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Green veined white

Green veined white
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Hoya 52mm HMC Skylight 1B
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-02-13 3:09
Viewed: 4020
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Green veined white butterfly from last summer.A very common butterfly but always a challenge to get as they dont stay still for long!

Some info.....

First Generation flight period: April-June
Second Generation flight period: July-August
The Spring generation are reported to have greyish upperside markings; the Summer generation have blacker markings. The second generation are said to be less heavily scaled on the underside than the first generation.
Males have a black tip to the forewing, a black spot on the upperside of the forewing and a black spot on the top edge of the hindwing. Females have additional black spot & dash on upperside of forewing.
Larval Food Plants: Charlock, Garlic Mustard, Watercress & cruciferous plants
Wild Nectar Plants: Dandelion, Autumn Hawkbit (Leontondon autumnalis) and Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris)

phlr, wallhalla15, dew77, ALIRIZA, metcher, sandpiper2, scottevers7, carper, red45, coasties, PDP, liquidsunshine, extramundi, Janice has marked this note useful
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Hi Andy!
One of the best butterfly macros I have seen lately on the TN.
The picture is extraordinarily sharp and the colours on the butterfly and the flowers it is perched on have come out beautifully.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-13 3:21]

Nice photo of the butterfly. Very good composition, details and colors.

Andy, this is a great photo. Excellent details & sharpness, very good composition, great colours and POV. Great work! Well done, thank you.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-13 3:35]

Such a beauty Andy!
Excellent on details!
Very good POV and BG!
Very beautiful colours!
Not common in Portugal.
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-13 3:43]
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Hello Andy!
Excellent close up.I liked clear details,POV,sharpness,colors,blurred BG,3D effect and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-13 3:59]
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Hi Andy,
Great quality shot on this green veined white,
the composition and framing perfectly done,
very nice colours and sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Andy,
Wonderful close up. Colors, clear details, framing, POV and composition are very good. Thanks for the good shoting!Have a nice days

Excellent capture Andy and well composed. Very good color, DOF, detail, sharpness and POV. I think Ali did a good job of tightening it up, with some needed contrast..
Very well done mf. Thank You!

Hi, Andy.
Beautiful capture. Excellent composition, sharpness and DOF. Nice colors. Well done.

Andy, I reckon all butterflies are a challenge to shoot (at least here in Australia). They certainly don't like to stay still and usually fly into some impossible location when they settle again. So with a 60mm lens you've had to get nice and close for this one.
Excellent result though, great POV and composition. Superb detail especially the antenae which are alway the key to a godd shot I think.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-13 7:12]

Hallo Andy ,what een beautiful butterfly good compositie mooie kleuren ,good pov and dof
very nice .groeten Teunie .

Hi Andy,
A superb shot on this butterfly. The composition and framing of this are perfect. The exposure is spot on in this nice light. Colors are very beautiful and well saturated throughout the entire tonal range. Nice sharp detail, and your control on the DOF is perfect here. Well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-13 10:15]

it's a great quality shot my friend,
the composition is nice, the pov and the dof are both very good, what can I say more thnen you did a fantastic job here, my compliments for it.
gr. jaap

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-13 10:39]

Hi Andy!

Very nice macro. Classic composition, very good DOF with well visible details on butterfly body and wings. Light and colours are also ok, 'desert' tones looks good.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2006-02-13 10:52]

A nice butterfly, excellent close up, perfect quality of the image.

Hi Andy,
one word - PERFECT!
Wow, it's so wonderful, I love the impressive eyes of this one and the beautiful flower he's sitting on. Sharpness excellent, thanks for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Andy

This will be a quick critique as I am sneaking this in from work and I can't devote the time I would like to, but what I see is very pleasing to the eye. Good depth of colour. Well composed with nice DoF and tack sharp. Good job. Thanks.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-13 14:29]

Hello Andy, good shot. Nice details and a good composition. I like the butterfly feeding. Very well done.

Great capture Andy,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

I love the soft moody atmosphere, but with great details you have achieved. A very beutiful composition, a BIG macro, Andy.
Thanks for sharing and regards.
PD: Much better this than the WS :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-21 14:50]

Hello Andy, I do like what you have here. The butterfly is captured so nice and sharply on the thistle. Very sharp and clear, good clarity and colours too. Well done,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-18 13:57]

Very good one Andy, perfect pose, well composed and exposed. Good note, thanks.


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-14 10:48]

Great macro shot of this butterfly. Sharp and clear with great details and good BG.


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