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yellow butterfly
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-16 10:34
Viewed: 14558
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Berger's Clouded Yellow Colias alfacariensis

Rare migrant
In recent decades the Berger's Clouded Yellow has been the rarest of the three Colias species that migrate to Britain and Ireland, and it has been recorded only from England.

It was recognized as a species separate from the Pale Clouded Yellow only in 1947 and has since been identified in English butterfly collections dating back to the nineteenth century.

Although separation of the adults of the two species remains extremely difficult in the field, full-grown larvae and the choice of foodplant can greatly aid identification.

European/world range
Much of southern and central Europe northwards to Belgium, the Netherlands, and southern Germany. Extends eastwards to Turkey, but the limits are uncertain because of identification problems. The distribution in Europe is stable.

The only native plant used by the Berger's Clouded Yellow in Britain is Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa), although the naturalized Crown Vetch (Securigera varia) may be used, as it is in continental Europe.

Breeding is generally restricted to dry, calcareous habitats where its larval foodplant, Horseshoe Vetch, grows. However, it may breed occasionally in other habitats if Crown Vetch is present.

I hope it is the right specie. I found the information
It is such a bad butterfly time in the netherlands that I did a look on a butterfly farm. I took a few shots there. I made some experience with the F number. I hope you like it.

Luc, hummingbird24, Fisher, electra, elroyie, luvsdogs3, Runnerduck, wallhalla15, dew77, chiliu, Comandante, marhowie, PDP, jhm, metcher has marked this note useful
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It's a beauty, Jaap.
Never seen this before.
Well composed, good POV and good details.
Very well done, my friend.

The butterflies are on return now, but only peacock so far.

Excellent detail and sharpness Jaap, the DOF is spot on, as is the exposure.

This is beautiful Jaap!

I especially like the platform on which this butterfly rests. Very delicate and artistic in its nature.

Wonderful details, color, and POV.


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-08-16 11:53]

Tongue tied and twisted. LOL

Hi Jaap,
Excellent shot of this beauty, well done on the composition and details.
I'm learning from the master of composition. :)


Hi Jaap,
had some problems with my pc...this is a wonderful shot, exellent macro. Wonderful work. Well done.

Hallo Jaap,
what a beautiful motive.
This long tongue is so interesting.
The butterfly is sitting like a model only for you. Thanks for this impressive makro.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

It's amazing! just wonderful b'fly.
It's miracle of a nature!

Beautifull butterfly, I think that there was a place for more DOF in this frame, very good colours.

Gorgeous yellow color, Jaap. I haven't seen such a vibrant yellow on a butterfly. The flower perch gives it a very nice composition. Beautifully done! :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-16 18:18]

Jaap, 1/50 and the picture is still sharp?!

Congratulations. My hands are not that steady.

Excellent sharpness, great use of dof - the focus is in the head/eye.

I also the bg too.

A beautiful image Jaap, great detail, quite arty as well.
The tight crop works really well here.
Excellent pov.
Thanks for posting.

Jaap, this is an excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-17 3:46]

Hello Jaap!
Very nice butterfly close up.Details,colors,POV,tongue and eyes are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Excellent macro, Jaap!
Very good composition and colour.

Hello Jaap!
Wonderful shot.Details,lighting,POV and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing

Beautiful butterfly Jaap! Excellent exposure, details, sharpness and colors. Well composed crop, Very good work.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-17 14:37]

Hi Jaap,

Never seen before. Nice detailed tong.
Is this the one who needs to marry the blue to get the greens?



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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-17 17:15]

Piękne zdjęcie Jaap.
Świetne kolory i rewelacyjna ostrość, trochę ciasny kadr.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-17 18:14]

Hello Jaap, nice shot. I've not seen this one before and well done for capturing a rare migrant. The shot is very nice, well done on the exposure I wish for a little more DOF but light was not on your side.

Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-17 20:10]
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Hi MF Jaap, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley. Excellent shot. Great composition and sharpness. Taken with the 500D?

Day thought:
"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words." -- Chinese Proverb --

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-08-18 15:07]

Dag Jaap,
Hier weer eentje van U mooie vlinders, uw sterkste kant van de fotografie, prachtig werk Jaap.

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-08-20 17:08]

Mooie foto Jaap.
Ik heb deze gele nog niet gezien in de kas van Blijdorp.
Vind het een prachtige vlinder.
Staat ook fraai op de foto en in zijn roltong nog net een druppeltje te zien.
groetjes Lia

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-23 18:04]

Such a BEAUTY!
What a wonderful colors this specie has!
Perfect details!
Perfect sharpness!
5* photo!

What a great detail on the head and eyes Jaap, beautifull subtle colours and nice use of the aperture to control the out of focus parts in the photo. An 8 star photo and my 2 greenies are well deserved!

Hi, Jaap.
Beautiful capture and very nice butterfly. Excellent sharpness, composition and exposure.

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