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Large White

Large White
Photo Information
Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-19 1:38
Viewed: 2378
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Small White (Pieris rapae) is a small to mid-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White.
It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.
In appearance it looks like a smaller version of the Large White. The upperside is creamy white with black tips to the forewings. Females also have two black spots in the center of the forewings. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles. It is sometimes mistaken for a moth due to its plain-looking appearance.


Morigann, MMM, pekkavalo1, jaycee, eng55, Dis. Ac., JORAPAVI, nglen, uleko, boreocypriensis, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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beautiful composition with briliant colours , perfect sharp , fine details and good DOF ,

Hello Siegfried,
This is a nice capture with a beautiful Small White well composed.
Great focus and fine details.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-19 5:26]

Hi Siegfried
Excellent composition.Good POV and nice colors.I like the sharpness of the main subject combine with the nice OOF BG.
TFS Michel

Hello Siegfried,
Interesting composition of this beautiful butterfly species. Regards and TFS. Ferran

Hi Siggi,
Very beautiful cature of this Large White butterfly; good extraordinary POV, good composition, sharp details and bright colours.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-19 9:34]

Hi Siggi,

I will never get all of these "whites" straight! This is beautiful with the wonderful Large White and the lovely violet flowers. Colors and details are outstanding. The composition could not be better or prettier.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-19 10:00]

Hi Siegfried,
Lovely close up of this white butterfly.Exposure is spot on,details on butterfly are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Hola Siegfried, aunque la planta moleste un poco, al insecto lo has captado de maravilla. Atractivo colorido del conjunto. Un bonito trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hola Siegfried,
Preciosa composición y combinación de colores, excelente nitidez en la mariposa, agradable iluminación. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Siegfried,

good pov an sharpness.
Nice details in the wings with beautiful colours.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-19 12:06]

Hi Siegfried. This little white butterflt found the brightly coloured flower . You have taken such a good close up which shows the wing details so well . with natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-19 12:12]

Hello Siggi,
A lovely capture of the Small White on the pretty blue flower. Great sharpness and beautiful colours in this fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Siggi, beautiful composition with lovely small white and fantastic flower, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-19 16:30]

Hi Siggi,what a impressive details,this is surely oe of the best Pieris never seen on TN...the pic have a unusual point of view and and impressives colors too,2 points are not enough,great!! Have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Siggi,
A lovely capture of this large beauty from a nice lateral POV. Great details, colours and composition.
TFS this fine image and cheers,


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-19 23:07]

Hello Siggi,
Wonderful butterfly close up.I liked POV,sharpness,clear details and framing a lot.TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-20 21:30]

Hi Siegfried,
Wonderful shot of this Small White butterflu on those lovely violet flowers. Very neat and sharp image with great light management and you have captured a fine pose. I like this picturesque scene.

Hi Siggi,

The violet flower is already so stunning and the presence of the large white is just so brilliant. I like the well managed exposure and flawless framing in this composition.

TFS and best regards,

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