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Pieris brassicae.

Pieris brassicae.
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-16 8:30
Viewed: 3230
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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really great sharpness and details.
I like a lot also the colors


This is a beautiful shot Nikos. Love the contrasting colors, composition, light, detail.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-16 9:21]

Hello Nikos
what a nice macro-shot for beautiful pierid and flower. White/yellow and lilac very nice color combination. You captured them with a great POV and focus. exposure and dark BG very nice. Composition and colors also great. Best regards Siggi

Geia sou Niko,
Excellent capture, very sharp, with rich colors and texture. A real 3D effect with the dark background. Very good job! Xairetw,

Hello Nikos, great macro with excellent details with nice contrast black BG.
TFS and regards,

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-16 10:04]

hi nikos
very nice picture of this nice butterfly. black BG stands out well

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-16 10:13]

Superb close-up with great details, fine composition Nikos.
TFS and G's,

Lovely capture, great sharp details, flower is great.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-16 10:30]

Hello neighbour Nikos,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo in very well saturated colours. Great contrast against the dark BG. Very good POV, composition and DOF.

Hello Nikos,

this are a fine saturated picture and also razor sharp.
good pov and fine warm colours.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-16 10:58]

Excellent macro, great details and very good colors to!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-16 11:12]

Hi Nikos,no best butterfly for your photographic art! A white-yellow on the black background is the best.Fantastic composition,impressive sharpness,warm colors...it's another very professional shot from a great master,my prefered master,like you! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-16 11:25]

Hello Nikos
A top quality image with vivid colors and great details

Ciao Nikos, superb macro with elegant Pieris rapae and beautiful flower, lovely composition with great contrast against dark BG, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-09-16 12:11]

Hi Nikos
  Coke renkler ve keskin
çok iyi.

hello Nikos
this is a GREAT picture
full of details and good light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Gia sou File Nikos,

As usual, a perfectly captured nature shot MF. This is superb in technique and also aesthetism.
Yo do not think that i forgot you! Tomorrow will be Nikos day!
Kalinihta file!


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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2009-09-16 13:10]

Hi, Nikos
This is a very fine photograph, with excellent lighting and control of depth of field. However, it is certainly Pieris brassicae, not rapae. The shape of the wingtip marking of the front wings is diagnostic.
Best wishes, Nigel.

Hi Nikos,

A very good shot, good focus showing fine detail, great colour combination realy show the butterfly off well. Good pov and composition.

TFS regards Bill

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-16 14:28]

Slav Nîkos,
A wonderful capture with excellent colors and sharpness.TFS.

Hi Nikos,

Nice capture of this white beauty!
Great sharpness and taken from a nice POV.
The colors are very natural and greatly shown through your shot. The blurry BG gives great contrast to the subject.
Wonderful work!

Thanks and regards,

Al ver esta toma he sonreído, y no es para menos. Un trabajo soberbio en el tratamiento de la luz y habiñidad en el encuadre y en el fondo.
Pieres se publican muchas, pero de este nivel pocas !!
Saludos Nikos: J. Ignasi.

Νίκο καλημέρα
εξαιρετική τεχνική αποτέλεσμα και φωτό
καλή συνέχεια

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-16 23:53]

Hello Nikos,
Perfect sharpness and composition. The butterfly perched on common flower against black BG look splendidly.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Nikos. Impressive details so like exciting BG. Excellent DOF and magnificent light. Little masterpiece. Well done MF.


A very good pose from the butterfly. Good colours and detail. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hallo Nikos
A lovely pose of a beautiful butterfly that strongly reminds me of the season of autumn. The fine patterns and veins on the wings are captured and displayed very clear and with detail. I like how your object about fills the entire frame, this way bringing it closer to the eye. A lovely presentation with sharp and clear details. I also want to compliment you on the sharp focus and sharpness on this beautiful and sunny image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

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  • mlgb Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 31] (125)
  • [2009-09-22 11:05]

Thanks for commenting on my little picture. I especially like the colors here, unusual fushia/green/black, nice the way the background picks up the black dot on the wing. And it is interesting how much the wing looks like a piece of cabbage.

Even pests can be beautiful!

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