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Large Cabbage White

Large Cabbage White
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58 mm Fujiyama Cir. Pola.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-20 7:39
Viewed: 877
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a Large Cabbage White is from my archive of last year. These butterflies are the first to get active in April.
PS: The exact ID of this Indian species stands revised, thanks to the input from our erudite friend Luciano.

The Indian cabbage white (Pieris canidia) is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. Pieris rapae is one of the closest species in the pieridae family.


Sub-Himalayan India and Pakistan from Chitral, Kashmir to Sikkim and Bhutan, from 2000 to 11,000 ft (3,400 m). elevation ; the hills of Southern India; Assam; Upper Myanmar: the Shan States; extending to China.


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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-04-20 10:27]

Hello Ram

Excellent image of large white in a very nice composition, very nice lighting, excellent lighting, nice POV, nice blurring BG.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-20 15:48]
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Hi Ram,this isn't a Pieris Brassicae but a "Pieris canidia" know as the indian cabbage white.The pic is absolutely great,perfect to understand the difference between the 2 species,well exposed and sharp and in a magnificent decentralized composition too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2015-04-20 17:46]

Delicate composition, with BG dark, dotted with orange spots, then dazzle with this beautiful Pieris brassicae, occupying the right side of the box.
Great job, Ram !!!

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Ram

The light coming on and shining the butterfly it is beautiful,
with doing great contrast with the rest of the photo,
very fine POV and great framing, superb focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Ram,

Very nice well balance image here my good friend, superb exposure and i like the rich colour tones, lovely picture to view, well done,

Best Regards,


Hello Ram,
As usual a perfect shot with excellent details and WB. Another interesting image with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are useful. Lovely composition. Orange background creates a special note.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-04-22 11:32]

Very nice picture, perfect composition! I like it. Congratulation.

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