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Meeting in wet grass

Meeting in wet grass
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-25 14:51
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Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Eurema
Species: E. mexicana

The Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana, sometimes called the Wolf-Face Sulphur,is a North and South American butterfly in the family Pieridae. It occurs mainly in Mexico but occasionally is found in central and southwestern USA and rarely in Canada.
The upper side of the wings is pale yellow with a black fore wing submarginal border outlining a "dog" or "wolf-face" pattern. The hind wing has a small outer margin black border. The male has a bright yellow patch on the leading edge of the hind wing. The underside of the wings is pale yellow in summer individuals and pale yellow with reddish markings or all reddish-pink in winter individuals. The hind wing is sharply pointed.The wingspan measures 1¼ to 2¼ inches or 33-44 mm.
Similar species in the Mexican Yellow's range include Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana) and the Salome Yellow (Eurema salome).
Boisduval's Yellow is smaller and brighter yellow, the male has a weaker "dog face" pattern, the female has reduced black on the upper side, and the hind wing is less sharply pointed.
The Salome Yellow is brighter yellow, has more limited black on the upper side, and the underside of the hind wing has a round reddish spot near the trailing edge.
The Mexican Yellow lives in a variety of open habitats such as woodland edges, open woodlands, and desert grasslands.
Males will patrol all day looking for females.The larva is green with a middorsal creamy or yellow stripe and a lateral yellow stripe.The Mexican Yellow has 3-4

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Hello Luciano,
wow, great meeting of these butterflies with splendid light and beautiful colours. The number of butterflies is tremendous.
Best wishes,

Hi Luciano,
interesting meeting. How many of them? Incredible shot. Perfect.
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)
  • [2012-05-25 22:17]

Ciao Luciano,
What an impressive sight!
Well captured to show both sexes of Eurema mexicana taking moisture from the grass. Excellent colours and sharpness.
This is great to view! Thanks!
Have a good weekend,

Ciao Luciano.
Splendida cattura di questo sciame di farfalle ,con dei colori meravigliosi ed un esuberante nitidezza interessanti le note complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Ciao Luciano, eh riportane una per me, mamma quante, fantastica catura di gruppo, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

great capture, TFS Ori

Hello Luciano,

Hope life is good. Where are you and where am I among this crowd of butterflies? I do not see Silvio there either..... smile!This is one hell of an amazing shot of these beautiful butterflies perhaps taking part in a wedding ceremony, collecting water for bathing the bride of a loved one ......nice photo indeed. Thanks a lot for sharing....take care....warmest regards/Abid

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-26 2:18]

Hi Luciano.
You have pictured this shot so far from native country. I hope your trip is fruitful in photography aspects. I have never met such scenes. Details are great and southern sun light and colours are also very nice and pleasant. My warm greetings and kind regards.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-26 3:22]

Ehhh...troppa grazia a S.Antonio!:))
Che fantastico incontro, Luciano! Una vera riunione di famiglia. Bella e piacevole immagine, molto luminosa. Ottima profondità di campo e bei dettagli.
ciao! Vanda

e' qui la festa?..certo che a Cuggiono per avere un tale risultato devi spargere marmellata nel prato!!!!!
sciao sERGIO

Ciao Luciano
Beautiful ensemble and capture my Friend.Wonderful bright colours,light and great details.
Thank You
Have a good weekend!
Um abraço

Hello Luciano,

An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & pov of so many butterflies at one spot. Well composed & presented.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Regards & best wishes!


Amazing scene Luciano! Impressive photo too! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Hello Luciano,
Another lovely image with nice butterflies. The natural colors, perfect focus and sharp details makes it a perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-26 19:21]

Hello Luciano,
What an interesting shot of all these beautiful butterflies congregating in one spot. I have seen ten or twelve sulfur butterflies grouped together near a puddle of water, but never this many. I like the contrasting yellow and green shades of wing color. Focus is pin sharp and exposure is right on the money.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-27 0:51]

Coa Luciano,

Beautiful butterfly scene. A refreshing take on the theme! I wish you have written more on how that pic was taken



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-27 4:23]

Bonjour Luciano,
Voilà donc toute une assemblée de papillons dans l'herbe. Un phénomène intéressant, mais pas facile à photographier, surtout si l'espèce est en plus jaune... Est-ce qu'ils ont vraiment une tête de loup (wolf-face):-). Tu as vu des choses intéressantes au Mexique!
Bon dimanche

Ciao Luciano. Cos'è? L'asilo messicano delle farfalle...? Alta qualità impressionante profondità e magnifici colori.


Interesante toma y especialmente un bonito juego de colores. Un abrazo Luciano: J. Ignasi.

Excellent composition of the mexican yellow group!
Salut Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-27 12:09]

Hello Luciano,
Very nice photo of this Mexican Yellow group. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Nice composition too.

Ciao Luciano, bellissimo meeting ! ammirata ieri sera su FB, fantastica.
Ciao Buona settimana , Vanni

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-27 13:59]

Hello Luciano,
very nice capture, the dof is perfect and the focus is spot on, image is sharp with good details.Best regards Siggi

Hello Luciano
i forget this picture
so now,and i like it
great to find so many specie,s of 1 place
great composition and greatsharpness
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Salut Luciano

Quel superbe timing pour avoir fait cette photo,
et à la fois photo environementale et en même
temps quel superbe camouflage on pourrait
les confondre avec de l'herbe ou des fleurs, TFS


trovare cosi' tante insieme, veramente un bel spetaccolo, complimenti per la cattura Luciano,

ciao, tino

ciao Luciano,
did they have a conference?
you had good light for this reunion, very nice colour and details,although are very small!
best wishes,

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