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My first butterfly in 2013

My first butterfly in 2013
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-16 7:04
Viewed: 1848
Points: 22
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Class: Insecta; Order: Lepidoptera; Family: Pieridae; Genus: Anthocharis; Species: Anthocharis cardamines

The Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) is a butterfly in the Pieridae family.
Appearance, behaviour and distribion:
So named because of the male's bright orange tips to his forewings. The males are a common sight in spring flying along hedgerows and damp meadows in search of the more reclusive female which lacks the orange and is often mistaken for one of the other 'White' butterflies. The undersides are mottled green and white and create a superb camouflage when settled on flowerheads such as Cow Parsley and Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata. The male is able to hide his orange tips by tucking the forwings behind the hindwings at rest. If you look closely at the mottling you will see that the green colour is in fact made up of a mixture of black and yellow scales. It is found across Europe, and eastwards into temperate Asia as far as Japan. The past 30 years has seen a rapid increase in the range of the Orange Tip in the UK particularly in Scotland and Ireland, probably in response to climate change.

Source Wikipedia



Klasse: Insekten; Ordnung: Schmetterlinge; Familie: Weißlinge; Gattung: Anthocharis; Art: Aurorafalter

Der Aurorafalter (Anthocharis cardamines) ist ein Schmetterling (Tagfalter) aus der Familie der Weißlinge (Pieridae).
Die Falter erreichen eine Flügelspannweite von 35 bis 45 Millimetern. Die Flügel beider Geschlechter sind weiß, wobei die äußerste Spitze der Vorderflügel grau bis grau-schwarz gefärbt ist und etwa in der Mitte dieser Flügel ein kleiner schwarzer Punkt zu erkennen ist. Die äußere Hälfte der Vorderflügel der Männchen ist auffallend orange gefärbt. Da die orange Färbung beim Weibchen fehlt, sind diese leicht mit anderen Arten der Weißlingen (Pieridae) zu verwechseln. Die Unterscheidung erfolgt dann anhand der Hinterflügelunterseite, die bei beiden Geschlechtern eine unregelmäßige gelblich-schmutziggrüne und weiße Fleckzeichnung aufweist. Beim Männchen ist die Orangefärbung der Vorderflügeloberseite auch auf der Unterseite zu sehen.

Quelle: Wikipedia

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Hello Helmut,
Very interesting capture with superb detail and colour.
Thanks for this well composed picture.

Beautiful composition with the Orange Tip perched on white flowers, Helmut.
Very impressive details and colours on the wing facing the camera.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-16 8:22]

Beautiful image, so colorful and the species (Tip and flowers) are delight to watch here..superb work. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-16 9:01]

Hi Helmut,the first and one of the most beautiful,i missed this specie this year,and maybe the season of Anthocaris is finish,but the weather of sprngtime was very terrible,a lot of rain...and it's raining again...ehehe...magnificent capture whit great details,exposure and colors,i like the fine composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Helmut
very nice pose with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Helmut, congratulations for your first butterfly in the year, lovely composition with nice flower and beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-16 11:58]

Hi Helmut
Your first butterfly is excellent captured!!!
Great sharp details of this wonderful Anthocharis cardamines!
Perfect colors, good DOF, well blurred BG!!!
Good work!

Hello Helmut

With its beautiful patterns and bright color tones
it is almost part of the flower, beautiful macro,
with fine POV and the way the butterfly is framed
with the flowers, lovely light of the photo,
excellent focus, sharpness, details of the main subject, TFS


Hello Helmut
Beautiful photo with very good composition, nice BG, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-17 1:48]

A picture with an excellent presentation and a beautiful butterfly! Congratulation.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-19 22:46]

Hello Helmut,
Super light and colors as well as details ! Lovely composition as a whole ! tfs Tina

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