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Pieris brassicae

Pieris brassicae
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Copyright: Charalambos Christodoulou (floracy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-05 9:29
Viewed: 2989
Points: 46
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Pieris brassicae – Large white (PIERIDAE)
A common butterfly widely distributed in Europe, North Africa and Asia to Himalayas. In Cyprus it is one of the commonest species distributed throughout the island, from sea level to 1950 m; it is on the wing throughout the year, in at least four generations. The larval host-plants are various species of Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) family.
Here feeding on the endemic subshrub Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus.
Source: Makris C. 2003. Butterflies of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia.

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Ciao Pambos, great macro of lovely butterfly on a beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful blurry BG, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pambos,

an nice image from this buttrfly taken with good of sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.
The butterfly stand nicely free from the blurred bg.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-05 10:04]

Splendid photo, TFS!

Hello Charalambos,
Beautiful capture of this butterfly with perfect sharp details and lovely colours. Great POV and good contrasting BG. Well done!

hello Charalambos
this is super good picture
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-05 12:21]

Hello Pambos,
A perfect capture of a Large White taken from a fine lateral POV while feeding in the closed wing position. The composition against the diffuse natural Bg is perfect too.
A common species but this shot is hard to beat!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-05 13:26]

Hello Pambos,
A perfect capture of the Large White butterfly showing pin-sharp details and beautiful colours in a very fine composition.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Ciao Pambos. The best POV to exalt the details of the wings weft. Perfect sharp and razor details.


Hallo Pambos,
a very beautiful capture of the Large White taken from an excellent lateral POV in a splendid pose, very good contrast of colours in anice composition
Best regards

Hi Charalambos,
An excellent image with perfect clarity and super detail captured.TFS

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-01-05 15:18]

Slav Pambos,
What a clarity macro of this beauty,great colors and details.TFS.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-01-06 0:20]

Shalom Pambos,

This is an exquisite capture of the Large White. Light, details, colors, all right-on!



Καλημέρα Πάμπο
Ακόμα μια καταπληκτικής ευκρίνειας φωτογραφία πεταλούδας. Η σύνθεση, τα χρώματα, η γωνία λήψης και το φόντο κάνουν της φωτογραφία της κοινής αυτής πεταλούδας ξεχωριστή.

Hello Charalambos,
Wonderful capture with excellent colors and amazing details.
It is a superb composition with lovely clarity and good contrast.
Nice macro.

Beautiful! Pin sharp with great detail in the wings, well done

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-06 5:05]

Very simple but beautiful image of this lovely species, great colors. tfs.

Hi Pambos,
What a perfect photo of this butterfly. Very good sharpness. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-06 10:10]

Merhaba Charalambos,
Harika bir netlik yakalamışsın, örümcek ağları bile çok iyi farkediliyor.
Kompozisyon ve renkler de çok güzel, tebrik ederim.

Hello Pambos, Excellent macro photo with perfect sharpness, details and composition. Erodotos

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-01-06 14:07]

Olá Charalambos exelente foto com qualidade espetacular muito boa nitides e macro parabéns.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-06 15:58]

The perfect whit balance make a difference,impressive sharpness and composition too.A great tribute to one of the most common butterflies!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-07 2:08]

Hello Pambos,
very lovely capture of this butterfly. you have composed it so nicely on the rich green background.
the details are very sharp and splendid.How lovely to see the hairy view around the flower stalk, and the sharpness of the eyes.
Well composed scenery.


hello Pambos

excellent macro shot of this butterfly over his flower,
with fine POV, superbly focused great sharpness details,



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