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Clouded Yellow

Clouded Yellow
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-05 14:46
Viewed: 1937
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias croceus

Greenish yellow with two silver-white spots. Always rests with wings closed. Upperwings are deep orange-yellow with broad dark wing margins.

The Clouded Yellow is one of the truly migratory European butterflies and a regular visitor to Britain and Ireland. Although some of these golden-yellow butterflies are seen every year, the species is famous for occasional mass immigrations and subsequent breeding, which are fondly and long remembered as ''Clouded Yellow Years''. A small proportion of females are pale yellow (form helice), which can be confused with the rarer Pale and Berger's Clouded Yellows.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-05 14:54]

Hi Les,the same butterfly for me and you today,and obvioulsy i like a lot your choice...ehehe...a great capture and a perfect wedding between purple and yellow,great exposure and fine details on the wings.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Les, great macro of lovely butterfly, good sharpness, fantastic colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Les,
First time in your picture gallery attracting by this Butterfly.
Beautiful butterfly.Nicely captured.Details are really splendid.Like composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-06 8:25]

Excellent sharpness, color and light in this picture of this beautiful Colias! Congratulation. Saludos.

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