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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-22 7:04
Viewed: 2071
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Colias is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They are usually called clouded yellows; the North American name "sulphurs" is elsewhere used for Coliadinae in general. The closest living relative is the genus Zerene, which is sometimes included in Colias.

This genus occurs throughout the Americas, including the arctic regions. They are also found in Africa, China and India. Their caterpillars feed on certain Fabaceae, for example vetches (Vicia). While most are thus beneficial by keeping weeds at bay, some occasionally become nuisance pests on crops like alfalfa. In some species, the wings of males have brilliant UV reflection, while those of females do not.

Most if not all species of this genus, as usual for Coliadinae, do not sequester toxins or other noxious compounds from their food plants. They are therefore a well-loved prey item of insectivores as compared to Pieris of the related Pierinae. They make up this disadvantage by being more nimble and better able to evade attacks by would-be predators.

Notable lepidopterologists who did many studies on this genus included J. Malcolm Fawcett, George B. Johnson and Henry Rowland-Brown.

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Buna Marius,
O fotografie de Sarbatori!Felicitari!
Va doresc Sarbatori fericite!
Numai bine, Joska

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-22 8:45]

Hello Marius,
What a beauty! Fantastic sharp detailed photo in very beautiful colours and a pleasing composition. Fine contrasting blurred background.

Hello Marius, another fantastic image with an incredible sharpness. Regards, Paolo

Hi Marius,
amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Have a nice evening,

Salut Marius
O compozitie foarte buna si frumoasa foto!Claritatea,detaliile,culorile perfecta.
Sarbatori fericite!

Ciao Marius. Anotehr magnifcient shot from YOU. Razor detaisl and sharp with beautiful brillinat natural colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-22 11:40]

Hello Marius.
Excellent detailed capture of nature at work. I see excellent detail, great exposure, and excellent POV and a nice composition.Best regards Siggi

Absolutely beautiful colours in soft tones. Nice setting and excellent detail.
A perfect photo.
regards yiannis

hello Marius
this is super SUPER good
i like the light and the composition very much
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-22 12:17]

Hi Marius,
Excellent macro work. Composition and light are very good.
Nice colours and sharpness details. Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

Buna Marius,
Un moment bine surprins intr-o compozitie minunata. Detaliile, claritatea si culorile sunt la inaltime. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-22 12:52]

Hello marius,
A superb capture of Colias croceus in copula. It couldn't be sharpness and the POV is perfect to show the details with excellent colours in nice lighting against a neutral BG. This species is a rare migrant in my country.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, fine details, wonderful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15610] (65303)
  • [2011-12-22 15:11]

Hi Marius,fantastic capture of the Colias in love,this remember me my first mating pic on my photographic history many years ago.Impressive sharpness and the best light balance for the best yellow.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Marius,
great capture of these mating butterflies with good sharpness and nicely blurred background. I especially like the wonderful colours.
Best wishes,

As usually a fantastic photo from you Marius!
My best wishes,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-12-23 0:45]

Hi Marius,

Lovely composition of the tub butterflies. Outstanding details and colors. Well done!

Seasons' Greetings,


Hi Marius

Stunning shot of this mating pair. Excellent sharpness and great composition and OOF background.


Awesome presentation again and again dear Marius, in fact every single images presented by you this year has been an impeccable masterpiece in my opinion! Bravo! ...thank you for sharing all of them and thank you for your kind comments during the last twelve months! Appreciated! Have a blessed Christmas for you and your family!
George Veltchev

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-23 6:00]

Wonderful image, Marius!!
Top sharpness and detail, fantastic light and beautiful colours in a nice blurred background. Great quality! A beauty.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-24 2:33]

Hello Marius,
Missed this superb butterfly-picture. Perfect sharpness, amazing to see the tiniest detail! A palette of fine colors which makes the picture particulary pleasant.
Thanks too for your kind wishes. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


very sharp detailed photo of this nice colias couple.

This is first class mating butterfly shot, Marius. You have silenced the background well capturing the moment and the stem they are perched in well controlled DoF.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Marius,
Excellent shot with fine details & sharpness.
The DOF is amazing, splendid colors & well taken from a nice POV.
Very well done & TFS.

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