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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: 2018-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-25 5:24
Viewed: 278
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gonepteryx rhamni (known as the common brimstone) is a butterfly of the family Pieridae.
It lives throughout the Palearctic zone, commonly found across Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

The common brimstone is highly mobile and utilizes various environments for different stages of its life cycle. The butterfly inhabits wetlands during mating and breeding season, as they provide ideal areas for oviposition due to an abundance of host plants like the alder buckthorn.
The common brimstone prefers laying eggs on younger host-plants with late bud-bursts that are isolated from other plants in the area and exposed to both open space and sun.
During the winter, adult brimstones travel to woodlands to hibernate, as they provide ideal overwintering sites with shelters such as evergreen foliage and holly.

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Wow, Brimstone against the sky, Marius!
Wonderful composition with the flowers.
Despite sun being overhead, the light on the wing is just perfect and the details are sharp and crisp.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-25 9:34]

Hi Marius,a species common in my country too but not this year,i haven't pics of Brimstone made in the last months,so your post is very useful and very well done,a great compositon made in a top quality,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Marius,
Nice color gamut and good sharpness (on the wings). Good photo, but a tighter crop on each side might make it even more powerful. Great usage of lights and proper exposure. That's about the aesthetic side. About the scientific, it's quite rare to see this species in late July as it's rather a spring one, at least in Central Europe (but also in Ireland, where I currently live).
Thanks for sharing, kind regards, László

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-26 1:33]

Excellent picture Marius!
Right in acction, perfect control of the hard light of the moment!
Excellent sharpness plus natural color!
Thanks for sharing it.

Hi Marius
This is a neat composition, with a beautiful subject, bright sunlight and a not distracting background.
The butterfly is an interesting species.


Hello Marius,
As usual clear and sharp picture. Nice composition and details. I think I've seen this species in India too.
Thanks for sharing,

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