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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-05 22:49
Viewed: 1165
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

ORANGE TIP (Anthocharis cardamines)

The common name derives from the bright orange tips of the male's 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.
The male is able to hide his orange tips by tucking the forewings behind the hindwings at rest. On close examination of the mottling, the green colour can be seen to be made up of a mixture of black and yellow scales. The butterfly is found across Europe, and eastwards into temperate Asia as far as Japan.

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hallo Marius
And a very good shot of your first spring picture
beautiful colours and great sharpness
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-06 2:25]

Hi Marius,the first and one of the most beautiful for me.A great shot,this is one of the most nervous and difficult specie to take,i know it...ehehe...and isn't easy too to take with the open wings,a great shot,no doubts! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-06 2:58]

Hello Marius,
What a beauty! Excellent photographed in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful colors nicely contrasting against the dark background. Fine composition too.

Very nice macro shot of so pretty orange tip from dorsal POV. focus and colors very nice. Thanks for sharing, Marius.
Best wishes

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-06 7:32]

Hi Marius,
First a beautiful butterfly. Nice colours and perfect details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Marius
Nice colors, interesting pattern and sharp subject.
Good photo, as usual.


Hello Marius,
Nice to see this Orange Tip Butterfly against such well OOF BG. I like its open wings features and prefer your composition. Well details and nice light.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-06 16:36]

Hello Marius,
What a surprise to see such a pretty and brightly colored butterfly today. Your Orange Tip definitely lives up to it's name. I love the attractive markings and opened wing pose. Reminds me of a Cabbage White all dressed up in it's finest and most colorful attire. A pleasure to view!!

Very lucky to begin your new season with such a beautiful butterfly, Marius. The Orange Tip with its wings fully spread out looks magnificent.

Hello Marius,
nature in our countries seems to be well synchronised: in the meadows near to my home, I noticed the first Orange tips on April 3 this year.
A lovely, nicely clear and well detailed presentation, with subtle details and well managed colours - hard to capture. A pleasure to see. Thank you.
With best greetings,

Hello Marius

Beautiful macro of this butterfly with fine POV to show
its beautiful color tones and patterns, lovely light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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