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Pontia chloridice 2

Pontia chloridice 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-27 7:20
Viewed: 3850
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pontia chloridice (Ηübner, 1808)
Small Bath White, Lesser Bath White

Pontia chloridice is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 35-42 mm in the family Pieridae. It is a species with a restricted range in the eastern Balkans, central western Asia and Cyprus.

In Cyprus the adult butterflies start to emerge in March and are on the wing until November in at least three generations. Overwinters as a pupa.
The larval host-plants in Cyprus are two somewhat rare species of the Capparaceae family; Cleome ornithopodioides and Cleome iberica.
Pontia chloridice is a very rare and very local species found only on Troodos Mountains. Recorded in forest clearings, agricultural land, rocky areas and in dry river beds from 400 m to 1500 m. It seems to be most common on the northern slopes of the Troodos massif.

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What a beautiful picture! both species were the beautiful setting, with natural colors and the perfect backdrop

We are neighbours today, Chris.
It is pleasure to admire your picture of a White.
A very apt POV that shows the patterns on the wings with great clarity and sharpness.
TFS and regards.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Une très belle image aux jolies couleurs et la netteté très grande.

Hello Christodoulos,
What a splendid composition with impressive colors and exceptional details.
Amazing sharpness and clarity. Outstanding WB.
It is a first class macro, with wonderful contrast, against the blurry background.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-27 8:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo again. High quality as usual. What a beauty!

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful butterfly pattern with a delicate and pleasant colors. Nice composition and great sharpness.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-10-27 8:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
a superb picture of chloridice - very brilliant and well contrasting against the background. A rarely posted species at TN!
I had the oportunity to observe chloridice in Turkey.
Best wishes, Peter

Hallo Christodoulos,
a marvellous capture of the Lesser Bath White taken from an excellent point of view, sharpness, colours and composition are excellent.
Best regards

  • Jakkals Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
  • [2011-10-27 9:21]

Hello Christodoulos,
What great photo? Excellent detail and sharpness complimented with clear colours and a stunning BG.

Hi Chris,

Beautiful picture of this butterfly with good details & shapness.
The colors & composition is lovely. Well done & TFS.

wonderful shot Christodoulos !
George Veltchev

Magnificent photo of this rare butterfly. Nice touch of colour to complement the butterfly. regards yiannis

Hi Christodoulos,
perfect point of view. Nice natural colours. Excellent sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Chistodoulos,
Very nice macro of interesting butterfly. Wings are perfectly sharp and detailed. I like colours and patterns. Composition is good.

Ciao Christodoulos. The best management of colours and light. Great POV and contrast.


Hello Christodoulos,
Very good capture taken with fine details, great sharpness and natural colours. Excelent POV, OOF BG and composition. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-27 11:29]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors.Excellent POV, sharpness and composition.Superb details.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, fine details, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Christodoulos
greatpose with good details and beautiful colours
also a nice BG
greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Good sharp focus on the butterfly.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-27 14:26]

One of the most rare and beautiful butterfly of the Pieridae family,magnificent work whit a total focus and sharpness and the best light balance for the best white.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Christodoulos,
This is a very pleasing image of a spectacular (and rare?) butterfly with very good sharpness, detail, perfect POV and a superb composition. It is a very nice bonus to have the yellow on the butterfly contrast with the purple in the flower; it is a perfect match. Very nicely presented!
Denis D

Hello Christodoulos,
great picture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and wonderful colours. I especially like the lovely pose and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodulos,A photo in fantastic clarity. Amazing sharpness and details and very beautiful bright colours. Excellent composition and contrasting BG.
Regards, Paolo

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-28 5:46]

Hi Chris!
Excellent composition. Impressive details of the butterfly and the flower. Beautiful light and great contrast against the dark BG.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-28 11:21]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent macro work.Beautiful butterfly - beautiful photo.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-28 20:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
I have never seen one of these gorgeous butterflies in person, only here on TN. I am always amazed just how beautiful they are, their wings look like they are inlaid with silver and gold.
A mighty fine capture to say the least, excellent detail and stunning coloration. Superb DOF and an attractive semi blurred BG. Well done!!

great contrasty capture, have a nice weekend, Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-30 5:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
Missed this interesting White butterfly, which has been rarely or never shown on TN. Fine colors and excellent sharpness as usual. It seems to me that you used a little too much the Neat-programm or is this just an impression?
Have a nice Sunday

Hi Christodoulos,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Small Bath White butterfly. The late morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-30 14:11]

A very good macro shot...

He Christodoulos!
I'm glad back to TN and I can see beatiful shots like this (specially butterflies, I like a lot!).... Nice light, great (really great) POV!... Well done MF!... Have a nice week!... TFS!

Hello Christodoulos.
I like the color of this butterfly. The details of the vein rendered by your fine capture making it even more beautiful.
Excellent image and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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