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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-04 12:31
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This image was a very difficult one for me because, I need to move fast....It was a courtship here and this butterfly remains with his wings open, very rare POV for Clouded Yellow.

Colias is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They are usually called clouded yellows; the North American name "sulphurs" is elsewhere used for Coliadinae in general. The closest living relative is the genus Zerene, which is sometimes included in Colias.

This genus occurs throughout the Americas, including the arctic regions. They are also found in Africa, China and India. Their caterpillars feed on certain Fabaceae, for example vetches (Vicia). While most are thus beneficial by keeping weeds at bay, some occasionally become nuisance pests on crops like alfalfa. In some species, the wings of males have brilliant UV reflection, while those of females do not.

Most if not all species of this genus, as usual for Coliadinae, do not sequester toxins or other noxious compounds from their food plants. They are therefore a well-loved prey item of insectivores as compared to Pieris of the related Pierinae. They make up this disadvantage by being more nimble and better able to evade attacks by would-be predators.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-04 12:36]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic macro in superb sharpness, details and splendid colours in gorgeous light. A real summer picture. Great composition with a fine DOF.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-01-04 13:15]

Olá Marius excelente foto de qualidade muito boa nitidez e composição bela parabéns.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-04 14:15]

Hi Marius,just a bit undersaturated but truly perfect talking about details and exposure,a beautiful colias on its prefered purple flower,great memory of the last summer.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Marius
Excellent macro with superb sharpness and colour.
Thank you for this well composed image of this "sulphurs".
Best wishes.

Very sharp and crisp image of the Clouded Yellow from your summer archives, Marius.
Incredible details and natural colours in this fantastic composition.

Hello Marius

Wonderful photo of this butterfly over its flower, with fine lateral POV,
in a beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Marius
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔 光線亮麗 掌握的很棒 光能讓蝴蝶的脈絡清楚
真好看 也非常的難得漂亮
花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Marius!
GREAT photo as always!

Hello Mr.Marius,
Beautiful picture of this Butterfly.Nice details and splendid light.Details on body is really well visible.Patches are also well details.Like its composition against green BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-05 1:57]

Bonjour Marius,
Very fine color-combination here with the yellow of the butterfly and the tender pink of the thistle. Pleasant square framing and as usual best sharpness.
Kind regards

Hello Marius
Superb detail, excellent composition, perfectly focused and composed. A beautiful photo
regards yiannis

Hello Marius,
Beautiful light and very well exposed subject with great details and clarity.Lovely colours saturation and an impressive composition.

Hello Marius, dear friend,

Hope you are well and please accept a little belated new year's best wishes from me.
This is a first class shot in every way. The beautiful clouded yellow on this elegant thistle flower of great beauty.The light green background blur is ever maddening, sir. The focus is sharp and the details of the butterfly and the flower are first rate.A classic shot to be on one's desktop for a long time. Thanks a lot for sharing, dear friend, take care,

warm regards,


hallo marius
this is a beauty of a picture with very nice light and beautiful colours
the sharpness is allways very good
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-05 10:58]

Hi Marius,
Nice photo of beautiful butterfly.
Amazing colors and excellent sharpness details.
Perfect composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-05 23:16]

Lovely composition and lighting for this beautiful species on a flower..well done. tfs.

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