60 punti di qui a un paio di giorni! zao sERGIO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-21 17:50]

Hello Luciano, and Congratulations on your 1,000 post!!
What a stunning photo to celebrate such a milestone here at TN. Perfectly composed and featuring two gorgeous butterflies who look like they are actually in love (if this is possible with butterflies). Thank you for posting such an inspiring photo!!
Ron

Hi Luciano,
congratulations!!! Thanks for being here and sharing Your beautiful photos with us.
This one is another beauty. Excellent point of view. Many details. Perfect composition.
Have a nice week, and another 1000!
Best wishes,
Maciek

WOW! 1000 photos! My congratulations Luciano, for the number and for the quality!
The no 1000 is a fantastic photo!! Amazing subject, excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Bom dia Luciano
I was very curious about Your 1000 post.I saw it yesterday but had no time.What a stunning pic my Friend.Congratulations for Your fantastic contribution.
Fantastic composition,bright colours and light,impressive sharpness.Superb!
Thank You
Have a great week!
Um abraço
J.Diogo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2012-10-22 4:22]

Bonjour Luciano,
Un événemnt pariculier pour toi puisque tu es arrivé déjà à ta 1000ème image. Toutes mes félicitations. Tu as choisi un sujet charmant, un mariage de papillons sur une fleur blanche bien sûr.
Un grand merci pour toutes tes contributions intéressantes et tes photos excellentes. J'espère que ton enthousiasme restera le même pour les prochains mille:-)
Amitiés
Anne

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-22 7:08]

Hi,
Congrats! What an image for the occasion..twin delight, so beautiful and rarely presented by nature, keep posting your fine images. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-22 11:13]

Hello Luciano
First of all I will like to congradulate you for your 1,000 posting hoping to see a lot more of your beautiful images.Let get back to this posting this is just an outstanding presentation I like every thing in that one composition is beautiful and so is the POV ,sharpness,details ,light and colours.
Great work and TFS my friend ciao

Hello Luciano,

A cute situation and a worthy celebration of posting #1000 - very impressive!
The usual high quality of course, top class butterfly close-up...

Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-23 1:29]

Hello Luciano,
Congratulations on this remarkable milestone. You celebrate this with a splendid photo in beautiful colours and great sharpness. Excellent quality. I hope to see a lot more.
Regards,
Peter

Congratulation Luciano
i have not seen this picture on the day i have not post a picture i think

But a BEAUTY of a POSTcard
great sharpness beautiful light and super colours
thanks greeting lou

Salut Luciano

Voici une photo que je n'avais pas vu !
1000 fois félicitations pour tes 1000 photos
postées dans TN, tu as choisis une très belle
image pour cette 1000e photo, joli scéne entre
2 papillons et leurs fleurs avec un cadrage
panorama approprié, très belle lumière, TFS

Asbed

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-28 22:30]

Hello Luciano
splendid composition. Its such a wonderful composition, setting and moment.
you really captured a fascinating subject here.
Congrats for such a lovely scene.

Regards
Foozi

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