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Common on Common

Common on Common
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-22 1:28
Viewed: 3619
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cabbage white
Lepidoptera: Pieridae
Pieris rapae

Exceedingly well known to most gardeners, the Cabbage White has spread throughout North America after its unintentional introduction to Quebec in 1860. No other butterfly is so successful over such a great variety and expanse of landscape. Some of the pierid emigrants may temporarily exceed this species in numbers, but they are neither as persistent nor as widespread. Its spectacular success has been blamed - probably erroneously - for the decline or retreat of some of its indigenous relatives. Farmers and gardeners consider the Cabbage White a pest, so great is its appetite for cabbages, radishes, and nasturtiums.

Thank you for looking.


Our fear of aloneness is so ingrained that given the choice of being by ourselves or being with others we opt for safety in numbers, even at the expense of lingering in painful, boring, or totally unredeeming company. "We must relearn to be alone," exhorts Anne Morrow Lindbergh in her inspirational book, Gift from the Sea. "Instead of planting our solitude with dream blossoms, we choke the space with continuous music, chatter, and companionship to which we do not even listen. It is simply there to fill the vacuum."
"We can't stand the silence," said Agnes de Mille, "because silence includes thinking. As if we thought, we would have to face ourselves."
Let us learn, then, from those in search of what they have not been able to find and hold in the press of humanity around them: peace of mind, gentleness of heart, calmness of spirit, daily joy. Those who are mastering the art of flying solo and soaring to their highest human potential. Who have come to understand that to know and to love and to be of value to thers, they first must know and love and value themselves; that to find their way in the world, they have to start by finding themselves.

Lionel Fisher
Excerpted from
Alone Again, Naturally

dew77, red45, phlr, TAZ, coasties, Janice, wallhalla15, sAner, Dave, scottevers7, hummingbird24, alejandroguzman, liquidsunshine, marhowie has marked this note useful
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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-22 1:46]

Hola Luc.
Bella fotografia,color y contraste excelente,nitidez y detalles muy bueno.
Felicidades Luc.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-22 4:05]

Hi Luc!
Yes, definitelly it remainds me hot times of summer! Very common, but not now, unfortunatelly. Now is white and sad time :-( So thank you for this colorfull postcard from better season my friend!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-22 4:11]

Very good shot of this Pieridae!
Also common in Portugal.
Wonderful colors and good details!
Very good BG too!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-11-22 4:38]

Common but lovely in this winter time. Very nice composition, sharpness and colors.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-22 4:48]

Superbe cliché ! Ces jours les papillons me manquent et cela me fait plaisir de voir le votre. Compliments Luc et merci.

Hello Luc

Brilliant shot. Very well composed. Rich colours with excellent clarity and sharpness. Detail is spot on. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-22 5:23]

I found a cabbage white caterpillar on the lettuce leaves I picked in our garden today, fortunately as I was washing it for dinner.
Stunning shot here Luc, very sharp and bright. These flowers grow worldwide but the insects love them. It looks very good with the sun shining on it and against the BG. Well done.
Have a good day... Warm and windy here.

Hi Luc, that´s a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and good tones of colours. A great capture, very well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-22 6:20]

Hi Luc,

Extremely beautiful! Fantastic composition, POV, colors and DOF. This is really well done!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-22 6:42]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,clear details,vivid colors,blurred BG,3D effect and composition a lot.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-22 7:21]

Common on Common yet rendered exquisitely beautiful!
Well seen and captured!
My wife, the main gardener in our household, confirms your note: "Oh yea, I hate those things..." She said when I mentioned Cabbage White ;-(
Your note is appreciated as is the included bonus :).
I hope you will have a great day! And,
thanks for sharing,

Hi Luc,
WOW! this has stunning composition and framing. The colors are so vivid and perfect here. Sharp detail with perfect DOF. Awesome shot...


Hello Luc,

I could be looking at my lawn and see this image, about 3 months ago! :-(

Beautifully captured, nicely presented, this is a welcome sight today when it is so cold and dreary outside.

Keep digging in those archives, we will need many more such delights!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful composition ... and joyful memory.

Hi Luc:

And also the DOF, frame, ligth...


Hi Luc,
Excellent capture, good sharp detail and colours. Great DOF and POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

This is perfect!
DOF is amazing, details as well, great colours too.
I like it very much.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-11-24 4:06]

beautiful image! so full of joy, summer colors and warm light. excellent focus and details. it is a warm ray of light in those cold late autumns days. tfs

Beautiful shot Luc. I will not add to the others except to say thank you...and it's Thanksgiving here!

Very pleasant shot Luc. The lighting on this is incredible allowing you to get a well balanced lighting on everything. This is very well composed as well.

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