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Large White

Large  White
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D + Grip BG-E3, Canon EF 75-300 mm USM, 58mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-31 1:11
Viewed: 3079
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the many Large White's (Pieris brassicae) laying eggs on my cabbages in the garden, I liked this shot because of the colour in the background and the appearance of ridges in its wings.

The Large White flies May - September. It's under-wings are yellowish, upper-wings creamy-white with black tip to fore-wing, female has two spots on fore-wing. It black and yellow caterpillars feed on cabbages and other brasiscas.

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Hi William,

We are neighbours today!
Awesome snap! Very nice white BF. You have captured this from nice PoV. Great macro


Hello Bill,
Good details and texture on the wings - difficult in a white subject with a dark BG. Nice colours, too, as you say. I doubt this one was laying eggs though, as it is a male.... Cheers

Excellent capture, very nice colors, light and fine details,
have a nice day,

Hi William,

Excellent exposure on the white of the wings showing good detail. Nice full frame.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-31 12:09]

Hi William. i always find white butterflies differcult to get right . I sould be happy to get them to look like this. Taken with good detail and colours in the BG. Well done TFs.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-01 7:58]

Hello Bill,
You did well to get this male Large White almost entirely sharp from this dorsal POV when the wings are only half open. Well set off against the neutral BG. I see one antenna tip is missing!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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