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Large White on Lavender

Large White on Lavender
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): marmottelolo theme [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 5:21
Viewed: 4131
Points: 76
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Hi everyone.
Today I send a picture of this very common butterfly,but I’ve his not send in the past.
This picture I‘ve taken on ours garden.Several plants lavender very entices these white butterflies for suction from their flowers.
Thanks for your visit and successful week for all.
Best greetings Milos.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pieris
Species: brassicae
Size: wingspan: 5.5-7 cm

Large White (Pieris brassicae)
/Bělásek zelný/

This widespread and common species is not threatened; it is not listed under any conservation designations.
This familiar, strong-flying species is our largest white butterfly, and is often an unwelcome visitor to gardens because the caterpillars damage cabbages and other realated crops. Females are distinguished by two black spots and a black streak on the fore-wings. In both males and females, the undersides of the wings are yellowish with black flecking. The caterpillar grows up to 4 cm in length, and is generally pale green with black spots, with a yellow line along the back and one along each side.
The caterpillars feed on wild or cultivated crucifers (members of the cabbage family), and prefer cultivated cabbages and Brussels-sprout (varieties of Brassica oleracea), as well as oil-seed rape (Brassica napi). It is therefore usually seen close to farms and gardens.
Typically, two generations are produced each year. The first brood of adults emerges in spring and flies until April. A second, larger brood of adults appears in July, and in particularly warm years, a third brood may occasionally occur. The eggs are laid in batches, on leaves of the foodplants, hatching after around a week. In their early stages, the caterpillars live in groups, and can be extremely damaging, reducing the foodplant to a mere skeleton. They become solitary later on in life, and are very distasteful to birds because they consume mustard oils from their diet; their bright colouring advertises this fact, protecting the caterpillars from attack. Members of the broods produced later in the year hibernate through the winter as a white pupa attached to walls, fences, tree trunks and occasionally the foodplant.
(source: www.arkive.org)

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Hi Milos,

Fantastic! Just suparb!Every thi is ust superb composition, exposure, details, colors..fabulous shot!


Hello Milos
Wonderful shot of this Large White,
Perfect details.compo and lighting,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.

Good luck

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-02 5:38]

Hi Milos,
Colors, composition and details are very nice. TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-02 5:46]

Hi Milos,
an excellant shot.
Sharp and detailed.
Good DOF.
Well done,

Hi Milos,
A very beautiful butterfly. Excellent composition, details and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Milos,
Fantastic shot of this Large White. Perfect sharpness and colors are vivid. POV and composition are great. TFS.

nice composition with the dark flower and light butterfly. good focus and DOF nice colors. good pose.

Hi Milos,
Magnificent capture of this butterfly!
I like so much the subtle and pale tones got on the wings, as well as the pose.
It's so beauty the composition made with the lavender plants, the colour harmony is just great.
A lovely post!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Milos,
A good point of view and a fine composition!
The details in the subject are amazing, captured with great clarity and fine colours...
I'm impressed by the texture in the wing and the superb sharpness in the details!
Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-02 7:22]

Hello Milos,
It may be common but you've turned it into a real beauty! Very impressive shot, so very sharp and colours are lovely. The blue flowers and the green background are great too and makes it stand out so beautifully. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Milos,
Well composed image. It is a beautiful specimen you captured here.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-02 9:32]

Hello Milos.
Simple, sharp, well composed and with excellent contrasting BG, this shot of a Large White is lovely to see!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-02 9:37]

Hola Milos,
preciosa macro,
auténtico lujo... detalles y nitidez estupendas,

bonjour milos
je suis tout simplement emerveillé!!!
cette qualité d'image est stupefiante,la netteté et le detail.
le POV et le BG superbe.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-02 12:09]

hi Milos,
très jolie image, les couleurs sont vraiment bien vives, le cadrage est soigné, bonne netteté également.


Hi Milos, elegant Pieris and beutiful flower, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors, excellent details, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-07-02 12:49]

Hello Milos,
you managed to underline the beauty of simplicity by presenting the 'white' with high brilliance and clarity, excellent focus and pretty good sharpness.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-02 13:38]

Hi Milos,
Another outstanding butterfly with perfect exposuree, beautiful colors and excellent details. I like the ridges in wings and tiny hairs around edge.
Best Wishes,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-07-02 13:42]

Magnificent shot, Milos!!
Excellent details and beautiful composition. I love the intense blue colour of the flower.
I have seen many Pieris brassicae but I could never take a shot of them! This one is perfect!
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-07-02 16:53]

Outstanding color...Great detail against the BBG...Very well composed...TFS

Hi Milos,
Beautiful macro, very sharp focus showing
this butterfly, with colors and very
well composed, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-02 18:42]

Hola Milos. Exelent Macro. Very sharp and nice colors of this Buterfly. I like it. Luis52.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-03 1:26]

Hi Milos,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful Large White. Amazing sharpness and exposure here with soothing colours and a superb BG. Great POV and DOF. Wonderfully composed. Kudos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-03 2:21]

hello Milos,
Very colourful and beautiful presentation of the Large White. I like the colour-combination a lot (white, blue, green) It gives something very fresh to the picture.
Thank's and best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-03 2:31]

Hi Milos.
In a few minutes I leave the city but I will go to my countryside house with image of your perfect shot. Bravo. Superb done picture. Amazing pictured scene, fantastic in its beautifulness colous palette and reproduction of all details of the butterfly and flowers. Soft lighting and dark impressive BG are great too. Bravo and TFS.

Hello Milos !
This is one of the most beautiful picture from this butterfly that I have seen ! Sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV and BG are perfect. The textures on the wings are fantastic, and he looks so real I coul almost touch him ! :-) Very well done !

Those little ones are not easy to photograph Milos as they are always on the move and so tinny. This is an EXCELLENT capture of it with superb control on exposure, beautiful and very sharp details and nice POV and comp. Congrats!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-03 8:36]

Hi Milos,

This is beautiful! I love this butterfly with the very simple wing pattern. Colors and details are excellent. Wonderful composition with the beautiful flower.


Hello Milos,
Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. The ambient light illuminates your subject perfectly. The creamy colors on your subject are extremely appealing which go great great with that stark purple staging. :)

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-03 11:57]

Hi Milos,
Great camara work, this is a very superb capture and I like you pov and composition.
Excellent sharpness and colours.

Very pleasant composition, lovely colours and a very good point of view.
Best wishes,

hi milos,
beautiful butterfly shot, well composed, nice pov, lovely colour tones,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-04 20:56]

Hello Milos

The focus and sharpness is very good.The POV and DOF are excellent,with wonderful colour saturation.I like the composition with the beautiful purple flower.Nicely done.TFS


Hi friend,
Excellent shot with a wonderful achievement and really beautiful composition!
A very good close-up and pretty presentation!
Congratulations and than you very much for sharing!
Take care Ana:)

Hi Milos,
That is a stunning shot! Very well composed and framed. Rich color saturation and tack sharp detail. Nice soft light and a well controled DOF. Superb camera work!

Perfect! Absolutely perfect sharpness and wonderful lighting, composition and colors.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-15 11:31]

Hello Milos,
this composition looks wonderful,
the lighting and the colors create a wonderful setting.
Very nice division of space and the sharpness of the details are wonderful.

Delicada y exquisita esta tu imagen Milos.
Bien centrada y colores ajustados.
Perfecto. TFS, JL.


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