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Colias crocea

Colias crocea
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 6:42
Viewed: 2424
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias crocea (Fourcroy, 1785)

• RANGE . From N. Africa across the whole of Europe, Asia Minor and the Middle East, the Caucasus and Kazakhstan to W. Siberia.
• DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The central and S. European parts, the Caucasus and Transcaucasia, W. Siberia. Plenty of seasonal and geographical colour forms or aberrations have been described, obviously none of which deserving even a subspecific status.
• HABITAT AND BIOLOGY. Dry valleys and slopes, steppe habitats. Flight period: April-October in two to three generations. In some years, migrations can be observed. Host plants (Nekrutenko, 1990; Gorbunov, Korshunov, 1995): Vicia, Lotus, Onobrychis, Medicago, Trifolium, Astragalus.
• SIMILAR SPECIES. C. myrmidone: UPS dark marginal border without yellow veins. C. crate f. chrysodona: UPH lacking a basal androconial spot. C. chrysotheme: smaller; UPS ground colour orange-yellow; wings more strongly produced.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-06 6:46]

Hi Mariana.
Very nice composition created by beautiful butterfly and so wonderful flower. I like excellent wide DOF and lovely details of the both attractive objects. Sun lights are very impressive and decorate the image perfectly. I also like wonderful and richly coloured BG. My compliments and TFS.

Buna Mariana,
O buna compozitie, cu detalii excelent redate si culori naturale.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-06 7:13]

O poza frumoasa, bine incadrata si cu subiect in focus.
Numai bine

hello Mariana
super sharpness picture
great details and the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-06 7:51]

Seara buna Mariana,
exact ca si in cazul lui Horia, ne prezenti si tu azi un nou macro super si cu o specie de fluture mai deosebita. Felicitari.
Iti urez un weekend placut,

Perfect - I love both - the butterfly and the flower. Together it's a colourful combination. Very well done, Mariana, thanks and enjoy the weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Mariana

a very beautiful macro photo of this butterfly with his flower,
shot with fine POV at their level, fine focus on them with
great sharpness and details, beautiful warm luminosity, TFS


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-11-06 8:58]

Hello Mariana,
very good focus and sharpness. But, allow some critical remarks!
The colours appear a bit over-saturated and the background shows some noise.
With respect to composition, I would have included the whole flower. By this, also more space
below the butterfly would have counteracted the narrowness in the lower part of the picture.
Best wishes, Peter

P.S. As usual, there is hardly any remark in the notes above which would help to improve.

Hi Mariana
Beautiful photo with extraordinary color and detail...Very well captured...TFS

Ho Mariana,

Congratulations on the coloring of this photo, the tones are selected and solids. It seems to be looking at a work was painted in oils.

I think the opening degree of exposure and had a lot to do with the outcome. Good job!



Ciao Mariana. Perfect focus and sharp with excellent colours saturatione. Interesting POV and nice dephting/ lightning compo.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-06 10:06]

Felicitari pentru aceasta fotografie!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-06 10:55]

Hello Mariana,
This is a very special photo. I like it in all aspects. Great quality. A pity that the BG is a little bit noisy, but for the rest it's perfect.
Have a very nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-06 12:21]

Hi Mariana,impressive close-up of this Colias! And i see a lot this year,but the wings of that are very very beautifuls,whit differents colors of mines and great design too,maybe is a romanian subspecie..ehhe...very very good work,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-06 12:39]

Hi Mariana . This is a beautiful picture of the butterfly on the brightly coloured flower. Your side view lets us see the wing markigs which you have taken with fine detail. Your use of the light has given warm colours. I dont know if you could have left just a little more on the lower part of the picture . Well taken TFs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-06 13:45]

Hello Mariana,
great macro of this butterfly, very sharp details and very good composition, well done, thanks !
Best regards Siggi

Hello Mariana,

A wonderful macro with splendid colors, patterns & sharpness. Very nice POV, pose & BG. Well taken & TFS.



Hello Mariana
beautiful colored shot taken with very great details and fine composition
wonderful DOF and nice blurred BG
Have a great sunday

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