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Pieris rapae ?

Pieris rapae ?
Photo Information
Copyright: Sinan AKTOLGA (aktolga) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 44] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Hama Close-up +4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-09 7:24
Viewed: 3728
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not sure about the id, if I'm wrong please let me know.

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Superclass Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Subclass Pterygota (Winged Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies)
Family Pieridae (Whites and Yellows)
Subfamily Pierinae (Whites)
Genus Pieris
Species rapae (Cabbage White)
Explanation of Names
RAPAE: from the Latin "rapa" (turnip); Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and other members of the genus such as Brassica rapa (commonly known as Field Mustard or Rape) are members of the mustard family (Brassicaceae, formerly Cruciferae), which are the larval food plants

Adult: upperside of wings white or pale yellowish-white with black tip on forewing; upperside of female forewing has two black spots; male has one. Both sexes have one black spot well out along front margin on upperside of hindwing.

Underside of forewing white with yellowish apex and two black discal spots in both sexes; underside of hindwing uniformly pale yellow in both sexes.

Larva: green or bluish-green with thin yellow dorsal line (sometimes faint or absent) and lateral line composed of pairs of yellow spots, the anterior spot of each pair with a black central dot; body covered with short fine hair.

Make: SONY
ImageSize: 2560x1920
ComponentsConfiguration: YCbCr
CreateDate: 2007:03:07 13:32:19
ExposureTime: 1/160"
Aperture: F8.0
ExposureProgram: Manual
Flash: On, Return detected
ISO: 100

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Merhaba Sinan,
Excellent macro!
I like a lot the color contrast here, you putted into this vivid deep violet and the bright yellow.
I like so much the sharp and clear details got on the butterfly, the texture on the wings and eyes are stunning!
It's very good the vertical pose of the insect and the compostion made to take the best of it.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Sinan,
Its an excellant capture. Cant be better tha this. Great details. Vibrant colors. Purple color of lfower has created nice BG.Perfect focus. Excellant job.


great focus good colors very good DOF

Looks like White to me, Sinan, but I couldn't be sure.
Very nice close-up shot of the facial region of this butterfly.
The details and colours are very good.

hi sinan,
lovely macro with good sharness and fine details, the colours are striking , specially the bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Merhaba Sinan Bey,
Müthiş bir kare, espirideki cüretimi bağışlayın ama başka ifade edece yöntem bulamadım. Adeta kelebeğn vesikalık fotoğrafı olmuş. Elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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