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Mr Brimstone

Mr Brimstone
Photo Information
Copyright: Julian Dowding (julian) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 114] (605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 17:30
Viewed: 3319
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is the male Brimstone. Just cropped to show detail of the head and shoulders.
Range expanding.

According to Butterfly Conservation:

The sulphur-yellow uppersides of the wings of the male Brimstone make this species easy to identify in flight. There is a view that the word 'butterfly' originates from the yellow colour of male Brimstones. By contrast, the wings of the female are very pale green, almost white. When the butterflies roost among foliage, the angular shape and the strong veining of their wings closely resemble leaves.

The Brimstone has spread in recent years, mainly in northern England.

We planted thousands of Buckthorn bushes which is the larval foodplant and have this beauty here in Suffolk too.

Conservation status
UK BAP status: not listed
Butterfly Conservation priority: low
European threat status: not threatened
Protected in Northern Ireland

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It is a lovely capture, all technical aspects are under control, and composition with perfect perpendicular view and dark BG is very strong. Details are very well seen.
Great work, TFS.

  • Proframe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
  • [2007-06-08 19:02]

The crop you've made does show great detail Julian.
Sharpness and exposure are excellent and light and color tones are wonderful.
Pity ther is an out of focus leaf partly in front of the butterfly and the BG is a bit grainy.
Nevertheless, you've done a fine job on this one.
Warm regards and have a great weekend, Harry

Hi Julian,
Nice capture and great details of the butterfly. Thanks a lot fr sharing.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-09 17:04]

With the color and the veins, it is amazing how much it looks like a leaf. Exceptional exposure, very natural color, and amazing details. Excellent POV and DOF.

Hello Julian,
Wow, this is what we can call a close-up :) Details are superb and I like this close composition a lot. It eye is very impressive. You managed to capture an eye contact with a butterfly, this is something! Thanks,

bonjour julian
ce gros plan est extraordinaire!
quel est le materiel utilisť pour cette magnifique photo.

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