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Narrow Banded Dartwhite.

Narrow Banded Dartwhite.
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 8:03
Viewed: 4306
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Catasticta flisa.

Family Pieridae
The Pieridae are members of the Superfamily Papilionoidea, the true butterflies. Worldwide in distribution, most species are found in the tropics. Adults have medium to small wings that are white, yellow, or orange, with some black or red, and many have hidden ultraviolet patterns that are used in courtship . Species with more than one generation usually have distinct seasonal variation in appearance . Adults of all species visit flowers for nectar, and adults of both sexes have three pairs of walking legs . Males patrol in search of receptive mates, and females lay columnar eggs on leaves, buds, and stems. The majority of caterpillars of North American whites and sulphurs feed on legumes or crucifers (members of the Mustard family ). Typically, temperate species overwinter in the pupal or larval stage , while tropical species overwinter as adults.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-12 8:16]

Hello Luis,
Very beautiful photo in splendid clarity and colours. Excellent sharpness and details. The markings in the butterfly are so beautiful. A superb DOF. The flowers are also gorgeous. Very nice OOF BG and composition.

Hello Luis,

today we are neighbours.
Very good close up from this beautiful butterfly with exellent details and blurred bg.
Fine colours.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-12 8:46]

Hi Luis,
Splendid photo of this very hart light and great contrast subiect, great yelow colors and also very good colors and details in black and white Butterfly, TFS!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-08-12 9:15]

Hola Luis,
maravilloso trabajo amigo,
gran calidad y definición...
muchos saludos y abrazos para todos por ahí.

Absolutely beautiful! The lighting illuminates your subject perfectly in this butterfly world. The DOF really brings the well composed subject out nicely. Well done Amigo! :)

Very beautiful Luis..I really like the dappled yellow of the BG and how the yellow compliments the b-fly itself..
Well done!!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-12 9:54]

Hello Luis,
What a beasutiful composition and a lovely and rarely seen butterfly! Excellent focus, sharp details, beautiful colours and a wonderful background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-12 13:23]

Hallo Luis,
A superb macro capture of the beautiful butterfly with great textural details! I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. The blurry BG is perfect here. The flowers add beauty to this exceptionally well done work.Best regards Siggi

Hi Luis,

A fine shot of this butterfly, good focus showing fine detail and natural colours. I like the pose on the yellow flower against a pleasing background. Nice composition.
TFS regards Bill

Hi Luis

Great shot of this impressive butterfly. Beautiful pose on top of teh yellow flower. Excellent composition and sharpness.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-12 16:07]

Hola Primo,

This butterfly is so pretty with its beautiful black, white and yellow colors. I love the pose on the lovely flower and the view of the wings and head. Clarity, background and composition are all excellent.


Hola Luis

Vaya esta mariposa no la había visto antes, que bonitos colores tiene y que buena composición has cogido. Fantastica, buena presentación y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-12 21:07]

Dear Luis!

You spoil us with so beautiful pictures. This one again is the proof of your high photographic skills. The great sharpness reveals rich details and the butterfly and the flower form a superb and harmonical couple. I particularly like the repetition of the flower's shape and colour in the form of bluured spots in the background... and in the butterfly's wings!

Kind regards


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-12 22:49]

Hola Sr. Luis,
Felicidades por tan fantástica toma de esta especie de Pieridae. La iluminación, colores naturales, fondo, compositión y nitidez son de calidad altisima.
Para mi, un amante de mariposas, eso es una alegria a ver!
Muchas gracias por compartirla amigo.
Tienes que un buen fin de semana,
Un abrazo fraternal,

Hi Luis,
A nice capture of this beautiful Narrow Banded Dartwhite. Very good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Luis
One more beauty to be added to your already incredible portfolio. The patterns and markings on the wings of the butterfly is really striking and pleasant to look at. I, especially like the yellow blotches here, there and in between. The combination of colours in the whole image fits so well together, like a hand fit a glove, and has such a sunny feeling to it. Focus is great, composition pleasant, background ideal to highlight the butterfly's lovely details. Perfect! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-13 5:04]

Hello Louis,
Very beautiful butterfly shot! Excellent sharpness and so nice how the yellow spots on the Pieridae's wings are recalling the spots on the background. A very special and fine natural picture.
Thanks alot
Kind regards

Hello Luis again
another excellent capture from you taken at a beautiful sunny day, the details on his head are stunning and his wings are also very sharp
pose and composition are perfect, superb color tones of the BG
Have a great WE again

hello Luis,
Exceptional capture from a very good POV and with superb colours and details.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-08-15 23:22]

Hi Luis,
I wanted to check whether you still do those wonderful butterfly portraits--and you do! This big Catasticta I see for the first time. When living in Texas for a while, I never encountered it. Thank you for presenting the impressive animal.
Best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-16 13:01]

Hello Luis
Another fine composition.Perfect pov and razor sharp image with great detail.Good exposure choice that permit us to see the flower in the back sharp.Nice colors and nice OOF BG
TFS Michel

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