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Green-veined White (Pieris napi)

Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-19 7:05
Viewed: 1651
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.
Appearance, behaviour and distribution
Widespread across Europe, Asia including the Indian subcontinent and North America, it is found in meadows, hedgerows and woodland glades but not as often in gardens and parks like its close relatives the Large and Small Whites, for which it is often mistaken. Like other "white" butterflies, the sexes differ. The female has two spots on each forewing, the male only one. The veins on wings of the female are usually more heavily marked. The underside hindwings are pale yellow with the veins highlighted by black scales giving a greenish tint, hence Green-veined White! Unlike these two butterflies it rarely chooses garden cabbages to lay its eggs on, preferring wild crucifers.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-19 8:18]

Hello Sigi,
Splendid colours in this picture with this beautiful matching yellow background. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-19 10:40]

Hi Siggi,magnificent capture of this napi,very difficult situation with a lot of White but not for you as i can see watching your excellent exposure.Great details and rich composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-19 12:04]

Helllo Siggi,
An attractive shot of this beautiful Green-veined White. I like the well pronounced wing markings and subtle colors. Nice clean BG. Great exposure considering you had a lot of bright white to deal with.

Sharp and perfect POV Siegfried.
Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Siegfried,

Beautiful butterfly and well captured. Nice BG as well as well placed in the frame. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with beautiful colours
and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Ciao Siggi, lovely butterfly on beautiful flowers, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, great macro, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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